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Current Project Topics in Mass Communication

Writing good B. Sc/B.A projects is always the desire of every student. Some people find it difficult to begin project research writing but with good sources of ideas, such persons wouldn’t have any problem carrying out wonderful studies. Here are some current project topics that can serve as guide to students who wish to write good B.Sc/B.A project works in Mass Communication;

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Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Gender-Based Violence in IDP Camps:

A Study of Thisday, Vanguard and Guardian newspapers

By

Ikegbunam. Peter Chierike

&

Dumaka, Francis Uchenna 

 

Abstract

Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Gender-Based Violence in IDP Camps is a study set to investigate how the media fared in their coverage of the rampant increase in the perpetration of gender based violence on internally displaced persons in Nigeria. The study is designed to find the volume of stories on gender based violence, the dominant story type, media frames used, the kind of gender-based violence mostly reported and whether the media gave prominence coverage to gender-based violence in IDP camps. The study was based on the content analysis research method and was anchored on social responsibility and agenda setting theories of mass communication. Findings revealed that that the media did not give prominence to the coverage of gender based violence in IDP camps. It was equally observed that sexual violence is the kind of gender based violence mostly reported in the media. The researcher therefore, recommended that the media should brace up in their coverage of gender based violence against IDP camps to serve as the voice to the voiceless which they are.

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Analysis of Nigerian Newspapers’ Coverage of President Buhari’s ill Health in Nigeria:A Study of Selected Dailies

by

Ikegbunam, Peter Chierike

&

Ozoemena, Anthony Chigozie

Abstract

The study seeks to examine how the media fared in their reports as it affects the life and healthy living of not only those in authority but also those who voted for them. The measurable objectives of the study are to ascertain whether the selected newspapers gave prominence to their coverage of president Buhari’s health issue, the direction of coverage given to the issue, the dominant media frame used in coverage issue and the dominant media theme used in its coverage among selected newspapers. The study adopted the content analysis research method to analyse the manifest contents of the selected newspapers on their reports concerning the health trip of the President. The study was based on the social responsibility and framing theories of mass communication. Findings revealed that the rather than probe the government on the bad condition of the health institutions in Nigeria, the media are busy joining political and ethnic issues in the country. Based on the findings above, the researcher recommended that the media should strive to do away with politics and ethnicity but face responsibility to ensure good health situation in the country. The researcher equally recommended that since sound health institutions are built by government and not God, the government should build good and well equipped health institutions in the country for the medical attention of all or stop travelling abroad for medical attention so all will die of bad health care.

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AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF ROMANTIC PROGRAMS: A STUDY OF LISTENERS                  OF RADIO CONTINENTAL FM’S “LOVE AND RELATIONSHIP”

PROGRAME IN LAGOS METROPOLIS

By Chekube, Ifezue

Abstract

Audience perception of romantic programs on radio is a study that is born out of the quest to investigate the reason for frequent marriage failure among the present day young men and ladies. It was premised on Radio Continental “love and relationship tips program in Lagos. The study is aimed at ascertaining whether the respondents are exposed to the program, their level of exposure, gratification and perception of the program. The survey research method was adopted as method while Uses and gratification theory of mass communication was considered appropriate as the theoretical background of the study. Findings show that respondents are not only well exposed to the program but also derive different gratifications that help them in different ways from listening to the program. The study therefore recommended that other stations should design similar programs and warn single men and ladies to stop embarking on marriage decision for frivolous reasons.

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CARTOON FRAMING AND MESSAGE UNDERSTANDING: A TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF XENOPHOBIA CARTOON FRAMES IN SELECTED ONLINE NEWS PLATFORM

 

 

BY

 

 UZOEGWU MERCY O.

 

ABSTRACT

Cartoon is no doubt, potent tool for effective comic relief amidst communication and development. All cartoon illustrations differ in frames and individuals understanding of their message. The study therefore examined the online news, to ascertain the frames of xenophobia cartoons, the perception of the cartoon messages., the researcher situates her work on the “individual difference theory” which asserts that we as human beings are genetically different, biologically different, physiologically and psychologically different and therefore we shall respond and behave differently to media messages. Survey method and Focus group discussion were used as methodology of the study. The findings of the study revealed that most cartoon on xenophobia have the discriminatory frames. Almost of the audience could not interpret the cartoon messages due to their technicalities. Consequently, the ability to understand that cartoon is a means of communication and it clear by cartoonist for easy understanding was part of recommendations made to help cartoon framing and message understanding  

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MEDIA SCHOLARS’ CRITIQUES ON BROWN ENVELOPE

SYNDROME: ANY PROGRESS (Seminar paper)

By

Ezekwesiru, Woyike

Abstract

Media scholars’ critiques on brown envelope acceptance among media practitioners is a study embarked upon to find out if media practitioners’ critiques on the acceptance of gratification from their news sources decrease the practice among practitioners. The study seek to answer the question: since the media practitioners are aware that their action of accepting gratifications for the publication of stories or to report a particular organization in good light has attracted media professionals’ critique, why do they still indulge in it? The study used the expectation violation theory as its theoretical framework while the Focus Group Discussion was employed as the method of study. The study which was premised on five media organizations in Port-Harcourt. A total of 50 journalists were selected for the study, 10 discussants from each media organization under study. Two discussants were selected from all the organizations and were spread across the five groups to ensure effective formation of the discussion group. The week long study found that media practitioners are aware of the critique against their action of accepting gratifications from their news source and that the main factor that keeps them indulging in the unethical practice of accepting gratifications is economic. The study recommended that media practitioners should be well paid as well as sanctions and relinquishing defaulters of their certificates.

Key words: critique, brown envelope,

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Press Coverage of World Tobacco Day in Nigeria (2014-2016) and Smoker Journalists Attitude Towards Coverage of the Event

  Chinenye Nwabueze (Ph.D)

Department of Mass Communication

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Igbariam Campus

 Emmanuel Igwenagu

Department of Mass Communication

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Igbariam Campus

 Casmir Obiakor

Department of Mass Communication

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Igbariam Campus

08101326739

 Abstract

 The mass media have enormous potentials to influence health-related behaviors and perceptions. Much research has focused on how the media frame health issues. This study sought to explore how world no Tobacco day was framed in the print media and smoker journalists’ attitude towards coverage of the event. Three privately-owned national dailies were studied to find themes dominating reports on world no tobacco day and to find the prominence given to the reports as well as sources of such stories. Twenty-two smoker journalists were also surveyed to find their attitude towards coverage of the event. It was found that world no tobacco day was not given enough prominence by the selected newspapers and majority of smoker journalists will be uncomfortable to cover the event. It was recommended among others that Nigerian press should give priority attention to the coverage of world No Tobacco Day issues in the country.

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Freelance journalism in Nigeria: Problems and prospects (Seminar paper)

By

Nnaemelu, Ifeyinwa

E-mail: p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

Abstract

This paper titled “Freelance journalists in Nigeria: Problems and prospects” is designed to ascertain the most pressing problem encountered by freelancers in their line of duties, how they survive in their daily function and ascertain what keeps their hope alive in doing what they are doing. The paper is based on digital Darwinism hypothesis which supports the concept of “survival of the fittest”. The survey research method was adopted using the questionnaire and one on one interview as techniques of data generation. Findings show that there are four major, though inter-related problems facing freelancers in Nigeria where as unavoidable economic situation is the most influential one. The study, recommended that sustainable economies should be created through collaboration for advanced viable economic arrangement at every level of ambition.

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KEYWORDS: Freelance, Journalists, Problems, Prospects

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EXPOSURE TO MEDIA REPORTS OF GOVERNOR OSHIOMHOLE’S “GO AND DIE” COMMENT AND ITS INFLUENCE ON WIDOWS PERCEPTION OF OSHIOMHOLE’S ADMINISTRATION

BY

NDUKA, ADAOBI BLESSING

ABSTRACT

The research examined Media reports of Governor Oshiomhole’s “go and die” hate comment and its influence on widows perception of his administration. The objectives of the study are to ascertain respondents’ level of exposure to the hate comment, their sources of information on the issue and the influence of the hate comment on respondents’ perception of the governor’s administration. The study was hinged on the information integration theory. The census method was adopted in studying four registered widow association in Edo state with the 315 members as the population for the study. Findings revealed that the widows’ perception of governor Oshiomhole’s administration and his personality were negatively influenced by his hate comment, which they got to know through friends, television and radio. The researcher therefore recommended that leaders as public figures, should be mindful of their utterances and endeavour to make comments that will not incite the public against them.

(Full Paper copyright: 08020761386)

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Audience Perception of Miss Anambra’s Leaked Sex-tape:

A Study of Internet Users in Awka Metropolis

By

Ofuonye, Ifeanyi

Abstract 

Audience perception of the lesbian leaked sex tape of the Miss Chidimma Okeke is a research that was built on the level of spread of negative news as against positive ones. The study was designed to examine the respondents’ level of exposure to the leaked sex tape, their perception of both the Queen and the organizers of the contest and what the respondents think about pageantry after exposure to this video tape. The study adopted the Self-objectification theory as the framework for the study while the survey research method was used to examine internet users in Awka metropolis. Findings revealed that pageantry exploits, demeans, and ruin youngsters especially the desperate ones. It also revealed that both pageantry, Chidimma Okeke and the ABS, the organizers of the contest have attracted negative public perception from the respondents. The researcher therefore recommends for self regulation among participants, discharge of proper parental responsibility among parents and strong regulatory measure for all pageant organizing group in Nigeria among others.

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PRINT MEDIA COVERAGE OF DASUKI’S ARMS DEAL SCANDAL

IN NIGERIA: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF DAILY SUN,

PUNCH, GUARDIAN AND VANGUARD

NEWSPAPERS

BY

Onwuelu, Ucheben

Abstract

This study was focused on newspaper coverage of the 2015 Kogi gubernatorial election and the sudden death of the APC leading candidate in the election. The study was designed to ascertain the level of prominence given to the election, the frequency of coverage, the dominant media genre and the predominant media source used in the coverage of the election. Content analysis was used as a research method whereas social responsibility and agenda setting theories of mass communication were used as the theoretical framework. The research found that marginalization and negligence of community grievances sometimes breeds crisis in a state. The researcher also found that ethnicity and tribalism has always been influencing media coverage of electoral issues in the country. The researcher therefore concludes that the press should be careful in doing their job and recommends that the constitution as well as the electoral laws should be revisited to accommodate this new development among others.

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NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF PRO-BIAFRAN PROTEST IN NIGERIA:A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF THIS-DAY AND VANGUARD NEWSPAPERS

By

Oluchi,

 Abstract

This study was focused on both mainstream and social media coverage of conflict issues in Nigeria between 2015 and 2016. The objectives of the study are; to ascertain the level of prominence given to those selected issues, their depth of coverage, the media direction of reporting and the predominant media genre used in the coverage of the issues. The purposive sampling technique was applied to examine the manifest content of Vanguard and This-day newspapers on the issue. The research was based on pro-Biafran conflicts in the country within the period under study. Content analysis was used as a research method whereas social responsibility and agenda setting theories of mass communication were used as the theoretical framework. The research found that government’s negligence of community grievances is the main reason for different agitations which transcends into conflicts everywhere in this country. The researcher also found that ethnicity has always been influencing media coverage of issues in the country. The researcher therefore conclude that the press should be careful in doing their job and recommends that strict regulations should be mounted media practitioners  in respect to the type of pictures they expose the public to. The researcher also recommends that the government should encourage employment of the citizens to set them off from protests.

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AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF XENOPHOBIC ATTACK IN SOUTH AFRICA

By

Doris, Onwa

Abstract

This paper titled audience perception of newspaper coverage of xenophobic attack in South Africa is aimed at ascertaining the audience level of exposure to this attack and their perception of the attack. This paper was anchored on social responsibility theory of the press whereas survey research method was adopted as a design to achieve its objectives. Findings show that respondents are well exposed to the newspaper coverage of the attack. The paper concluded that the media did their job by ensuring that the attack was exposed the public through their publication and therefore recommended that governments of various African States should try to provide the public with good governance and security to avoid future occurrences of situations like this in times to come. It was also recommended that issues of this nature will always be treated with serious punishment to serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to do same next time.

Key words: xenophobia, newspaper, coverage, attack, perception.

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Influence of gambling related sales promotion on product patronage and buying decision among target audience: A study of indomie Tazo Mania sales promotion

By

Okonkwo, Maryrose

ABSTRACT

This research is an exploratory research work that was designed to examine the influence of indomitable tazo mania sales promotion on the children who are exposed to it. Among the research objectives are to find out their level of recall, exposure, perception and whether mothers attribute high increase in consumption of indomitable noodle brand among their children to tazo mania sales promotion. The study was based on uses and gratification theory and commercial theory of communication where as survey research was adopted as the method for achieving research objectives. Findings indicates that this sales promotion exploit the children and incite them into indulging in gambling activities unknowingly. The researcher therefore, recommended that there should be a law regulating the content of sales promotional messages, especially those ones targeted at the children and that consumers should always consider their chances of winning the prices tagged against the product they wish to patronize

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NEWSPAPER FRAMING OF BABY FACTORY INCIDENTS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON AUDIENCE PERCEPTION OF BABY ADOPTION

BY

EWELUKWA, CHINEDU K.

08163810536

The rising incidences of baby factories have gradually added to the plethora of human right issues bedevilling Nigeria (Alichie, 2015). However, baby factory according to Okosun (2013) is an institution where young girls are deliberately impregnated for the purpose of producing children that will be taken away from the young mothers soon after delivery for onward sale to buyers with deep pockets. When sold, the babies could be used for ritual sacrifices or for any other purpose. But it all depends on the buyer. It has gotten to the point that some childless couples now see baby factory as an easy means of adopting a child and go ahead to patronize the operators of the factories. It is no surprise because without them, there will be little or nothing like baby factory.

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PRINT MEDIA FRAMING OF DIEZANI MADUEKE’S FRAUD SAGA:    ANLYSIS OF SELECTED NATIONAL DAILIES

By

Akachukwu, Nwanmuo

Abstract

Newspaper coverage of Allison Madueke’s financial fraud in Nigeria is a research work born out of the curious desire to investigate media framing of the fraud, which at its wake, generated buzz reactions from the public. The objectives of the work are to ascertain the media frames used in the reportage of the saga, the most dominant frame used and the slant of the media frame used in the media for the coverage of the issue. The research adopted content analysis research method to analyze the manifest content of four selected national dailies. The social responsibility and the framing theory of the press were considered most appropriate for the study. Findings revealed that seven different media frames were used by the four dailies for a total of 156 times among which ethnic and response frames were observed as the predominant media frames used by the media. The researcher therefore, recommended that fighting corruption in the land should not selective on some peoples whereas others who committed same or similar crimes are dinning with the executioners.

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Television Program Preference Among Pupils in Onitsha Metropolis

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Abstract                                                                      

Television program preference among pupils in Onitsha metropolis is a study embarked upon to investigate the pupils’ level of exposure to television programe, their TV programe preference, the available television programe accessible to them; the determinant of their programe preference and whether what they watch on television programs influence their lifestyle, attitudes and behaviours. The study applied the use of cultivation theory of mass communication to explain the influence of mass mediated messages on the children. The survey research method was adopted to achieve the research objectives. Findings demonstrated that the respondents prefer entertainment programe than any TV program and that the basic determinant of what they choose to expose themselves to is their peers among other determinants. The study therefore recommended that the Media practitioners should try to increase the number of their educational programs to meet the required prescription in the NBC regulation while urging the parents and teachers to strive to ensure that they pay attention to the media contents which their children and pupils are exposed especially at early age.

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INFORMATION SOURCES ON MMM PONZI SCHEME AND INFLUENCE

 ON PARTICIPATION AMONG UNDERGRADUATES

 OF COOU IGBARIAM CAMPUS

BY

NWEKWUNE, SYLVESTER CHIGOZIE

Abstract

Sources of Information on MMM Ponzi scheme and its Influence on Participation is a study designed to ascertain the main sources of information on the ponzi scheme among students. The study was motivated by the sudden failure of the scheme and public outcry for loses among the students. The study adopted the social responsibility theory of mass communication as its theoretical background whereas the survey research method was used as the research method. The major objectives of the research are to ascertain the respondents’ main sources of Information on MMM ponzi scheme, of the source of information on participants of MMM ponzi scheme and the dominant type of information on ponzi scheme and whether the souce of information encourages participation among respondents. Findings revealed that because the ponzi survive of getting money from new initiates to pay old members, the main source of information is interpersonal communication where the dominant type of information is display of alerts of cash gotten from the ponzi scheme while the source was found to have encouraged participation among respondents. The study therefore concluded that the major sources of information among the people for MMM ponzi scheme is interpersonal communication where as the dominant type of information was displaying of alerts. The researcher recommended that grass-root aggressive media campaign should be launched when situations like this crop up in the society to save the people from waste of resources.

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Social and Mainstream Media Representation of Photographs of the

2017 Xenophobic Attack of Nigerians in South Africa

By

Okeke, Christopher C.

Abstract

Social and Mainstream Media Representation of Photographs of the Xenophobic Attack of Nigerians in South Africa is a study that is embarked upon in the interest of the profession of journalism and societal peace in the era of social media proliferation. The study is set to ascertain ethical conformity of news photographs in mainstream and social media, find the dominant type of photograph used among social media and mainstream media in their reports concerning the attack and find the representation frames of the photographs used in the coverage of the xenophobic attack in South Africa. The study used the quantitative content analysis research design as its method whiles the social responsibility theory and digital Darwinism hypothesis as the theoretical framework. Findings revealed that there is poor level of ethical compliance in online media landscape. Findings also revealed that the dominant type of photograph used in the selected media was violent photographs. The study concludes that the there is more ethical consideration in mainstream than in online blogs and recommended that conference on the reasons for respecting or observing media ethics and professional standard in the practice of journalism should be organized by media scholars to advance the harmful effect of unethical practices on the profession and the society at large.

Key words: xenophobia, photographs, social media, mainstream media

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Utilization of Family Planning Information by Young Fathers in Awka Metropolis

(Seminar paper) 

By

 

Agudiegwu, Onyeka J.

Department of Mass Communication

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

  

Abstract

Utilization of Family Planning Information by Young Fathers in Awka Metropolis is a product of literature disclosure on negligence of research on utilization of Family Planning Information among young fathers. This study therefore, was designed to find out whether respondents’ are aware of family planning messages; their major sources of information on family planning; their perception of family planning information needs; respondents’ attitude towards family planning and to ascertain if respondents use family planning techniques in controlling child bearing and spacing.

In supplying empirical answers to above research questions, the researcher adopted the survey research method. Equally, the uses and gratification and individual difference theories of mass communication were applied to provide empirical explanation to the phenomenon under study. Research findings revealed that the respondents are well exposed to media information on family planning using the radio as their major source of information but refused to accept and use them for effective population control. The researcher concluded that young fathers in Awka have negative perception and attitudes towards family planning media information. The researcher therefore concluded that conferences and sensitization campaigns should be designed to educate the people more on the important of sizeable family and implication of overpopulation to the society.

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Sensationalism Influence on Newspaper Readership: A Study Of Sun Newspaper Readers in Awka Metropolis

By

Ikegbunam, Peter. C

&

Obiajulu, Chisom

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

 07036280407 

Abstract

This study set to ascertain the frequency of readership among respondents, readers’ perception of sensational reporting, their believability in news reports since the advent of sensationalism and if readers buy newspapers because of flashy headlines. The study adopted the survey research method to achieve the above research objectives. Premised in Awka metropolis, the study was targeted at Daily Sun newspaper readers to ascertain the readers’ perception of sensationalism in the media. The study was built on the social responsibility theory of mass communication which challenges the media to always provide objective information to the people. Findings revealed that sensationalism poses a serious threat to the very existence and survival of journalism profession. It also revealed that that same sensationalism that increases sales equally causes loss of credibility before media audience. Against this background, the researcher recommended that severe regulations should be put in place against sensational reporting while seminars and conferences should be organized to expose the impending danger of sensationalism to both practicing journalist and students of journalism.

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Evaluation of News presentation Style Influence on Campus Radio Listenership: A Study of Eagle Radio Igbariam Campus

By

Ikegbunam, peter. C

&

Nwosa, Chinenye

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407  

Abstract

Evaluation of News presentation Style Influence on Campus Radio Listenership: A Study of Eagle Radio Igbariam Campus is study deigned to examine the relationship between the style of presentation and students patronage of this trainee radio station under study. This study was designed to ascertain how often the students listen to Eagle Fm in school, the major motivating factor that encourages listenership among them, the satisfaction which students of the institution drive from listening to this radio station and if the news presentation styles of the presenters influence the students’ listenership to the station. The uses and gratifications and individual differences theories of mass communication were used as the theoretical framework for the study. Findings revealed that the presentation style of the presenters does not encourage the listenership of the respondents. The researcher concluded that the style of presentation in this trainee station have not been able to provide the desired effect in improving the students presentation skills to be able to compete favorably in the labour market. The researcher therefore, recommended that the Department of Mass Communication of this University should wake up to the challenge of poor or unskilled presentation style.

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Watching and sharing You Tube video content among student users:

A uses and gratification approach

By

Ikegbunam, peter. C

&

Sonia Joseph

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407 

Abstract

This study explains the reason for youths’ patronage of you tube video paying special attention to the video clips of the just concluded BBNaija contest. The study is set to ascertain the respondents’ level of exposure to You Tube video on BBN, the segment of BBN You Tube clips that are mostly shared, the gratification sought in sharing these BBN You Tube clips and the major factor that motivates the sharing of BBN video clips among respondents. The study adopted the uses and gratification theory of mass communication as the theoretical backdrop whereas the survey research method was used in studying only the 289 students of mass communication who were purposively selected based on their patronage to the programme. Findings revealed that the respondents are well exposed to the BBN You Tube video and that love and sexual display segment commands respondents’ most viewed and shared contents. It was also found that those who are externally controlled are likely to be lured into participation based on what they see on the screen and the researcher recommended that since this kind of content erodes our cultural and moral values as a nation, producers of media contents should be regulated as to what they produce for public consumption among others.

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Media Employers’ Perception of IT Students’ Performances: A

Study of Selected Organizations in Anambra

By

Ikegbunam, Peter C

&

Dumaka, Francis Uchenna

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407

Abstract

This study “Media Employers’ Perception of IT Students’ Performances: A Study of Selected Organizations in Anambra” is response to the current high rate of unemployment among Nigerian graduates. The study seeks to ascertain employers’ expectation of IT students, media supervisors’ perception of Mass Communication IT students’ performances during IT, analyze the contents of IT log-book reports of students and whether the content of IT reports reflects supervisors’ observations/ comments about students’ performances in IT. Methodological triangulation approach was adopted combining textual analysis and survey research design to achieve the above research objectives. The study was based on the structural unemployment theory to consider the reason for unemployability of Nigerian graduates. Findings revealed that the all employers expected their IT students to exhibit good working attitudes to work. It revealed also, that the students forge IT reports through friends and family members working in media organisations and that IT log book reports dose not correspond with supervisors comments and observations on students’ IT performance. The researcher therefore recommended among others that supervisors and unit heads should always ensure that good works are well rewarded and bad ones punished. The researcher equally recommended that the department should collaborate with the media IT handling organisations to handle students’ lackadaisical attitudes towards industrial training

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Utilization of Family Planning Information by Young Fathers in Awka Metropolis

By

Ikegbunam, Peter C

&

Agudiegwu, Onyeka J.

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407

Abstract

Utilization of Family Planning Information by Young Fathers in Awka Metropolis is a product of literature disclosure on negligence of research on utilization of Family Planning Information among young fathers. This study therefore, was designed to find out whether respondents’ are aware of family planning messages; their major sources of information on family planning; their perception of family planning information needs; respondents’ attitude towards family planning and to ascertain if respondents use family planning techniques in controlling child bearing and spacing.

In supplying empirical answers to above research questions, the researcher adopted the survey research method. Equally, the uses and gratification and individual difference theories of mass communication were applied to provide empirical explanation to the phenomenon under study. Research findings revealed that the respondents are well exposed to media information on family planning using the radio as their major source of information but refused to accept and use them for effective population control. The researcher concluded that young fathers in Awka have negative perception and attitudes towards family planning media information. The researcher therefore concluded that conferences and sensitization campaigns should be designed to educate the people more on the important of sizeable family and implication of overpopulation to the society.

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How do they say what they say? Evaluation of Newspaper Coverage                                    of the Miss Anambra Leaked Lesbian Sex Video

By

Ikegbunam, peter C

&

Okolo, Princess Ifunanya  

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407

Abstract

 

Sometime last year, a leaked lesbian sex video of the former Miss Anambra went viral on air. This leaked sex tape attracted different reactions from the public who air the different personal views of the tape in the media. This study is therefore engaged in to examine how the media fared in the coverage of this lesbian sex scandal of such a highly placed Queen. The study sets to ascertain the dominant media theme used in the coverage of the Miss Anambra leaked lesbian Sex video; the volume of coverage of the Sex video; to find if the media gave prominence coverage to the lesbian Sex video; to ascertain the dominant media type used in the coverage of the video and examine the media frames used in the coverage of the Miss Anambra leaked lesbian Sex video among selected newspapers. The study was anchored on the social responsibility theory of the press while the content analysis research method was adopted as a method to achieve the above research objectives. Findings demonstrated that the lesbian sex video of Chidimma Okeke high media frequency and prominence coverage in the media within the period under study.  From the finding above, the researcher recommended that the government, haven seen what happened in the sex scandal, should make a strict regulation on pageant industries and their managers in the country

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Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Western Terrorists                                   Organization and Islamic Sect in Nigeria:

A Study of Select Newspapers

By

Ikegbunam, peter C

&

Ekwealor, Rita

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407

Abstract

This study is central to the position of the media in fighting insurgency in the country. The study is set to see if the media are really fighting the insurgents or are they just surviving on the insurgents. The measurable objectives of the study are to find the dominant media frame used in the coverage of the activities of Boko-Haram and AlQeada terrorist groups and to ascertain whether the media indulge in sensational reporting with the aim of attracting more readership. The study adopted the content analysis research method in achieving the above stated research objectives. The study sampled a total of 194 newspaper editions from the total population of 369 newspapers covered within the months of study. The framing and agenda setting theories of mass communication were applied as the theoretical frame work for the study. Findings revealed that the dominant media frame used in the reportage of the actions and activities of the insurgents is the fear frame. It was also found that there was a mutual relationship between the media and the insurgents- as the media engage in sensationalism to attract readership from sympathizers, the insurgents gain the undue cheap popularity they needed from the media and in so doing pass across their message to the public. The researcher recommended that the media should learn a new way of reporting the insurgents and drastically reduce their level of attention to insurgents to stay away from accomplishing their aims.

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Evaluation of Newspaper Coverage of the Executive-Judiciary

Face-off in Nigeria: Analysis of Selected Dailies

By

Ikegbnam, peter C

&

Cynthia Ejimnkeonye

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407

Abstract

This study is set to ascertain dominant story type, the depth of the story and whether the selected media gave prominence coverage to the Executive-Judiciary face-off in the country. The study sampled a total of 192 newspapers using Taro Yameni  sample size determination formular. The purposive sampling technique was used to select only the editions of the newspapers that contains information about the arrests and detention of the judges. The study adopted the content analysis research method in examining the manifest contents of communications in the selected newspapers concerning the face-off. The study was based on social responsibility theory of Mass Communication as its theoretical framework. Findings revealed that the media gave prominence to their coverage of the face-off and that the dominant media type used in the coverage is straight news reports whereas the event enjoyed volume of coverage at half page stories. The researcher recommended that the media should keep on doing good jobs especially when it concerns issue of corruption like the crisis in this study. And that they should equally strive to engage in more in-depth reports of issues of salient nature in the country in order to provide the people with enough information for an informed decision.

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Newspaper Framing of President Buhari’s Comment: “My Wife Belongs to the Kitchen, the Living Room and the Other Room”

By

Ikegbunam, peter C

&

Okoli, Isioma

p.ikegbunam@yahoo.com

07036280407

Abstract

This study is designed to examine how the Nigerian media fared in their coverage of a gender sensitive comment made by President Buhari of the federal republic of Nigeria. This study is set to examine the dominant media frame, the frequency of coverage, the direction of story and the dominant story type used in the coverage of the comment. The study adopted the content analysis research method to achieve the above research objectives. The study was based on the framing and social responsibility theory of mass communication as its theoretical framework. Findings revealed that the dominant media frame used in the coverage of the comment was the responsibility frame whereas the direction of the coverage was unfavourable among others. The researcher therefore, recommended that, the media should respect their social responsibility to the public and do away from covering issues in line with their political and ethnic inclinations which were observed to have influenced their coverage of this comment made by the president of the federation.

 

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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