INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) ON RADIO NEWS REPORTING (A SURVEY STUDY OF ATLANTIC FM, UYO)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER     TITLE                                                             PAGE

Fly Leaf

Title Page    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        i

Certification                   –        –        –        –        –        –        ii

Dedication  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iii

Acknowledgements        –        –        –        –        –        iv-v

Table of Contents –        –        –        –        –        –        vi-viii

List of Tables       –        –        –        –        –        –        ix

List of Appendix  –        –        –        –        –        –        x

Abstract      –        –        –        –        –        –        –        xi

1.0               INTRODUCTION        –        –        –        –        –        1

1.1               Background of the Study        –        –        –        –        –        1-3

1.2               Statement of the Problem                  –        –        –        –        3

1.3               Objective of the Study             –        –        –        –        3-4

1.4               Research Questions       –        –        –        –        –        4

1.5               Scope of the Study                  –        –        –        –        –        4

1.6               Significance of the Study                  –        –        –        –        5

1.7               Limitation of the Study  –        –        –        –        –        5-6

1.8               Definition of Terms       –        –        –        –        –        6-7

2.0               REVIEW OF LITERATURE                  –        –        –        8

2.1               Concept of Communication    –        –        –        –        8-9

2.2               Concept of Information and Communication Technology-10-13

2.3               ICTs and News Gathering, News Reporting and

News dissemination       –        –        –        –        –        13-15

2.4               Technology and Information Management Practice       15

2.5               Information Management                  –        –        –        –        16

2.6               Theoretical Framework  –        –        –        –        –        16-17

2.7               Review of Studies          –        –        –        –        –        17-20

3.0               RESEARCH METHODOLOGY   –        –        –        20

3.1               Research Design   –        –        –        –        –        –        20

3.2               Population of the Study –        –        –        –        –        20-21

3.3               Sample and Sampling Procedure      –        –        –        21

3.4               Instrument of Data Collection –        –        –        –        21-22

3.5               Validity and Reliability of Instrument        –        –        –        22-23

3.6               Methods of Data Presentation          –        –        –        –        23

4.0              DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND

DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS        –        –        –        24

4.1               Data Presentation and Analysis        –        –        –        –        24-33

4.2               Discussion and Finding –        –        –        –        –        33-36

5.0               SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND

                   RECOMMENDATIONS       –        –        –        –        37

5.1               Summary of Findings    –        –        –        –        –        37-38

5.2               Conclusion –        –        –        –        –        –        –        38

5.3               Recommendations-        –        –        –        –        –        38

                   References

                   Appendix

ABSTRACT

This research work investigates on the influence of information and communication technology on radio news reporting using Atlantic FM, Uyo as a comparative study.  Objectives are to ascertain the types of ICT in use in Atlantic FM, Uyo, to find out the extent to which ICT is applied in broadcasting and communication technologies on the output of broadcast reporting in Atlantic FM, Uyo. The research design used on this study was the case study. This was used to gather information from the staff in Atlantic FM, Uyo. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire, the sampling techniques was used to retrieve data from a sample size of 29 respondents. The findings are ICT has affect the output of broadcast in reporting and the staff of Atlantic Fm, Uyo prefer ICT to manual and will not like to go back to manual again. Recommendation were made that the media houses should from time to time organize/send their staff on training to keep government need to help stabilize power because it is a key factor in actualizing the impact of ICT in news reporting in Nigeria.