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The Role of the U.S. Mass Media in the Political Socialization of Nigerian Immigrants in the United States (open access)

The Role of the U.S. Mass Media in the Political Socialization of Nigerian Immigrants in the United States

A mail survey of Nigerian immigrants in Dallas, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois, was conducted during October and November 1995. Four hundred and sixty-eight Nigerian immigrant families in the two cities were selected by systematic sampling through the telephone books. Return rate was approximately 40% (187). The variables included in the study were media exposure variables, general demographics, immigration traits, U.S. demographics, Nigerian demographics, and political and cultural traits. New variables which had not been included in previous studies were also tested in this study: television talk shows, talk radio, diffuse support for the U.S. political system, authoritarianism, self-esteem, and political participation. This study employed multiple regression analysis and path analysis of the data. This study found that Nigerian immigrants have high preference for television news as their main source of political information. This finding is in consonance with previous studies. Nigerian immigrants chose ABC news stations as their number one news station for political information. Strong positive associations existed between media exposure and length of stay in the United States and interest in U.S. politics. Talk radio positively associated with interest in U.S. politics and negatively associated with length of stay in the United States. Thus, this finding likely means …
Date: August 1996
Creator: Okoro, Iheanyi Emmanuel
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Photograph 2012.201.B0423.0117]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Stowing their baggage as they prepare to leave aboard a Santa Fe train for the National 4-H congress in Chicago are Oklahoma delegates, left to right, Calvin McCormack, Cloud Chief; Mark Rendel , Miami, and Theo Fite, Brinkman."
Date: November 27, 1954
Creator: Miller, Joe
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0289.0146]

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Horace Dalton of Yale, Payne county, looks extraordinarily pleased after winning the top award in gardening at the National 4-H Club congress in Chicago."
Date: November 26, 1950
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.1100]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "HONORS go to Walter B. Cherry, (left) of Cherry's Food Service and Joe Dodson, (right) of Dodson's Cafeterias, president and treasurer respectively of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association. They received the emblem of the Silver Spoon Society in recent ceremonies in Chicago. The citians were extended charter membership in the restaurant society by president of the National Restaurant Association, Paul C. Shank (center) for their industrious and successful efforts in presenting the advantage of association membership to non-members."
Date: March 16, 1965
Creator: Oscar & Associates, Inc.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0244.0339]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "They at scene when Dillinger slain. Samuel P. Crowley , left , first assistant to Melvin H. Purvis, head of the Dillinger detail of the Department of Justice, is shown here with Earle Richmond, another federal agent , as they were photographed in Chicago July 23 at the Dillinger inquest."
Date: July 24, 1934
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0242.0256]

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Chicago police brought the brutal kidnap-slaying of Suzanne Degnan, 6, into the open again Tuesday with apprehension of Vincent Costello, 18, left, and Theodore Campbell, 22, right, who are being held on open charges in the death of the Chicago girl."
Date: unknown
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0144]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Floor plan show where seven of eight bodies were found"
Date: July 15, 1966
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0240.0065]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper.
Date: January 23, 1958
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0234.0612]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Charles A. Comiskey II, resigned vice-president of the Chicago White Sox baseball club, holds a radio microphone after announcing last night that he had accepted the vice-presidency of the Liberty Broadcasting System."
Date: March 6, 1952
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0234.0628]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "No sign of discord is evident as Chicago White Sox vice-presidents Chuck Comiskey (left) and Johnny Rigney get together during a press meeting."
Date: January 19, 1958
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0193]

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Carolyn S. Crumm, 18, of Alfalfa, Caddo county, Wednesday was named the outstanding 4-H club girl of the nation for 1952--winner of the President's trophy for achievement."
Date: December 3, 1952
Creator: Hill, Gilbert
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0234.0624]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Charles A. Comiskey, 2nd, (right) 13-years-old, may become the youngest major league baseball club owner by inheriting the Chicago White Sox from his late father, J. Louis Comiskey."
Date: July 20, 1939
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0233.0419]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Rep. George W. Collins, above, D-Ill., Chicago, was reported to be among more than 50 passengers aboard the United Air Lines plane which crashed in Chicago Friday."
Date: December 8, 1972
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0311.0046]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "This gleeful trio is composed of Mrs. H. Dorsey Douglas, 1503 Drury lane, left, and her daughter, Mrs. Homer Burkett Russell, and 15-month-old son, Homer jr. Chicago, who have arrived for a visit of several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas."
Date: June 1, 1944
Creator: Stockwell, Bill
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0318.0402]

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper.
Date: July 31, 1967
Creator: Derby, Paul
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0104]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper.
Date: May 9, 1929
Creator: Pacific and Atlantic Photos, Incorporated
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0225.0192]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Request for tickets that cannot be filled adds to the woes of Paul Butler ( center ) Democratic National Committee ChAirman."
Date: August 6, 1956
Creator: Rea, Bob
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0234.0616]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Luke "Aches and Pains" Appling (right), whose 2,218 games at shortstop for the Chicago White Sox stands as an all-time major league record, talks about his future over a cup of coffee today with Charles Comiskey, White Sox vice president."
Date: October 24, 1950
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0320.0113]

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "The President vs. Mrs. Truman National Democratic Vice Chairman, Mrs. Edwards, says President Truman is superstitious about Mrs. Truman's hunches: "Every time she says he's going to lose, he wins."
Date: December 17, 1951
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0234.0489]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.
Date: June 6, 1929
Creator: American League Service Bureau
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[2012.201.B0422.0195]

Photograph is of three men dressed in baseball uniforms shaking hands. Caption: "Homerun power by Larry Doby, left, and Walt Dropo, center, carry Chicago White Sox rookie right hander Bill Fisher to his first major league victory Sunday, a 5-4 decision over the Detroit Tigers."
Date: May 13, 1957
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0242.0661]

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper.
Date: October 5, 1940
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0083]

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Located on Chicago's Outer Drive , the American Furniture mart twice- yearly is site of a home furnishings market displaying wares of 1, 250 manufacturers."
Date: July 5, 1961
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History

[Photograph 2012.201.B0240.0268]

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This is the country resident of Pual M. Corbett, where he, his wife, a sister-in-law and a step-daughter were killed by gunmen who invaded the house and herded the victims into a pantry and shot them, last night."
Date: August 5, 1972
Creator: Associated Press
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History