Research Papers/Topics in Mass Communication

THE IMPACT OF RADIO PROGRAMMING ON THE RURAL DWELLERS. (A CASE STUDY OF BARUTEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KWARA STATE).

ABSTRACTThis study was under taken to ascertain the impact of radio using Baruten as a case of the study.The study provided background information in the history of radio programming and radio kwara. It also sought to find out the problems associated with the dissemination of development information by the radio to the rural dwellers.The method used is the case for the study and the study employed the use of questionnaire in gathering data. A total number of 180 questionnaires were analyzed a...

BROADCAST MEDIA: TOOLS FOR EFFECTIVE RURAL DEVELOPMENT (A CASE STUDY OF OYUN VILLAGE ILORIN)

ABSTRACTThe study is a critical examination of the role of broadcast media as tools for effective rural development. The rural means of communication is still the epitome for rural development. These broadcast medium of communication includes the following: radio, television and some modern means of communication such as the internet etc.However, both primary and secondary data will be used in gathering information for the study. The secondary data will come as a review of documented material...

THE ROLES OF THE MASS MEDIA IN NIGERIA POLITICS

ABSTRACTThe research study examines clearly the roles of the mass media in Nigeria politics by evaluating the functions performed by the media in the political activities. It also examines the contributions of the mass media to Nigeria politics.The research also examines how well is the relationship between the government and the mass media in Nigeria politics, and how well do the mass media inform the public about the activities of the government and about the political activities in Nigeria...

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS (A CASE STUDY OF KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC AND UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN)

ABSTRACTIn this study an attempt was made to examine whether there is social media impact on students academic performance in higher institution. A close ended questionnaire was administered to the students of Kwara State Polytechnic and University of Ilorin to elicit responses about impact of social media on their performance. The data obtain was analyzed using table some findings was formulated to direct the study were accepted.Thus, there is significant impact of social   me...

THE IMPORTANCE OF CARTOON IN NEWSPAPER JOURNALISM. (A CASE STUDY OF KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILORIN.)

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page iCertification iiDedication iiiAcknowledgement ivTable of contents viLists of Tables viiCHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the study 1                                      1.2 Statement of the problem 5 1.3 Objectives of the study 61.4 Research Question 6 1.5 Significance of the study 71.6 Scope of the study 81.7 Operational Definition of Terms...

The Role of Mass Media against Illicit Drug Trafficking

ABSTRACTTrafficking and use of illicit drugs (banned substances) have become prevalent, menacing and deadly plague unleashing social and health hazards on the human race, yet with increased economic patronage. The problem is more prevalent in the developing nations, while Nigeria is one of the most affected African countries. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has acknowledged this fact. Despite efforts by the Nigerian government through her Anti-drug abuse agencies, t...

The Role of Television in the Campaign against Drug Abuse

    ABSTRACTDrug abuse continues to be the major risk behaviour among youth and adolescents, with physical and mental health complications. Despite the known risks associated with the drugs, adolescents continue using these drugs.This paper reveals the prevalence of drug abuse among adolescent’s in Nigeria, problems associated with drugs abuse, reasons why adolescents are vulnerable to drugs abuse and the role of Television in the campaign of curbing the menace of drug abuse. Des...

SPORT UTILIZATION AS AN ‘OTHER’ FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

  ABSTRACT The area of sport is one field that has grown in no small measure especially in the context of global spread and significance. Sport has a form of peculiar nature among other professions, and also due to the definitions given to it in the various extant body of knowledge consulted. Another important aspect is that of development; which is an essential phenomenon that societies cannot do without in order to attain full human and material potentials required for proper exis...

Organisational Rumours : Can Anything Good Come Out Of IT?

Rumour is one of the informal communication networks through which information flows among people. It is usually seen as a cancer that should be avoided in any society. It is a social phenomenon that any society cannot survive without yet little attention is given to it by the society and academic scholars.  Literature have established that rumours are exaggerated and false accounts of events which are capable of causing riots, strikes, unrest and even deaths in some cases; rumours have also...

Reexamining the Power of the Media: Is the Audience really King?

For many years, researchers have attempted to ascertain the role of audience members in media content production and distribution, especially in the midst of commercialization and overbearing advertisers. This paper probes the power of the media to sell audience members as products to advertisers bearing in mind the age of digital technologies that provide a multiplicity of options for members of the audience to not only consume, but to choose and to determine what they want to ...

Reassessing the Power of the Media: Is the Audience really King?

For many years, researchers have attempted to ascertain the role of audience members in media content production and distribution, especially in the midst of commercialization and overbearing advertisers. This paper probes the power of the media to sell audience members as products to advertisers bearing in mind the age of digital technologies that provide a multiplicity of options for members of the audience to not only consume, but to choose and to determine what they want to consume.

READERSHIP OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERS BY USERS OF SELECT CYBER CAFÉS IN UYO URBAN

ABSTRACT The new media has offered print newspapers the opportunity to reach a wider range of readers through online versions, without any demographic or distribution problems. The advent of online newspapers has made access to news available to anyone who has access to the Internet with just a click of the mouse. However, while many developed and even developing countries are maximizing the potentials of the online versions of newspapers, how far have we gone in utilizing this technology in ...

CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN IN AN ORGANIZATION

ABSTRACTThe study intends to determine the importance of communication in enhancing an effective management undertaking which is for the generality of the profitability of the undertaking. The essay will work towards identifying areas of weakness and strength of communications applied in the past with a view to proffer a dependable solution. Again, it is also to determine the qualities and effectiveness in the field of management. Hence all organization have need to organize human and ma...

CUSHIONING THE EFFECT OF CULTISM IN NIGERIA TERTIARY INSTITUTION

ABSTRACTThe issue of cultism in our higher institutions of learning is such that has reached an alarming rate inspite of the concerted effort being mobilized against it by the government, institutions authorities, parent and students themselves.Therefore, this research work examine the perception of students, lecturers and the society towards this menace. It goes a long way to assess how students view or consider the menace in a diversified and interogenious society like the institution ...


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