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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEMS FACING PRIVATE TELEVISIONS AND GOVERNMENT TELEVISIONS IN THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION IN NIGERIA


ABSTRACT

The problems which face both private and government owner television stations have always been a concern to both public and media experts,

This work is aimed at providing answers to questions asked while  accomplishing.

The objectives written in the first chapter of the work.

This work is  divided into five chapters.

Chapter one gives the background of the study and frame work upon which research is built.

The second chapter centers on literature review.

The third chapter concerns the general methodology  that guided the research,

The fourth chapter covers data presentation, analysis and interpretation,

The fifth chapter which is the last devoted to summary of the work, conclusion, reached and recommendations for policy and further research,

In this  work, all the various problems confronting both private and government owned televisions were looked at.

In this work, survey research method was used because it is suitable to our  objective.

The questionnaire was distributed randomly to workers of MINAJ Television and NTA at  Owerri,

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

TITLE PAGE                                                                II

APPROVAL PAGE                                                      III

DEDICATION                                                               IV

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT                                             V

ABSTRACT                                                                  VII

CHAPTER ONE                                                          1

INTRODUCTION                                                                  1

  • BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1
  • STATEMENT OF THE

RESEARCH PROBLEM                                  3

  • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY                      3
  • SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 4
  • RESEARCH QUESTION 5
  • RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS 6
  • CONCEPTUAL AND

OPERATIONAL DEFINITION                         7

  • ASSUMPTIONS 8
  • LIMITATION OF THE STUDY 9

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE                               11

  • SOURCES OF LITERATURE                         11
  • THE REVIEW 11
  • SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW 15

CHAPTER THREE

METHODOLOGY                                                        18

  • RESEARCH METHOD 18
  • RESEARCH DESIGN 18
  • RESEARCH SAMPLE 19
  • MEASURING INSTRUMENT 19
  • DATA COLLECTION 19
  • DATA ANALYSIS 20
  • EXPECTED RESULTS 21

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA ANALYSES AND RESULTS                          22

  • DATA ANALYSIS 22
  • RESULTS
  • DISCUSSION 29

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY

  • SUMMARY 33
  • RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE

FURTHER STUDY                                            35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.0    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

          Though both private and government owned television are established for the purposes of dissemination of information to their  guidance, yet they are confronted with some problems.

These problems range  from their ownership to management, which no doubt have affected both polices and operations, finance case studies.

Both of the media houses utilize electronic magnetic waves in reading  divisive audience but by comparative analysis, the factors of ownership and media policy differ them in  terms of styles, objectives, operations etc.

In  this circumstance, comparative analysis of the researcher is based on  case studies of both minaj television Obosi, a private television and that of NTA Channel 12 Owerri a government owned television house.

We  shall look at the history of Television stations in Nigeria and specifically the problems facing the  two.

Television was this introduced by the defunct Western Region Government in 1959, which was then known as Western Nigeria Broadcasting the Federal Government.

At present Nigeria has well over 30 Television stations.  The MINAJ Television was established in 1994 while  NTA Owerri  was established 2003, According to the book mass media purpose, principles and practices  written by BEN AGBO AND NKEM FAB-UKOZOR, say that the coverage of Television is limited to the urban centers which in effect indicate that the audience for television come from the towns.

There is evidence in this paper that television broadcasting in Nigeria was not people-  oriented but a policy toll and propaganda but at present, some fairness, balance can be observed  in some especially the privately owned ones.

 

 

1.1    STATEMENT OF RESEARCH PROBLEM

Both Government owned and private television  stations are of immense importance to the society minding the roles  which they play accordingly information, education and entertainment.

Taking cognizance of the fact that there is growth of advertising and there is privatization of the broadcast media.

The Television broadcasting are sure to greatly influence the lives of Nigerians positively and  of course negatively,

In this regard, we shall attempt to make comparative analysis on both privately owned and government owned television station, with a focus on problems facing them.

 

1.2    OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

          It is the objective of this paper to make comparative analysis on the problem facing with private and government owned Television station.

It is also to proffer solutions to such problems

Another objective of this study is also  to determine the historical evolution and development of broadcasting in Nigeria.

 

1.3    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

          This study will help us determine the factors  which constitute problems to both private and government television broadcasting stations and also  to know the extent with  which the problems have reached and the  study will also suggest solutions to the problems.

As  a result of the fact that the organization might not  have time and also the resources both manpower and other wise to  research into this topic, this very work would therefore, present a comprehensive and factual information or knowledge of their operations in the state. By acknowledging the  facts put up more efforts to improve or automatically correcting the problems existing in the station

On  the other hand, as a station owned and finance by the government and private, a knowledge of the station’s problems is a step towards solving it.

The public in general  will benefit from  the findings of this research and the solutions if implemented by the management of government and private television station,     their conditions  and level of service will improve and the public  will have cause to enjoy and identify with the  station the more especially students of mass communication will always find this work valuable as it serve as a  reference  materials for them.

 

1.4    RESEARCH  QUESTIONS

          In  this regard, the research was conducted in two various stations government and private   owned.

The following  were asked during the interview

1)      What are the problems of information dissemination facing MINAJ Television

  • What are the problems facing NTA Channel 12 Owerri in the cause of dissemination of information.
  • What are the distinguishing factors between management of government owned television stations and the private television stations.

 

1.5  RESEARCH HYPOTHESES

Hi:   Government and private television has problems that hamper their dissemination of  information in Nigeria

Ho:  Government and private television do not have problems that hamper their dissemination of information in Nigeria

H2: Information disseminated through private television station are more objectives than these disseminated through government  owned Television station, owing to nature of finance, and control.

H3:  Private Television studies offer greater opportunities to the political  class for political  campaigns  than the government owned television studio  since the later sects its  clines based on for political interests.

Ho:            Private  Television studies do not offer greater opportunities to the political class for political campaigns than the government owned television studio since the later selects its clients based on for political interests.

H4:  Journalists under private Television studies are more versatile and aggressive than these under the employ of Government owned television  studios.

Ho:  Journalists under private Television studies are not more versatile and aggressive than those under the employ of government owned  television studios.

 

1.6  CONCEPTUAL AND OPERATIONAL DEFINITION

A comparative analysis conceptual  characterized by systematic examination of  something by analyzing on similamties  and dissimilarities

Operational: systematic examination of the likeness and  dissimilates of the problems of both private and government television stations

  1. MEDIA PREFERENCE

Conceptual: The liking for private Television rather than government owned Television.

Operational:  The level of liking for private television rather than government owned, television by the Nigeria viewing audience respectively.

 

1.8  ASSUMPTIONS

        That both private and government owned Television have the fundamental role of disseminating information to the public.

That because of  the way and manner the Television stations are established that the ownership and established that the ownership and editorial  policies differ.

That both  private and government owned Televisions are  confronted by problems raging from their different patterns of finance, control and recruitment.

 

1.8  LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

        In a study of this nature, many problems are always encountered.

This study is limited to NTA channel 12, Owerri and MINAJ Television stations, Obos;.

Some of my major handicap were financed, Time and energy and other reasons, that make in impossible to cover other television stations finance is a serious constraints  to me. I could not get to certain areas to sample opinions.  Irrespective of all this, I still manage to pick certain individuals from these areas who are living in the state capitals.  This was purportedly done to enable me obtain a balance and a reliable opinions from all the zones in the state.

Besides Time and energy could not allow me the opportunity to visit some of the department in government and private owned Television station at least to get their views and ideas on the research topic.  As a result of lack of time were unable to exhaust my questionnaire from my respondent.

But all said and done, it was not an easy task.

 

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