Fatima Shehu Kabir, Ifeyinwa Jeromes


Traditional reading habits of the young generation have changed and will continue to change with the digital revolution of today’s world, which greatly impacts education and work. People, especially the young digital generation, called Netizens, more often than not, read contents in electronic mode causing a new revolution in the reading culture. Technological affordances make such change very easy and convenient. This study looks at the influence of internet and digital media on the reading culture of secondary school students in Nigeria. The paper provides a historical background of the concept of reading; it expounds the internet culture and the availability of overwhelming online content and tools for the youth. The impact of Internet content and digital media on changing reading culture is exhaustively discussed. The paper concluded by recommending a balance between the digital race and the traditional print reading culture.


Digital resources, Reading habits, print media, digitization.

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