The Political Economy of Nigerian Journalism


1.0 Preamble
2.0 Introduction
2.1 The Political Structure of Nigeria
2.2 Media Structure and Political Economy of Journalism
3.0 What is Journalism
3.1 Journalism and the Mass Media
3.2 The expanding coast of Journalism
4.0 Journalism and Politics
4.1 Journalism: Underground Press and Cartoons as Alternative Media
4.2 Journalism and Media Proprietors
5.0 Journalism and Journalists
5.1 Nigerian Journalists Reportage of Issues of Global interest in Nigeria
6.0 Conclusion and Recommendations

Prof. Nkereuwem Udoakah

Nkereuwem Udoakah is a former newspaper journalist, now a Professor in Communication Arts in the University of Uyo, Nigeria. His professional experience includes reporting and editorial work with the Nigerian Chronicle and Quest Magazine, published by the Cross River State Newspaper Corporation, Calabar. He worked as a sub-editor, editorial assistant, feature writer, production editor and assistant editor on those publications. He became the officer responsible for fund-raising at the University of Cross River State (now University of Uyo) before joining the academic staff. Prof. Udoakah is a member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). His research interests include journalism and media Studies, politics and the media, and development communication. He is the author of Government and the Media in Nigeria, Development Communication and Issues in Media Practices. He has many book chapters and journal articles to his credit. Prof.
Udoakah had his professional training in Ghana and Britain.

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