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ERIC Number: ED519430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 172
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-0795-0
How Technology Transforms Journalism Business through Citizen-Reporters in Nigeria
Aborisade, Olubunmi P.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The use of technology and media modalities in digital technologies in today's media has created a new form of journalism. While some call it citizen-reporting, some dub it we media, or participatory news reporting. The new press evolves with the engagement of ordinary citizens in news gathering and distribution. Apart from helping to enhance the work of newsmen, the use of technology and media modalities by non-journalists to report the news is seen by some journalists as a usurpation of their traditional roles by ordinary citizens. This study identified and discussed the impacts of media technologies and media modalities in digital technologies such as the Global System for Mobile Communications, digital cameras, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, iReport, YouTube, news blogs, online news Web sites, mailing lists, online discussion groups, and so forth, on the journalism business. Since many of these technologies and media modalities have been extensively studied in relation to the Western press, this study focused on those commonly used by Nigerians to evaluate their impacts on journalism practice and business in Nigeria. This study will, therefore, help to better understand how media technologies and media modalities in digital technologies transform people of different nations and different technological backbones and media culture. It will also help to build the theoretical foundation on how technology transforms the news business in Nigeria by adding to the emerging literature on the topic in relation to Nigeria and the world view of the citizen news business. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria