Research Papers/Topics in Mass Communication

CONTENT ANALYSIS OF NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS REPORTING OF BOKO HARAM CRISIS

 ABSTRACT In the last few years, Nigeria has experienced an alarming rise in the manifestation of violent conflicts, and the mass media have been described to be a double edged sword in these crises situations; often either being an instrument of resolving or escalating the crises. Hence, the need to study the effect(s) mass media reports has on violent crises, in this case, the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria and neighboring countries. This research work, attempted to examine the role play...

A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE ROLE OF PEACE JOURNALISM IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM AND FULANI/HERDSMEN CONFLICTS AS CASE STUDIES.

ABSTRACTNigeria as a country in West Africa faces the challenge of violent-conflicts resulting in mass deaths and destruction of valuable properties worth millions of dollars. The problems seem to be spinning in a vicious cycle endlessly, from “Boko Haram to Herdsmen/Farmers conflict, from Niger-Delta militancy to ethnic clashes and other pockets of unrests. These conflicts have hampered the growth and development of Nigeria in many respects over the years. However, a number of journ...

Facebook Posting and Youth Socialization: A Study of Imo State University Students

Facebook has become a powerful means of communication both in Nigeria and Worldwide, for it has united both lost family members and friends. This research work is on "Facebook Postings and Youth Socialization: A study of Imo State University Students". Four Objectives were put forward for the study among which are: ascertain the respondents's frequency of exposure to postings on Facebook to find out respondent's attitude towards relationship among IMSU Students on Facebook. Four research ques...

Attitude of Young Mothers Towards Nestle Maggi Cube Advertisements by Blessed Ugochukwu

ABSTRACTThe focus of this study at inception was to evaluate, examine and explain the attitude of young mothers towards the advertisements of Maggi cube. Prior findings on consumers’ attitude towards advertising are mixed due to the dynamics and landscape of the advertising business and advances in technology. Hence the objective of the study was to explore how the adverts of Maggi as a brand has influenced consumers (young mothers) as well as their perception, behavior, interpretati...

REPORTERS RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE URBAN – RURAL NEWS IMBALANCES IN NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS

ABSTRACTAcademic writings are replete with studies on news imbalance. So much have been said about news imbalance in the international scenes.However, by writing this project, the researcher intends to look beyond the imbalance to the root cause.It is hoped that the information contained in this project will go a longway to correct the persistent problem of urban – rural news imbalance in Nigerian newspaper.Consequently, chapter one introduce this study as well as the theoretical frame work...

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