To discover and appreciate the hazard (i.e. problem) and prospect of journalism in Nigeria there is the need to know the history of journalism in Nigeria. In chapter, one we are going to discuss and define journalism so as to know what it deeply means. The definition of journalism will also be looked into and examine as well. The statement of problem will also be discussed likewise the classification of journalism in Nigeria and media of journalism will also be critically observed and discussed. Functions of the press are of great importance in the field of journalism in Nigeria, this will also be discussed in chapter two. In this chapters the freedom of the press will not be left out of the discussion likewise the hazards and prospect of journalism. In chapter three, the research methodology, research design, research procedure will also be critically looked into.