alexa The Battle for Professionalism in Journalism in Nigeria
ISSN: 2165-7912

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism
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Research Article

The Battle for Professionalism in Journalism in Nigeria amidst Unethical Practices

Andrew Ali Ibbi*

Mass Communication Department, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin Ondo State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Ali AI
Mass Communication Department, Elizade University
Ilara-Mokin Ondo State, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 30, 2016; Accepted date: June 15, 2016; Published date: June 20, 2016

Citation: Ibbi AA (2016) The Battle for Professionalism in Journalism in Nigeria amidst Unethical Practices. J Mass Communicat Journalism 6:301. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000301

Copyright: © 2016 Ibbi AA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Without the professional touch, the art of gathering and dissemination of news can be done by anybody. However, because of the nature of the audience who the information is meant for, it has become important that a professional should be there to put the piece of information together for public consumption, bearing in mind their diversities. The advent of the Internet has seen news evolve from the newsroom to the smartphones of almost everybody. Citizen journalism has thrown a big challenge to professional journalism today. In a country like Nigeria where politicians have turned media organizations as organs of propaganda, it is becoming difficult to distinguish a professional journalist from a praise singer. This paper intends to look at the practice of journalism from the Nigerian perspective. Such unethical practices like “brown envelope” (money given in exchange for objectivity), government and ownership influence will be the focus of this paper, citing practical examples. The paper will make use of the Utilitarian Theory of Ethics and the Social Responsibility Theory of the press

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