Bolanle Samuel Jolapamo, Peter Olayinka Awofadeju (PhD)


This research examined audience perception of media coverage of cybercrime among residents of Ijebu North Local Government Area. The objective of the study was to examine audience awareness level of cyber crimes, ascertain audience knowledge on media coverage of cyber crimes; to examine the media that is most efficient in the coverage of cyber crimes Study made use of survey design to probe the research questions. Using online questionnaire as instrument for collection of data through google form, a sample size of 399 was drawn from an entire population of 284, 336 of Ijebu-North Local Government Area, Ogun State. The data collected were analysed and interpreted in a simple frequency and percentage distribution table. Findings revealed that the public is aware of cyber crime issues in Nigeria as a result of the fact that many of the people have been victims of this crime at one point or the other. Research also revealed that the public have a clear knowledge of the various media efforts in cyber crime reportage. It was recommended that since it is not in the jurisdictions or powers of the media to ensure the fight against cyber related crimes. The government, having the powers to instil punishment, though has been doing it, yet efforts should be intensified to allow the effort of media reportage become efficient and meaningful.


Audience Participation, Crime, Cyber, Cyber crime, Media.

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