FACEBOOK AS PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

The study examined the influence of social media particularly Facebook as platform for political participation in Delta State, 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. Survey research method was used coupled with 300 copies of questionnaires that were administered to residents in the three senatorial districts of Delta state. This political dispensation, political office holders, politicians, including president and governors created and manage social media account such as facebook, twitter, Instagram among others …READ MORE …

 EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AS A TOOL OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN NIGERIA

From colonial day’s election to post independence polls, to the enthronement of democracy in 1999, mass media have been a major platform for political communication, education and public mobilization for sustaining our democracy. The art of politicking has always relied upon the promotion of one party, candidate or point of view over another. The only thing that has changed is the method and techniques available to political communicators are media availability. In the early days of political advertising and campaign, communicators relied upon the dissemination of audacious handbills and word of mouth, newspaper, magazine, radio, television, billboard and posters. As …READ MORE …

ANALYSING THE INCREASING COMPETITION BETWEEN NEWS BLOGGERS AND TRADITIONAL JOURNALISTS

The study analyzing the increasing competition between news bloggers and traditional journalists in Nigeria. The emergence, proliferation and advancement in information and communication technology which has brought about social media, blogging and other digital platforms that have revolutionalised the practice of journalism not only in Nigeria but through the world. The research was anchored on Technological Determinism and Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Survey research method was used coupled with questionnaire as data collection instrument. The sample size for this research was sixty (60) journalists who were purposively drawn from NUJ, Press Centre, Osogbo and another 5 bloggers that responded to …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF TWITTER ON THE READING ABILITY OF UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES

Twitter usage can contribute to students positively and negatively depending on the users and the purpose for its uses, it is on this thrust that the researchers examined the influence of Twitter on the reading ability of Bowen University undergraduates. The research is anchored on Technology Determinism Theory which was explained and related carefully to this result with the aim of given depth to the research. The research also used survey design coupled with 170 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents in Bowen University, Iwo Osun State who were simple randomly selected from which 153 copies were correctly …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS INSTRUMENT FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILISATION IN OSUN WEST SENATORIAL BYE ELECTION

The study examined social media as instrument for political participation and mobilization in Osun West Senatorial Bye-Election in 2017. The emergence and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media have reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers a platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign, political communication, and political mobilization. The survey research method was used with the questionnaire serving as the research instrument to gather the required data. Findings in the study show that majority of the respondents used social media to contribute to debates, sharing opinions and getting updates during the re-run election …READ MORE …