The Blogosphere and Political News in Nigeria: A Content Study of the Contributions of Linda Ikeji's Blog to the Journaling of the 2015 Presidential Election Results

10 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2017

Date Written: October 16, 2017

Abstract

The 2015 Elections in Nigeria is one of the most significant events in Nigerian history; at least in the recent past. Nigerians were highly disposed to the electioneering process by their active participation especially through the platforms provided by the social media. Hence, various social media outlets formulated dependable avenues for the sharing of news items connected with the elections. Among the numerous blogs that excelled in journaling the election is Linda Ikeji’s blog; a popular blog site in Nigeria. This exposition focuses on the contributions of Linda Ikeji’s blog in the dissemination the news of the elections results. The study adopts a content analysis approach to analyze the readership of the blog within election period. The subsequent feedback from the content research aids the researcher to gauge the contributions of Linda Ikeji blog in political news journaling during the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria.

Keywords: Lind Ikeji Blog, Social Media, 2015 Elections, Political News

Suggested Citation

Nkem Anusiem, Boniface, The Blogosphere and Political News in Nigeria: A Content Study of the Contributions of Linda Ikeji's Blog to the Journaling of the 2015 Presidential Election Results (October 16, 2017). Proceedings of the RAIS Conference: The Future of Ethics, Education and Research, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3085951 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3085951

Boniface Nkem Anusiem (Contact Author)

Seton Hall University ( email )

400 S Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ
United States

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