Study of the Effects of ICT on News Processing in Borno Radio Television (BRTV) Maiduguri - Nigeria

Nuhu Diraso Gapsiso, Joseph Wilson


As media industry especially in developing countries continue to work towards the digitization of its operations media organizations in Nigeria are not left out in this drive. ICT is now an indispensable part of everyday-existence of every radio/television station and newspaper/magazine outfits.  This study explores the effect of ICT on news processing in Borno Radio Television (BRTV) with a focus on ICT  effects on news processing. The study used the survey method and from a  response rate of 88%. The findings indicates that  ICT has positive effect on the computerization of news processing in BRTV Maiduguri, the findings also indicates that 75% think ICT is very relevant in the computerization of news processing, 22.7% believe that it is relevant, 2.3% said it is not relevant. The findings further indicates that the  following were the constraints in the use of ICT in news processing: network failure, inadequate power supply, very complex and time consuming, limitation placed by NBC Act on the use of certain ICT, server problem, access charges, inadequate computer technology in newsroom. The study recommends that there is need to computerize the process of news processing in order to facilitate the processing of news in our broadcast stations.

Keywords: Effects, ICT,News, and Processing.

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