Research Papers/Topics in Mass Communication

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MEDIA COVERAGE OF 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS ON NIGERIA TELEVISION AUTHORITY AND CHANNELS TELEVISION STATIONS

ABSTRACTThe study was undertaken to do a comparative analysis of Channels TV and NTA's coverage of2015 general elections to determine the level of comprehensiveness, purpose, direction or slant and objectivity of coverage. Three theories were used as framework for this research. Agenda setting, Social responsibility and Development media theories. Content analysis was used to analyse datat from a sample size of 76 days with 673 and 583 issues covered by Channels TV and NTA stations respectiv...