Volume 22, Issue 2, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic and Media

Obiageli Pauline OhiaguOrcid-ID
Pages 83-98

COVID-19 and the Media in Nigeria

This chapter provides a Nigerian perspective to the global COVID-19 public health crisis that began in 2019. Two approaches were used to explain the impact of COVID-19 on the media in Nigeria and the effect of the latter on the spread/containment of the virus. The pandemic directly limited the operations of the media in many ways: socially, economically, and otherwise. On the other hand, both mainstream and social media was instrumental in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 through information, education, and infotainment.