EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDIA LAW IN NIGERIA

            All over the world government regulates various fields of human endeaour. Thus, banking, education, health care delivery, hotels and so on, are regulated. This means these industries are provided with basic structures for their operation. The mass media industry is equally regulated. However, because of the peculiar nature of the mass media as vehicles for free expression, which is a fundamental human right, government is careful to regulate the media only to the extent consistent with the expectations of a democratic society. Thus, over-regulation of the media will stifle free expression and give rise to underground press and even …READ MORE …

JOURNALISTS VIEWS ON MEDIA ETHICS IN NEWS GATHERING AND DISSEMINATING

Journalism is the act of gathering, processing and dissemination of news and other editorial pieces to the wide audience using appropriate channels of mass communication such as radio, television, newspaper and so on. Journalism (mass media) constitutes a very potent institution in any society. Every sphere of human endeavor, therefore, needs the mass media for greater survival. Nsikan (2009) in Udoakah (2001) posits that news is the main content of the mass media, especially news media and that the journalists are the brain behind the news. Journalism practice should be well guided in order to bring about a virile and …READ MORE …

PATTERNS OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE NIGERIA NEWSPAPER

The study examined the patterns of photography in the Nigeria newspaper with a case study of the Punch newspaper. It is obvious that photographs play a very prominent role in newspaper and the world of print media in general. It communicates messages even to the illiterates The study was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory, Colour Theory in the World of Makeup and Individual Differences Theory. Quantitative survey research method was adopted in which questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. Findings have shown that newspaper without the use of photograph will be nothing but look like a letter or text …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 …

ASSESSING JOURNALISTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNORS

The study assesses journalists’ perception of the performance of Governor Aregbesola of Osun State with a specific focus on Osun State Correspondents Chapel. There is no doubt about the fact that mass media are in the fore front of good governance, democracy and social development through their various reportorial activities and programmes through which it set agenda on public issues, mobilizing electorate for national course. The study used Agenda Setting Theory to justify the theoretical position and its relevance to this study. Survey research method was adopted for this study while the population of the study comprised journalists in Osun …READ MORE …

ANALYZING THE LEVEL OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT IN THREE SELECTED BROADCAST MEDIA

The research assessing the level of staff development in the selected broadcast media i.e OSBC, RAVE FM, and NTA. The reason for carrying out this research is because the success of every organization rests on the staff. In media management, of all resources (man, money, and materials), man is core because they are the ones manning and managing the money and materials. Management is sine qua non to the successful operation and survival of the media outfits in Nigeria everywhere in the world. The research was anchored on System Theory, Fredrick Taylor’s Scientific Management Theory and Theory X and Y. …READ MORE …

PERCEPTION OF NIGERIANS TO MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA AGITATION UNDER PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

The research examines the perception of Nigerians to media coverage of the independent people of Biafra agitation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration. The study was anchored on Uses and Gratification Theory. Survey research method as a quantitative research method was adopted. 150 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents and out of which 130 were returned. The data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentage method. Findings show that many media house were factual, accurate and objective in reporting The independent People of Biafra agitation under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It is recommended that the media and other owners should shun …READ MORE …

ANALYZING THE LEVEL OF MEDIA LITERACY AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS

The research assessed the level of media literacy among female students of Osun State Polytechnic. It is of note that the media plays a very crucial role in mass awareness and mobilization. The research was anchored Uses and Gratification Theory while  Survey research method was adopted with stratified sampling technique. 250 questionnaires were administered and 180 copies of the questionnaire were retrieved, indicating a response rate of 72%. The data were analyzed using frequency and percentage data method. Findings have shown that the media has not done enough in disseminating literacy and enlightenment programmes to the audience. It was however …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF MEDIA STAFF WELFARE ON EFFECTIVE JOURNALISM

The study examines the role of media staff welfare on effective journalism in Nigeria with the view to know the extent at which the press are motivated and care for in Nigeria and the extent which this has on their performance and professionalism. Media staff welfare and effective journalism in Nigeria look into the problems the Nigerian Journalists face as they carry out their duties. Motivation Theory was used to explain this research while the survey research method was adopted coupled with questionnaire to collect data from respondents within Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ). The results of the methodology shows …READ MORE …

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MEDIA MANAGEMENT IN PRINT AND BROADCAST INDUSTRY

The research comparatively analyse media management in print and broadcast industry with a specific focus on NTA, Osogbo and Osun Defender Newspaper. The rationale for carrying out this study is to know the importance of management in media organisation, how media management influence media operations, staff performance and general success, management is sine qua non to the successful operation and survival of media outfits in Nigeria and everywhere in the world. The study was anchored on management theories which are Behavioural and Human Relations Management Theories, Fredrick Taylor’s Scientific Management Theory, System Theory and Contingency Theory. Survey research method was …READ MORE …

AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF MEDIA REPORTAGE OF MONKEY POX OUTBREAK IN LAGOS

The research examines perception of people on media reportage of monkey pox outbreak in Lagos. It is established that radio, television and other mass media are essential tools for promoting awareness on various matters including the outbreak of Monkey pox. The study was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory and Perception Theory. Survey research method was used coupled with questionnaire that was used to elicit responses from the respondents that were drawn using sampling by convenience in which 150 respondents were picked within Alimosho local government. The data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentage. Majority of the respondents admitted that …READ MORE …

INFLUENCE OF TUESDAY GUARDIAN EMPLOYMENT NEWSPAPER OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISEMENT

The study investigated the Influence of Tuesday Guardian newspaper Employment Opportunities Advertisement on the Sales of the Newspaper in order to ascertain the extent in which people in Iree community have access, patronize and get job from the Tuesday edition of the Guardian.  Survey research method was coupled with questionnaire to elicit responses from the respondents that were selected through purposive sampling in five strategic locations within Iree particularly in Poly Junction, Ladoja Junction, Yaro/Oke-Araa Area, Inside Ospoly campus and Eyinade/plastona Area respectively. The data collected were analysed using frequency and percentage method. Findings show that many people partially read …READ MORE …

COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS OF NEWSPAPER GRAPHICS AND READERSHIP

The study examined the communication effectiveness of newspaper graphics and readership. Graphic arts play a very prominent role in newspaper and in the print media in general. It communicates messages even to the illiterates. Also, from the data analysis and findings, it is observed that graphic arts draw the attention of readers to the most prominent news and issue especially when placed at the front page of a newspaper while it also used to set agenda on what public will debate upon that day. In fact the headline scanners and graphics scanner always find it easy to know the most …READ MORE …

PROBLEMS OF RADIO NEWSPAPER REVIEW ON NEWSPAPER SALES VOLUME IN NIGERIA

The core objective of this study is to examine the problems of radio newspaper review on the sales volumes of Nigeria newspapers. The study was grounded by the Individual Differences Theory and The Uses and Gratification Theory. The survey research method was used in carrying out this study with 100 copies of questionnaires administered to staff and management of the Punch newspaper that was selected using purposive sampling technique. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage tables. Findings show that apart from the proliferation of other media as an alternative to the newspaper, newspaper review on …READ MORE …