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Globalisation and News Media: The Impact of the Global News Media on Nigeria

MBAGWU, Joy Oluoma Ezeji (2011) Globalisation and News Media: The Impact of the Global News Media on Nigeria. Doctoral thesis, Staffordshire University.

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The focus of this thesis is the impact of the global news media on Nigeria, and the extent to which it has affected Nigeria’s development and international relations. The unprecedented impact of the global news media in recent decades has been conceptualised as perpetuating underdevelopment and inequality in the developing countries. This study develops the idea that the kind of global news that flows into and out of Nigeria, coupled with the access Nigerians and the world have to the news, as well as the way it is packaged, shaped, represented and interpreted, have profound effects on Nigeria. The study integrates both quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. It refers to and selects from various theories of International Relations (IR) and Mass Communication. It is apparent that there is a growing perception that the global news media have influenced Nigerian society. The study suggests that the effects of the global media on Nigeria are psychological, sociological, economic, cultural and political. The global news media are believed to be the best instruments for the purpose of stimulating global and transnational economic development and international relations. However, the benefits of media globalisation are unevenly shared and its costs are unevenly distributed, the main beneficiaries being the developed nations, while the developing nations (such as Nigeria) are disadvantaged. The study recommends the promotion and strengthening of the local media in Nigeria.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: L200 Politics
Faculty: PhD
Depositing User: Louise YARWOOD
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 13:29
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 13:29
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1890

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