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Portrayal of Electronic Transmission of Election Results in Selected Media Outlets in Nigeria

Maria Kisugu Obun-Andy & Tolulope Abayomi Aluko, Volume 2 Issue 2, December 2021 Pages 81-85, Published: 2021-12-21


This study examined the portrayal of electronic transmission of Election results in selected media outlets in Nigeria to determine the extent of attention given to the issue in creating awareness to the public that led to the outcry of Nigerian to subsequent passage of the bill. The selected newspapers were The Punch and The Guardian. The scope covers the reportage from August 2021 to September 2021. It makes use of content analysis research technique. The researcher uses the agenda setting theory as theoretical framework. From the findings, it was discovered that the contribution of the newspapers in terms prominence of electronic transmission of Election Results were not good enough. Even though the media are regarded as agenda setters and platforms for fighting all forms of issues. Based on these, the study recommends that the media should rise up to their responsibilities in ensuring that they play a leading role by setting the agenda for the public and Issues of importance should be more prominence and better informed to the public about the significance of such an issue and the consequences.