ADENIRAN RAHEEMAT ADEFOLAKE

Meet ADENIRAN RAHEEMAT ADEFOLAKE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Journalism, Health Communication And Misinformation Studies

Designation

Senior Lecturer

Department

Journalism

Office

At the Journalism department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Information Disorder Ecosystem

Description:

Examining the information ecosystem and researching into efforts intended to curb the spread of fake news, misinformation, disinformation and mal-information across varied media platforms.

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Communication Studies) Lagos State University 2018

Current Research

Journalism or PR: Examining media coverage of Lagos State University under Fagbohun's administration

Research Details

Lagos State University under the administration of immediate past vice-chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun witnessed tremendous growth, securing multiple research grants across faculties among several other achievements; culminating in the university being ranked the second-best in Nigeria by the Times Higher Education (THE) University ranking.  During this period, the university appeared to have regular favourable media mentions, unlike previous mentions which were often negative, focusing on endemic cultism, management problems with staff unions of the university, etc. The administration also witnessed some infractions particularly with the university's branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) with the eventual sacking of all officials of the union for varied allegations of misconduct.   Irrespective of the situation, the image making unit of the university, the Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR) often parleys media men through varied PR activities to facilitate positive coverage of the university in the media. With the seemingly cordial reporter-source relations existing between the CIPPR unit and journalists covering the beat, we examine news media coverage on LASU over the five-year period of the Fagbohun’s administration, and its implication for journalism practice. This study will be conducted using content analysis and in-depth interviews of key actors involved in the LASU-News media relations. The study thus seek to examine the dominant origin, issues, and slant of media reports on LASU over the five-year sample period; interrogating diverse perspectives of key actors on news media coverage of LASU. This study is expected to provide a critical evaluation of the LASU news mentions as true journalistic contents or simply PR. Findings from this study will thus provide additional insights on the potential implications of the nature of relationship existing between news sources and beat reporters for journalism practice

Biography

ADENIRAN RAHEEMAT is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Journalism

ADENIRAN has a Ph.D in Communication Studies from Lagos State University

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