Dzhegede Viktoriya Ietunde, Kolosova Alevtina Aleksandrovna Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow
Abstract. The article is devoted to the history of print media origin in Nigeria, which are represented from the first newspaper founded by the English missionaries to newspapers created by the Nigerian journalists. The paper shows how the content of the print news media changed in the period from the second half of the XIX century till the middle of the XX century. The article notes also the development of the print media from purely educational publications to publications aimed at the popularization of national identity. The authors analyze the print press; mention famous journalists and publishers, who played prominent role in the foundation of the print information publications of Nigeria at that time.
Key words and phrases: печатные СМИ, первая газета в Нигерии, первое печатное издание, история возникновения СМИ, зарождение национальной журналистики, национальное самосознание, развитие журналистики, пресса Нигерии, print media, the first newspaper in Nigeria, the first printed edition, history of mass media origin, origin of national journalism, national identity, development of journalism, Nigeria press.
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