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 IN AGEGE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAGOS STATE

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: 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 …

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 …

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 …

Influence of Television in Promoting Igbo Culture

In the 52 years since the introduction of Television in Nigeria, concern over the influence and role of television on the people’s culture has taken a national dimension. In spite of the great advantages of television, concerns have been on its role in re-shaping the people’s culture. This research “Promoting Igbo Cultural Heritage: An Audience Evaluation of ABS Television Channels 24 & 27 programming in Anambra State”, is meant to investigate the contributions of ABS in promoting Igbo culture through its programmes from the standpoint ofits audience. This study investigated the programming of ABS Television Channels 24 & 27 in …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF MASS MEDIA IN ENHANCING JUDICIAL SYSTEM REFORM IN NIGERIA

The study is set out to examine the impact of mass media in enhancing judicial system reform 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 …

USE OF MODERN COMMUNICATION GADGETS: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIA JOURNALISM

uses of Modern Communication Gadgets among journalists

IMPACT OF ONLINE NEWS ON READERSHIP PATTERN OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS

The research examines the impact of online newspapers on the readership pattern of Nigerian students among the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. There is no doubt about the fact that reading from, websites, blogs and social media are on the increase among students as technology is becoming more advanced to the extent that students can access newspaper online using their Smartphone, GPRS enable phone therefore and computer. The study was explained under Technological Determinism and Diffusion of Innovation theories. Survey method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of questionnaires that were administered within the polytechnic campus using non-probability method (purposive technique.) …READ MORE …

PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION IN NIGERIA

The study examined the problem and prospects of newspaper circulation in Nigeria (A study of the Nigerian Tribune and Punch Newspaper). The aim of the study is to look into one of the major stages of newspaper production process in Nigeria which is circulation. The study was anchored on System Management Theory which emphasized that no unit or department is useless rather they are all important to the overall success of the media outfits. The study employed survey research method to elicit data from the respondents and one hundred respondents were drawn through non-probability sampling method. Findings show that majority …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF AUDIENCE AWARENESS, ACCESSIBILITY AND PATRONAGE OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERS IN NIGERIA

 ASSESSMENT OF AUDIENCE AWARENESS, ACCESSIBILITY AND PATRONAGE OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERS (A STUDY OF STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA)   Prepared by www.researchcage.com INTRODUCTION             The growing number of internet users is one of the factors responsible for media convergence i.e reading, viewing and watching news online practicable. For instance, the number of internet users in Nigeria has further increased to 93.4 million, according to a new report on Internet status in the country. The report obtained by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator, indicated the country has recorded about 14 per cent growth in mobile internet subscriptions …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 …

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 …

PRONUNCIATION AND INTONATION OF ENGLISH NEWSCASTERS AS A VERITABLE TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE NEWS AND PROGRAMME

The study that examines the pronunciation and intonation of English newscasters as a veritable tool for effective news and programme with a case study of Kwara State University, Malete staff. There is doubt about the fact that reporters, announcers newscasters and presenters are media representatives that have contact with the media audience often therefore, they must be good ambassadors by having what it takes such as good looking, knowledgeable, good pronunciation, quality intonation and other good qualities that stand out that will enables audience turn or stay turn to such television and radio station otherwise absent of those quality can …READ MORE …

PROBLEMS OF PRIVATE MEDIA MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA

1.2   STATEMENT OF THE RESEARCH PROBLEM             The research x-ray the problems and prospects of private media management with a particular reference to a single private broadcast media using African Independent Television.             No doubt to say the fact that management is not a bed of rose. With this backdrop, management has some problems in managing, controlling and commanding a media outfit.             Among the problems are motivations of diligent and intelligent staff in the organization, problem of leadership, individual difference can also not be overlooked.             Funding is another identified challenge because equipment in broadcast media are very expensive …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF FREE READERS ACTIVITIES ON THE CIRCULATION OF NEWSPAPERS IN NIGERIA

The study examined influence of Free Readers’ Activities on the Circulation of Newspapers in Nigeria (A case study of Uyo Metropolis) with the intention to know why people gather every morning at Plaza newspaper stand Ikot Ekpene road Newspaper stand and other newspaper stands to know the latest information, locally and nationally and how the newspapers contents they are reading are affecting and influencing them. To know the effect of free readers’ activities on newspapers sales volume and circulation. While it also aim to examine whether free readers’ activities have negative effect on newspapers sale volume. All respondents read one newspaper …READ MORE …

Newspaper Readership Patterns in Ilorin Metropolis

The study examined newspaper readership within Ilorin metropolis especially at the free readers’ joints in Post Office Area, Emirs’ Road, Oja Oba, Sobi Junction Garage with the intention to know why people gather every morning to know the latest information, locally and nationally and how the newspapers contents they are reading are affecting and influencing them. While many do appear at those joints to pay a token amount of money to have access to all the daily newspapers brought to those newspapers’ stand. It is very obvious that the most widely read newspaper as far as Ilorin is concerned according …READ MORE …