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THE PRESS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN NIGERIA, A CASE STUDY OF NUJ JOS CHAPTER

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 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 54 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,abstract, table of content, references ::   31 people found this useful

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The study on the press and its influence on democratic process in Nigeria aimed at evaluating the effect of press on the democratic process in Nigeria, to determine the relationship between the press and democracy, to determine the influence which the press has on democracy and to determine factors affecting press and democracy. The study made use of primary data which are gotten from the distribution of the research questionnaires; the sample size for the study is 100. The study made use of the Pearson correlation method for the analysis. The study therefore concluded that there is a statistically significantly (0.00) strong relationship (0.819) between the responses of the respondents that said that the press has a significant effect on democratic process in NUJ, Jos chapter and those that said that an intolerant government with its legal control is among the threats affecting the press efficiency in Nigeria. The study also made useful recommendation to assist the press in decision making.

 

1.0   CHAPTER ONE

1.1   INTRODUCTION

1.2   BACKGROUND OF STUDY

The mass media are often referred to as the fourth branch of government because of the power they wield and the oversight function they exercise. The media’s key role in democratic governance has been recognized since the late 17th century, and remains a fundamental principle of modern-day democratic theory and practice.

The media shape public opinion, but they are in turn influenced and manipulated by different interest groups in society. The media can promote democracy by among other things, educating voters, protecting human rights, promoting tolerance among various social groups, and ensuring that governments are transparent and accountable. The media, however, can play antidemocratic roles as well. They can sow fear, division and violence. Instead of promoting democracy, they can contribute to democratic decay.

A treatise on the ethics of the media is always high on the agenda of media watchers and critics in developed nations. This, however, has not made mass media practice in those lands free from ethical shortcomings. Within developing nations, however (especially those in the continent of Africa), media ethics does not command much serious consideration.

This often results from the so called 'realities' in the environment of media practice, which forces practitioners to do the best they can in the face of all odds. It is a truism that democratic societies are the best grounds for maximum appreciation of the ethics of the mass media (Klaidman and Beauchamp, 1987). That is why any nation that desires democratic systems of government should also aspire to a democratised press systems, where standards of judgement and practice are not only taught in journalism training institutions but are adequately exercised in the most sincere ways possible.

In societies that are used to an obtuse version of journalistic practice, a rigorous re-orientation becomes inevitable. Thus, political leaders are schooled on the rewards of leaving the mass media to do their jobs properly, and the press readjusts its priorities to conform to ethical and professional standards. In an honest search for societal liberty and progress. In Africa, this is what "transition" means or should mean; not just political transition, but a holistic societal transition.

1.2   STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The study on the press and its influence on democratic process came about as a result of lack of voice of the press to disclose some certain things that is going on in the government due to the fact that they have been given limit on what they publish and say to the nation, anything outside what the government tells them to do, they might be dealt with and sometimes closed down.

1.3   AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDY

The main aim of this study is to examine the press and its influence on democratic process in Nigeria. Other specific objectives include:

  1. to determine the effect of press on the democratic process in Nigeria.
  2. to determine the relationship between the press and democracy.
  3. to determine the influence which the press has on democracy.
  4. to determine factors affecting press and democracy.

1.4   RESEARCH QUESTIONS               

  1. What is the effect of the press on the democratic process in Nigeria?
  2. What is the relationship between the press and democracy?
  3. What is the influence of the press on democracy?
  4. What is the factor affecting press and democracy?

1.5   STATEMENT OF RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

H0:    The press has no significant effect on democratic process in NUJ, Jos chapter.

H1:         The press has a significant effect on democratic process in NUJ, Jos chapter.

1.6   SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

The study on the press and it influence on democratic process will be of immense benefit to the entire Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) in the sense that it will enable the press to know that they are the voice of the people and they serve as a middle man between the citizens and the government.

1.7   SCOPE OF STUDY

The study on the press and its influence on democratic process in Nigeria is limited to NUJ Jos chapter.

1.8   LIMITATION OF STUDY

Financial constraint- Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire and interview).

Time constraint- The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic work. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted for the research work.

1.9   DEFINITION OF TERMS

Press       This is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.

Influence         The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself.

Democratic     Relating to or supporting democracy or its principles.

Process   A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.

 

 


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Pages:54
Attribute:Questionnaire, Data Analysis,abstract, table of content, references
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