Saturday, August 17, 2019


1.1    Background to the Study
          Technology has revolutionized all facets of communication during the past decades. Access to the people and information practically anywhere in the world has been quicker, cheaper and easier.
          Awake (2002) cited in Kur (2004), The dynamic nature of the 2ls century and more centuries to come rests on technological revolution. No wonder, Marshall Mcluhan, a Canadian scholar in 1964 propounded the concept of “Global Village” regarding the entire global as having the potentials of becoming a global community where information and news about anywhere in the world would be readily available for anyone’s consumption in any part of the world.

          Without mincing worlds, the impact of International Network (Internet) in achieving this feat cannot be underestimated. Research has shown that some Three hundred thousand (300,000) new users get connected to the internet every week. In 1999, it was estimated that seven hundred million (700,000,000) people were expected to come online by the year 2001.
          Meanwhile, there are presently over one billion computers connected worldwide. That come to tell us the enormity and wide range of opportunities abound in accessing news and information via the internet. Through the internet super high way, it is now possible for a person to live in Nigeria, work in Japan, school in the United state of America, attend meetings in Australia, bank in the United Kingdom and shop in Europe or any other part of world on daily basis (NACETEM) The contribution of the internet to every facet of human endeavour does not leave any stone unturned but cut across every little thing that we suggest  among which are banking, health, education, economy and finance governance just to mention a few.
          Newspaper, our focus in this study is not an exemption in the dynamism Information Communication Technology (ICT) has brought to the human race. Simply defines newspaper as “a set of large printed sheets of paper containing news, articles, advertisement .etc. and published every day or every week. In relation to the above definition it could be safely said that online newspapers are the publications of print media (Newspapers) that are made available on the internet which can be easily passed across the world. 


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