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Title:Journalism in the digital age: the Nigerian press framing of the Niger Delta conflict
Author:Obijiofor, LeviISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies
Volume:30
Issue:2
Pages:175-203
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:press
conflict
information technology
professional ethics
journalism
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560054.2009.9653401
Abstract:This paper analyses how four Nigerian newspapers - Daily Sun, Punch, The Guardian, and ThisDay - framed the local Niger Delta conflict between January and May 2008. It also analyses the main sources of news reports on the conflict, including the extent to which journalists relied on new technologies (email, web-based information), as well as the ethical implications of such practice. Drawing on the theoretical framework of peace and conflict reporting, the methodological context of framing analysis, as well as content analysis techniques, the author demonstrates how the Nigerian press constructed the conflict in a law and order frame, suggesting that the ongoing crisis posed a serious security threat not only to the Niger Delta region but also to the entire Nigerian nation. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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