The study examines the framing of anti-corruption war by newspapers in Nigeria from 2015 to 2019. Content analysis was adopted for the study while 608 hard copies of the The Punch and Daily Trust Nation newspapers published during the period were examined. The study was situated in the framing theory which posits that the media give salience to issues in a manner to shape public opinion. Data were collected and presented in tables were analyzed with the Chi-square statistical tool. Findings show that there were significant differences in the frequency and prominence in the framing of the anti-corruption war by the newspapers. The study recommends that mainstream media organizations should review their editorial policies to increase the frequency and prominence in their framing of the anti-corruption war to help mitigate the consequences of corruption on the socio – economic and political development of the country.
Patrick Kelele Edema, Emmanuel Ufuophu-Biri and Harvey G.O.Igben (2022) Framing of the anti-corruption war in Nigeria from 2015-2019: An Evaluation of the Punch and Daily Trust Newspapers, Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.10, No.8, pp.20-42
Keywords: Framing, Mainstream Media, Public Relations, anti-corruption war, sleaze
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