THE APATHETIC BEHAVIOUR OF NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL REPORTING (A CASE STUDY OF JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH – EASTERN NIGERIA)

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ABSTRACT
The need for this study was find out “The Apathetic Behaviour of Nigerian Journalists to Science and Technological Reporting”.  This work was motivated by the felt need to know whether they have indifferent or apathetic behaviour to science reporting beat, whether the journalists possess adequate educational and professional skill for effective science and technological reporting and whether the journalists prefer other beats such as politics, crime, economy, sports and others to science reporting.
The study equally investigated whether the journalists believe that their readers, viewers, and listeners have low interest in science and technology stories.
This study focused on practicing journalists in South-Eastern Nigeria.  Survey research method was used with the sample of the study selected through the simple random sampling method.  Questionnaire (questions), were designed and administered to the working journalists in Enugu state, Abia state, Anambra state and Imo state to generate data for the study.  After careful  collection, collation and analysis of the data collected, the four hypothesis stated in the study were empirically validated.
In addition, the result to the study equally revealed that science reporting is generally unpopular among the Nigerian Journalists, and that media managers have not done much to encourage science reporting in their respective media.
Data for the study was analyzed with the statistical instrument of chi-square and percentages.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL PAGE
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
ABSTRACT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLE

CHAPTER ONE:
INTRODUCTION
1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
1.2STATEMENT OF RESEARCH PROBLEMS
1.3OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY]
1.4SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.5RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1.6RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
1.7ASSUMPTIONS OF THE STUDY
1.8LIMITATION / SCOPE OF THE STUDY
1.9DEFINITION OF VARIABLES – CONCEPTUAL OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS.

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1INTRODUCTION
2.2DEFINITION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
2.3HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
2.4SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
2.5SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WRITING IN Nigeria
2.6SUMMARY OF REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY
3.1RESEARCH METHOD
3.2RESEARCH DESIGN
3.3DATA COLLECTION
3.4DATA ANALYSIS
3.5RESEARCH SAMPLE

CHAPTER FOUR
DATA PRESENTATION AND RESULTS
4.1DATA PRESENTATION AND RESULTS
4.2INTERPRETATION OF DATA

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1SUMMARY
5.2RECOMMENDATIONS
REFERENCES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE

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Ugwu, A. (2018). THE APATHETIC BEHAVIOUR OF NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL REPORTING (A CASE STUDY OF JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH – EASTERN NIGERIA). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-apathetic-behaviour-of-nigerian-journalists-to-science-and-technological-reporting-a-case-study-of-journalists-in-south-ndash-eastern-nigeria-4828

MLA 8th

Ugwu, Anderson "THE APATHETIC BEHAVIOUR OF NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL REPORTING (A CASE STUDY OF JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH – EASTERN NIGERIA)" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-apathetic-behaviour-of-nigerian-journalists-to-science-and-technological-reporting-a-case-study-of-journalists-in-south-ndash-eastern-nigeria-4828. Accessed 01 Dec. 2022.

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Ugwu, Anderson . "THE APATHETIC BEHAVIOUR OF NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL REPORTING (A CASE STUDY OF JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH – EASTERN NIGERIA)". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 01 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-apathetic-behaviour-of-nigerian-journalists-to-science-and-technological-reporting-a-case-study-of-journalists-in-south-ndash-eastern-nigeria-4828 >.

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Ugwu, Anderson . "THE APATHETIC BEHAVIOUR OF NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL REPORTING (A CASE STUDY OF JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH – EASTERN NIGERIA)" Afribary (2018). Accessed December 01, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-apathetic-behaviour-of-nigerian-journalists-to-science-and-technological-reporting-a-case-study-of-journalists-in-south-ndash-eastern-nigeria-4828