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As far back in 1830, the term editorial was used as a label to designate a statement of the editor’s opinion. Later in the 20th century, the history of editorials witnessed a remarkable breakthrough. Around this period, newspapers across the globe had designated a separate editorial page for editorials and letters to the editor. This distinctive location or positioning of the editorial page around this era is worth noting. It is always in a left hand page, usually…
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In writing feature, the big tabloids in Nigeria have a galaxy of famous writers who have had years of repetitive feature writing experience yet many of them have thrown the feature writing rule book out of the window. The result is that their feature articles scarcely follow the rules. Some of them have forgotten that there are well tried ground rules for feature writing as there are for news reporting. Journalism profession today needs better writers than ever…
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News technology has radically changed the concept of news.  In the olden days, people defined news as an account of what has happened.  Today, that definition of news cannot stand erect in the journalism sea of reasoning because through satellite, people can watch events live as they are happening.  Journalists no longer wait for events to take place before reporting.  As events are taking place, they can be reported live to the audience courtesy of technology.


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News technology has radically changed the concept of news.  In the olden days, people defined news as an account of what has happened.  Today, that definition of news cannot stand erect in the journalism sea of reasoning because through satellite, people can watch events live as they are happening.  Journalists no longer wait for events to take place before reporting.  As events are taking place, they can be reported live to the audience courtesy of technology.


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Poverty, as an issue in population in Nigeria, is borne out of the fact that Nigeria is experiencing high rate of population explosion with the fastest growing economy in Africa.  In spite of this development, the nation’s population dynamic are attacked by poverty from different perspectives.  This paper examines the roles and challenges of population communication in Nigeria with Particular emphasis on poverty.  The paper is built on development media theory and it x-rays the causes and effects…
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