UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIA SYSTEMS OF NIGERIA AND SINGAPORE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF OWNERSHIP, REGULATION, AND IMPLICATIONS ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ADEKOYA Helen Odunola PhD, IKEM Victor Ugochukwu and TEJUOSO Wasiu Olawale PhD
Department of Mass Communication, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
The media of any society remains an important factor in the socio-cultural, political, and economic development of that society. In this regard, the responsibility of molding societal values and actualizing national development is impacted by issues of media ownership, press freedom, and regulation. This paper examines the media systems of Nigeria and Singapore intending to understand the attendant nature of ownership and regulation and the implications of these (ownership and regulations) on the overall national development of both countries. Secondary sources were used to gather data and a qualitative analysis was done. It is found that both Nigeria and Singapore operate different media systems. That, while Singapore operates a progressively authoritarian media system with strict regulations and state control of the media, Singapore is a developed country in terms of per capita and GNP, while Nigeria has a quasi-liberal or libertarian media system, but Nigeria is largely underdeveloped economically.
|Keywords – Freedom of information, National Development, Media Ownership, Regulation. |
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Olumide Ikupolokun and Akintayo Babafemi Johnson
Department of Mass Communication,
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state
The study focused on evaluating listeners’ assessment of Health Nuggets, a public health awareness radio programme aired on Hope 89.1FM in Ikenne Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria and aim at ascertaining residents awareness level of the program, extent to which Hope 89.1FM disseminate health messages, how well residents listen to Hope 89.1FM, discover the extent the program has improved residents the knowledge and how residents have adopted safe health practices they got from the program. The study adopted the survey research design, using a good structure questionnaire to elicited responses from a sample of 347 respondents drawn using multi-stage probability sampling from the study population of 119,117 made up of residents in Ikenne LGA, Ogun State and data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS).
Findings revealed that Hope 89.1FM through Health Nuggets radio health programme has served as a veritable medium through which residents of the area were informed and educated about public health issues. Furthermore, the study found that residents of Ikenne LGA generally have high level awareness about the existence of the radio station (100%), very high level knowledge about the broadcast of Health Nuggets (x̅ = 4.14), and listens to Health Nuggets and other programmes of the station to a high extent (x̅ = 4.20), and that listeners have adopted many health tips recommended on the programme to promote safe health practices.
Keywords: Listeners’ assessment, adoption, health nuggets and awareness
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Ifeoluwa Olabisi Atakiti,
Mass Communication Department, Babcock University
Department of Information Resource Management, Babcock University
Television streaming has come to stay with increase in Internet and broadband penetration. However, for television streaming to be successful, it has to be adopted by the audience. An influencing factor towards adoption could be the demographic dimensions of television viewers. Hence this study examined characteristics dimension of adoption of television streaming among residents in southwest Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted; the population comprised 27,722,432 residents. Stratified sampling technique was used to stratify the local governments into metropolitan and non-metropolitan. Subsequently, four local governments were selected randomly from the metropolitan local governments. A sample size of 1,613 respondents was drawn from twelve wards using Saunders, Lewis and Thornhill’s formula. The study found that there was a significant difference in adoption of television streaming by demographic dimensions of respondents while only occupational status had significant influence on adoption of television streaming. The study recommended that television stations should research the demographics of their online viewers and design relevant streaming contents that will meet their needs.
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Keywords: Television streaming, television viewers, Demographic dimensions, occupational status, significant difference, adoption