SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOLS FOR POLITICAL MOBILIZATION IN NIGERIA

Abstract: The study examines social media as tools for political mobilization in 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. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism. Survey research … Read more

EFFECT OF TWITTER BAN ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AMONG JOURNALISTS IN LAGOS

ABSTRACT: The study appraised the effect of Twitter ban on freedom of information among journalists in Lagos. A survey research method was adopted. A questionnaire was used to elicit responses from respondents who were journalists in Lagos. The study was anchored on Sources Credibility Theory and Technology Determinism Theory. Accidental sampling technique as a non-probability … Read more

EFFECT OF FAKE NEWS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

Abstract: The study investigated the effect of fake news in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. However, the study focused on the Institute of Management and Technology and Caritas University, Enugu. It is not an over emphasized that fake news has affected the social-political nature of this country and many developing nations at large because it did … Read more

INFLUENCE OF POLITICAL HATE SPEECH ON VOTERS’ CHOICE

Abstract: This research examined the Influence of Political Hate Speech on Voters’ Choice. The study was anchored on Source Credibility Theory and Technological Determinism Theory. The research used survey research method while the data collection instrument adopted in this study was questionnaire. Accidental sampling technique was used to selected respondents. The data collected were analyzed … Read more

Social Media Project Topics

This is a list of social media project topics and materials for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Nigeria and beyond which can be used by mass communication students and other related departments. 1 EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN NEWS GATHERING AND DISSEMINATION 5000 2 COMPARISM OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO STATIONS IN ACCESSING NEWS 5000 … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the effect of social media on academic performance of secondary school students with a specific focus on Ilobu Commercial Grammar School and Ima High School, Ilobu. There is no doubt about the fact that the world is completely in a global village as postulated by Professor Marshall McLuhan, according to him … Read more

EFFECTIVENESS OF FACEBOOK AS A TOOL FOR MOBILIZING YOUTH FOR ENDSARS PROTEST

ABSTRACT: The study examined the effectiveness of Facebook as a tool for mobilizing youth for protest. There is no gainsaying that social especially Facebook, was largely explored for mass mobilization and campaigns for ENDSARS protest in Nigeria. The study was anchored on Technology Determinism and Social Media Viral Model. The survey research method was used … Read more

ASSESSMENT OF COMPUTER IN THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM

The study investigated the influence of computer in the practice of journalism with specific focus on Lagos State Correspondents Chapel. Information and Communication Technology especially computer has changed mass media production and distribution in Nigeria. The study was anchored on Mediamorphosis theory and Technological Determination Theory emphasising that we move from old technology to the … Read more

EFFECTS OF FAKE NEWS ON STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the effects of fake news on students of tertiary institutions with a focus on the Institute of Management and Technology and Caritas University, Enugu. Fake news has hindering the social, economy and political nature of this country as it did not only deprive the conventional media its integrity, trust and reliability … Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA AS PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

The research investigated social media as platform for political education in Nigeria: Appraisal of Facebook and Twitter. The increase use of social media in this digital era has redefined the scope of political communication in Nigeria. Social media offer platform for political debates, and political mobilization. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism and Social … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS AGENDA SETTER TOOLS IN ELECTION

The study investigated the influence of social media as agenda setter tools in election. The rising of social media otherwise known as citizen media in this digital era have transformed the socio- economic and particularly political development of Nigeria as it offers platform for political debates, political campaign and political mobilization especially in Election. Cross … Read more

ENDSARS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE PROTESTS IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT: The study examined ENDSARS and its implications for online protests in Nigeria. It was observed that social especially Facebook, was largely explored for mass mobilization and campaigns for ENDSARS protect in Nigeria. The study was anchored on Technology Determinism and Social Media Viral Model. The survey research method was used alongside 381 questionnaire that … Read more

USES AND IMPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON PRESS OBJECTIVITY

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the uses and implications of social media on press objectivity with a focus on NUJ, Osogbo. The proliferation of information communication technology and the emergence of social media has made it possible to find out about events without actually being there. Journalists can report news across the world over the internet … Read more

SMARTPHONES AS TOOL FOR NEWS GATHERING AMONG JOURNALISTS

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the impact of smartphones as a tool for news gathering and reporting by Journalists in Lagos State. There is no gainsaying that smartphone aids news reporting especially that smartphone has become a tool in the hand of journalists in 21 the century. Apart from the fact that it helped in news … Read more

Influence of Social Media on Coronavirus Pandemic in Nigeria

The study was set out to examine the influence of Social Media on Coronavirus 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 and Agenda Setting   Theory. … Read more

ASSESSING THE POPULARITY OF FACEBOOK ADVERTISING

Abstract: The study assessed the popularity of Facebook advertising among Osun State University students. The research was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory. A survey research method was adopted while a questionnaire was adopted for gathering data from respondents. Multistage sampling method both probability (simple random sampling) and non-probability (accidental) sampling technique was used to select … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON MALARIA AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS AMONG STUDENTS

ABSTRACT: The research examined the influence of social media on malaria awareness campaigns among students of the University of Lagos. It was observed that in this era of Information and Communication Technology, social media especially Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized and redefined the monopoly of news and information by mass media (radio, television, newspaper and … Read more

IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT: This research examined the impact of social media in local government administration in Nigeria with Osogbo local government as a case study. Without a doubt, social media have revolutionalized the practice and performance of Public relations at all levels to include its uses in local government administration in Nigeria. The study was anchored on … Read more

ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG STUDENTS

The research investigated the use of social media among students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria using Osun State University students as case study. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory and Uses and Gratification Theory. The research used survey research method coupled with 150 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents, out which … Read more

FACEBOOK AS TOOL FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

The study investigated the influence of social media particularly Facebook as tool for political participation in Delta 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. A survey research method … 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 … 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 … Read more

IMPACT OF COMPUTER APPLICATION ON BROADCASTING

ABSTRACT: 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 Technological Determination Theory which emphasised that as we move from old technology to … Read more

ANALYSING SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOL FOR SOCIAL RELATIONS AMONG STUDENTS

The study analysed social media as tool for social relations among Osun State Polytechnic Students Iree. The research was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory, and Social Category Theory. The study used survey method while questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the 150 respondents who are students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree that were selected … Read more

INFLUENCE OF FACEBOOK ON BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS OF NIGERIAN YOUTH

ABSTRACT: The research investigated the influence of Facebook on behavioural patterns of Nigerian youth, particularly among the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The study was explained on the framework of Agenda Setting and Diffusion of Innovation Theories. The study adopted a survey research method coupled questionnaire to elicit responses from the respondents that were administered … Read more

INFLUENCE OF TWITTER ON THE READING HABIT OF UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES

Twitter usage can contribute to students positively and negatively depending on the users and the purpose for its uses, it is on this thrust that the researchers examined the influence of Twitter on the reading habit of Bowen University undergraduates. The research is anchored on Technology Determinism Theory which was explained and related carefully to … Read more

EVALUATING THE ROLE OF ONLINE MEDIA IN PROMOTING ADVERTISING

Abstract: The study is set to evaluate the role of online media in promoting advertising ( A case study of Some Selected Advertising Agencies). The rationale for carrying out this study was informed by the interest to know the extent to which advertising agencies use new media in this advanced technology. The survey research method … Read more

ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE AMONG LECTURERS

ABSTRACT: The study is concerned with the assessment of social media usage among lecturers at Osun State University, Osogbo. The world is now being compressed into a single electronic room where information from far and near can be exchanged with a click of a mouse or touch of the screen. However, social media is one … Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO CHECKMATE GOVERNMENT

Abstract: The research was on the thrust to investigate social media as an effective tool to checkmate government. The research was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory. A survey research method was adopted. The main data collection instrument for this research was a questionnaire. The method of data collection for this research was face to face … Read more

NEGATIVE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Human activities and events have been altered by the emergence of the internet especially in the last ten years. Including the use of social media among high school students. One of the aspects of life that has been seriously redefined is communication. Before now, people communicate with friends, families, institutions etc via letter with are … Read more

EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN NEWS GATHERING AND DISSEMINATION

ABSTRACT: The research examined the effectiveness of social media in news gathering and dissemination: a study of The proliferation of ICT such as the internet has made it possible to find out about events without actually being there. Journalists can report news across the world over the internet. Throughout history, developments in technology and communication … Read more

IMPACT OF INTERNET ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM

ABSTRACT: The research set out to examine the impact of the internet on the practice of journalism  using journalists in NTA Ile-Ife as a case study.  The study was anchored on Technological Determination Theory emphasizing that as we move from old technology to the new ones, new technology influences the way we do things. A … Read more

COMPARISM OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO STATIONS IN ACCESSING NEWS

Abstract: The study comparatively examined social media and radio stations in accessing news 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 a questionnaire that were administered to respondents. The study was … Read more

INFLUENCE OF EMAIL AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR JOURNALISM

ABSTRACT: This study examined the influence of E-Mail  as an effective tool for Journalism. 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 media practitioners. Feedback are responsive and … 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. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. Respondents were … Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOL FOR SHARING SELFIES AMONG STUDENTS

ABSTRACT: The research examined social media as tool for sharing selfies among students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Social media remained platforms for interaction, communication, and sharing of photos facilitated by the emergence of smartphone that offers “selfie”. No doubt, smartphone made social media in sharing selfies among students. The study was anchored on Technological … Read more

ADVENT OF MODERN COMMUNICATION GADGETS AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR JOURNALISTS

uses of Modern Communication Gadgets among journalists

PERCIEVED INFLUENCE OF SMARTPHONE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

ABSTRACT: The research investigated the perceived influence of smartphones on the Academic Performance of University Students with a focus on Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State. Smartphones have made surfing the internet among students easier and cheaper compared to the date when the only assess to the internet was by going to a cyber café and … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON NIGERIAN UNDERGRADUATES DRESSING HABIT

Abstract: The research investigated the influence of social media on Nigerian university undergraduates dressing habits with a focus on Wesley University and the University of Lagos. Social media remained platforms for interaction, communication and shopping etc., especially in this era where advertisers are targeting youth everywhere including on social media and other digital platforms in … Read more

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION AND BELIEVABILITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISEMENT

ABSTRACT: The research examined audience believability of social media advertisements with a focus on Facebook adverts among university of Lagos Students. The rationale for carrying out this study is on the observation that lots of companies and individuals are now promoting their brand online particularly through social media. The study is anchored on Technological Determinism … Read more

INFLUENCE OF FACEBOOK AND WHATSAPP AS EFFECTIVE INTERPERSONAL CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION

Abstract: The study investigated the influence of Facebook and Whatsapp as effective interpersonal channels of communication with specific focus on the students of Osun State University, Osogbo. There is no doubt about the fact that the world is completely in a global village as postulated by Professor Marshall McLuhan, according to him the world is … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON PUBLIC RELATIONS IN UNIVERSITY

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the influence of social media on public relations with a focus on Bowen University Public Relations Unit. The research was anchored on Technology Determinism Theory and Four Models of Public Relations by Grunig and Hunt. A Survey research as a quantitative research method was adopted while questionnaire to select respondents within … Read more

INFLUENCE OF FREE READERS ACTIVITIES ON NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT: The study examined influence of free readers’ activities on Newspaper circulation in Nigeria with a focus on Uyo Metropolis. The primary aim of this research was 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 … Read more

Assessment of Consumers Believability of Television Advertisement Claims

ABSTRACT: The study assessed Consumers Believability of Television Advertisement Claims: A Study of Dettol Commercial among Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State. Television commercials are indeed an important tool for organizations to communicate, introduce and promote products such as Dettol. The study was anchored on the Cultivation Theory while a survey research method was employed with … Read more

Impact of Social Media on the Voting Patterns of Students

The research investigated the impact of social media on the voting patterns of students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree. The study was anchored on 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 … Read more

INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA IN ACHIEVING COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN BROADCASTING

The research examined the influence of new media in achieving communication efficiency in broadcasting 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 … Read more

PERCEPTION OF UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN ELECTIONS

The study basically examined the Perception of University Undergraduates on the effectiveness of Social Media in Elections in. The emergency and rising of social media otherwise known as citizen media in this digital era have revolutionalised the socio- economic and particularly political development of Nigeria. It offers platform for political debates, political campaign and political … Read more

ASSESSMENT OF TWITTER AS A MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION

The research explored Twitter as a medium of communication among University of Lagos. There is no doubt about the fact that the world is in a global village. Today the world is now compressed into a single electronic room where information from far and near are exchanged with a click of mouse and touch of … Read more

INCREASING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG STUDENTS IN SEEKING INFORMATION

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the increasing use of social media among students in seeking information using Kaduna State University Students as a reference point. Social media has in the recent time turn the citizen not only as information consumers but also as information distributor which is now known as “Citizen Journalism”. Most citizen own their … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION

The study concerns with the influence of social media on 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 … Read more

PLACE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE PRESENT ICT ERA

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the place of social media in the present ICT era (A case study of Facebook users in Osun State Polytechnic Iree. Various researches indicated that majority of the students in tertiary institutions are on at least a social media platform where they related and interact with friends and family which the … Read more

MODERN TECHNOLOGY IN ACHIEVING COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN BROADCASTING

The study seek out to examine the role of modern technology in achieving communication efficiency in broadcast media with much emphasis on the positive effects 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. The new media which simply represented … Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA AS PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATION PLATFORMS

The core objective of this research was to examine social media as public relations communication platforms using GlobalCom Nigeria Limited as a case study. Basically, the use of social media has increased among consumers around the world, causing an increase in the adoption of social media as tactics and means of sharing information and interactions among … Read more

INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA ON INFORMATION ACQUISITION AMONG UNDERGRADUATES

In this era of Information and communication technology, blogging, social media – YouTube, facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Instagram and many others 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 otherwise known as citizens journalism.This investigated the … Read more

EFFECT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON BROADCAST JOURNALISM

The research examined the effect of Information and communication technology on broadcast journalism in Nigeria with a specific focus on the BRTV and Peace FM, Maiduguri Borno state. The study which was anchored on Mediamorphosis theory and Technological Determination Theory emphasising that we move from old technology to the new one while new technology  influence … Read more

ASSESSMENT OF INTERNET COMPETENCY AMONG STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

The research examined the internet competency among students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria with a particular reference to University of Lagos and Lagos  State Polytechnic, Lagos. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory. A survey research method was adopted coupled with questionnaire that was used to elicit responses from respondents who were drawn among … Read more

ICT AND CHANGES IN MASS MEDIA PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

ABSTRACT: The study examines ICT and changes in mass media productions and distribution in TV Continental (TVC) in consonance with Technological Determinism and Diffusion of Innovation Theories. Survey research method was adopted as a quantitative research method with questionnaire used to elicit data from the 150 respondents selected from TVC through simple random sampling technique … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA

The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA It offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. It is against this backdrop that this paper examines the Influence of Social … Read more

SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOLS FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT: The study examined the influence of social media as a tool for political participation in Nigeria. A study of 2015 Presidential Election. The emergency and proliferation of social media otherwise known as citizen media have reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria. It offers a platform for political debates, cyberactivism, political campaigns and political … Read more

PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS TOWARDS SOCIAL MEDIA AS MARKETING TOOLS

ABSTRACT: The main aim of this study was to investigate the perception of students towards social media as marketing tools: An appraisal of Facebook. It was established that companies are promoting their products and services on social media especially facebook while many students patronize the products/services. Respondents admitted that very often they clicked like, share, … Read more

INFLUENCE OF ONLINE NEWS ON HARDCOPY NEWSPAPER PATRONAGE IN NIGERIA

Abstract: The research investigated the influence of online news on hardcopy newspaper patronage in Nigeria. Reading from online news websites, blogs, and social media are on the increase among students as technology is becoming more advanced to the extent that students can access news online using their smartphones and computer. Therefore, led to the sales … Read more

ATTITUDE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TOWARDS ONLINE SHOPPING

ABSTRACT: The study investigated the attitude of university students towards online shopping with a reference to Jumia, Konga and Olx respectively. The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory. A survey research method was adopted while a questionnaire was used to elicit responses from students of Unilag, Akoka Lagos. The data collected were analysed using … Read more

Public Relations Project Topics: Pick Some Now

1 INCREASING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTITIONERS 4000 2 EFFECT OF POOR INTERNAL PUBLIC RELATIONS ON COMPANY’S PRODUCTIVITY 4000 3 PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT IN THE NIGERIAN POLICE 4000 4 ROLE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS IN ENHANCING CORPORATE IMAGE OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY 4000 5 INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON PUBLIC RELATIONS IN … Read more

INFLUENCE OF INTERNET AS A RESEARCH TOOL FOR STUDENTS

The study examines the influence of the internet as a research tool for students  with a reference to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In this age of information and communication technology (ICT), the use of internet has become norms and culture in academic sphere especially in the higher institution of learning due to its richness in academic … Read more

APPRAISING THE IMPACT OF ICTs ON MASS MEDIA PERFORMANCE

The study appraised the impact of ict on mass media performance. The study was anchored on the Diffusion of Innovation theory. A survey research method was employed to carry out the research while questionnaire was administered to respondents within OSBC.  The data collected were analysed in frequency and percentage method. Findings showed that news gathering … Read more

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PUBLIC RELATIONS IN AN ORGANISATION

ABSTRACT: The research examined the Influence of  Social Media on Public Relations in an Organisation with a case study of Global Communication Limited (GLO). The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory. A survey research method was adopted while a questionnaire was employed to elicit responses from respondents. The data collected were analyzed in frequency … Read more