INFLUENCE OF CITIZEN JOURNALISM ON FAKE NEWS IN NIGERIA

The study examined the influence of citizen journalism on fake news in Nigeria with a focus on NUJ Port Harcourt. 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 not only robbed the mainstream media its integrity, trust and reliability but also ruin the business of reporting which is important watchdog. The study is anchored on Social Responsible Theory, Democratic Participant Media Theory and Information Systems Theory. Survey research method was employed while questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. Taro Yamani Formula …READ MORE …

EFFECTIVENESS OF FACEBOOK IN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND CURBING OF COVID-19

The study investigated the effectiveness of Facebook in awareness campaign and curbing of covid-19 amidst Ikeja LGA residents. It is not an overstatement that during the outbreak of Coronavirus lots of people were restless and panicking about the virus as a result people were focusing on how to prevent the virus since there was not vaccine for the virus until recent when there are emerging vaccines. The study is anchored on Source Credibility and Technology Determinism and Theory. Survey research method was adopted in which questionnaire were administered to 384 respondents using Krejcie & Morgan formula to derived the sample …READ MORE …

PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS TOWARDS SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MARKETING TOOLS

Big, Small and Medium Enterprises and individuals are now promoting their products and services on online including 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 investigates audience perception of sponsored Facebook advertisement on Kwara State University students. Survey research design was adopted as a quantitative method using questionnaire for data gathering.  Multistage sampling method as probability sampling technique was used to select respondents. Two hundred (200) respondents were drawn among the students using simple …READ MORE …

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF AUDIENCE PREFERENCE FOR RADIO AND NEW MEDIA

The research is set out to compare social media and radio stations on the level of 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 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 …READ MORE …

COMPARISM OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND RADIO ON NEWS   

The research is set out to compare social media and radio stations on the level of 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 reserach used survey research method coupled with 200 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents with 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 …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON SEX TRAFFICKING AMONG UNIPORT STUDENTS

            Human trafficking has long been a concern to the concern men, women, governments and agencies with various legislations been passed locally and global to address the subject matter, However, instead to see the end of such injustice, it becoming wax stronger day in day out as the traffickers employing more strategically and tactical way to gain access to the target vulnerable especially the young ladies. Human trafficking is considered modern-day slavery because it requires the use of fraud, force, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Human trafficking is an umbrella term used for …READ MORE …

New Media on Opinion Management

This study was on the thrust to investigate the role of new media and public opinion. However, online opinion formation, internet opinion, cyber activism or online activism or better called internet activism has been a grown concept on the internet for a long time in western world but a new innovation in developing or Africa continent as the continent just embraced ICT in less than two decades. Survey research method was adopted to elicit data from respondents within Madona University students among the users of internet particularly the social media users. One hundred (100) copies of questionnaire were printed and …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA ON PUBLIC OPINION AND CYBER ACTIVISM AMONG YOUTH ONLINE

This research investigates the influence of new media on public opinion and cyber activism. However, cyber activism or online activism or better called internet activism has been a grown concept on the internet for a long time in Western world but a new innovation in developing or Africa continent as the continent just embraced ICT in less than two decades. Survey research method was adopted to elicit data from online respondents. One hundred (100) copies of questionnaire were sent via email of which 90 copies of the questionnaires were returned for data analysis. Findings shown that new media particularly social …READ MORE …

New Media and Public Opinion Management

This study was on the thrust to investigate the role of new media and public opinion. However, online opinion formation, internet opinion, cyber activism or online activism or better called internet activism has been a grown concept on the internet for a long time in western world but a new innovation in developing or Africa continent as the continent just embraced ICT in less than two decades. Survey research method was adopted to elicit data from respondents within Madona University students among the users of internet particularly the social media users. One hundred (100) copies of questionnaire were printed and …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA ON INFORMATION ACQUISITION AMONG UNDERGRADUATES

In this era of Information and communication technology, social media especially blog, YouTube, facebook, whatsApp, twitter, BBM and 2go 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. The research investigated the influence of new media on information acquisition by undergraduates in Lead City University. New 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 own blog, …READ MORE …

FACEBOOK AS PLATFORM FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

The study examined the influence of social media particularly Facebook as platform 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 others …READ MORE …

 EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AS A TOOL OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN NIGERIA

From colonial day’s election to post independence polls, to the enthronement of democracy in 1999, mass media have been a major platform for political communication, education and public mobilization for sustaining our democracy. The art of politicking has always relied upon the promotion of one party, candidate or point of view over another. The only thing that has changed is the method and techniques available to political communicators are media availability. In the early days of political advertising and campaign, communicators relied upon the dissemination of audacious handbills and word of mouth, newspaper, magazine, radio, television, billboard and posters. As …READ MORE …

ANALYSIS OF THE INCREASING COMPETITION BETWEEN NEWS BLOGGERS AND TRADITIONAL JOURNALISTS

The study analyzing the increasing competition between news bloggers and traditional journalists in Nigeria. The emergence, proliferation and advancement in information and communication technology which has brought about social media, blogging and other digital platforms that have revolutionalised the practice of journalism not only in Nigeria but through the world. The research was anchored on Technological Determinism and Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Survey research method was used coupled with questionnaire as data collection instrument. The sample size for this research was sixty (60) journalists who were purposively drawn from NUJ, Press Centre, Osogbo and another 5 bloggers that responded to …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF TWITTER ON THE READING ABILITY 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 ability of Bowen University undergraduates. The research is anchored on Technology Determinism Theory which was explained and related carefully to this result with the aim of given depth to the research. The research also used survey design coupled with 170 copies of questionnaires that were administered to respondents in Bowen University, Iwo Osun State who were simple randomly selected from which 153 copies were correctly …READ MORE …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS INSTRUMENT FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILISATION IN OSUN WEST SENATORIAL BYE ELECTION

The study examined social media as instrument for political participation and mobilization in Osun West Senatorial Bye-Election in 2017. The emergence 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, cyber activism, political campaign, political communication, and political mobilization. The survey research method was used with the questionnaire serving as the research instrument to gather the required data. Findings in the study show that majority of the respondents used social media to contribute to debates, sharing opinions and getting updates during the re-run election …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE AMONG LECTURERS IN OSUN STATE

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 …

EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN NEWS GATHERING AND DISSEMINATION: A STUDY OF TVC, LAGOS

The research examines the Effectiveness of Social Media in News Gathering and Dissemination: A study of TVC, Lagos. The proliferation of information communication technology 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 have gone hand-in-hand, and the latest technological developments such as the internet have resulted in the advancement of the science of communication to a new level. The process of human communication has evolved over the years, with many path-breaking inventions and discoveries …READ MORE …

ASSESSMENT 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 Ogun 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 …