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ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this study was to compare media management in the print and the broadcast media, concentrating on NTA, Osogbo, and Osun Defender Newspaper. Another justification for conducting this study is to understand the significance of management in media organization and how media management affects media operations, staff performance, and overall success. The theories that gave this study a footing are System Theory and Theory X and Y. A survey research method was adopted questionnaire was administered to the respondents that were drawn within Osun Defender and NTA, Osogbo using non-probability sampling technique (purposive sampling) out of which 90 copies were correctly filled and analyzed. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage method while the data were presented with the aid of tables. The study finds out that fund and ownership influence are the core challenges facing both the print (Osun Defender) and  the broadcast media (NTA). It was recommended that the management of media outfits should see their staff as major stakeholders in decision making while they should be allowed to voice their opinions on matters concerning the operation of the station while staff should be motivated and encouraged to work effectively, this will further prevent them from doing unethical practice.


Table of Contents

Title Page                                                                                                                    i

Certification                                                                                                                ii

Dedication                                                                                                                   iii

Acknowledgement                                                                                                      iv

Table of Contents                                                                                                       vi

Abstract                                                                                                                       viii


1.0       Introduction                                                                                                    1

1.1       Background to the Study                                                                                1

1.2       Statement of the Problem                                                                                3

1.3       Objectives of the Study                                                                                  4

1.4       Research Questions                                                                                        5

1.5       Significance the Study                                                                                   5

1.6       Scope of the Study                                                                                         5

1.7       Limitations to the Study                                                                                 6

1.8       Operational Definition of Terms                                                                     6


2.0       Literature Review                                                                                           7

2.1       Empirical Framework                                                                                     7         

2.2       Conceptual Review                                                                                         8

2.3       Theoretical Framework                                                                                  24


3.0       Research Methodology                                                                                   26       

3.1       Research Design                                                                                             26       

3.2       Research Method                                                                                            26

3.3       Restatement of Research Questions                                                               26

3.4       Characteristics of the study Population                                                          27       

3.5       Sample Size                                                                                                    27       

3.6       Sampling Technique                                                                                       27       

3.7       Administration of Data Collection Instrument                                               27       

3.8       Validity and Reliability of Research Instrument                                            27       

3.9       Data Collection Instrument                                                                             28       

3.10     Data Analysis Method                                                                                                28       


4.0       Data Analysis Presentation                                                                             29       

4.1       Data Analysis                                                                                                  29

4.2       Demography of the Participants                                                                     29

4.3       Discussion of Findings                                                                                   39


5.0       Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations                                               40       

5.1       Summary                                                                                                         41       

5.2       Conclusion                                                                                                      41       

5.3       Recommendations                                                                                          41       





1.1       Background to the Study

            No single organization can boast of it success or survival for another year; if it fails to manage the human, material and other resources carefully and judiciously. Management is synonymous to success in business or organization. Also, there is no amount of fund used in establishing a firm and without adequate management. it will run out crash in due time.           

            Management is a common activity in human society. Virtually everyone practices management on a daily basis either consciously or unconsciously. From the basic individual and family levels, to large multi-national organisations, management takes place. Management is a more serious subject in media organizations because of the role media play in our society. To manage media organisations in this age of competition and media proliferations is no doubt a serious business. It requires some uncommon qualities and calls for special duties.

            Management however, is the manipulation of resources to achieve pre-determined objectives. Aina,(2002). Management is a process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling available resources of an organization in order to achieve the set goals of the organization (Okafor and Udu 2005). The imperativeness of management in an organization is very monumental. Improper adoption of management techniques in most cases results to collapse and breakdown in such organizations, especially in a developing country like Nigeria.

            Media management  is the process by which the Editor-in-Chief or The General Manager coordinate all the process, planning, organizing, directing and controlling of media activities through various sub-ordinates and assistants in order to attain organizational objectives. Media management is an act of coordinating, controlling and commanding both human and material resources in the print and broadcast media to achieve the organizational goals.

            In other words, media management can also be defined as the application and adoption of a suitable theory to enhance the smooth running of a media house. Media management can also be described as a group of people coordinating the affair of other group of people to achieve a particular purpose in media practice.

            Meanwhile, several factors have been identified to be responsible for the challenges faced by media organizations, but unfortunately, improper management seems to be the core of challenges faced by media organizations. Where there are no ownership influence clashing with proper media, there is the pursuit for commercial gain, clashing with proper values. No media is ready to produce anything that will go against the management intention as well as the ownership structure.

            The term “broadcast media” is a means of transmission which enables electronic media (audio, audio-visual) of information, message, and idea, to a wider number of people listening or viewing, usually simultaneously. Examples are radio and television. Broadcasting is the transmission through space by means of radio frequencies of signals capable of being received either aurally or both aurally and visually by the general public”. Chester et al, (1963) cited in Oyekanmi (2008).

            Similarly, print media are type of media that disseminate information to a large and wide audience through the newspapers and magazines. According to Section 2 of the Newspaper Act of 1958 define a newspaper as any paper containing public news, intelligence or any remarks, observations and comments, thereon printed for sale and published.

            Newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a day. The worldwide recession of 2008, combined with the rapid growth of web-based alternatives, caused a serious decline in advertising and circulation, as many papers closed or sharply retrenched operations (Plambeck, 2010).

            People wonder how newspaper produces every day and also wonder how radio and television broadcast new issues every day, the magic is that, media is divided into unit and department that are handled by specialists that are best fitted for it because they know that their job is time-bound and any delay may be suicidal as audience can flow out or buy rival newspapers.

            The specialists may include the reporters, editors, newscasters, presenters, engineering, artists, administrators etc who works on the principle of division of labour in such a way that each job and departments are manned  by persons that best fitted for it. It is this division or grouping of media activities into sections to achieve organisational goals that are referred to as media departmentalisation or organisational structure or media management (Aina, 2002).

            This aspect shall be extensively explained under system theory of management which sees an organisation as a structure with many parts that function together to form a whole. While this study is interested to compare media management in print and broadcast industry in Nigeria with a specific focus on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Osun Defender newspaper.

1.2       Statement of the Problem

            The research comparatively analyse media management in print and broadcast industry with a particular focus on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Osun Defender. Managing, controlling and commanding a media outfit requires skill task and knowledge especially in this era of media proliferation and emergence of new media that has brought a shift in audience consumption pattern.

            Funding is another identified challenge because equipment in broadcast media are very expensive and become outdated after some time when modern equipment are produced, especially now that broadcasting are moving to digital age. Other research problem of decision making, environmental problem, psychological constraints, burn out and stress and others which arise in poor and improper management.

            The research is thus set to comparatively analysing media management in print and broadcast industry in Nigeria with a specific focus on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Osun Defender newspaper with the view to examine the role played by the media managers and other managerial challenges capable of leading to organisational success and failure.

1.3       Objectives of the Study

  1. To determine the impact of management on media industry.
  2. To ascertain which of the media industry uphold effective and efficient media management between broadcast and newspaper industry.
  3. To determine whether ownership pattern influence editorial contents and programming independence of NTA, Osogbo and Osun Defender newspaperWhat is the impact of management in media industry?

1.4       Research Questions

  1. What is the impact of management on media industry.
  2. Which media industry upholds effective and efficient media management between broadcast and newspaper industry?
  3. To what extent has ownership pattern influenced editorial contents and programming independence of NTA, Osogbo and Osun Defender newspaper?

1.5       Significance of the Study

            The study is very significant as it will offer benefit to the individuals and group of people. Media planners will through the findings of this study come to understand why they need to plan and design strategies capable of improving their media content which will in turn encourage flow in to media rather than flowing out. 

            It will assist journalists and media practitioners to work in line with the house ethics and policy set up in their respective media outfit to ensure success.

            The study will help to provide adequate insight to meet the changing demands in the dynamic media environment of our society hereby helping media managers to make better management polices and decision.

            Other beneficial of the study are media owners who will know how their actions and reactions can cripple the success and public credibility of their media outfit.

            Government agencies that are saddled with the responsibility to ensure fairness and media un bias will also see the need to come up will new laws that will reduce ownership influence especially in this democratic era so that the public will come to trust such medium.  

            The result of the study will serve as reference materials for further studies in management, government and mass communication while future researchers will find this work very interesting to use as a reference material for their new work and see what previous researchers have done. It will add to the body of knowledge in the field of mass communication and other related disciplines while future scholars who may want to research in aspect similar to this will find the material helpful.

1.6       Scope of the Study

            This research has been narrowed in scope to the management of NTA, Osogbo and Osun Defender due to the proximity of the media outfits to the researcher. Another reason for limiting the scope to NTA, Osogbo and Osun Defender is because one is a government media and the other is a privately setup media.

1.7       Operational Definition of Terms

It is therefore important that some terms used in this study should be decoded within the context of their usage.

Comparative analysis: To carefully accesses the similarities and differences in the way NTA Osogbo and Osun Defender manage their media.

Media management: Management is a process of planning, organizing, directing and controlling available resources in NTA and Osun Defender Newspaper in order to achieve the set goals of the organisation.

Print Media: These refer to media that disseminate information to the large audience in print form such as Osun Defender newspaper.  

Broadcast Industry: Broadcasting media in this context is Nigerian Television Authority



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