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Effect of commercial news on the ethics of journalism

 Department: Mass Communication  
 By: usericon charitybuz  

 Project ID: 2752
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This study was intended to examine the effect of commercial news on the ethics of journalism. This study was guided by the following objectives to know the extent of how the commercial news is affecting ethics of journalism, to know the side effect of commercial news in the ethics of journalism, to examine the possible future of commercial news and to know the ethical implication of news commercialization. The study employed the descriptive and explanatory design questionnaires in addition to library research were applied in order to collect data. Primary and secondary data sources were used and data were analyzed using the chi-square statistical tool at 5% level of significance which was presented in frequency tables and percentage. The respondents under the study were 120 staff of selected media houses in Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. The study findings revealed that commercial news affects the ethics of journalism based on the findings from the study, the broadcast and print media in Nigeria should endeavour to refrain from news commercialization the news should not be based on the amount of money one has instead, it should be based on the newsworthiness of the event. ...
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