Singaporean And Nigerian Journalists' Perceptions Of New Technologies

Obijiofor, Levi (2001) Singaporean And Nigerian Journalists' Perceptions Of New Technologies. Australian Journalism Review, 23 1: 131-151.

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Author Obijiofor, Levi
Title Singaporean And Nigerian Journalists' Perceptions Of New Technologies
Journal name Australian Journalism Review
Publication date 2001-07-01
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Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 131
End page 151
Subject 400101 Journalism
Abstract This analysis of Singaporean and Nigerian journalists' perceptions of new technologies suggests that new technologies are regarded as useful tools for modern journalism practice but they are also seen as facilitating unethical journalism practice. The study found that journalists believe that new technologies have improved rather than harmed newspaper quality. The resuts also show a great disparity in the diffusion of technology in Singaporean and Nigerian newsrooms. Computer technology is more common in Singaporean newsrooms than in Nigerian newsrooms. Lack of training opportunities for senior editors and lack of access to the new technologies constitute major obstacles to technology diffusion in Nigerian newspaper organisations. But Nigerian journalists were more optimistic than Singaporean journalists about the impact of new technologies on the future of journalism practice.
Keyword Nigeria
Singapore
Newsrooms
Technology in journalism
Computers

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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