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Media literacy and the role of English language in Nigeria

Aririguzoh, Stella A. (2007) Media literacy and the role of English language in Nigeria. The International Journal of Communication (6). pp. 144-160.

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Literacy is the ability to effectively and efficiently comprehend and impute meaning in written symbols. Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and communicate messages effectively. Media literacy includes the impact the messages make on the audience. Underlying these all is the use of English language as the vehicle for the transmission of ideas, meaning and literacy. English language is the official language of Nigeria. This means that this language has a role to play in maintaining and improving on media literacy in Nigeria. This paper examines the role of English language in media literacy. It x-rays what media literacy is. It discusses the media audience and the channels. It also looks at how the media can be used to improve literacy in the society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 15:26
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 15:26

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