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 …

PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS TOWARDS THE CHOICE OF SMARTPHONE IN NIGERIA

Smartphones usage is a common type of phones among students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It is on this thrust that the study examines perception of students towards the choice of smartphones in Nigeria. with a focus of University of Jos students. The research was anchored on Individual Difference Theory. The research used Survey research method with the questionnaire as data collection instrument. The data collected was analyzed using Descriptive Statistics (Frequency Statistics) method. Finding shows that students of University of Jos love smartphone that has internal memory, camera especially rear camera and fast in operation i.e speed O.S. among …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 …

ASSESSING THE POPULARITY OF FACEBOOK ADVERTISING

Big, Small and Medium Enterprises and individuals are now promoting their products and services on online inlcuding Facebook because 40% of the people in world are now online and because facebook is the second most visited website after google.com according to Alexa ranking. It was on this notion that the research assessing the popularity of Facebook advertising in Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. Survey research design was adopted while questionnaire was adopted for gathering data. Multistage sampling method as probability sampling technique was used to select respondents. Two hundred and fifty (250) respondents were drawn among the students. The data collected …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF INTERNET ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN OSUN STATE

This project basically takes a critical look at the Impact of Internet on the Practice of Journalism in Osun State. Emphasis is on the positive and negative effects of new media (modern media) on the old media or traditional mass media in today’s practice especially in sending and receiving information. The new media which simply represented by the internet embedded with some facilities or applications like: electronic mail , facebook, Google, yahoo, video conferencing ,chart room, video phone and lots more has changed the conventional face and practice in old mass media like: radio, television, newspaper and magazine not only …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORK PLATFORMS ON MALARIA CAMPAIGN AMONG STUDENTS

The research examines the impact of social network platform on malaria campaign among students of University of Lagos. It is observed that in this era of Information and Communication Technology, social media especially facebook,and twitter have revolutionalised and redefined monopoly of news and information by mass media (radio, television, newspaper and magazine industries) as it enhance citizen participation in news gathering and dissemination. Social media has in the recent time turn the citizen not only as information consumers but also as information distributors which is now known as “Citizen Journalism”. Survey research method was adopted while 373 copies of questionnaires …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA

This research examined the impact of social media in local government administration in Nigeria with Osogbo local government as a case study. The research method adopted for this research was survey in which one hundred and fifty questionnaires were administered to the respondents within Osogbo local government secretariat and community while 130 copies of questionnaire were returned. Without doubt, social media have revolutionalized the practice and performance of Public relations at all level particularly with the recent introduction in the local government administration in Nigeria. However, despite the fact that social media have been in our society in about a …READ MORE …

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

The research does an assessment of the use of social media by students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, using Osun State University students, with a view to ascertain the level of compliance with social media networks for political awareness from students of the selected institution, as well as to know the extent in which students learning skill can be improved through social media. Technological Determinism and Uses and Gratification Theories were used as justification for the work. The research used survey research method coupled with 150 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents, out which 145 copies were correctly …READ MORE …

FACEBOOK AS EMERGING TOOL FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

The study examined the influence of social media particularly Facebook as emerging tool for political participation in Delta State, Nigeria. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. Survey research method was used coupled with 300 copies of questionnaires that were administered to residents in the three senatorial districts of Delta state. This political dispensation, political office holders, politicians, including president and governors created and manage social media account such as facebook, twitter, Instagram among …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOL FOR ENHANCING INFORMATION SHARING AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT

The research set out to examine Social media as tool for enhancing information sharing and public participation in Government. This is necessary at this point in time when many Nigerians especially are now active online particularly on social media- facebook, twitter, instagram and whatsapp and the passage of freedom of information during the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan which offers citizen participation in governance. The research was anchored on technological determinism theory and Social Media Networking Viral Model. Cluster sampling technique was adopted to select respondents in major strategic locations within Lagos state and 40 respondents were picked each from …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF HATE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ON FACEBOOK AND VOTER’S PERCEPTION OF THE 2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

This research examines the Influence of Political Campaign Hate Speech by Facebook Users on Voters’ Choice for the 2015 Presidential Candidate. The study was anchored on Source Credibility Theory and Technological Determinism Theory. The theory stated that media technology shapes how we as individuals in a society think, feel, act, and how society are operates as we move from one technological age to another (Tribal- Literate- Print- Electronic-Internet). Social media as an emerging tools for political mobilization, organisation, education and political interaction was used to the fullest for the first time in Nigeria politics. The main data collection instrument are …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS EMERGING TOOLS FOR POLITICAL MOBILIZATION IN NIGERIA

The study examines social media as emerging tools for political mobilization in Nigeria (A case study of 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State). The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism. Survey research method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. 250 copies of questionnaires that were administered to the respondents in OSPOLY and 180 were retrieved. Findings have shown that as a result of the …READ MORE …

IMPACT OF INTERNET ON RESEARCH AND READING HABITS OF MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENTS

The research examined the Impact of Internet on Research and Reading Habits of Mass Communication Students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree. The research was anchored on Technology Determinism Theory Uses and Gratifications Theory. Stratified Random sampling technique was used to select respondents among Mass communication students of the institution. The reserach used survey research method coupled with 100 copies of questionnaires that were administered to the respondents from which 96 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method.. Findings show that students used the internet often at least spent 1-5 hours daily for research, reading, learning …READ MORE …

TELENURSING: BARRIER, CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD

 This refers to an emerging practice in the field of nursing where nurses can remotely to relate, treat, prescribe and response to patients anywhere in the world with the aids of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs). There are several factors that are currently responsible for the growing nature of telenursing in the world and in Nigeria in particular such as high demand for the easy access and convenience health treatment, high media literacy, access to internet and other ICTs tool, confidence and determination to explore and seek help anywhere.  Another responsible factor is the enactment of law that and …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF AUDIENCE AWARENESS, ACCESSIBILITY AND PATRONAGE OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERS

The aim of the research work is to assess audience awareness, accessibility and patronage of online news. Reading from online newspaper is on the increase as technology is more advanced to the extent that students can access news online using their personal computer, Smartphone, GPRS mobile phone, tablet computer and others. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 150 copies of questionnaires. Also, frequency and percentage method of data analysis was used to analyze data. From the findings, it is clear that soon there will be less hard copy of newspapers in circulation as more readers now prefer online news …READ MORE …

ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN CURBING THE SPREAD OF EBOLA VIRUS AMONG UNILAG STUDENTS

The research examines the role of social media in curbing the spread of ebola virus using Facebook users who are students of University of Lagos. It is observed that in this era of Information and Communication Technology, social media especially facebook, and twitter have revolutionalised and redefined monopoly of news and information by mass media (radio, television, newspaper and magazine industries) as it enhanced citizen participation in news gathering and dissemination. Social media has in the recent time turn the citizen not only as information consumers but also as information distributors which is now known as “Citizen Journalism”. Survey research …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE AMONG LECTURERS IN OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC IREE

The study is concerns with the assessment of social media usage among lecturers in Osun State Polytechnic Iree. The world is now being compressed into a single electronic room where information from far and near can be exchanged with a click of mouse or touch of screen. However, social media is one of the internet tools that facilitate effective interaction and immediate feedback in communication. The study is anchored on Technological Determinism Theory, and Social Category Theory and Uses and Gratifications. The study used survey method while questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the 140 respondents who are lecturers …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION

The study concerns with the influence of social media on the students of tertiary institution particularly among the students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree were selected as respondents. There is no doubt about the fact that the world is in a global village as postulated by Professor Marshall McLuhan, the world is now compressed into a single electronic room where information from far and near can be exchanged with a click of mouse or touch of screen. However, social media is one of the internet tools that facilitate effective interaction and immediate feedback in communication. The study used survey method …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO CHECKMATE ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNANCE

The research set out to examine social media as an effective tool to checkmate activities of governance. This is necessary at this point in time when many Nigerians especially are now active online particularly on social media- facebook, twitter, instagram and whatsapp and the passage of freedom of information during the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan which offers citizen participation in governance. The research was anchored on technological determinism theory and Social Media Networking Viral Model. Cluster sampling technique was adopted to select respondents in major strategic locations within Lagos state and 40 respondents were picked each from Oshodi, Ojota, …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 …

IMPACT OF EMAIL AND INTERNET AS EFFECTIVE TOOLS IN JOURNALISM

This study examined the Place of E-Mail and Internet as tools for Journalism Communication” (A case study of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Department of Mass Communication). However, Information and Communication Technology such as the Internet, email (gmail, yahoomail,), search engines (Google and Yahoo), social media (facebook, twitter, etc) etc have positively contributed to the information gathering, dissemination and communication efficiency among students and media practitioners. Feedback more than ever before in the history of print and broadcasting thereby making the broadcast media more interactive. Survey research method was adopted with 160 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents within …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON NIGERIAN UNDERGRADUATES DRESSING HABIT

The research examines the influence of social media on Nigerian university undergraduates dressing habit with a focus on Wesley University and Obafemi Awolowo University. Social media have remained platform for interaction, communication, shopping especially in this era where advertisers are targeting youth everywhere including on social media and other online platforms in order sell while exposure to how other people dress have influence their fashion shopping and dressing mannerism. Survey research method was adopted in which 200 copies of questionnaires were administered to students from the duo institution out of which 192 were retrieved and analysed using frequency and percentage …READ MORE …

Impact of Social Media on News Production in Nigeria Media

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of social media on news production in Nigeria with a focus on journalists within Lagos metropolis. To achieve this aim, Critical reviews to related literature were made. Relevant theories were used to gratify the study. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. Chi-square was the method used in analyzing the data gathered. Subjects were drawn from journalists in Lagos metropolis in Lagos State, using the purposive sampling technique. Three research questions and one alternative hypothesis guided the study. …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SHARING OF SELFIES AMONG STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

The research examines the Influence of social media in sharing of selfies among students of tertiary intitutions in Nigeria.  Social media has remained a platform for interaction, communication, and sharing of photos facilitated by the emergence of smartphone that offers “selfie”. Survey research method was adopted in which 200 copies of questionnaires were administered and 192 were retrieved and analysed using frequency and percentage. Findings show that 100% of the respondents use social media with many of them have at least 3 to 5 years experience. Also, the most visited social media platforms include facebook.com and instagram.com with their engagement …READ MORE …

AN ASSESSMENT OF PHOTO VISIBILITY CRAZE AMONG SOCIAL MEDIA PARTICIPANTS

The research examines the photo visibility craze among social media participants among University of Lagos (UNILAG students).  Social media has remained a platform for interaction, communication, and sharing of photos facilitated by the emergence of smartphone that offers “selfie”. Survey research method was adopted in which 200 copies of questionnaires were administered and 192 were retrieved and analysed using frequency and percentage. Findings show that 100% of the respondents use social media with many of them have at least 3 to 5 years experience. Also, the most visited social media platforms include facebook.com and instagram.com with their engagement dwells on …READ MORE …

USE OF MODERN COMMUNICATION GADGETS: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIA JOURNALISM

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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 …

INFLUENCE OF SMARTPHONE ON THE READING HABITS OF UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS STUDENTS

The study is set out to examine the influence of smartphone on the reading habits of students with a case study of University of Lagos students. The study was anchored on technological determinism theory. The research used survey research method coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents within University of Ibadan in which 180 copies were correctly filled and analysed using frequency and percentage table method. The data collected were analysed and interpreted in frequency and percentage method. Findings show that smartphones have enable students of University of Ibadan to have instance access to internet, watching …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR FASHION AWARENESS AMONG NIGERIAN YOUTHS

The research examines the social media as a tool for fashion awareness among Nigerian youths with a case study of RiteQuest University and University of Lagos (UNILAG).  Social media has remained a platform for interaction, communication, and buying and selling especially in this era where advertisers are targeting youth everywhere including on social media and other online platforms to facilitate online shopping and change of attitude including pattern of fashion.  Survey research method was adopted in which 200 copies of questionnaires were administered and 192 were retrieved and analysed using frequency and percentage. Findings show that 100% of the respondents …READ MORE …