Despite availability and functioning of several newspapers in
Nigeria, little or no change was observed in people’s attitude
towards forestry related issues with attendant decline in the
country’s forest resources. This paper reports the content analyses
of forestry information reported by two prominent and national
newspapers in Nigeria with the view to determining the frequency,
space allotted, prominence and content categories of forestry related
information in the newspapers from June 2009 to May 2014.
Purposive sampling technique was used to select Guardian
newspaper and Nigeria Tribune for the study. Data were collected
from the editions on the days these newspapers have slot for
environmental columns and were analysed using descriptive such as
percentage and frequency as well as chi-square inferential statistics
at α0.005. It was found that 76.9% of the environmental articles
identified by the study were reported by Guardian while Nigerian
Tribune reported 30.1%. Also, only 9.0% of the reported forestry
related news were on the centre pages while 31.3% took up 201 –
spaces of the newspapers under study. Climate change
issues linked with forestry (CCLF) was the modal news category
(26.9%) reported in the pages of the dailies under study. Further, a
significant relationship was established between the newspapers and
the space allotted, but none was observed between newspapers and
prominence of forestry information as well as between the
newspapers and categories of forestry information reported.
Training of forestry information editors and canvassing for more
sponsor of forestry information in Nigeria newspaper therefore
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