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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine newspaper representations of women. To do so, the researchers examined four newspapers that were nationally circulated. The four newspapers examined were Vanguard, the Punch, The Guardian, and ThisDay. The duration of the study was three years (January 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2017). The study sought to achieve three objectives and tested two null hypotheses. The design that was utilized to conduct the study was content analysis while data were collected through the use of a code sheet. In the analysis of the collected data, the researcher deployed simple percentages to describe and explain the outcome while a Chi-Square test of independence was used to test the hypotheses. The result showed that the volume of representation of stories related to women was poor. Additionally, the prominence of newspaper representation of women was less. The researcher recommends, among others, that journalists should improve representation of women.

Note on the Author

Jonah Alice Aladi is at the final phase of her doctoral programme at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she is awaiting her final defence. She is also a lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, Nigeria. She has published many articles in both local and international journals of repute.

Nnanyelugo Okoro is a Professor at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria Nsukka. He is the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Arts and the current Director, the University of Nigeria Centre for Business Development. He has published many articles in both local and international journals of repute.

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