History of the Press in Nigeria From 1859-2015 and the Origins of the Nigerian Broadcasting and Film Industry

Author: Daramola, Ifedayo
Year:2015
Pages:280
ISBN:1-4955-0324-0
978-1-4955-0324-5
Price:199.95
This study contends that democracy and political change is deeply rooted in the mass media’s ability to become a major agent of political socialization that was capable of mobilizing local populations into changing longstanding African attitudes about politics and election outcome behaviors.

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Every society aims at change, a change from a condition considered undesirable to something better for the citizenry. The process of course, can be in the form of evolution or revolution seen as the transformation that takes place in all societies. The changes, therefore, refers to the alteration in the organization, of society, its structure, and the functions of groups within the organization. Besides social change is one of the fundamental characteristics of human history, it has always been a matter of interest and intrigue within the societal structure. Communication for development has the ultimate purpose of facilitating the exchange of information that would engender the cultivation of new attitudes, norms and values. A change in the political culture of Nigerians as exhibited by former Governor John Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State is the focus of this work. In response to the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State Nigeria, incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi lost the election but against known tradition of Nigeria (Africa) politicians he conceded defeat and congratulated the victorious candidate, Mr. Ayo Fayose of opposition party.
This study contends that as one of the pillars of democracy the mass media are one of the agents of political socialization. The study therefore concludes by saying that in cooperation with other agencies of socialization the mass media are excellent way for communicating and effecting social change. For change to take place in any particular society there is the need for information.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Dedication
Chapter 1: GENESIS OF MEDIA OF MASS COMMUNICATION
-The Birth of Newspapers
-Vital Printing inventions
-Sunday Newspaper
-The Electronic Age
Chapter 2: PACE SETTER OF NIGERIAN PRESS
-The First newspaper in Nigeria (1859-1867)
-Anglo-African (1863-1865)
Chapter 3: THE BEGINNING OF ADVERSARIAL PRESS
-The Lagos Times And Gold-Coast Advertiser (1880-1883)
-The Lagos Observer
-Eagle and Lagos Critic (1883-1888)
-The Mirror (1887-1888)
Chapter 4: EMERGENCE OF NATIONALISTIC PRESS
-The Weekly Record (1891-1930)
-Historical Background of John Payne Jackson
-Jackson’s Attitude Towards Colonial Government & Administration
-Jackson As A Protagonist of African Culture
-Suggestions And Contributions Made by Jackson
-The Era of Thomas Horatio Jackson
-Issues of Interest to Horation Jackson Amalgamation of Nothern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria
-The Lugard New Court System
-Lack of Legislative Authority in Nigeria
-Attempt to Impose Water Rate in Nigeria
-The Lagos Standard (1893-1910)
-Lagos Echo
-The Nigerian Chronicle (1908-1915)
-The Nigerian Times
-The Nigerian Pioneer
-The African Messenger
-Editorial Policy of The Messenger
-The Spectator
-Lagos Daily News and Herbert Macaulay
-The Daily Times
-The Daily Service
-Editorial Policy
-The Comet
-Nigerian Eastern Mail
Chapter 5: JOURNALISM AND PERIOD OF CONSOLIDATION
-West African Pilot
-Historical Background of Zik
-Gaskiya Tafi Kwabo
-Nigeria Tribune
-Historical Background of Awolowo
Chapter 6: MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS OF EARLIEST NEWSPAPERS
Chapter 7: CONTRIBUTIONS OF MISSIONARIES TO THE GROWTH OF NEWSPAPERS IN NIGERIA
CHAPTER 8: THE PRESS AT INDEPENDENCE Chapter 9: POST-INDEPENDENCE PRESS

-New Nigerian
-The Punch
-National Concord
-The Guardian
-Vanguard Newspaper
-The Champion
-Thisday
-The Comet
-National Guide
-The Sun Newspaper
-The Diet
-The Daily Independence Newspaper
-Nigerian Compass
-Daily Trust
-The Nation
-The Products of the Vintage Press Pic
-Styles of The Nation
-Content
-The NEXT Newspaper
-Leadership Newspaper
-Blueprint Newspaper
-Oriwu Sun
Chapter 10: HISTORY OF MAGAZINE IN NIGERIA
-Newswatch
-The News
-Tempo
-Evening newspaper
-P.M. News
-Tell Magazine
Chapter 11: VERNACULAR NEWSPAPERS IN NIGERIA
-Alaroye
-Akede Agbaiye
-Alaroye Kwara
-Iriri Aye
-Atoka Alaroye
Chapter 12: EMERGENCE OF RADIO AND TELEVISION BROADCASTING IN NIGERIA
-Wireless Broadcasting
-The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)
-History of Television in Nigeria
-The Nigerian Television Authority
Chapter 13: HISTORY OF DEVELOPMETN OF AIT/RAY POWER
Chapter 14: EMERGENCE OF FILM IN NIGERIA

-Evolution of Yoruba Films in Nigeria
-Evolution of Hausa Films in Nigeria
-Evolution of Igbo Films in Nigeria
Chapter 15: MAKERS OF NIGERIAN PRESS
Chapter 16: NIGERIAN HEADS OF STATE AND THE PRESS (1914-2015)

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