ATOFOJOMO OMOLADE ATINUKE

Meet ATOFOJOMO OMOLADE ATINUKE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Youngb

Designation

Lecturer I

Department

Broadcasting

Office

At the Broadcasting department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Children Media Usage

Description:

This general area of research is one where I hope to probe into the media usage pattern of children in Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general as well as what informs this usage

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Communication Studies) Broadcasting, Lagos State University 2018

Current Research

PERCEPTION OF THE CREDIBILITY OF NEWS BLOGGING AMONG UNDERGRADUATES OF LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY

Research Details

News serves the surveillance function for society, it helps to bring into public space information necessary for society and so it is expected to be a necessity for both old and young. News can be transferred in several ways; traditionally through newspapers, radio and television and now also with the new media of blogs. Blogs allow those considered amateurs or not trained to publish news, for this reason the credibility of blogs have been questioned over time. This study sets out to see if undergraduates find blogs credible enough as news sources as Clark and Marchi (2017) opined that a lot of young people no longer believe in mainstream news. The study looked at the extent to which students make use of blogs, how they perceive blogs in relation to news and how they judge the credibility of blog sites. Using survey, the study sampled 440 students from 3 faculties of the University  It found out that students of the university has a reliance on news blogs as sources of news and believe it is a credible news source. However, no disparity was found in how students of media and other faculties accept blogs as news sources. The study further help to fill the gap in literature of how young people perceive news. 

Biography

ATOFOJOMO OMOLADE is a Lecturer I at the Department of Broadcasting

ATOFOJOMO has a Ph.D in Communication Studies from Broadcasting, Lagos State University

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