alexa Abstract | The Battle for Professionalism in Journalism in Nigeria amidst Unethical Practices
ISSN: 2165-7912

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article Open Access


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

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Andrew Ali Ibbi*


Brown Envelope,Professionalism, Citizen Journalism,Ownership, Utilitarianism, Broadcasting,Food Advertising,Health Communication,Internet,Journalism of social,Marketing Communication,Mass Communication,News Media,Political Communication,Journalism Public Affairs,Social Inequality,Social Media Communication,Social Networking, Telecommunication,Community Journalism, Digital Advertising,Photo Journalism, Information,Arab media, Fox News, Al Jazeera, Arab Spring movement

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version