USES AND INFLUENCE OF INTERNET ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA

Internet has been a plus to the practice of modern journalism which cannot be denied as a result this research is on the thrust to examine the uses and influence of internet on the practice of journalism in Nigeria with emphasis on journalists in Osun State. The research equally covered electronic mail, social media, search engines, video conferencing skyping and lots more has changed the conventional face and practice of mass media like: radio, television, newspaper and magazine not only in Nigeria but across the globe. The study was anchored on Technology Determinism. Survey research method was adopted while questionnaire …READ MORE …

Influence of Facebook on the Menace of Coronavirus in Nigeria

The research was on the thrust to evaluate the influence of Facebook on the menace of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Lots of youth especially students of tertiary institutions used Facebook to learn more about Coronavirus and schools resumption news. The research was grounded on Technological Determinism Theory and Social Cognitive Learning Theory. The study used Survey method for carrying out this study. The main data collection instrument was questionnaire which was used to elicit responses from the respondents. The study used Non-probability sampling technique, purposive sampling technique in particular. The study used Descriptive Statistics with emphasis on frequency and percentage method. …READ MORE …

Influence of Social Media on Covid19 Pandemics in Nigeria

The study was set out to examine the influence of Social Media on Covid19 Pandemics in Nigeria. It should be noted that social media were used not only by Students but also among youth during the outbreak of the Coronavirus to be updated. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory and Agenda Setting   Theory. Survey research methodSurvey research method as a quantitative method was adopted for this study. Questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the respondents that were drawn. The research use Non-probability sampling technique ( Purposive Sampling). The data collected was analysed using Descriptive Statistics ( …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF MANAGEMENT IN THE OPERATION OF PARROT 101.1 F.M. OGBOMOSHO

The research examines the assessment of management in the operation of Parrot F.M. Ogbomosho. The study was anchored on three management theories which are Behavioural and Human Relations Management Theories, Fredrick Taylor’s Scientific Management Theory and Contingency Theories. Survey research method was adopted in which 100 copies of questionnaires were administered to the respondents that were drawn within Parrot F.M. Ogbomosho using non-probability sampling technique (purposive sampling) out of which 90 copies were correctly filled and analysed. The data were analysed using frequency and percentage table method. Findings revealed that fund is the core problem facing Parrot F.M. Ogbomosho while it also …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF IMPACT OF MASS MEDIA IN REFORMING THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

The study is set out to examine the impact of mass media in reforming the judicial system in Nigeria. Judiciary is one of the three (3) arms of government in a democratic setting like Nigeria while mass media is considered to be the fourth estate of the realm and as forum for public discussion and watch dog on all other arms of government. The study is anchored on Social Responsibility Theory, Agenda Setting Theory and Democratic Participant Theory respectively. Survey research method was adopted while 100 respondents were purposively select among the judiciary and journalists in Correspondents Chapel, Osogbo. Questionnaire …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF PRIVATIZATION OF BROADCASTING STATIONS IN NIGERIA ON CITIZENS

This study examined the impact of Privatization of Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria on citizens. Following the privatization of broadcast industry in 1992 by the Babangida regime. Broadcasting was an exclusive central government preserve so that the entry of private players in the industry necessitates an appraisal with a view towards ascertaining the benefits that had accrued since the liberalization of the sector. In this sense an assessment of the performance of private broadcast stations was done, taking into cognizance their viability with regards to their advert base to determine if the private stations have been able to wrest control of the …READ MORE …

EFFECT OF GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA ON THE PERFORMANCE OF JOURNALISTS

The assertion that says “he who pays the pipers dictates the tunes”, agreed more with this study because there are lots of government controls and influence on Nigerian journalists especially those working with the state media. Government dictates to journalists what they should and should not broadcast. It is believe the 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 can but support her activities dogmatically. The research was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory. Survey research method was adopted with …READ MORE …

ROLE OF MOBILE PHONE IN ACHIEVING EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK

The study examined the role of mobile phone in achieving effective feedback (A case study Unique FM 103.1, Ilesha. Feedback makes communication a continuous process, as it has the capacity to change the course and pattern of communication encountered between persons or among individuals. Feedback is a very important yardstick for measuring audience acceptance and participation in programmes. However, a very important element would be missing if feedback especially through phone-in programme is omitted from the basic structure of communication which contains sender, message, channel and receiver. Majority of the respondents send feedback to media house through the use of …READ MORE …

GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM

Journalism is considered an exclusive preserve of men with salutation phrase of ‘Gentlemen of the press’ an indication of gender discrimination or men profession only. Religion, culture, gender disparity, role as mother and insecurity among others are factors influencing the performance of women journalists in Nigeria. The core objective of the research is to appraise the gender inequality in the practice of journalism with a case study of Oyo State National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). Survey research method was used while 120 copies of questionnaires were administered to 120 respondents who were purposively selected with 60 respondents from the …READ MORE …

ROLE OF FEMALE JOURNALISTS ON NIGERIAN BROADCAST MEDIA

The research examined the “role of female journalists on Nigerian broadcast media (A case study of BCOS and NTA Ibadan). Findings have shown that women journalists have contributed to the development of journalism, broadcast media in particular and they are still contributing in so many ways despite the fact that their role as mother, religion, culture, gender disparity and insecurity among others are influencing their performance. Women journalists contribute in so many aspects particularly as anchors of women programmes, family programmes, children programmes, education programmes, fashion and entertainment programmes. Women are also known for their unique contributions in newscasting and …READ MORE …

CONTRIBUTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN NEWSPAPER COVER PAGE

This study evaluated the effects of photographs in newspaper cover page: An appraisal of the Punch newspaper. It is obvious that photographs play a very prominent role in newspaper and the world of print media in general especially when place in the cover page. It communicates messages even to the illiterates. A newspaper without the use of photograph would be nothing but look like a letter or text book and such publication could not persuade readers. Also, photographs draw the attention of the reader to the most prominent news and issue especially when placed at the front page of a …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF PHOTOGRAPHS ON MAGAZINE COVER PAGE

The study evaluates the impact of photograph on magazine cover page with case study of Tell Magazine and Ovation Magazine. Photographs play a very prominent role in magazine and in the print media in general. It communicates messages even to the illiterates. Also, from the data analysis and findings, it is observed that photographs draw the attention of readers to the most prominent news and issue especially when placed at the front page of a magazine while it also used to set agenda on what public will debate upon that day. In fact the headline scanners and photo scanner always …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF DEREGULATION OF BROADCASTING MEDIA ON THE PEOPLE OF BORIPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OSUN STATE

This study examined the impact of deregulation of broadcasting media on the people of Boripe Local government area of Osun state. With the privatization and deregulation of broadcast industry in Nigeria by the then Head of State, Gen. Babangida. Babangida regime in 1992 in order to allow private participation in broadcast media which was dominated, control and exclusively for government. Survey research method was adopted and questionnaires were administered to the selected respondents residing in Boripe local government area of Osun State. Findings shown that the main gains of deregulation is multiple access to broadcast channels by Nigerians, high level …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF COMMERCIALS ON THE SUCCESS OF PRIVATE RADIO STATIONS IN NIGERIA

The study examined the impact of commercials on the success of private radio stations in Nigeria with a particular reference to Unique 103.1 F.M, Ilesha, Osun State.  Commercialization is thriving because editors, publishers and owners of the broadcast stations/print media see the organizations or their investment as a profit making venture that should yield the required financial return. Increasingly, commercial-oriented news stories are taking the place of hard news reports this days. Survey research method coupled with questionnaire was used in eliciting data from the selected respondents. The data were analyzed using table and frequency and percentage tables. The paper …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF CARTOON ON THE NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION

The basic goal of the research is to examine the influence of graphical cartoons in newspaper publication with a case study of the Punch Newspaper, Lagos. It is observed that since the first appearance of cartoon in newspaper, it has remained one of the most integral parts of newspaper. It plays different role depending on the type of cartoon and caption used. Cartoon to many is an entertainment and funny graphics. One of the major reasons for using cartoon in newspaper is to set agenda on current issue or matter which may neither be expressed by news and features including …READ MORE …

NEWSPAPERS READERSHIP AMONG STUDENTS OF LAPAI

The study examined newspapers readership among students of IBBU, Lapai. The research focused on the students of IBBU Lapai in Niger state. The study is anchored on Agenda Setting and Individual Difference Theory. Cross sectional survey research method is used while 120 copies of questionnaires were administered to respondents using quota sampling technique, out of which 97 copies were returned for analysis. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage method). Findings show that majority of respondents pay attention to news, sport, feature, terrorism matters more than any other items in the newspapers. The challenge the affected …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF FREE READERS ACTIVITIES ON THE CIRCULATION OF NEWSPAPERS

The study examined the influence of free readers’ activities on the circulation of newspapers in Agege local government Lagos state with the intention to know why people gather every morning at various newspapers stands in Agege area of Lagos state. The study was anchored on Uses and Gratification Theory. The study employed survey research method while questionnaire were used to elicit responses from the respondents. Also, one hundred and twenty (120) respondents were drawn through purposive sampling method. All respondents read one newspaper or the other on a daily basis because respondents were deliberately selected from three major newspaper stands …READ MORE …

NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE RIGHT OF THE PUBLIC TO KNOW

The right of citizens to know what is happening within the government and in the ordinary street is one of the factors that drive journalists while a tool used by the government to restrict journalists is to classify some documents and information as “Official Secret Act”, “National Security” and “Internal Interest”. These are used to cloak the government’s illegal spying activities.  It is against this background that this research examines National Security and the Right of the public to know: An analysis of Samuel Ogundipe Experience.  The study was anchored on Social Responsibility Theory. Survey research method was used while …READ MORE …

APPLYING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW IN MEDIA ROUTINES

Seeing mass media to operate without constraint especially from government and regulating agency is called press freedom and it has been a serious issue since the earlier days of the media establishment because of the power and position occupied by the mass media in the society. The mass media as an agent of mass mobilization, mass education, mass information and as an instrument of mass deception if used unjustly. Due to the above notion of the press, government at different countries often finds it uncomfortable to allow the press to exist uncontrolled. The media is seen as a volatile and …READ MORE …

GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA

Journalism is considered as an exclusive preserve of men with salutation of ‘Gentlemen of the Press’ an indication of gender discrimination or men profession. The study therefore appraises gender inequality in the practice of journalism with a particular focus on Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Chapter. The study was anchored on Mute theory and System Management Theory. Survey research method was used while 200 copies of questionnaires were administered to respondents who were journalists that were purposively selected at the NUJ Press Centre Osogbo out of which 180 copies were retrieved and analysed using frequency and percentage distribution method. …READ MORE …

ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDIA LAW IN NIGERIA

The study analyzing the effectiveness of media law in Nigeria with a particular focus on Journalists in Lagos State. The right of citizens to know what is happening in the corridor of government is one of the factors that drives journalists while a tool used by the government to restrict journalists is to classify some documents and information as “Official Secret Act”, “National Security” and “Internal Interest”. These are used to cloak the government’s illegal spying activities. The study was anchored on Social Responsibility Theory, Source Credibility Theory and Democratic Participant Theory. Survey research method was used while 186 copies …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF MEDIA OWNERSHIP INFLUENCE ON ETHICAL PRACTICES OF JOURNALISTS

The study assessing media ownership influence on ethical practices among journalists in Osun State. The assertion that says “he who pays the pipers dictates the tunes” agreed more with this study because there are lots of direct and indirect ownership controls and influence on journalists and media houses especially those working with the state media. The research was anchored on Social Responsibility Theory and The Ethical Utilitarian Theory. Survey research method as a quantitative research design was adopted in carrying out this study. The data collection instrument used in collecting data for this study is questionnaire which was administered to …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF TUESDAY GUARDIAN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISEMENT ON THE SALES OF THE NEWSPAPER

The study investigated the Impact of Tuesday Guardian Employment Opportunities Advertisement on the Sales of the Newspaper in order to ascertain the extent in which people in Osogbo have access, patronize and get job from the Tuesday edition of the Guardian. The study is anchored on Uses and Gratifications Theory and Source Credibility Theory. Survey research method was used coupled with questionnaire to elicit responses from the respondents that were selected through purposive sampling in five strategic locations within Osogbo particularly  in Oke Fair, Gbemu, Ayetoro Area, Old Garage and Ola-Iya Area respectively. 200 copies of questionnaire were administered and …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE STATIONS IN NIGERIA

The assertion that says “he who pays the pipers dictates the tunes” agreed more with the outcome of this study because of the controls and influences exercise on journalists especially those working with the private media. The impact of ownership structure on the performance of private stations in Nigeria (A case study of Channels TV). The study is anchored on System Theory, Source Credibility and Political Economy Theory. Survey research method was adopted using simple random sampling technique. Also questionnaires were administered to 250 respondents and 220 were correctly filled and analysed. While the data collected were analysis and interpreted …READ MORE …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILISING ELECTORATE TOWARDS PARTICIPATING IN 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA

The flexibility of radio makes it a unique tool in reaching diverse audience including those in rural area on socio-economy and political matters. It is on this notion that this examines the role of radio in mobilising electorate towards participating in 2019 Presidential Election in Osun state. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 200 copies of questionnaire that were printed and administered to the respondents within Osogbo in which 192 copies were returned. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage method. The research findings showed that mass media especially radio provides avenue for the citizens to get information …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF GRAPHICAL CARTOONS IN NEWSPAPERS PUBLICATION

The research examines the Influence of Graphical Cartoons in Newspapers Publication with a particular focus on the Punch Newspaper, Lagos. Cartoon remained one of the important elements in newspaper content and it serving various degree of purpose ranging from setting agenda on public issue to the role of comic relief.  The study was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory. The research used survey method coupled with questionnaire as a data collection instrument. One hundred (100) respondents were simple randomly sampling out of which 90 copies were correctly filled and returned for analysis. The data collected were analysed and discussed in descriptive …READ MORE …

ANALYSIS OF CHALLENGES FACING JOURNALISTS ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

There are legal and social problems that have continued to restrain the Nigerian journalists from adequate and effective news reporting. These laws are meant to dictate to journalists what they should and should not publish. Whether in a military or a civilian government, these laws are always there to serve the objectives of the powers that be, and to brow beat the press. In the past during military dictatorships many journalists and reporters suffered all sorts of deprivations and depredations. When the military relinquished power to a democratically elected civilian government in May 1999, there was general relief owing to …READ MORE …

CHALLENGES OF NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION IN NIGERIA

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

IMPACT OF COMPUTER APPLICATION ON BROADCASTING

The research examined the impact of computer application on broadcasting(A case study of Ondo State RadioVision Corporation, Orita-Obele Akure). Information and Communication Technology especially computer has changed mass media production and distribution in Nigeria. The study which was anchored on Mediamorphosis theory and Technological Determination Theory which emphasised that as we move from old technology to the new one, it influences the way we do things. A survey research method was used while the data collection instrument for this study was questionnaire. the copies of questionnaire were administered to 150 respondents that were drawn using simple random technique out of …READ MORE …

EXAMINATION OF EFFECTIVENESS OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN PRINT JOURNALISM

The study is set out to examine the effectiveness of photographs in print journalism. Photography is believed to be one of the most effective elements in drawing attention because photographs play a very prominent role in magazine and the world of print media in general. It communicates messages even to the illiterates. The study is anchored on the Source Credibility Theory. Survey research method was adopted in which questionnaire was used as data collection instrument while 100 respondents were selected within four newsstands in Osogbo particularly at Oke-Fia Newstand, Ayetoro Newstand, Gbemu Newsstand and Olaiya newsstand respectively using accidental sampling …READ MORE …