Media Representation of Nigerian Women in the News: Evidence from Selected Newspapers
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.
Aladi, Jonah Alice and Okoro, Nnanyelugo
"Media Representation of Nigerian Women in the News: Evidence from Selected Newspapers,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 22:
5, Article 27.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss5/27