Research Papers/Topics in Communication Studies

Foreign News In The Ghanaian Press: A Content Analysis Of The Daily Graphic And The Ghanaian Times

ABSTRACT This study examined the coverage the presses in Ghana give to events that occur in foreign countries through a content analysis of sampled editions of the Daily Graphic and the Ghanaian Times in 2013. The study employed quantitative research method in the collection and analysis of data from 614 selected editions of the two newspapers. The findings of the study revealed that lingual affinity (common or shared official language) was a critical determinant of countries receiv...

News Determinants in Commercial and Public Radio Stations: A Study of Joy F.M and Uniiq F.M.

ABSTRACT “What is news?” How do journalists as producers and purveyors of news determine what news is? This study sought answers to these age-old questions by examining newsroom practices in a commercial and public radio station in Ghana, which is, Joy FM and Uniiq FM respectively. Underpinned by the theories of gate keeping, ownership and news values, the study sought to interrogate the continuing relevance of traditional hegemonic views about news determinants. This study argu...

An Investigation Into Some Of The Factors Which Influence Students’ Performance In Mathematics In Public Secondary Schools In Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya

The research addressed the factors that could influence performance in Mathematics in public secondary schools in Embu West District. It aimed at determining the teacher, student and school-related factors that influence performance in mathematics in the district. The study adopted descriptive research design. The target population was mathematics teachers and Form Three students. Stratified sampling technique was used to select fourteen (14) public secondary schools:...

The Growth Of Personal Branding In Ghana: Motivations And Practices

ABSTRACT Personal branding is gradually gaining attention in Ghana as various business executives, job seekers, celebrities and politicians apply the concept to their career and political lives. The knowledge of this concept is, however, heavily informed by self-help materials written and produced by non-academic writers and so-called experts on the topic. Empirical studies in this area of branding are lacking. This study uses interview data from people in the management teams of five f...

Internal Communication Strategies In The Oil Industry: A Study Of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited

ABSTRACT This study was to explore how employees of Tullow Oil Ghana communicated and exchanged information within the organization. The channels used, the exact strategies employed to achieve effective internal communication as well as the role it played in accomplishing goals and objectives of the organization were particularly focused on. Open-ended interviews with six employees from six different departments sought answers from informants while allowing useful insights. The majority...

A Framework For Mobile Health Care Delivery In Developing Nations: A Case Study Of Nigeria

Abstract Health systems in developing nation especially low and low-middle income countries is characterised with numerous challenges which ranges from inefficient health information system, poor health delivery system, mortality and morbidity rate of disease and ailments, inadequate health manpower etc. The growth of ICT especially in developing nations has been on the increase bringing about a lot of invention amongst which mobile technology is one. Mobile technology as a significant ...

Optimization of 4G by Advanced Carrier Aggregation Strategies

AbstractIn long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) networks, the carrieraggregation technique is incorporated for user equipment’s to simultaneouslyaggregate multiple component carriers (CCs) for achieving highertransmission rate. By combining five component carriers, each of 20 MHz, wecan extend the bandwidth to 100 MHz and hence also can achieve high datarates of the order of 1Gbps. Many research works for LTE-A systems withcarrier aggregation configuration is carried out in this proj...

Integrated Models For Information Communication Systems And Networks: Design And Development

The text is divided into two broad sections. Section 1 deals with Networks and Information processes, while Section 2 is dedicated to chapters on Information Communication and Engineering. The first section consists of chapters one (1) through eight (8), with chapter one serving as an introductory piece. The second section is made up of the remaining eleven chapters from chapter nine to nineteen. Most of the chapters in this second part are in the field of communications with two in the ar...

A Study Of Gender Imbalance In Public Relations Training At Daystar University

ABSTRACTPublic relation (PR) is a field dominated by females in both the industry and academic programs. Whilst scholars have expressed concerns on the implications of the gender imbalance on the industry, there is still inadequacy of literature on the reasons responsible for the occurrence especially the causes for the low number of male students in the PR training. Based on the reviewed literature for this research, most of the existing studies on gender in PR ...

An Actor-Network Analysis Of The Use Of The World Wide Web In A Kenyan Newsroom’s Journalistic Practice: A Case Of Capital FM

ABSTRACTThe incorporation of digital technologies in for-profit newsrooms has led to disruptions in journalism hierarchies, business models, norms, and practices across the world. In African newsrooms, these disruptions have received a paucity of scholarly attention, and even those have tended towards policy and regulatory matters, or normative analyses founded on the Western liberal democratic model. This study interrogated the incorporation of the web in Kenyan journalistic practice b...

A Correlation Study On The Relationship Between Media Coverage And The Corporate Reputation Of National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

ABSTRACT The relationship between media coverage and corporate reputation is an essential phenomenon given its influence on perceptions among madiences. For instance, customers affiliate themselves with organizations with good reputations and regularly patronize their products and/or services. Past studies also indicate that the measure of organizational success is based on the attitudes and opinions of the public arising from media coverage of an organization's attributes. The purpo...

The Role Of Information And Communication Technologies In Peacebuilding In Mount Elgon Region, Kenya

There are efforts all over the world aimed at rebuilding societies torn apart by conflicts. Consequently, state and non-state actors play an active role in the peacebuilding efforts. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are emerging as new approaches to these peacebuilding efforts since they encourage participatory approach to peacebuilding. This study was designed to assess the role of ICTs in peacebuilding in Mt. Elgon region, following the aftermath of the 2006-2008 intra-et...

Influence Of Selected Socio-cultural Factors On Gender Participation In Management Of Water Projects In Njoro Sub-county, Nakuru Kenya

Gender participation is integral for sustainable management of natural resources. Kenya as a country has made great efforts to entrench gender equity policies in public management positions, but there have been challenges derailing operationalization of the gender policies. When water management enter public domain women are usually under-represented in decision-making positions. Despite the role played by women in water resource management and the efforts that the go...

Influence Of Kenya Prison Rehabilitation Programme On Reformation Of Rape Offenders: A Case Of Kamiti Maximum Prison, Nairobi Kenya

ABSTRACTKenya prison rehabilitation programme is a programme that is used in reforming offenders in prison. The programme consists of designed training activities. Some of these activities include vocational trainings which are mandatory like carpentry, masonry while others are optional like sports, hobbies and motivational activities carried out to reform offenders. The offenders are taken through the activities by prison wardens and counsellors who supervise and record their progress irresp...

Influence Of The Consumption Of Foods Containing Phytoestrogen On Severity Of Perimenopausal Symptoms Among Women In Njoro District, Kenya

ABSTRACT Going through peri menopause is stressful for any woman and it is often difficult to accept the changes caused by the imbalance in hormone levels in the body during this period. Perimenopause is a transitional phase that occurs before menopause and may have severe physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. To address this problem, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been used to control the symptoms, despite the fact that HRT is associated with breast and uterine cancers. Fo...


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