PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY TO NATIONAL SECURITY

Authors

  • Badiora, Olubunmi Adeola Redeemer's University, Ede, Osun State
  • Dr. Alade Moyosore Redeemer's University, Ede, Osun State

Keywords:

National security, Media responsibility, Public perception, News Bias and Credibility

Abstract

The media's role in national security is often viewed with scepticism due to concerns about sensationalism, bias, and potential compromise of sensitive information, despite its crucial role in a healthy democracy. This study examines the public perception of media coverage of national security issues, focusing on trust, credibility, bias, and sources of news. The study conducted a Survey on 384 respondents. The research findings reveal that traditional media sources are still the most trusted for national security news, with concerns about bias and influence. While there is moderate trust in the accuracy of reporting, there is low confidence in unbiased coverage. Findings also found that factors such as corporate interests, political ideology, and government pressure impact media coverage. The study concludes that the public places a significant responsibility on the media to report accurately and objectively on national security issues. It was there for recommended that media organizations should prioritize accuracy, objectivity, and transparency in their coverage of national security issues to build and maintain trust with the public

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Published

2024-05-29

How to Cite

Badiora, O. A., & Alade , M. (2024). PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY TO NATIONAL SECURITY. Advance Journal of Linguistics and Mass Communication, 8(3), 24–39. Retrieved from https://aspjournals.org/Journals/index.php/Ajlmc/article/view/657

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