ROLE OF THE PRESS AS GATEKEEPER IN THE SOCIETY

The research examines the role of the press as gatekeeper in the society (A case study of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation). From the findings, it is clear that the role of gatekeepers cannot be overemphasized as it determines the quality of the media output or message. If the gatekeepers perform well, the integrity and reputation of the press will be effective. This will also reduce the level of error committed.  According to Bittner (1989) one of the functions of gatekeepers is to limit the information we received by editing this information before it is disseminated to us; to expand the …READ MORE …