What is it about?
This article focuses on the challenges that media ownership poses to Nigerian society as the nation works towards overall development through good governance.
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Why is it important?
While recognizing that the relationship between the media in Nigeria and their ownership is indeed a vexed issue in the history of media and political discourse, there is a need for us to confront it head-on, at least with the view to keeping its impact within manage-able bounds. We need to jettison the idea that no publication, no matter how independent it may claim to be, can escape serving certain vested interests, either knowingly or unknowingly. This interest may be commercial, political, communal, tribal or even religious.
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This page is a summary of: Exploring the ethical challenge of media ownership: Is Nigerian media’s role in good governance possible?, Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, November 2015, Intellect, DOI: 10.1386/ajms.4.3.397_1.
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