Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 202

Table of Content: January 2014; 6(1)

January 2014

The Nigerian journalists’ knowledge, perception and use of the freedom of information (FOI) law in journalism practices

The imperativeness of the freedom to access information, express opinions and active participation in governance by the general public has been recognized by a good number of democratic governments across the globe; hence, the adoption and enactment of the Freedom of Information Act by such democratic governments (Nigeria inclusive). However, there seems to be gross under-utilization of this enormous power bestowed on...

Author(s): Ifeoma Dunu and Gregory Obinna Ugbo

January 2014

Municipality councils and local media study on the right of access to information in Jordan

The purpose of this study is to shed light on the status of the right of access to information in the actions of municipality councils in Jordan, to identify the definite policy municipalities adopted to communicate with citizens, local media, and establishments in their geographical areas, and finally to find out if that policy is sufficiently transparent. The study aims to reach a comprehensive assessment of the state...

Author(s): Basim Tweissi

January 2014

The role of mass media campaigns in preventing unintended pregnancy

This short paper discusses the potential of advertising campaigns to reduce rates of unintended pregnancy in the United States.  The author did a review research indicating that past campaigns encouraging contraceptive use have affected the behavior of some members of their target populations, and  presented simulation results suggesting that a publicly funded, nationwide campaign has the potential to reduce...

Author(s): Adam Thomas