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Journalists’ Knowledge, Perception and Attitude Towards Coverage of Covid-19 Pandemic in Delta State Nigeria

Journalists’ Knowledge, Perception and Attitude Towards Coverage of Covid-19 Pandemic in Delta State Nigeria

Content Structure of Journalists’ Knowledge, Perception and Attitude Towards Coverage of Covid-19 Pandemic in Delta State Nigeria

  • The abstract contains the research problem, the objectives, methodology, results, and recommendations
  • Chapter one of this thesis or project materials contains the background to the study, the research problem, the research questions, research objectives, research hypotheses, significance of the study, the scope of the study, organization of the study, and the operational definition of terms.
  • Chapter two contains relevant literature on the issue under investigation. The chapter is divided into five parts which are the conceptual review, theoretical review, empirical review, conceptual framework, and gaps in research
  • Chapter three contains the research design, study area, population, sample size and sampling technique, validity, reliability, source of data, operationalization of variables, research models, and data analysis method
  • Chapter four contains the data analysis and the discussion of the findings
  • Chapter five contains the summary of findings, conclusions, recommendations, contributions to knowledge, and recommendations for further studies.
  • References: The references are in APA
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Abstract of Journalists’ Knowledge, Perception and Attitude Towards Coverage of Covid-19 Pandemic in Delta State Nigeria

The study examines journalists’ knowledge, perception and attitude towards the coverage of COVID-19 pandemic in Delta sate, Nigeria. The study aims to ascertain the level of knowledge of COVID-19 pandemic among journalists in Delta state. It aims to determine the perception of Delta state journalists towards the coverage of COVID-19 pandemic and evaluate the attitude of Delta state journalists towards the coverage COVID-19 pandemic. The study was anchored on the social judgment theory. A total of 50 respondents were drawn from the population of 201 journalists using the purposive sampling to select four chapels in Asaba and Warri. that was collected with structured questionnaire. The study concluded that journalists in Asaba and Warri have high knowledge on causes of COVID-19 which was related to animal fluid and in Wuhan China and the origin to be linked to Wuhan city of China. Also the journalist claimed to have high level of knowledge towards various symptoms of COVID-19, the importance Of COVID-19 vaccination to the citizens, preventive  guideline of Federal government and knowledge of journalists towards the transmission of COVID-19, there is also significant positive perception of journalists towards coverage of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The research recommended that the level of knowledge about COVID-19 should be increased because of the level of conspiracy theory and false news about the pandemic especially on the cases of vaccine acceptability by the public, journalists should ensure that their figures are accurate so as to increase their perception on positive side and journalists should have a good attitude toward the coverage of COVID-19.

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