New media and old inequities: Gender and media use in Nigeria

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This paper uses survey data from Nigerian college students to illustrate the fact that the introduction of new media technology does not in itself solve problems of gender equity in information access. Fewer women than men in the sample read a newspaper or listened to the radio daily, and women were more likely than men to identify television as their "most credible" source. Furthermore, women were less likely than men to identify news programming as preferred television content. Overall, the data suggest that despite equivalent access women seemed to be getting less news information out of the available system.


Broadcast journalism; Journalism; Mass media and women; News audiences; Nigeria


Communication | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication


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