RELEVANCE OF MASS MEDIA IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY: A STUDY OF SELECTED ONLINE NEWS MEDIA

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                                                  ABSTRACT      

This research focused on “The relevance of mass media in computer technology with focus on selected online news media”. It was to ascertain the effect of computer technology on mass me dia. It was also aimed at finding out the barriers to the utilization of computer technology in the media sector. The study was carried out on selected online medias in Nigeria. Questionnaires were utilized in eliciting information. The social shaping of technology by Mackenzie and Wajecman (1985) formed the theoretical framework. The study findings revealed that the effect of computer technology on mass media has offered opportunities for sources and audiences to participate in news production. High cost and availability of computer hardware and software is a barrier to the optimal use of computer technology in the mass media. The researcher believes that the study will uncover areas where decisions can be made to improve the use of computer technology as a potent tool for broadcasting.

TABLE OF CONTENT

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

  1. Background of the study
    1. Statement of the problem
    1. Objectives of the study
    1. Research questions
    1. Scope of the study
    1. Significance of the study
    1. Limitation of the study
    1. Operational definition of terms

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW  

  • Journalism in the age of digital broadcasting
    • Application of computer in media; characteristics and forms
    • Impact of computer technology on mass media
    • Information and communication technology; as a mechanism in news making and dissemination 
    • Review of empirical studies 
    • Theoretical framework

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

  • Research design
    • Population of the study
    • Sample size and sampling techniques
    • Instrument of data collection
    • Method of data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

  • Data presentation and analysis
    • Discussion of findings

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Summary of findings
    • Conclusion
    • Recommendations

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