THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON MODERN JOURNALISM PRACTICES IN NIGERIA WITH A FOCUS ON JOURNALISTS WITHIN LAGOS METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine the impact of social media on modern journalism practices in Nigerian with a focus on journalists within Lagos metropolis. As the inception of information communication technology such as the internet has made it possible to find out about events without actually being there. Journalists can report news across the world over the internet. Throughout history, developments in technology and communication have gone hand-in-hand, and the latest technological developments such as the internet have resulted in the advancement of the science of communication to a new level. The process of human communication …READ MORE …

MASS MEDIA AND CRUSADE AGAINST BOKO HARAM: A STUDY OF NIGERIAN TRIBUNE AND NTA LAGOS

 Abstract The paper examines the mass media and crusade against Boko-haram. The insurgence of Boko Haram has since been a threat to national security. The study became essential because of the atmosphere in which the Nigerian media found itself as a watchdog caught in the midst of political, ethnicity and religious divide. The research is justified by the Social Responsibility and Agenda Setting theories respectively. The study adopted survey research method and elicit data via questionnaire to the respondents that were simple randomly drawn from the Nigerian Tribune and NTA Channel 5 Lagos. 95 copies of questionnaires were perfectly filled …READ MORE …

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGES IN MASS MEDIA PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION: A STUDY OF TVC LAGOS

Abstract The study examines information communication technology and changes in mass media productions and distribution in TV Continental (TVC) in consonance with Technological Determinism and Diffusion of Innovation Theories. Survey research method was adopted as a quantitative research method with questionnaire used to elicit data from the 150 respondents selected from TVC through simple random sampling technique while the data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentage method.  Findings showed that news gathering and dissemination, photo editing, video editing, commercial jingles, cartoons, and animations are some of the areas in which the ICTs have been felt in TVC and journalism generally. …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF GRAPHICS COMMUNICATION ON THE NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION AND PATRONAGE

 Abstract The study examines the influence of graphics in newspaper publication with focus on the Punch newspaper. Graphics plays a very prominent role in a newspaper and in the print media generally. It communicates messages even to the illiterates. Findings show that graphics draw the attention of readers to the most prominent news and issue especially when placed at the front page of a newspaper while it also used to set agenda on what public will debate upon that day. In fact, the headline scanners and graphics scanner always find it easy to know the most important news of the …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF ABULE OLOKE MERIN AUDIO DRAMA IN EDUCATING YOUTHS ON HIV/AIDS AND SEX

Abstract Radio is a primary communication medium to reach out to a largest segment of the population in Africa and in Nigeria in particular due to its flexibility. It is argued that radio constantly present on the streets, in the homes, market places and workplaces. it is one of the reasons for packaging abule-oloke merin soap opera in radio format to reach wider audience, however, one can conclude that Abule Oloke Merin soap opera has gone a long way in influencing the attitude and behaviour of people towards HIV/AIDS while various preventive measures are introduced in the cause of presenting …READ MORE …

PRINT MEDIA AS ELECTIONEERING TOOL IN NIGERIA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN LAGOS STATE

 ABSTRACT The essence of this study is to appraise the relevance of the print media in the electioneering process in Nigeria. The paper used agenda setting theory to justify the significance of print media in determining what the electorate know about party candidates, manifestoes and other political activities such as voting process, rule etc. Survey method was adopted to generate the needed data while 120 copies of questionnaires were printed and administered to 120 respondents selected using accidental sampling method to pick respondents within the three senatorial districts in Lagos state. The data analysis technique used was frequency and percentage …READ MORE …

CHALLENGES OF NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION IN NIGERIA

Abstract Newspaper circulation is gradually on the decline with newspapers organization now sold fewer copies. The problems are not far-fetched as the majority of Nigerian readers are poor in reading and finance thereby finding it difficult to buy a copy of the newspaper at the rate of 150-200 naira daily. They resort to looking for a newspaper stand to read free or pay just a token amount of 20 to 50 naira to read as many newspapers as possible. Another contributing factor is the fact that people can now read news on a daily basis online. The study, therefore, examined …READ MORE …

THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIAN TELEVISION DRAMA (A case study of NTA Drama)

Abstract  Language is one of the powerful tools in conveying message to the targeted audience including drama messages. In fact, drama language to some extent determines its audience. Although, action and subtitle do lots in passing dramatic message. Survey research method was used with 150 copies of questionnaires were administered to 150 selected respondents in which 145 copies of questionnaires were returned and analysed. The frequency and percentage method of data analysis was used coupled with table. Findings show that that English language influenced their viewing habit averagely while people still prefer, understand and satisfy with drama message in non-English …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA

Abstract The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. It is against this backdrop that this paper examines the Influence of Social networking Site on Democracy in Nigeria among students. The study is anchored on McLuhan theory on New Media. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. 300 copies of questionnaires that were administered to the three tertiary institutions from Ogun state i.e   …READ MORE …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILIZING ELECTORATES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

Abstract Several efforts and empirical researches have shown that mass media most especially radio plays a significant role in educating, enlightening, sensitizing and mobilizing the electorate for electioneering. It is on this believe that the study examines the role of radio in mobilizing electorates for the General Elections with a particular focus on Ogbia Local Government of Balyesa. Radio is the most effective channels of political education because it offers signal to every nooks and cranny of society and it is very rich in educating, enlightening, mobilizing the electorates for political participation. The quantitative research design was used in which …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS EMERGING TOOLS FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA

Abstract The study examined the influence of social media as emerging tool for political participation in Nigeria with a study of 2015 Presidential Election. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. A critical review to related literature was made. Relevant theory which was used to gratify the study was McLuhan theory on new media. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. 300 …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF BILLBOARD POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS ON THE ELECTORATES VOTING BEHAVIOUR IN GENERAL ELECTION

Abstract The study is on the thrust to examine the impact of billboard political campaigns on the electorates voting behaviour in the general election in Osun State. Billboard as one of the outdoor media was extensively used in the just concluded 2015 presidential election in Osun state with direct communication, persuasion, mobilization and influence on voters. Electorates have direct knowledge of contested candidates aspiring for elective positions, party and manifestoes. Critical reviews to related literature were made. Relevant theories were used to gratify the study. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data …READ MORE …

PERCEPTION OF UNILAG STUDENTS TOWARDS SOCIAL MEDIA AS MARKETING TOOLS: AN APPRAISAL OF FACEBOOK

Abstract The main aim of this study was to investigate the perception of UNILAG students towards social media as marketing tools: An appraisal of Facebook. It was established that companies are promoting their products and services on social media especially facebook while many students patronise the products/services. Respondents admitted that very often they clicked like, share, comment and view advert on social media to the extent of navigating the sponsors webpage. The challenges facing social media users in patronizing goods and services online were attributed to fear of been duped, poor browsing data and service to stay long on a …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF VIOLENCE MOVIES ON ADOLESCENT SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

ABSTRACT The core objective of this research was to examine the influence of violence movies on children and adolescent social behaviour. According to Gerbner says heavy Tv viewers will cultivate the perception of reality portrayed by the television i.e Heavy viewing of violence movies among children and adolescent tend to arouse violence behaviour or attitude in children. Other theories used include but not limited to the cultivation theory, learning theory, aggressive cue theory, catharsis theory and behaviour theory was used to substantiate the conceptual and empirical studies. Survey research method was adopted in which 200 respondents majorly children in primary …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF ONLINE NEWS ON THE TRADITIONAL NEWSPAPER PATRONAGE AMONG UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN COMMUNITY

Abstract The core objective of this research was to examine the influence of online news on the traditional newspaper patronage among University of Ibadan Community which includes students and staffs. Reading from online news websites, blogs, social media including youtube are on the increase among students as information and communication technology advances to the extent that students and lecturers can access news online using their computer, Smartphone and other internet enabling phone therefore, led to the sales of few copies of newspaper due to the fact that people read news as it breaks not necessarily waiting till another day to read …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF MAGGI STAR KITCHEN FAMILY SHOW IN EDUCATING WOMEN IN LAGOS ON THEIR FOOD PREPARATION

 Abstract Cooking is one of the human activities because man must eat and as a result of this, Maggi Star Kitchen programme is designed by a seasoning producer with the view to make its products an household ingredient while preparing foods, it also offers platform to teach women on various food preparation. It is on this background that the research investigates the Influence of Maggi Star Kitchen Family Show in educating women in Lagos on their food preparation and food menu. Therefore, one hundred (100) women both young and old were purposively selected using non-probability technique and out of 100 …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF NOLLYWOOD ON THE DRESSING PATTERN OF STUDENTS IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Abstract The research examines the influence of Nollywood on the dressing pattern of students in Nigeria tertiary institutions using Lagos State University students, Ojo, Lagos State to know the extent at which Nollywood movie stars have influenced the dressing pattern of youth in our society. Survey research method was adopted coupled with copies of questionnaires that were administered to the selected respondents who were 373 while 360 copies were returned and analyzed. Respondents were picked using a simple random sampling method (probability). The data collected were analyzed and interpreted using frequency and percentage method. Promotion of our rich cultural heritage …READ MORE …

ATTITUDE OF UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS STUDENTS TOWARDS ONLINE SHOPPING (STUDY OF JUMIA, KONGA AND OLX)

ABSTRACT The research examines the attitude of University of Lagos students towards online shopping with case study of Jumia, Konga and Olx respectively. Survey research method was used coupled with 200 respondents that were drawn among the students of Unilag, Akoka Lagos of which 193 copies were returned. Findings show that with advancement in technology particularly social networking and online stores, it has facilitated online shopping among the youth whereas, Lack of trust, absent of physical interaction and fair of being deceived and duped have been identified as some of the challenges facing online shopping all over the world especially …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF FAMILY PLANNING RADIO PROGRAMME ON YOUNG COUPLES IN OSOGBO

 ABSTRACT Radio is one of the means to get information across the length and breadth of the society because of its flexibility in presenting health matters, no wonder this research examines the influence of family planning radio programme on young couples in Osogbo metropolis to know if programmes on family planning actually tells on their re-procreation arrangement. Survey research method was adopted in this research coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were administered to the selected couples in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, Southwest Nigeria in which 192 copies were returned for anlaysis. The result shows that mass …READ MORE …