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ISSN: 2165-7912

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism
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Research Article

Press Coverage of World Tobacco Day in Nigeria (2014-2016) and Smoker Journalists Attitude towards Coverage of the Event

Chinenye Nwabueze*, Emmanuel Igwenagu and Casmir Obiakor

Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Nwabueze C
Department of Mass Communication
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria
Tel: 234-8033425686
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 26, 2016; Accepted date: January 03, 2017; Published date: January 09, 2017

Citation: Nwabueze C, Igwenagu E, Obiakor C (2017) Press Coverage of World Tobacco Day in Nigeria (2014-2016) and Smoker Journalists Attitude towards Coverage of the Event. J Mass Communicat Journalism 7:327. doi: 10.4172/2165-7912.1000327

Copyright: © 2017 Nwabueze C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

The mass media have enormous potentials to influence health-related behaviors and perceptions. Much research has focused on how the media frame health issues. This study sought to explore how world no Tobacco day was framed in the print media and smoker journalists’ attitude towards coverage of the event. Three privately-owned national dailies were studied to find themes dominating reports on World No Tobacco day and to find the prominence given to the reports as well as sources of such stories. Twenty-two smoker journalists were also surveyed to find their attitude towards coverage of the event. It was found that world no tobacco day was not given enough prominence by the selected newspapers and majority of smoker journalists will be uncomfortable to cover the event. It was recommended among others that Nigerian press should give a priority attention to the coverage of world No Tobacco Day issues in the country.

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