Impact of the Internet on the Print Media: A case study of the New Vision.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
This research intended to unveil the impact of the Internet in print media, That is how the print media was embracing and employing the Internet in the news gathering and reporting. The research further investigated the challenges that the print media encounters in incorporating the Internet in its day-to~day activities, The challenges that were been studied include lack of training to use the Internet, plagiarism, cost involved in embracing the Internet, unethical use of the Internet in the newsrooms, whether the online newspaper can sustain itself and the ICT policies that govern the use of the Internet in newsrooms, In addition, the research focused on the advantages the Internet has and how it could transform the newspaper to compete effectively with the electronic media. These advantages included the unlimited space available for news, quick updates of news, easy reporting and communication with different journalists in the field and in rural areas, and the interactivity of the Online newspapers. The research ended with analysis of the data collected, the impact of the Internet quantified and recommendation made for further research,
A research report submitted to the Department of Journalism and Media Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Bachelor’s of Mass Communication Kampala International University.
Print Media, Internet, Impact, New Vision.