New Media and Mass Communication www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-3267 (Paper) ISSN 2224-327 (!n"ine) #o".$7% 2&$3
Statement Of Probem
Internet is an important component o todas *roadcasting. In Nigeria ca""enges acing te use o internet * *roadcast media practitioners are numerous. rratic e"ectricit supp" witnessed dai" * Nigerians in a"" sectors o te econom% coup"ed wit cost o internet su*scription% as made te cost o operating a *roadcasting station to *e 1er eJpensi1e. +or eJamp"e tree monts su*scription or *andwidt cost N3% &&&%&&&% wic is e;ui1a"ent to $>%7& 0S do""ars. ,ccording to ,g*enson (2&$2) D#oice o NigeriaEpa as muc as N3 mi""ion or its *andwidt and internet access or its on"ine *roadcast or tree monts ser1iceF ,part rom tis% internet speed is sometimes 1er s"ow% resu"ting in te "ost o man ours wic cou"d a1e *een used to do oter producti1e acti1ities in te *roadcasting station. Internet pro1iders "i?e te M:N% ,I:/% :IS,/,:% #IS,+!N% and H/! mo*i"e a"" operates wit te H3 internet aci"ities% instead o te H4 wic is aster. ,s a resu"t connecting to te internet ser1er is sometimes diicu"t.
:o ind out weter *roadcast media practitioners in Nigeria use te internet. :o ind out te aspect o internet tat *roadcasting practitioners used in carring out teir duties :o ind out te internet too"s tat is used * *roadcast media practitioners in carring out teir duties :o ind out weter tere are ca""enges aced * *roadcast media practitioners in te use o internet wi"e perorming teir duties.
Gat is te "e1e" o internet usage among *roadcast media practitioners in Nigeria. Gat aspect o *roadcasting is internet used * *roadcast media practitioners in carring out teir duties Gat are te internet too"s used * *roadcast media practitioners in perorming teir duties Gat are te ca""enges encountered * *roadcast media practitioners wi"e perorming teir duties
:e internet is a networ? o networ?s% a wor"dwide assem*"age o interconnected computer networ?s% wic connects a"" manners o commercia"% go1ernment% pri1ate% academic and persona" computers and oter ome app"iances (,sema% 2&$$82>) I*emesi% (2&&7) eJp"ained tat% Dte internetEtecno"og a1e e;ua"" impacted great" on *roadcast news reporting. In Nigeria% news reporters now re" on te net to i"e in teir reports using e-mai" wen te indrance o distance is tere. 1en sounds and pictures in news reports cou"d *e i"ed in using te internet. :e internet tecno"og as e;ua"" pro1ided reporters wit "imit"ess opportunit or carring out researc on an imagina*"e area o interest as te co1er teir news. 1en stories o e1ents in dierent parts o te wor"d wou"d *e o*tained rom te internet. , radio station "i?e te Cosmo +M nugu in te a*sence o news correspondents re"ies on te net or news inormation.F Hi"% (2&$3) deines internet Das a massi1e ardware com*ination o mi""ions o persona"% *usiness% and go1ernmenta" computers% a"" connected "i?e roads and igwas.F ,ccording to Hi"% Dte internet started in $6&sF under te origina" name D,rpanetF. ,rpanet was origina"" an eJperiment on ow te 0S mi"itar wou"d maintain communications in case o a possi*"e nuc"ear stri?e. Git time% ,rpanet *ecame a ci1i"ian eJperiment% connecting uni1ersit mainrame computers or academic purposes. ,s persona" computers *ecome more and more mainstream in te $>&s and $&s% te internet grew eJponentia"" as more users p"ugged teir computers into te massi1e networ?.F Hi"% went urter to sa% tat% Dtoda te internet as grown into a pu*"ic spider we* o mi""ions o persona"% go1ernment% and commercia" computers% a"" connected * ca*"es and * wire"ess signsF Gi?ipedia% (2&$3) was o te 1iew tat% Dte internet is a g"o*a" sstem o interconnected computer networ?s% tat use te standard internet protoco" suite (:CPIP) to ser1e *i""ions o users wor"dwide. It is a networ? o networ?s tat consists o mi""ions o pri1ate% pu*"ic% academic% *usiness% and go1ernment networ?s% o "oca" to g"o*a" scope% tat are "in?ed * a *road arra o e"ectronic% wire"ess and optica" networ?ing tecno"ogies. :e internet carries an eJtensi1e range o inormation resources and ser1ices% suc as te inter-"in?ed perteJt documents o te wor"d wide-we* (www) and te inrastructure to support emai".F naoro% (2&&8 4>) sees te internet as Dte newest media tecno"og. It is credited% wit oering societies wit 1ast opportunities tat can stimu"ate economic growt.F iagi% (2&&383) deines te internet as a Dcom*ination o tousands o computer networ?s sending and recei1ing data rom a"" o1er te wor"d computing interest <oined togeter * a common purpose% *ut no common owner.F e"c% (2&&$8 4) o*ser1ed tat Dte internet is a wor"dwide means o eJcanging inormation and communicating troug a series o interconnected computersF