Title: New Media and Journalism Education among Staff and Students of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria
Author(s): Yunusa BUHARI, & Abdullahi YAHAYA
Abstract: This study examined the implications of new media on journalism education with a particular focus on the staff and students of Mass Communication, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria. The study adopted survey method of research and it employs simple random sampling technique. The population of the study was 1067 and the sample size was 107 using 10% from the population. Therefore, 107 questionnaires were distributed, but only 100 were retrieved. The theories adopted by the study were Uses and Gratification Theory and Diffusion of Innovation Theory. The study has the following objectives: To know whether the Staff and Students of Mass Communication apply the New Media in the Process of Teaching/Learning. To find-out the Implications of New Media on Journalism Education. To Examine the Challenges of using New Media in Teaching/Learning among the Staff and Students of Mass Communication. The study reveals that new media has contributed positively in improving journalism education and the new media platform patronized most by the respondents was social media. The study also discovers that New media was mostly used for general information, research and assignment. And the most common challenge of using new media discovered by the study were poor network and lack of facilities.
Keywords: New Media, Journalism Education, Internet, Email, Mass Communication

Dr. (Mrs) Agatha Orji-Egwu


Kenneth Adibe Nwafor, Ph.D


Dr. (Mrs) Ifeyinwa Nsude

Barr. H. N. Aligwe, Ph.D

Elem Stephen, Ph.D

Simon Ezaka, Ph.D


Jonathan E. Aliede, Ph.D