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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 …

PERCEPTION OF NIGERIANS TO MEDIA COVERAGE OF BIAFRA AGITATION UNDER 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 …

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