Print media as catalysts for shaping morals and promoting national consciousness in Nigeria: Critical perspectives
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Egere, I., Dyikuk, J. J., Dapoet, B. A., & Moven, T. R. (2021). Print media as catalysts for shaping morals and promoting national consciousness in Nigeria: Critical perspectives . TARAN-AWAN Journal of Educational Research and Technology Management, 2(1), 12-24. Retrieved from


By estimation of its impact, the media is seen as the moral compass of society. Its surveillance role has further pushed its gatekeeping and gate watching potentials making it an institution that is capable of effecting social change. With this motivation in mind, the researchers embarked on a qualitative study titled: “Print Media as Catalysts for Shaping Morals and Promoting National Consciousness in Nigeria:  Critical Perspectives” to ascertain the role of print media in shaping morals and creating national consciousness. It was discovered that the print media in the country is dwarfed by challenges such as funding, digitalization, and its elitist nature. Creating a high sense of nationalism, rethinking media content, embracing digitalization, and training young people to appreciate the media were proposed as veritable ways of shaping morals and promoting national consciousness in the country. It concluded that for print media professionals to effect the needed change in Nigeria, adequate funding, as well as training and retraining of journalists are indispensable.



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