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INFLUENCE OF THE ADVENT OF MODERN COMMUNICATION GADGETS ON JOURNALISM

The study investigated the influence of the advent of modern communication gadgets on journalism. The study was anchored on Technological Determination Theory. Theory  emphasised that as we move from old technology to the new ones, new technology influences the way we do things. A survey research method was used while the data collection instrument for this study was questionnaire. 100 respondents were purposively selected from the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ Chapel Anambra state.  Finding showed that, news gathering and dissemination, sound and audio editing, jingles and other related commercials are some of the areas in which the impact of …READ MORE …

ICT AS CATALYST FOR PROMOTING CREDIBLE ELECTIONS AND GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

The paper examines ICT as a catalysis for promoting credible elections and governance in Nigeria. This is necessary at this point in time when many Nigerians especially you are now active online particularly on social media and the passage of freedom of information during the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan which offers more freedom to citizen participation in governance. The research was anchored on technological determinism theory. Survey research method was adopted coupled with 100 copies of questionnaire that were administered to the respondents at the University of Benin using multi-stage sampling approach. The data collected were analysis in frequency …READ MORE …

CONTRIBUTIONS OF INTERNET TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL MASS COMMUNICATION

            Communication is a basic human need and for that reason, man has always found a means of satisfying this need. It is believed that no human society can function effectively if there is no exchange of ideas, experiences, etc between and among the people within the society since no man can live in isolation of others.             The earliest forms of trado-media, interpersonal and group forms of communication had the benefit of being easy to use and did not necessarily need complex technologies. The weaknesses of not being able to communicate to large audience led to the development of …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 …

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR SEX TRAFFICKING AMONG 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 …

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