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Title:Investigative journalism and scandal reporting in the Nigerian press
Author:Yusha'u, Muhammad JameelISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies
Volume:30
Issue:2
Pages:155-174
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:journalism
press
patronage
corruption
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02560054.2009.9653400
Abstract:Using interviews conducted with Nigerian journalists in 2007, this article explores Nigerian journalists' understandings of investigative journalism, and whether they use it to investigate the allegations of corruption scandals against various public officeholders. The results show that Nigerian journalists have a fair understanding of investigative journalism. However, they do not fully agree that it is being practised. The results also show that clientelism is a feature of journalism practice, and one of the factors that impede the practice of investigative journalism. The research has identified the challenges militating against the practice of investigative journalism in order to uncover the cases of corruption scandals. Such impediments include poor remuneration, bad working conditions, corruption within the media, and the relationship between publishers and politicians. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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