BROADCAST MEDIA AS PROPAGANDA MACHINERY BY STATE GOVERNMENT

There is a common saying with regards to mass media control in Nigeria and elsewhere, which has become a cliché, that “He who pays the piper dictates the tune”.  This means that the owners of a mass media channel control what the media broadcasts and how it broadcasts it. This research aims at examining the extent to which broadcast media are used as propaganda machinery by state government using Lagos State Television, Lagos as a case. Survey research method was adopted in this research coupled with a questionnaire as a research instrument. A total of 150 questionnaires were printed and …READ MORE …