• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 19, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Facebook usage for Seeking News and Information by Urban Journalists in Pakistan


Objectives: This study aimed to know that how communication professionals specifically journalists residing in urban areas use Facebook, a social media platform, for their professional activities. Method: The data for this study was collected by doing a cross-sectional quantitative survey with the help of pre-designed close-ended questionnaire that was distributed among the urban journalists in Sindh province, Pakistan in a face to face situation. Then the data was analyzed in SPSS statistical software. Findings: The findings have been presented in tables and then described and analyzed to know the Facebook usage patterns of the sampled urban journalists. In this way, it was observed that the journalists used Facebook for their professional activities i.e. they used Facebook to receive and share news and information. Novelty: Facebook that was made to interweave social networking is also used for journalistic professional activities.
Keywords: Facebook, Information, Journalists, News, Social Media


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