Research Papers/Topics in Communication Studies

Private Newspapers And Biased News Coverage In Ghana: A Comparative Content Analysis Of The Daily Guide, The Enquirer, The Chronicle And The Daily Dispatch Newspapers.

ABSTRACTThis research was undertaken with the aim of determining whether bias occurred in news coverage by private newspapers in Ghana. The study focused on the year 2014 which was the period just after the 2013 presidential election petition at the Supreme Court. This period was chosen because it was the era immediately after a major election dispute in Ghana and rivalry between the feuding parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was perceived to be ...

Issues Of Credibility In Radio News: Sunyani Residents' Perception Of Sky Fm And Radio Bar News BUlletins

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to determine Sunyani residents' perceptions of SkyFM and Radio BAR news bulletins. Specifically, it was to determine which of the radiostations' news bulletins listeners perceived as more credible. The measures ofcredibility used were objectivity, fairness and balance. The study also sought to findout whether factors such as style of news presentation, importance of news and alistener's gender influenced credibility and preference of the news bulletins of the...

Media Coverage Of Social Protests In Ghana: A Qualitative Study Of The Daily Graphic And Daily Guide Newspapers

AbstractThe study was designed to determine how the Daily Graphic and Daily Guide newspapers covered four (4) major social protests in Ghana using qualitative content analysis and individual in-depth interviews as means of verification. A total of 57 news stories were analysed, and nine (9) media practitioners were interviewed. The specific aim was to find out the nature of portrayal of protest events and protesters, the factors which informed protest news selection decisions, considerations ...

Press Coverage Of The Judgment Debts Commission Proceedings: A Contentanalysis Of The Daily Graphic

ABSTRACTThe study is a quantitative content analysis of the coverage of the proceedings of the Judgment Debts Commission by the Daily Graphic newspaper. The Commission was set up by President John Dramani Mahama to inquire into payments made from public funds for and on behalf of the state arising from judgment debts, arbitration awards, negotiated settlements and related processes. The study had the purpose of determining the news worthiness of, and the frames given to the proceedings of the...

Gaps In Social Security Knowledge Among Formal Sector Contributors: A Study Of Akuapem-North Municipality

ABSTRACTThis research examined how much knowledge formal sector contributors of social security in the Akuapem-North Municipality have on their contributions and benefits and their agency in seeking such information. Underpinned by the knowledge gap hypothesis and Wilson’s 1996 model of information seeking behaviour, the study also sought to test if socio-demographic variables such as gender, income and age affected contributors’ level of knowledge of social security issues. Also, it exam...

Social Media As An Advertising Platform: A Case Of Guinness Ghana Breweries LTD

ABSTRACT Social media has become extremely popular in Ghana and various organisations of all sizes are experimenting with social media advertising. Despite this increasing usage there is currently limited research on how social media is used in specific Ghanaian industries. This study was conducted to ascertain why and how Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) uses social media for advertising. The study focused on specific Guinness Ghana Limited brands –Guinness and Malta Guinness....

The Future Of Newspapers In A Digital Era: A Study Of Daily Graphic And Daily Guide

ABSTRACTThe newspaper industry has been an integral part of the Ghanaian society for more than 190 years.Newspapers are very common to the old and youth due to its important role in connectinggovernment with its people. However, since the inception of new media technology, the newspaperindustry has been experiencing dwindling sales of hard copies; making it difficult for newspaperorganization to generate enough revenue to survive in the digital space. The study used DailyGraphic and Daily Gui...

The Postal System In The Era Of Technological Advancement In Communication: A Case Study Of Ghana Post

ABSTRACT The world is today referred to, metaphorically, as a global village and a key contributing factor is the advances in technology. A great deal of these advances is happening in the communication sector. Faster and more economical ways of technology-aided communication keep on flooding the social and corporate market. The postal system until the introduction of the internet was a key player in the communication industry as the majority of people communicated through hard copy mai...

The Participation Of Muslim Women In Islamic Television Programmes In Ghana

ABSTRACT Islamic television programmes are avenues used by Muslims to counter misrepresentations of Islam. In Ghana, Islamic television programming has been significant in contributing to the enhancement of the image of Islam and Muslim women (Samwini, 2006). The liberalization of the airwaves in 1995 led to the proliferation of Islamic television programmes in Ghana, thereby increasing avenues which can be used by Muslims to present a true image of Islam. This study sought to examine h...

Agency Practitioners’ Perspective On Advertising Ethics In Ghana.

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate how some advertising practitioners in Ghana conceptualized ethical guides by the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) and applied them to their daily work-related activities. The study focused on knowledge levels of agency practitioners regarding the ethical guides, their ethical dilemmas and how they resolved them. The study was underpinned by the utilitarian ethical principle, categorical imperative and the golden mean theory. Data was o...

Health On Radio: A Study Of ‘Ultimate Health’ On Joy Fm And ‘Healthline’ On Uniiq Fm.

ABSTRACT A healthy nation is a national asset. Thus in Ghana where the doctor to patient ratio is 1 to 10,452, there is the need to have health information dissemination avenues where patients can get basic health information without travelling to the hospital or clinic. Radio with its ubiquity and mobility as well as being the most pervasive medium in Ghana, stand as the best medium to help bridge this gap. There is therefore the need to examine the content on radio to ascertain whethe...

An Assessment Of Public Relations Contribution In An Ict Company: A Case Study Of Rlg

ABSTRACT PR is an integral part of an organisation and its effective practice is bound to the health of the organisation. Public relations is integral to the efficient performance of many organizations today It is the means through which an organisation can effectively monitor, interact with other key groups within the organisational environment. Over the years PR has moved from being all about disseminating information (press agentry and publicity) to relationship management. Modern re...

Indigenous Language Programming And Citizen Participation In Ugandan Broadcasting: An Exploratory Study

SUMMARY The thesis, Indigenous language programming and citizen participation in Ugandan broadcasting: an exploratory study constitutes an analysis of the significance of policy on indigenous language programming in Uganda’s broadcast media. The thesis is conceived broadly within a critical studies’ framework. It emphasises the role of the broadcast media in the public sphere, as well as policy on linguistic diversity in making the public sphere more accessible to the majority of Ug...

The Use Of Smartphones For Investigative Journalism: A Case Study Of Acila-Tiger Eye Project Of Using Smartphones To Fight Corruption

ABSTRACT This study explores the use of smartphones for investigative journalism by participants in an Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) -Tiger Eye Project of using smartphones to fight corruption. The study seeks to find out how investigative journalists, who participated in the special training project on investigative journalism, are using smartphones in their line of work. Existing literature has established that professionals in various fields have been...

The Advertising Factor in The Growth And Development Independent Newspapers in Ghana – A Case Study of Business And Financial Times

ABSTRACT This study investigated the advertising factor in the growth and development of independent newspapers in Ghana and used the Business and Financial Times, as a case study. Objectives of the study were firstly to ascertain whether newspapers operating in Ghana, a developing country, faced similar challenges as American and European newspapers. The study’s second objective was to find out the measures management of the Business and Financial Times adopted to mitigate these chal...


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