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RADIO AS TOOL FOR MOBILIZING ELECTORATE FOR GENERAL ELECTION

The study examined radio as tool for mobilizing electorates for general elections with a particular focus on Ogbia Local Government of Balyesa. Several efforts and empirical research have shown that mass media most especially radio plays a significant role in educating, enlightening, sensitizing and general mobilization of electorate for political development. Radio is the most effective channels of political education because it offers signal to every nooks and crannies of society and it is very rich in educating, enlightening, mobilizing the electorates for political participation. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data …READ MORE …

OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

The assertion of “he who pays the pipers dictates the tunes” agreed more with this paper because there are lots of control and influence on Nigerian journalists and mass media in general. Media owners tends to dictate to journalists what they should and should not broadcast. It is believed that most of the government media journalists have been turned to their secretary and public relations while government has also turned media to her extension of ministry of information that cannot but support her activities dogmatically. It is therefore recommended that media owners should not allow the commercial interest to drive …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF TV THERAPY IN MOOD MANAGEMENT AMONG ADULT VIEWERS

The paper which examined the influence of TV Therapy in Mood Management among Adult Viewers in Portharcout. The paper was anchored on Uses and Gratifications Theory. The research design for this study is survey method as a quantitative research method. The researcher purposively selected thirty (30) adults within the Portharcourt metropolis. While the main data collection instrument for this study was questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage tables. Findings show that substantial numbers of the respondents (70%) often watch television while large percentage of respondents (63%) agreed that TV programs have helped them in …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF MEDIA REGULATION LAW AND ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

There has been a cat and mouse relationship between the mass media, society and governments of all ages, whether military or civilian, except when the press allows itself to be cajoled, used and manipulated by the government or personal interest of the so called ‘big power” to suit its whims and caprices. Journalists are hunters that is been hunted especially in Nigeria and third world countries, this assertion stressed that journalists are hunting for information, secret, facts, figures, idea to be shared to the public while some individuals, government, agent, organization, group e.t.c want their information, activities remain hiding, this …READ MORE …

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF AUDIENCE PREFERENCE FOR RADIO AND NEW MEDIA

The research is set out to compare social media and radio stations on the level of of News information assessment with a particular focus on the Twitter and Splash FM, Ibadan. The study was anchored on the Source Credibility and Uses and Gratification theories. The research used survey research method coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents with University of Ibadan from which 180 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method with SPSS version 20. Findings show that Twitter is the most preferred with over 80% subscribed to that. This implies …READ MORE …

COMPARISM OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO ON NEWS   

The research is set out to compare social media and radio stations on the level of of News information assessment with a particular focus on the Twitter and Splash FM, Ibadan. The study was anchored on the Source Credibility and Uses and Gratification theories. The reserach used survey research method coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents with University of Ibadan from which 180 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method with SPSS version 20. Findings show that Twitter is the most preferred with over 80% subscribed to that. This implies …READ MORE …

EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDIA LAW IN NIGERIA

            All over the world government regulates various fields of human endeaour. Thus, banking, education, health care delivery, hotels and so on, are regulated. This means these industries are provided with basic structures for their operation. The mass media industry is equally regulated. However, because of the peculiar nature of the mass media as vehicles for free expression, which is a fundamental human right, government is careful to regulate the media only to the extent consistent with the expectations of a democratic society. Thus, over-regulation of the media will stifle free expression and give rise to underground press and even …READ MORE …

JOURNALISTS VIEWS ON MEDIA ETHICS IN NEWS GATHERING AND DISSEMINATING

Journalism is the act of gathering, processing and dissemination of news and other editorial pieces to the wide audience using appropriate channels of mass communication such as radio, television, newspaper and so on. Journalism (mass media) constitutes a very potent institution in any society. Every sphere of human endeavor, therefore, needs the mass media for greater survival. Nsikan (2009) in Udoakah (2001) posits that news is the main content of the mass media, especially news media and that the journalists are the brain behind the news. Journalism practice should be well guided in order to bring about a virile and …READ MORE …

CONTENT ANALYSIS OF NTA YORUBA CHANNEL ON STARTIMES

The research examined NTA indigenous broadcasting with a content analysis of NTA Yoruba channel on Startimes. The research was anchored on Uses and Gratifications and Social Categories Theory. Content analysis was used while coding sheets were used to collect the data. The sampling technique for this study is purposive sampling and 1st – 7th November, 2016 was the days purposeful picked which start from Tuesday and ends Monday. The broadcast hour covered were 7am to 7pm everyday of the week. The data collected were analysed using frequency and percentage tables. Findings show that a total of 22 programs were content …READ MORE …

CABLE TELEVISION ON CULTURAL IMPERIALISM

The study examines the influence of cable television on cultural imperialism with a case study of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. The study is anchored on cultural imperialism theory. Survey research method with questionnaire was used to elicit data from respondents Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. Findings shows that majority of the respondents exposed themselves to television more than to other media and they rely on cable television particularly DSTV/GOTV, Startimes while about 21% are still fans of local stations. Also, viewing habit of the respondents shows that they were moderate television viewers as their watching pattern ranged between 30 minutes- 6 …READ MORE …

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