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 …

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 …

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 …

ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF PIDGIN ENGLISH AND STANDARD BRITISH ENGLISH ON RAVE FM

  ABSTRACT The research analysed the use of pidgin English and standard British English on Rave f.m, Osogbo. 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 150 copies of questionnaires were administered to the selected respondents who were selected based on convenience within Osogbo and its environs from which 140 copies of questionnaires were returned for analysis. However, the frequency and percentage method of data analysis was …READ MORE …

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 …

COMPARISM OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO STATIONS ON THE ASSESSMENT OF NEWS INFORMATION

The research is set out to compare social media and radio stations on the level of News information assessment with a particular focus on the Twitter and Splash FM, Ibadan. The study was anchored on the Source Credibility and Uses and Gratification theories. The research used survey research method coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents with the University of Ibadan from which 180 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method with SPSS version 20. Findings show that Twitter is the most preferred with over 80% subscribed to that. This implies that …READ MORE …

COMMUNITY RADIO AS INSTRUMENT FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE

The study examines community radio as instrument for community education and social change with a focus on RAVE 91.7 FM and Gold 95.5 FM. The study was anchored on Social Responsibility Media Theory and Development Media. Theory. 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 (250) respondents within RAVE 91.7 Fm and Gold 95.5 FM). The data collection instrument used in collecting data is questionnaire. Out of 250 copies, 238 copies were returned while only 226 copies were correctly filled which is representing …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 …

ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILISING ELECTORATE TOWARDS PARTICIPATING IN ONDO STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN AKURE

The flexibility of radio makes it a unique tool in reaching diverse audience including those in the rural area on socio-economy and political matters. It is on this notion that this examines the role of radio in mobilizing electorate towards participating in Ondo state Governorship election in Akure. The survey research method was adopted coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were printed and administered to the respondents within Akure Township 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 …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 …

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

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 …

MEDIA MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS OF PARROT FM, OGBOMOSHO

The research examines media management and 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. The 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 analyzed. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage table method. Findings revealed that fund is the core problem facing Parrot F.M. Ogbomosho while it also …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 MASS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ON THE MENACE OF CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

The study examined the influence of mass media campaigns on the menace of corruption in Nigeria with Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chapel Osogbo as a case study. Without doubt mass media play a very crucial role as the fourth estate of the realm especially in serving as the major watchdog to the people in authority. Mass media especially television has 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, it always pattern with various anti graft agencies such as the …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 …