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 …

INFLUENCE OF TELEVISION ADVERTISING ON CONSUMERS BUYING HABITS OF CIGARETTES IN NIGERIAN

The research examines the influence of television advertising on consumers buying habits of cigarettes in Nigeria with a case study of Commercial Drivers in Onisha). It was established that television been an audio-visual platform has the capacity to influence the behaviour of people. Similarly, people tend to get motivated and persuaded by what they watch on television according to Garbner, G. et. al (1980). Survey research method was used coupled with one hundred (100) respondents while ninety (90) questionnaires were retrieved. The data were analyzed and interpreted using the table, frequency and percentage method. Also, cigarette/tobacco advertisement influences the smoking …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 …

INFLUENCE OF ADVERTISING ON CONSUMERS’ CHOICE  (A study of Oral B and Closeup)

The major thrust of this research is to examine the Influence of advertising on consumers’ choice of two competing brands i.e Oral B and Closeup among students of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). It is believed that for any profit making organization to succeed in this competitive society there is need for advertisement. Advertising has formed part of the successful promotion device that any profit making organization must not toy with if such company wants to succeed. The study was anchored on Persuasive Theory and Cultivation Theory respectively. Survey research method was adopted in which 100 copies …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 …

ANALYSIS OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE AND CULTURAL IMPERIALISMS

The study analyzing cable television service and cultural imperialism with a case study of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree students. The study was anchored on cultural imperialism theory and media imperialism theory. Survey research method with questionanire was used to elicit data from respondents Osun State Polytechnic students. Findings shows that majority of the respondents exposed themselves to television more than to other media and they rely on cable television particularly DSTV/GOTV, Startimes while about 21% are still fans of local stations. Also, viewing habit of the respondents shows that they were moderate television viewers as their watching pattern ranged bewteen …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF TV MINISTRATION ON THE PROPAGATION OF GOSPEL

The study investigates the impact of TV ministration on the propagation of gospel in Osun state with a particular reference to Osun State Broadcasting Corporation. It is observed that television channels often contribute lots to socio-spiritual life of the society. The study was anchored on the Social Categories Theory, Uses and Gratifications Theory. The research adopted 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. Findings show that majority of the respondents admitted that they watch religion …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 …

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 …

EFFECT OF TELEVISION DRAMA (JENNIFER DIARY) ON THE USAGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE BY STUDENTS

The research analysing the effect of television drama (Jennifer Diary) on the usage of English Language by Students in some selected secondary schools in Osogbo. There is no doubt about the fact that people especially children tend to cultivate and imitate what they see or watch on television and that is why the research was anchored on Cultivation Theory and Edutainment Theory. Survey research method was adopted with questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. 250 respondents were picked using simple random and systematic simpling technique from Kunike International School, Osogbo; Laro Comprehensive High School; and Osogbo and Osogbo Grammar …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF WESTERN TELEVISION STATIONS ON THE OPERATIONS OF BROADCASTING STATIONS IN NIGERIA

The research examined the Impact of Western Television Stations on the Operations of Broadcasting Stations in Nigeria with a particular focus on BBC and OSBC. The study was anchored on Cultivation Theory, Social Norms Theory And Social Learning Theory. Survey research method was used with 100 copies of questionnaires distributed to the respondents in Osun State Polytechnic, Iree while 100 copies were retrieved which were analysed using frequency and percentage method. Findings show that many of the respondents spent 4-10 hours watching television programmes and many of the respondents still prefer OSBC to BBC due to richness in local contents. …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 …

IMPACT OF AGOGO EEWO HOME VIDEO ON PROPAGATION OF NIGERIAN CULTURE

The research is geared toward finding out the impact of Agogo Eewo home video on propagation of Nigerian culture. Survey research method was adopted in which 120 copies of questionnaires were administered and 114 were returned. Respondents were drawn using probability technique. Also, the data were analysed and interpreted using table, frequency and percentage method. Respondents submitted that they watch movies regularly and it is deduced that many of the respondents have watched Agogo-eewo in the last 6 to10 years ago. The movie is said to propagate Nigerian culture through the use of Nigeria language and attires. It is recommended …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 …

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 …

IMPACT OF MASS MEDIA ON UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION

The study examined the Impact of Mass Media on Universal Basic Education with Ede North Local Government as a case study. Mass media especially television and radio have been major agents of socialization in society through some educational programmes like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Brain Test, Quiz T.V, Debate and many more apart from paying attention to government and non governmental educational organization like Universal basic Education. Today education is not limited within teacher and taught without social environment and mass media is one such potent force in the social environment of education. Mass media prove that education …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 …

INFLUENCE OF JENNIFER DIARY ON THE USAGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AMONG STUDENTS

The research influence of Jennifer Diary on the usage of English Language among students in some selected secondary schools in Osogbo. There is no doubt about the fact that people especially children tend to cultivate and imitate what they see or watch on television and that is why the research was anchored on Cultivation Theory and Edutainment Theory. Survey research method was adopted with questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. 250 respondents were picked using simple random and systematic simpling technique from Kunike International School, Osogbo; Laro Comprehensive High School; and Osogbo and Osogbo Grammar School, Osogbo. The data …READ MORE …

USE OF PIDGIN ENGLISH IN NIGERIA TELEVISION DRAMA

Language is one of the powerful tools in conveying message to the targeted audience including drama messages. In fact, drama language to some extent determines its audience. Although, action and subtitle do lots in passing dramatic message. Survey research method was used with 150 copies of questionnaires were administered to 150 selected respondents in which 145 copies of questionnaires were returned and analysed. The frequency and percentage method of data analysis was used coupled with table. Findings show that that pidgin English influenced their viewing habit averagely while people still prefer, understand and satisfy with drama message in non-English language …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 TELEVISION IN ELECTORAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

The research was geared towards examining the role of television in electoral education in Nigeria with a particular focus on OSBC and NTA Osogbo and electorates in the 2014 governorship election in Osun state. Without doubt television plays a very prominent role in political and socio-economic development of society. The power of television lies in its ability to transmit in audiovisual signal. It is very rich in educating, enlightening, mobilizing the electorates for political participation. Electorate can easily understand any political information such as how to vote, how to dress at the polling unit, how to using PVC readers among …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

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 …

MTN WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE AS TOOL OF SOCIALIZATION AMONG STUDENTS

Mass media especially television has been a major agent of socialization and education in the society through edutainment 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 four wheels of the classroom because television has proved to be a relevant teacher and instructor. Therefore, the research examines the MTN Who Wants to be a Millionaire as tool of socialization among students in tertiary institutions. The study is anchored on three theories which are Perception Theory, Uses and Gratification Theory and The Entertainment-Education Theory. However, for …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF OPINION LEADERS ON THE SURVIVAL OF NATIONAL UNITY

The research examines the impact of opinion leaders on the survival of Nigeria unity with a case study of Staffs of the Osun State Polytechnic Iree. Opinion leaders are one of the stakeholders in the diffusion and spreading of information. They have lots of influence on the members of the public. The study was anchored on Two-Step Flow of Communication which emphasized on the placed of opinion leaders in information flow in the society.  A survey research method was used while the data collection instrument for this study is a questionnaire. One of the findings showed that opinion leaders are …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 …