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THE USES OF INTERNET SERVICES IN RADIO JOURNALISM AT KADUNA STATE MEDIA CORPORATION

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 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis ::   351 people found this useful

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ABSTRACT

This research studied the uses of internet services in radio journalism at Kaduna State Media Corporation. Self – report survey was adopted for the study and a total of 158 respondents were purposively sampled. Data generated came from interviews and questionnaires administration. Relevant literature reveals that internet use among journalists is very effective in assisting the journalists for their job. The study recommended that the management of Kaduna State Media Corporation should ensure that a standard cyber café is built for the journalist to help them carry out their job more effectively. In conclusion, internet services is an effective tool for assisting journalists for their job. 

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page  -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       i

Declaration -      -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       ii

Approval page-   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       iii

Dedication -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       iv

Acknowledgement      -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       v

Abstract    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       vi

Table of contents        -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION   

1.1    Background to the study     -       -       -       -       -       -       1

1.2    Statement of problem -       -       -       -       -       -       -       3

1.3    Research questions     -       -       -       -       -       -       -       4

1.4    Purpose of the study   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       5

1.5    Significance of the study     -       -       -       -       -       -       5

1.6    Scope of the study      -       -       -       -       -       -       -       6

1.7    Historical background of Kaduna State Media Corporation        -       7

 

 

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW  

2.0    Introduction       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       10

2.1    The Journalist at Kaduna State Media Corporation that use

the internet services   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       11    

         International School Kaduna       -       -       -       -       -       -       15

2.2    Internet services journalist at Kaduna State Media

Corporation use for their jobs       -       -       -       -       -       14

2.3    The problem of journalists at Kaduna State

Media Corporation face while using the internet      -       -       17                    

2.4    The benefit journalists at Kaduna State Media

Corporation get for using the internet    -       -       -       -       19

2.5    What are the journalists purpose for using the internet   -       22

2.6    Uses of internet services in radio journalism among

journalists worldwide   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       23

2.7    Theoretical framework -       -       -       -       -              -       25

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.0    Introduction       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       28

3.1    Design of the study    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       28

3.2    Population -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       29

3.3    Sampling technique    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       30

3.4    Data collection instrument    -       -       -       -       -       -       31

3.5    Data collection procedure    -       -       -       -       -       -       34

3.6    Method of data analysis       -       -       -       -       -       -       35

3.8    Validity and Reliability of instrument      -       -       -       -       36

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0    Introduction       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       38

4.1    Data interpretation -    -       -       -       -       -       -       -       39

4.2    Answers to research questions -   -       -       -       -       -       46

4.3    Discussion of findings -       -       -       -       -       -       -       51

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1    Summary   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       --      -       53

5.2    Conclusion -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       54

5.3    Recommendations      -       -       -       -       -       -       -       54

Bibliography       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       55

Appendix   -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       -       57

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The internet as a mass communication medium constitutes an important role in a modern man’s environment. The internet as an electronic media is used in disseminating information to a large and dispersed audience through computer networking.

 

According to Wolk (2001) , the internet and the world wide web are not synonymous. The internet is a collection of interconnected computer network linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cable and wireless connection.

 

Dueze (1999) stated that the best way to define and distinguish between these terms is with reference to the internet protocol suite. According to him, the internet consists of the computer and networks that can handle data packages.

 

Callaham (1998) defines the internet as a rack of servers aside from the complex, physical connection that makes its infrastructure. The internet is facilitated by multilateral commercial contact by technical specifications or protocols that describes how to exchange data over the network. The internet can now be accessed by numerous computer, mobile phone, Ipad and android etc.

The internet revolution that is changing the field of communication is a potential boom to journalism. The internet which is traditionally used by researcher seeking information is now discovered by journalists to be a useful for radio journalism. Today, the internet has grown so vast and has continued to grow so much that it sometimes poses a problem to journalist seeking information. In other words, using the ‘Net’ can be a daunting tasking for radio journalist According to Wikipedia (an online encyclopedia www.wikipedia.com/radiojournalist). The ;net’ generally has three functions of the radio journalist.

  1. Using the electronics mail or e-mail to locate and establish communication with sources around the world.
  2. Accessing a vast array of data for stories
  3. Observing the various electronic newspapers on the Net for a hint on news, comparing of stories etc.

The internet could also be used by radio journalist for live presentations via special social platform like tweeter and facebook. Mark Giaser, on November 3, 2011 hosted a live radio show via tweeter about the use of SMS and texting.

1.2   STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

A 2003 study commissioned by the UN Economic Commission for Africa pointed out that the media (in this case radio stations) play a critical role in sourcing information from the internet and share with the ordinary people. It added that “the abundance of information on the internet means the media with access will have an important role in the filtering and interpreting information for the public” (Opoku Mensa 2003, p.1.).

In line with the need to improve its operation Kaduna State Media Corporation is presently in the transition from analog to digital, this transition encompassed a number of ICT – related issues which include exposure and utilization of the internet. On a general note, transition to digital for most radio stations has driven them to owing websites and streaming audio on line. Some journalist have become more regular in writing and contributing as correspondence outside the state and country.

Basically, the journalist at Kaduna State Media Corporation use the internet to source for news and information to enrich their news and programs. However, the inconsistencies in internet connectivity during the analog era and in this transition

 

1.3   RESEARCH QUESTIONS

  1. Who are the journalists at Kaduna State Media Corporation that use the internet?
  2. What internet services do journalist use in Kaduna state media corporation for their job?
  3. What internet services do they use?
  4. What are the problems they face while using the internet?
  5. What are the journalists main purpose for using the internet?

 

1.4   PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

  1. To find out the journalists at Kaduna State Media Corporation that use the internet services.
  2.  To find out the internet services journalist at Kaduna state media corporation use for their jobs.
  3. To find out the problems journalist at Kaduna state media corporation face while using the internet.
  4. To find out the benefits journalists of Kaduna state media corporation get for using the internet.
  5. To find out what the journalist purpose are for using the internet
  6. Uses of internet services in radio journalism among journalists worldwide.

1.5   SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

This study is significant in the sence that, that it stimulates digital broadcasting professionalism among journalists, particularly journalist at Kaduna State Media Corporation Kaduna.

This implies that the study is useful to all departments in Kaduna state media corporation be it news and current affairs, programmes, marketing, engineering etc for news and current affairs, the study will enable them to monitor global news in a matter of minutes and transmitsame to the listening public. In programmes department, internet use has enhanced the quality of programmes sound and audience participation in programmes. Jingles are now produced with the highest level of quality and the engineers in Kaduna state media corporation through the use of internet has modified their engineering skills in Radio Broadcasting to be consistent with what is generally and internationally accepted.

 

1.6   SCOPE OF THE STUDY

This study focuses on the use of internet services in radio journalism at Kaduna state media corporation. The study specifically entails the use of internet services in radio journalism at Kaduna State Media Corporation, and what the media practitioners use the media for generally also the study focuses on the benefits the journalist get from using the internet and some significant purposes, as well as the problems encountered while using the internet.

 

1.7   HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF KADUNA STATE MEDIA CORPORATION (KADUNA STATE MEDIA CORPORATION)

The Kaduna state media corporation was born of the former Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). Kaduna established in the 1950’s following the re-organization of broadcasting in the country in 1978, regional radio stations at Enugu, Ibadan and Kaduna which transmit on short – wave, were taken over by the Federal  Government and brought under the umbrella of the new federal radio corporation of Nigeria in place of NBC. Under the same re – organization, all the then NBC stations except the nationals station in Lagos, were handed over to the respective state Government of their location. Thus, NBC Kaduna was handed over to Kaduna state Government and renamed Kaduna State Broadcasting Corporation (KSBC) though edict No. 8 of 1978.

In 1991, the Kaduna state Government awarded contract for the establishment of its own television station and at the same time transferred the publication of the weekly news – monitor Newspaper from the Ministry of Information to the KSBC. This necessitated the change of the name from Broadcasting corporation to a media conglomerate saddled with responsibilities of AM Radio, FM stereo, television and Newspaper publication services.

Accordingly, the present Kaduna state Media Corporation came into being under edit No. 7 of 28th May, 1991.

Kaduna state Radio is made up of two main stations in Kaduna and two community based stations in Kafanchan and Zaira. It has been playing a pioneering role in supplying the broadcasting industry in the Northern part of Nigeria with trained and experienced broadcasters. Its is no wonder then that stations that emerged later use similar programming styles as most staff manning this new stations have either one time or the other passed through Kaduna State Media Corporation.

The administrative Headquarters and Radio studios are situated along Rabah Road, an easily accessible area of Kaduna near the famour Arewa House and the Nigerian Defence Academy.

The radio station is divided into two which are grass roots station and capital sound.

  1. GRASSROOTS STATION

This is the main AM channel of Kaduna state Radio that covers significant parts of the Northern states of Nigeria but it if received even beyond. Programming is aimed at the Hausa speaking adult with 75% total content in Hausa, 20% English and 5% other languages. It has large recoding studio and a rich radio library.

  1. CAPITAL SOUND

This aims at the youth, power, 90.0FM also reaches out of “the young heart” and a vast non – Hausaspeaking population of Kaduna. Programming is almost entirely a blend of English and pidgin English, with only about 3% French and German.

Fast paced and highly entertaining. Several advertiser contribute with interesting shows and sport reviews.

 

 

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