MEDIA STAFF WELFARE AND EFFECTIVE JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA A CASE STUDY OF N.U.J PRESS CENTRE ENUGU STATE. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON MASS COMMUNICATION
Media staff welfare and effective journalism in Nigeria look into the problems the Nigerian Journalists face as the carry out their duties.
The results of the methodology shows that the media staff are not taken good care of. The journalism in Nigeria based on what is obtainable and that the proper welfare of Nigerian journalists will ensure effectiveness in the discharge of their duties.
Journalist also should be objective and honest so as to bring journalism in Nigeria back to her former honour.
The government also to allow journalists to function freely without disturbance of any kind. These will cause Nigerian journalism to be what it ought to be.
1.1 BACKGROUND TO STUDY
For any organization to function very effectively is it big or small, the welfare of the staff of that organization must first be taken into consideration. This is because a staff who is not taken good care of, for instance, whose salary is withheld for some months, cannot function with empty stomach.
In any economy, which uses money as the principal means of exchange, people must be paid for their work, Agu/Eluka (1996). They went further to say that “all organizations, whether profit seeking or not, exist for some purpose. They exist in modern industrial society to produce and distribute goods and services that are needed by the society’s members, to produce and distribute these goods and services, it is necessary to put human, mental and physical energies to productive use” This also applies to the media staff and the discharge of their duties.
Most organization offers many services to their employees such as subsidized housing medical services etc.
If the welfare of a journalist working for any medium, either electronic or print is not favorably considered, he may discharge his duties haphazardly. The bible says that any one who cannot Carter for his family is worse than an infidel.