Cartoons, Cartoonists and Effective Communication in the Nigeria Print Media

  • M Onakpa


Cartoons have over the years become very prominent features of newspapers and magazines that some of them are sought by readers for their cartoons. However, there is the tendency to see cartoons as very trivial issues meant to create fun and laughter for readers only. This paper takes a critical look at the effectiveness of cartoons in print media communication and the safety they offer for the print media in terms of freedom of expression, especially during the intolerant military regimes. Premised on the Agenda setting theory, the paper equally evaluates the position of the cartoonist within his own organization and concludes that the lot of the cartoonist needs to be bettered to position him for higher productivity.

Key words: cartoons, communication, print media, caricature


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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057