Research Papers/Topics in Communications And Media

Miscommunication and EnGENDERed Spaces in Nigerian Digital Performances.

AbstractThe Nigerian theatre now transcends the physical space to the virtual sphere manifesting as digital performances. Within this virtual space is an over lapping layer of mediatized performances which are reinforced in a number of ways. Interestingly, the performances accommodate overwhelming references to the female gender and there exists mis/communication of perceived bias and prejudices against women. This essay critically analyses some of these digital performances through...

The New Normal and Gendered Violence in Nigerian Film Space.

Arguably, film is the most magical form of storytelling. It is that genre that is most similar to our dreams; a place where a lot of possibilities abound. In the case of Nigerian films, there is little or no holding back as creativity and imagination are often interlaced with biased and unbiased social constructs. This study considers ‘New Normal’ as the current thematic preoccupation of Nigerian films to trivialise women’s rights and promote abuses. This phenomeno...

The Media and Migration Narratives: The Case of Superstory's Itohan

Migration is one of the most challenging issues currently facing Nigeria. It refers to change of residence within or over national boundaries; it can be internal or international. However, the focus of this paper is on international migration with particular interest on the use of illegal routes. The media, in varied forms have represented the menace of illegal migration as a way to curb further growth and control existing processes. One of such measures is Superstory's Itohan...

Crossroads of Human Media and Theatre: Developmental Perspectives

The growth of pervasive media and digital technologies is offering theatre-makers and audiences unprecedented new challenges and opportunities. This study examines theatre as an art form in the age of new media technology. Theatre is one of the oldest art forms, and it has not only survived every technological change but has adopted and adapted along the way. Based on the Human Media theory of Isra Garcia, this study seeks to establish how theatre can be enriched by human media with the...

Social Media: Towards the Realisation of A Global Stance for the African Voice

Social media usage has presented another platform for the African voice to be heard all over the world; with social media African people have the medium to tell their own story to the world. Thus, this paper aims at examining how technologically framed social media articulations have contributed to the realization of a global stance for the African voice. Key Words: Africa, social media, Internet, African story, global influence.

The Advertising Paradigm in Nigerian National Dailies: A Content Analysis Approach

The Nigerian print media have recorded tremendous growth through technological innovation and advancement that have resulted in increased number and content of national dailies. The print media as a powerful force of communication engineered by its competitive advantage of low cost and possibility of referral is largely patronised by advertisers. Using a combination of content analysis and unobtrusive observation, this study examined the composition of adverts placement in three Nig...

Media Evolution and the Challenges of Managing Virtual Interactive Processes for Media Research

Virtual interactive process occurs when a process that relies upon physical interaction between people and/or objects is transitioned to a virtual environment. Virtual process is having profound effects on society as an increasing number of persons and particularly researchers are migrating to virtual environments. The purpose of this paper is to explore the strategies that ensure effective management of virtually conducted research. The manager of a virtual process is not much diff...

The New Normal and Gendered Violence in Nigerian Film Space

Arguably, film is the most magical form of storytelling. It is that genre that is most similar to our dreams; a place where a lot of possibilities abound. In the case of Nigerian films, there is little or no holding back as creativity and imagination are often interlaced with biased and unbiased social constructs. This study considers ‘New Normal’ as the current thematic preoccupation of Nigerian films to trivialise women’s rights and promote abuses. This phenomeno...

Effectiveness of Organizational Communication channels used by Hwange Colliery Company to communicate with its Publics to enhance corporate reputation. (2010-2012)

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to assess the Effectiveness of Organizational Communication channels used by Hwange Colliery Company to communicate with its Publics to enhance corporate reputation. This is because effective communication has been the pillar to the success of many big corporate organizations and this prompted the researcher to study a local organization, Hwange Colliery Company. In this study literature was reviewed from scholars that had prior knowledge on the top...

Nigeria’s freedom of information act: Provisions, strengths, challenges

ABSTRACTIt took well over ten years to pass the Freedom of Information bill into law in Nigeria. It also took the bill three journeys to the National Assembly. This article connects the reluctance of the concerned authorities to pass the bill to the age-long struggle in Nigeria (and elsewhere) between the press, citizens and civil society on the one hand and the government on the other, with the former trying to widen the circumference of government activities that should be made public ...

Nigerian Mass Media Representation of Women in Agriculture and Agribusiness: A Case of Status Mis-Conferral

Abstract The study set out to examine the extent of the coverage given by the mass media to women in agriculture and agribusiness in view of statistics indicating that women constitute an overwhelming proportion of the people in that sector. Based in Nigeria, the study analysed the content of 282 stories on the agricultural pages of two selected national newspapers, 187 pictures illustrating some of the stories and 48 agricultural broadcasts from two radio stations. The study revealed ...

Gender bias in media representation of political actors: Examples from Nigeria’s 2015 presidential election

ABSTRACTAs in other parts of the world, the Nigerian news media, in its coverage of electioneering, has been accused of marginalizing female politicians. To establish the veracity of this claim, we examined how Nigerian newspapers reported campaign activities of the major presidential candidates during Nigeria’s 2015 presidential election. Using the theories of media framing and market-oriented journalism, we undertook content analysis of 194 editions of three randomly selected newspap...

Tested, Trusted, Yet Frustrating: An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Environmental Radio Jingles in Oyo State Nigeria

Radio stations have used jingles for environmental education and communication in Nigeria for decades though not much has been done to study the impact of such use—which is the purpose of this article. Through 12 focus group discussions (FGDs) in six local government areas of Oyo state, Nigeria, interviews with the program directors of two radio stations, and a questionnaire administered with 18 program producers from the stations, the researcher found that producers and directors had...

Mobile Phone Deception in Nigeria: Deceivers’ Skills, Truth Bias or Respondents’ Greed?

The use of mobile phones to deceive and defraud in Nigeria has received widespread comments and complaints but not empirical investigations. Guided by Buller and Burgoon’s interpersonal deception theory, this article examined the strategies employed by deceivers, the dimension of lies told and why mobile phone deception works among Nigerians. This it did through interviews with victims and near-victims of deception, focus group discussions with users, and participant obs...