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Jahun, U. S. (2018). Online and Offline: The Ethical Considerations of Researching the Use of Social Media by Traditional Journalists in Northern Nigerian Newsroom. In F. M. Dobrick, J. Fischer, & L. M. Hagen (Eds.), Research Ethics in the Digital Age (p. pp 129-133). Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-12909-5_13


My PhD Research Project interrogates the impact of the internet on the news production practices within Daily Trust Newspaper in northern Nigeria. As part of this project, a study was conducted by drawing upon the two theories of McNair’s Chaos Theory of the sociology of journalism and the Social Construction of Technology approach in order to understand how the internet impacted on the news production practices during the coverage of the 2015 general elections in Nigeria. The poster presented some of the ethical challenges that were faced by the researcher during the course of the fieldwork; challenges such as negotiating access and also deciding when to ask for consent.