ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN JOURNALISM PRACTICE IN NIGERIA

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ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN JOURNALISM PRACTICE IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF RIVERS, BAYELSA AND DELTA STATES
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION .. .. .. .. .. .. 1
1.1 Background to the Study .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4
1.3 Objectives of the Study .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5
1.4 Research Questions .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5
1.5 Research Hypotheses .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6
1.6 Significance of the Study .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6
1.7 Operational Definition…. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6
References .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 8
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW .. .. .. .. .. 10
2.1 Journalism Practice: The Nigerian Experience .. .. .. .. .. 10
2.2 Professionalism and Media Ethics .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 14
2.3 Identity of a Professional Journalist .. .. .. .. .. .. 14
2.4 Freedom for the Media – Issues of Journalism Ethics in Nigeria .. .. 15
2.5 How Appropriate are the Ethics of Journalism Practice in Nigeria .. .. 20
2.6 The Media and Integrity .. .. .. .. .. .. 25
2.7 Problems of Ethics and Journalism In Nigeria .. .. .. .. .. 29
2.8 Remedies to the Challenges of Journalism Practice in Nigeria .. .. .. 33
2.9 News commercialization, ethics and objectivity in journalism practice in
Nigeria.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 34
2.10 Theoretical Framework .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 44
References .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 49
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY .. .. .. .. 51
3.1 Research Design .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 51
3.2 Population of Study .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 51
3.3 Sample and Sampling Techniques .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 52
3.4 Measuring Instrument .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 53
3.5 Validity and Reliability of Instrument .. .. .. .. .. .. 54
3.6 Method of Data Analysis .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 54
3.7 Limitation to the Methodology .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 54
References .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 55
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION.. 56
4.1 Data Presentation and Analysis .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 56
4.2 Discussion of Findings.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 63
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATIONS .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 67
5.1 Summary .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 67
5.2 Conclusion .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 67
5.3 Recommendations .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 67
Bibliography .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 69
Appendix .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 72
 

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