TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS THREATEN THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Title Page    -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Certification         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Dedication  -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Acknowledgement         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Abstract      -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Table of Content  -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter One: Introduction

  • Background of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Statement of the Problem -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Objectives of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Research Questions -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Research Hypotheses -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Significance of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Scope/ Limitation of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Definition of Terms -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter Two: Review of Related Literature

2.1     Introduction         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.2     Conceptual Framework -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.3     Theoretical Framework  -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.4     Empirical Review -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.5     History of Online Newspapering in Nigeria         -        -        -        -

2.6     Impact of the Internet    -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter Three: Research Methodology

3.1     Introduction                   -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.1     Research Design   -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.3     Area of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.4     Population of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.5     Sample Size and Sampling Techniques      -        -        -        -

3.6     Instrumentation    -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.7     Validation of the Instrument   -        -        -        -        -        -

3.8     Administration of the Instrument     -        -        -        -        -

3.9     Method of Data Analysis        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter Four: Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data

4.1     Introduction         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

4.2     Presentation and Analysis of Data    -        -        -        -        -

4.3     Testing of Hypotheses   -        -        -        -        -        -        -

4.4     Discussion of Findings  -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter Five: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations

5.1     Introduction         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Introduction

A decade ago, the amount of digital and online publishing driven by profit and consumerism was relatively small. Today, over 80% of all hard copy publications have online and digital versions. Ten years from now, that percentage may rise to 100. All traditional publishing activities will be supplemented by digital versions, which will be promoted more favourably. Flash forward into the next century and one can say that if stakeholders in traditional publishing do not rise to save the industry from extinction, hardcopy newspapers will disappear into the dustbins of history. Further innovations in technology will silence the voice of hardcopy newspapers completely.

Williams (2003) informed us that “at the start of the twenty-first century the issue of the media and globalization is at the forefront of the debates in the field of media studies” (p.11). The print media faces challenges of survival as online and digital services are touted to take its place in the next century. The influx of digital and online services such as the internet, MP3 players, cell phones with internet access, blogs, online versions of newspapers, etc., has led news consumers to rely more increasingly on obtaining information from these online and digital sources.

Media executives who attended the 2005 world association of newspapers meeting in Madrid were advised that newspapers have no future without online and digital services (“Internet holds future”, 2005). The conference was titled “Beyond the printed word.”

In this paper, references to digital and online services refer to the new forms of media centered around the internet and/or accessed through personal gadgets like PDA’s, iPOD’s, MP3’s, cell phones, etc, which can be used to access news. Subjects excluded from the category of new media in this paper also include electronic mass media, represented by television, radio, satellite, and cable.

technological advancements threaten the future of newspapers

 

Originally posted 2016-10-21 09:00:23.