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 …

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 …

BROADCAST MEDIA AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS

The paper examines broadcast media and crisis management in the 2019 general elections. The paper was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory and Social Responsibility Theory. Survey research method was adopted while 40 copies of questionnaire were administered to respondents within NUJ, Osogbo and Ilorin while 32 copies were returned and analysed using frequency and percentage method. Finding show that the level of violence in the 2019 general election is moderate in so many states in Nigeria.  Also, inadequate security (40.6%) and greedy/godfatherism (28%) have been attributed to be the major factors accounted for violence in the 2019 General Election while …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: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FACING JOURNALISTS

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 …

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 …

BROADCAST MEDIA IN IMPROVING THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIVES OF RURAL DWELLERS

The research is set out to examine the role of broadcast media in improving the economy and social lives of rural dwellers, thus focus on Obokun Local Government area of Osun State. It is of note that; the presence of radio has brought a lot of socio-economy development to the practice of people especially those living in a rural area through its various programmes such as: “Let’s Go Farming”, “You & Health”, “Nation’s Pride”, and host of others. The research was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory and Developmental Media Theory. The research also used survey research method coupled with 100 …READ MORE …

ROLE OF TELEVISION AS AN INSTRUMENT OF PROMOTING INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

The study investigates the role of television as an instrument of promoting indigenous language and culture with a particular focus on OSBC. OSBC especially Orisun F.M, Ile-Ife remained one of the surviving indigenous channels in Nigeria focusing on Yoruba cultural development especially Yoruba language and culture. The study was anchored on the Cultivation Theory, Cultural Norms Theory and Social Learning Theory. Survey research method as a quantitative design was adopted while 100 copies of questionnaire were administered to 100 respondents out of which 96 copies were returned for analysis. The data collected were analysed in frequency and percentage method and …READ MORE …

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF VIEWERSHIP PREFERENCE OF FOREIGN AND LOCAL TELEVISION STATIONS AMONG NIGERIAN YOUTHS

The research analyzed viewership preferences of foreign and local television station among Nigerian youths. Foreign television stations transmit foreign/western cultures across national borders to other developing countries like Nigeria. The paper is anchored on cultural imperialism, media imperialism and globalization theories. Survey research method was used with 120 copies of questionnaires distributed to the respondents in Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, while 110 copies were retrieved which were analysed. It was observed that many of the respondents spend 4-10 hours watching television programmes and many of the respondents did not prefer local television stations to foreign television stations because local stations …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 …

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF PIDGIN ENGLISH USAGE IN BROADCAST MEDIA

The research examined audience perception of Pidgin English usage in Broadcast Media (study of WASOBIA TV and WASOBIA FM. It was observed that pidgin English otherwise known as broken English is now gaining popularity in Nigeria society particularly in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Aba, Onisha, Enugu, Owerri, Uyo, Edo and most of the cities in Nigeria. Although, Pidgin English is still considered as a language of the uneducated and there will be decline in pure English language if Pidgin English continues to thrill in broadcast media. But today is been used in both formal and informal setting to include radio programme. …READ MORE …

ROLE OF EMMANUEL TELEVISION PROGRAMMES IN PROMOTING CHRISTIAN RELIGION CONSCIOUSNESS AMONG PEOPLE OF ENUGU STATE.

ABSTRACT The study set out to examined the role of Emmanuel Television programmes in promoting Christian Religion Consciousness among people of Enugu state. It is observed that Emmanuel television channel often contributed lots to the socio-economy and spiritual life generally. The study is anchored on the Social Categories Theory, Uses and Gratifications Theory, Selective Media Perception and Selective Retention. The reserach employed survey research method coupled with 180 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents in Enugu, out of which 164 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method with SPSS version 20. Findings show that 43.9% …READ MORE …

ASSESSING THE LEVEL OF OBJECTIVITY AMONG FEDERAL, STATE AND PRIVATE TELEVISION

            Abstract This research study tends to assess the level of objectivity among federal, state and private television in Nigeria. Survey research methodology was used with 150 copies of questionnaire administered to the respondents who are people living in Osogbo metropolis. However, 138 questionnaires were correctly filled and returned. Findings revealed that the mass media has not live up to expectations in their programme contents. It was recommended among others that mass media should create many decent educative programmes that will continue to promote the educational values of Nigeria. GET COMPLETE PROJECT

ANALYSING LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AS INSTRUMENT FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE

The study is set out to analyze local radio stations as instrument for community education and social change with a case study of RAVE 91.7 FM and Gold 95.5 FM respectively the primary objective of this research is to examine the extent at which RAVE 91.7 FM and Gold 95.5 FM serve as an agent of social change in Osogbo and its environs. The study was anchored on Social responsibility media theory and development media. Survey research method was used to select respondents within Osogbo and its environs. The study employed non-probability sampling technique to select two hundred and fifty …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF RADIO ON THE VOTING BEHAVIOUR OF ELECTORATE IN THE 2018 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION

The research was set out to examine the impact of radio on the voting behaviour of the electorates in the 2018 Ekiti governorship election. The study was anchored on Democratic Participant Method Theory and Agenda Setting Theory. Survey research method was adopted and 100 copies of the questionnaire were printed and administered to the respondents within Ikole-Ekiti using accidental sampling technique and out of 100 copies that were administered 90 copies were returned. Therefore, the data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentage method. Findings showed that mass media especially radio plays a significant role in educating, enlightening, sensitizing and general mobilization of the electorates …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENT ON CHILDREN

The research examined the impact of television advertisement on children with a particular focus on Kunike Nursery and Primary School Osogbo, Osun state as a case study. Television being an audiovisual medium that mirrors reality is capable of influencing the psychological perspective of children and adolescents because children tend to cultivate what they watch on television according to George Gerbner.  Also, children are influenced by the advertiser’s promise that the product or service will benefit them. Survey research method was adopted with 100 children as sample size that are between the age of 5-15. The results revealed that advertisements played …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF TELEVISION IN PROMOTING EVANGELISM IN NIGERIA

The study is set out to examine the influence of television in promoting evangelism otherwise called televangelism in Nigeria particularly in Osogbo and its environs. It is observed that television channels often contribute lots to socio-economy and spiritual life generally. The study is anchored on the Social Categories Theory, Uses and Gratifications Theory, Selective Media Perception and Selective Retention. The research employed survey research method coupled with 150 copies of questionnaire that were administered to respondents in Osogbo out of which 120 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method. Also, 43.9% admitted that they watch …READ MORE …

ROLE OF RADIO IN POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILIZATION IN ELECTION

The study aims at examining the role of radio in political participation and mobilization in Akwa Ibom State election with a case study of Planet 101.1 FM, Atlantic 104.5 FM and AKBC 90.5 FM. Responses from the respondents indicated that radio stations in Akwa Ibom played a very crucial role in political awareness, mobilization, education and in the entire political development especially during election in the state. It did educate and sensitize masses on various activities such as registration, how to handle voter’s card, what to wear during election, how to participate in politic. The researcher adopted survey research method …READ MORE …

USE OF MODERN COMMUNICATION GADGETS: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIA JOURNALISM

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INFLUENCE OF WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE TELEVISION PROGRAMME ON SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE YOUTHS IN URBAN AREA

The study examined the influence of who wants to be a millionaire television programme on the social behaviour of the youths in an urban area (A case study of Uyo Metropolis). Mass media especially television has been a major agent o socialization and education in society through educational programmes like “Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Brain Test, Quiz T.V, Debate” and many more. Today education is not limited within teacher and classroom because Television has proved that education is really comprehensive not confined within four walls of the classroom. However, for the purpose of this study survey research method …READ MORE …

PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF CAMPUS BROADCAST STATIONS IN NIGERIA

The research examines the Prospects and Challenges of Campus Broadcast stations in Nigeria with a focus on UNILAG FM 88.9 FM. The study was anchored on three management theories which are Behavioural and Human Relations Management TheorY, Fredrick Taylor’s Scientific Management Theory and Contingency Theory. Survey research method was adopted in which 100 copies of questionnaires were administered to respondents that were drawn within Unilag F.M Lagos 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 with SPSS version 20. Findings revealed that …READ MORE …

Problems and Prospects of Campus Radio in Nigeria

The research examines the problems and prospects of Campus radio in Nigeria with a focus on UNILAG 88.9 FM. The study was anchored on three management theories which are Behavioural and Human Relations Management Theory, Fredrick Taylor’s Scientific Management Theory and Contingency Theory. Survey research method was adopted in which 100 copies of questionnaires were administered to respondents that were drawn within Unilag F.M Lagos 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 with SPSS version 20. Findings revealed that fund is …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF RADIO CAMPAIGNS IN CREATING ON AWARENESS ON GLOBAL WARMING

The study examines the Impact of Radio in creating awareness on global warming with a specific focus on Emene community area of Enugu. The researcher used survey research design in the collection of data because it is easier to sought people’s opinion using questionnaire. Stratified sampling method was used to get the sample size for this study which is 150. Data gathered from the study were analyzed, tested and interpreted using simple percentage, frequency tables and chi- square goodness of fit test which is used to test the hypothesis. The researcher was able to find out that majority of the …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF WOMEN IMAGE IN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

The study investigated influence of women image in products and services advertising campaign because today, there are varieties of images, or representations of females in newspaper, magazine, television, posters, billboard, and product label. The study used Hierarchy of Effects Model, Source Credibility Theory and Learning Theory respectively to give scholarly point of view to this research. The research used survey method while questionnaire was designed to collect data from the selected 120 respondents; out of which 112 copies were returned and analyzed using frequency and percentage tables. It was realized that women image plays a significant role in newspaper, magazine, …READ MORE …

PERCEPTION OF VIEWERS TO NTA REPORT ON BRING BACK OUR GIRLS CAMPAIGN

The study is set out to examine the perception of viewers to NTA Reports on Bring Back Our Girls Campaign in order to understand the opinion formed by the people of Asaba on various NTA programmes as regards BBOG. The study is anchored on the Uses and Gratification, Selective and Retention Theories. Survey research method was used, coupled with 100 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents in Asaba metropolis that were purposively selected from which 90 copies were retrieved and analysed using frequency and percentage table method with SPSS version 20. Findings show that exposure of Asaba residents …READ MORE …

TELEVISION AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR 2019 ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGNS IN NIGERIA

The study is set out to examine television as an instrument for 2019 electioneering campaign in Nigeria because post election reports and responses  from observers indicated that 2019 presidential campaign was characterised by the hate campaigns while the serious ones kept to the rule of game. The study is anchored on three theories i.e Agenda Setting, Social Responsibility and Democratic Participant Theories respectively. Survey research method was adopted while structured questionnaire was also employed to elicit responses from 200 respondents that were purposively drawn within strategic places in Lagos out of which 180 copies that were correctly filled were analysed …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA IN ACHIEVING COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS

The research examined the influence of new media in achieving communication efficiency in radio and television stations with much emphasis on the positive contributions of new media (modern media) on the old media or traditional mass media in today’s practice especially in news gathering, writing, processing, and dissemination.T he new media which simply represented by the internet embedded with some facilities or applications like: electronic mail , facebook, google, yahoo, video conferencing, chat room, video call and lots more which have changed the conventional face and practice in old mass media like: radio, television, newspaper and magazine not only in Nigeria but …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF INTERNET ON BROADCASTING MEDIA IN BAUCHI STATE

The research examines the impact of internet on broadcasting media in Bauchi State with a specific focus on the Bauchi State Broadcasting Corporation (BSBC), Bauchi.  The research in quantitative in nature with the use of Survey research method as research design. The data collection instrument for this study is questionnaire in obtaining information from staff of the broadcast organization about the impact of ICTs/internet on their performance. One of the findings showed that news gathering and dissemination, sound and audio editing, jingles and other related commercials are some of the areas in which the impact of ICTs have been felt …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN RE-BRANDING NIGERIA

This study examined the role of mass media in re-branding Nigeria with a particular focus on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The study was anchored on the Theory of Branding and Social Responsibility Media Theory. It is established that the role of the media is an indispensable in ensuring national and international reputation. Survey research method was adopted while the data collection instrument was a questionnaire. The data were collected from the respondents within NTA while the data were analysed using frequency and percentage method. Findings of the study showed that mass media in Nigeria especially NTA has really promoted the image and …READ MORE …