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INFLUENCE OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERS ON THE READERSHIP PATTERN OF STUDENTS

The study investigated the influence of online newspapers on the readership pattern among the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree. It is a fact that reading newspapers or news from online news, online newspapers’ website, news blogs and social media are on the increase among students as students now have access to news via their Smartphone, ipad, tablet and computer (laptop). The study was anchored on Technological Determinism Theory and Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of questionnaires that were administered to elicit responses from students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree using non-probability method (accidental …READ MORE …

PROSPECTS OF COMPUTER APPLICATION ON JOURNALISM

The research examined the prospects of computer application on journalism with a focus on Ogun State Correspondents Chapel. Information and Communication Technology especially computer has changed mass media production and distribution in Nigeria. The study was anchored on Technological Determination Theory. The study employed survey research method and questionnaire was adopted as data collection instrument. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage). The study find out that news gathering news dissemination, sound and audio editing, jingles and other related commercials are some of the areas in which the impact of computer have been felt whereas epileptic …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE 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 new one while new technology influences the way we do things. A survey research method was used coupled with questionnaire as data collection instrument. The data were analysed in frequency and percentage method. Findings showed that news gathering and dissemination, sound and audio editing, jingles …READ MORE …

ANALYSIS OF FAKE NEWS AMONG STUDENTS OF HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

The study analysed fake news among students of higher institutions with a focus of 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 but also ruin the act of information gathering. The study was anchored on Social Responsibility Theory and Technology Determinism Theory. The study employed survey research method alongside the used of questionnaire as data collection instrument to elicit responses from respondents. Krejuice and Morgan Formula was adopted to determine sample size …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF COMPUTER IN THE OPERATION AND PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM

The research examines the influence of computer in the operation and practice of journalism with specific focus on Osun State Correspondents Chapel. Information and Communication Technology especially computer has changed mass media production and distribution in Nigeria. The study which was anchored on Mediamorphosis theory and Technological Determination Theory emphasising that we move from old technology to the new one while new technology  influences the way we do things.  A survey research method was used while the data collection instrument for this study is questionnaire. One of the findings showed that news gathering and dissemination, sound and audio editing, jingles …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF THE INFLUENCE OF INTERNET ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM

The study assessed the influence of internet on the practice of journalism especially its positive influence on traditional mass media in today’s practice particularly in gathering and dissemination of information. The internet embedded with some facilities or applications like: electronic mail, social media, search engines, video conferencing, video call, chart room, video phone and lots more has changed the conventional face and practice in old mass media. The study was anchored by Technology Determinism Theory and Social Viral Model. Survey research method coupled with questionnaire to elicit data from the respondents within journalists in Osun state were adopted. Simple random …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: APPRAISAL OF STUDY OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

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 Viral Model. Survey research method was adopted in which data were collected among Bingham University students using questionnaire. Four hundred (400) questionnaires were distributed, out of which three hundred and sixty (360) copies were retrieved and analysed. The data collected were analysis using Frequency and …READ MORE …

PROSPECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOLS FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA

The study explores prospects of social media as tools for political participation in Nigeria. The proliferation of social media has reshaped political education and mobilization in Nigeria as it offers platform for political debates, cyber activism, political campaign and political mobilization. The study was anchored by Technology Determinism Theory. Quantitative research design was used in which cross-sectional survey method was adopted while the data collection instrument was questionnaire. 300 copies of questionnaires that were administered to the three tertiary institutions from Ogun state i.e   Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Babcock University, Ileshan and Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere. Findings have shown …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 sectional survey research method was adopted in which data were collected among residents in Obubra L.G using questionnaire as a data collection tool. Two hundred (200) copies of questionnaires were distributed, out of which, one hundred and ninety two (192) copies were retrieved and analysed. …READ MORE …

ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

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 …

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