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IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON JOURNALISM PRACTICES

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. At 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, development in technology and communication have gone hand-in-hand, and the latest technological development such as the internet have resulted in the advancement of the science of communication to a new level. The process of human communication has …READ MORE …

MASS MEDIA AND CRUSADE AGAINST BOKO HARAM

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 and …READ MORE …

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGES IN MASS MEDIA PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

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

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 day. …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF ABULE OLOKE MERIN IN EDUCATING YOUTHS ON HIV/AIDS

The study examines the influence of Abule Oloke Merin audio drama in educating youths on HIV/AIDS and sex with a case study of Osun State Polytechnic, students

PRINT MEDIA AS ELECTIONEERING TOOL IN NIGERIA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

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 method …READ MORE …

CHALLENGES OF NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION IN NIGERIA

Newspaper circulation is gradually on the decline with newspapers organizations now sold fewer copies daily. The problems are not far-fetched as the majority of Nigerian readers are poor in reading and financing, thereby finding it difficult to buy a copy of the newspaper at the rate of 150-200 naira daily. They resulted to look 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 was anchored …READ MORE …

USES OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIAN TELEVISION DRAMA

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 language …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA

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   Federal …READ MORE …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILIZING ELECTORATES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

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 cross-sectional …READ MORE …

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