THE ROLE OF RADIO IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)
After the nation has been envisaged and deliberately manipulated by the military government in recent time, it seem the mass media (Radio) has lost or shaker in the role expected of it in a democratic society.
In recent to this development, this research work is aimed at investigating, finding and re iterating what is expected of the mass media (radio) in a democratic society. Using Enugu North as a case study and concentration was narrowed down to Radio in order to achieve maximum and accurate research findings.
Chapter one reflects the introduction of the research work, statement of problem, historical question, significant of the study, hypothesis, definition of terms, and limitation of the study.
Chapter two, dwelt with the review of related life nature, while that of chapter three treated research design and methods of research.
Chapter five contains the recommendation and conclusion as the last chapter and it is based on research findings of the researcher as evidence that a comprehensive data collection and analysis has been done.
TABLE OF CONTENT
TITLE PAGE II
APPROVAL PAGE III
TABLE OF CONTENT VIII
1.0 INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY 1
1.2 STATEMENT OF RESEARCH PROBLEM 3
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 6
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 6
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTION 7
1.6 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS 8
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS 9
1.8 ASSUMPTION 9
1.9 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY 10
2.0 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 14
2.1 SOURCE OF LITERATURE 14
2.2 THE REVIEW 14
2.3 SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW 25
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 29
3.1 RESEARCH METHOD 29
3.2 RESEARCH DESIGN 30
3.3 RESEARCH SAMPLE 31
3.4 MEASURING INSTRUMENT 31
3.5 DATA COLLECTION 32
3.6 DATA ANALYSIS 32
3.7 EXPECTED RESULT 33
4.1 DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULT 34
4.2 TESTING OF THE HYPOTHESIS 40
4.3 DISCUSSION OF RESULT 50
5.0 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION 52
5.1 SUMMARY 52
5.2 RECOMMENDATION 53
5.3 CONCLUSION 54
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
This research work is carried out in a way that will investigate and find out in a clearly defined term the “Role of Radio is a Democratic Society” in order to bring to the consciousness of the media (Radio) what is expected from it by the society.
Over the year, the nation or society has been envisaged by the “Dictatorialism” and “Authoritarianism” of the military government over all the media of communication.
The traditional role of the media (Radio) is the transmission of programme intended for general public reception.
As a result of the long silence in practicing its defined role under the military dictatorship, it appear that radio broadcasting not conscious of the fact that we are no longer under the shadow military restriction and dictatorship nascent democracy. And for this, democracy to survive it has to contribute its own quota through the roles expected from it. The members of the public also expect it from radio. Some basic functions or roles which it suppose to play in uplifting the plight in the society because the president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obansojo said that “Radio has a greater influence and impact on the society in terms of wider coverage and accessibility”.
Though we have other media of communication such as the television, Newspaper, etc but amidst these, the roles and the impact of radio are most imperative and inexhaustible in our society to be précised.
There have been previous researchers concerning the role or impact of radio in out of investigate, find, and recommend on what should be the traditional role of radio in a democratic society and how can this role be effectively carried out without any form of reluctantly and complain.
The researchers concentrate on the inhabitants of Enugu North Local Government for an effective research work and positive result.
1.2 STATEMENT OF RESEARCH PROBLEM