THE IMPACT OF NIGERIAN PRESS ON THE CHOICE OF POLITICAL CANDIDATE

ABSTRACT
This research work seeks to examine to what extent the press content (restricting it to print media) affect the choice made by the public toward a particular political candidate. It examines theories as related to the field of mass communication, which emphasis the media key role in determine what perception the public build on a political figure. To this end, the study is pattern along the Instructive Stimulus Response Theory or the “Hypodermic needle/magic bullet” theory of the print media and the social responsibility theory of the press as reinforced by the Hut Plus commission of 1947. be that the research is quantitative as the case provide, a survey method was use along side the instrument of questionnaire, where the simple random sampling technique was used to gathered data from the resident of the three local government areas of Igabi, Kaduna South and Kaduna North which make up the Kaduna metropolis. Understanding the limitation as associated with the print media, being that it is more prominent among the elite, the research work after analyzing and interpretating the gathered data in chapter four went further in chapter five (being the provision for conclusion and recommendation) to proffer ways in which the press will be used, when the right atmosphere is provided, as the only machinery through which information can be transfer to the general public and perception build and shape thereafter, in their bid to choose a political candidate of their choice during election, citing our current dive as a nation into the fourth republic with a proper functioning of democratic principle. 

TABLE OF CONTENT
Cover Page
Title Page 
Declaration 
Approval Page
Dedication 
Acknowledgement
Abstract 
Table of content 

CHAPTER ONE 
1.1Introduction 
1.2Purpose of the Study
1.3Significance of the Study
1.4Statement of Problem 
1.5Theoretical Framework 
1.6Scope and Limitation of Study
1.7Research Hypothesis 
1.8Definition of Terminologies

CHAPTER TWO
Literature Review 
2.1Introduction 
2.2Growth and Early Historical Development of the Nigeria Newspaper  
2.3The Newspaper Message 
2.4Newspaper in the Service of the State
2.4.1Public Watch-Dog 
2.4.2Information Role 
2.4.3Representation Role 
2.4.4Realization of Common Objective 
2.5Relative Importance of the Nigeria Press (Newspaper) to the Society
2.6The Newspaper, Politics and the Choice of Political Candidate.

CHAPTER THREE
Research Methodology
3.1Research Design Techniques
3.1.1Historical Research Method 
3.1.2Descriptive Research Method 
3.1.3Survey Research Method 
3.1.4Experimental 
3.2Sources of Data
3.2.1Primary Source 
3.2.2Secondary Source
3.3Data Gathering Instrument 
3.4Statistical Technique in Data Gathering
3.5Sample/Population of Study
3.6Sample Size 
3.7Data Analysis and Technique 

CHAPTER FOUR 
Data Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation
4.1Section A:Personal Data of Respondent
4.2Section B:Testing the Research Questions
4.3Discussion of Research Findings 

CHAPTER FIVE 
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
5.1Summary 
5.2Conclusion 
5.3Recommendation
Bibliography 
Appendix 
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APA

Kings, S. (2018). THE IMPACT OF NIGERIAN PRESS ON THE CHOICE OF POLITICAL CANDIDATE. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-nigerian-press-on-the-choice-of-political-candidate-2087

MLA 8th

Kings, Solomon "THE IMPACT OF NIGERIAN PRESS ON THE CHOICE OF POLITICAL CANDIDATE" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-nigerian-press-on-the-choice-of-political-candidate-2087. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

MLA7

Kings, Solomon . "THE IMPACT OF NIGERIAN PRESS ON THE CHOICE OF POLITICAL CANDIDATE". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-nigerian-press-on-the-choice-of-political-candidate-2087 >.

Chicago

Kings, Solomon . "THE IMPACT OF NIGERIAN PRESS ON THE CHOICE OF POLITICAL CANDIDATE" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-nigerian-press-on-the-choice-of-political-candidate-2087

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