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, Agenda Setting Theory and Social Cognitive Learning 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 …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 …

ROLE OF RADIO IN ACHIEVING MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs) IN AKWA IBOM STATE

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are 8 goals that all 189 UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015. The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000 commits world leaders to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. It is against this background that the research examines role of mass media in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”. The research is anchored on developmental media theory and agenda setting theory respectively. Cross sectional survey research method is used in which 100 copies of questionnaires were administered within two radio stations …READ MORE …

ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN SUPPORTING PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Campaign against corruption has been one of the focuses of President Muhammadu Buhari since the assumption of office in May 29, 2015 and it is on this background that the research dwelled on the role of mass media in supporting president Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption in Nigeria because the media is seen as the fourth estate of the realm and watch dog of the people in power. Mass media have been able to educate, enlighten and inform the general public on the effect of corruption on our national development while mass media have not relented in exposing corrupt leaders, …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 …

COPYRIGHT LAW ON INTERNET MATERIALS

Larger percentage of undergraduates pay less attention to copyright law or intellectual property, plagiarism, fair use, paraphrasing and how to deal with them especially as it related to internet publications and materials. The research therefore aims at appraising copyright law awareness among students on the internet publication among Kwara State University, Malete with the sole objective to know if Internet publications / materials enjoy copyright law or not and to what extent, because plagiarism is a criminal offence in an academic sphere. However, referencing internet publications and materials with appropriate citations is one of the gimmicks used to attribute the …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

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 …

CHANNELS OF INFORMATION ACQUISITION AND DISSEMINATION AMONG RURAL DWELLERS

The study examines the Channels of Information Acquisition and Dissemination among Rural Dwellers with a particular focus on Aiyedade Local Government, Osun State. There is no doubt about the fact that mass media and new media are major sources of information acquisition and distribution in this 21st century. The study is anchored on Uses and Gratifications, Technological Determinism and Source Credibility Theories. Survey research method was used coupled with questionnaire to elicit responses from the respondents that were selected through purposive sampling in strategic locations within Aiyedaade local government. 250 copies of questionnaire were administered while, 220 were returned for …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 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 …

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 …

ANALYSING THE NEED FOR CAMPUS RADIO IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

 This research work examined the analyzing for the need for campus radio in Nigeria tertiary institution. The work critically analyzed the exact role of campus broadcasting to the mass media profession. Moreover, this project has been able to examine the operations and activities of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree which are all topmost stations among the campus stations in Nigeria. The research is hinged on the Development Media Theory and System theory. Survey method of research was employed, as the researcher purposively select his respondents from the chosen campus stations.100 questionnaires were administered to the respondents, out of which 100 copies …READ MORE …

USE OF PIDGIN ENGLISH AND STANDARD BRITISH ENGLISH

The research analysis the use of Pidgin English and Standard British English on Rave 91.7 fm, Osogbo (A case study of No Tension Zone Programme). It was observed that Pidgin English otherwise known as broken English is now gaining popularity in Nigeria society particularly in Osun State as Rave F.M leading other broadcasting stations in using the language for programmes. Survey research method was employed while 100 copies of questionnaires were administered to the selected respondents who were selected based on convenience within Osogbo and its environs from which 90 copies of questionnaires were returned for analysis. However, the frequency …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 …

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 …

STUDENTS RATING AND ACCEPTABILITY OF RADIO STATIONS IN OSUN STATE

The study examines the level of acceptability and ratings of radio stations in Osun State among students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree. Media programming has been one of the important yardsticks to measure the effectiveness and rating of the popularity of media houses. The research was anchored on the Uses and Gratifications and Source Credibility Theory. Survey method was used in this study while questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the respondents who are students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. 250 students were sampled using probability sampling techniques. The data collected were analysed using frequency and percentage method. Findings …READ MORE …

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POPULARITY AND RATING OF SATELLITE TELEVISION IN ILORIN

The research is set to assess the popularity rating of satellite television in Ilorin South Local Government. The study was anchored on Cultural Imperialism Theory, Cultivation Theory the Uses and Gratifications Theory. Survey research method was used and questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Multistage random sampling technique was used to select 90 respondents in Ilorin South Local Government. The data collected were analysed using frequency and percentage method. Findings in the study show that majority of the respondents have access to satellite television network in their respective locations and satellite television is one of the most used among …READ MORE …

RADIO BROADCASTING AND BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE: A STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION CAMPAIGNS

The physical environment is very important to the survival of the entire universe, and Nigeria as a nation has been battling to reduce the risk, resulting from poor sanitary conditions and unwholesome toilet habits in our cities and communities. Unfortunately, efforts to keep Nigeria clean which culminated in a national crusade against filth has not completely succeeded in enthroning a sense of decency and the culture of environmental self-discipline among the citizenry. The research thus examinesRadio Broadcasting and Behavioural Change: A Study of Environmental Sanitation Campaigns in Port Harcourt. Survey research method was adopted using simple random sampling technique. Also …READ MORE …

APPRAISING THE USE OF DRUMS AS A MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION IN IMESI-ILE COMMUNITY

The research is set out to appraise the use of drums as means of communication in Imesi-Ile community because traditional means of communication otherwise known as trado-media communication has been part and parcel of African society and Yoruba people during occasions such as coronation, funeral ceremony, traditional festival, naming ceremony among other community-based events. The study was anchored on Medium Theory and Theory of SMCR in Drumming. The study used survey research method and questionnaires to elicit responses from the 250 respondents within Imesi-Ile community who were purposively through non-probability technique out of which 226 copies were correctly filled and …READ MORE …