This study examines the perception of the
audience on credibility of both cable television news and
on line news sources in Nigeria. The study sought to
establish weather on line news has resulted in less
viewing of cable television news.The study utilized
survey to generate quantitative data. A sample of 300
students was selected. 300 copies of questionnaires were
distributed while 288 were returned and found useful.
The finding revealed that exposure to online news
sources has resulted to less viewing of cable television
news among the respondents. Contrary to previous
studies which postulated credibility as a predictor for
frequent media use, this study concludes that
accessibility and user friendliness of online media devices
may have been responsible for high frequency usage of
online news sources compared to cable television news.
Keywords : Credibility, Perception, News.