Journalism And Media Studies
Associate Professor / Reader
At the Journalism department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: GRASSROOTS MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Prior to the inception of the internet and the accompanying influence, the grassroots print and broadcast media constituted a major force. Over time however, internet has impacted on national and international print and broadcast media. It will therefore be important to investigate how the grassroots media have been coping and how they plan to endure the digital present and future. This study will start with the grassroots print media in the south west of Nigeria before seeking to know the fate of similar media in the other regions of the Nigeria and also the fate of the emerging community broadcast media in Nigeria.
|1.||Ph.D (MEDIA AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION STUDIES)||INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN NIGERIA||2015|
State Actors and the Indispensability of Domestication of Multi-track Diplomacy in the Age of Media Abundance
According to Cable, an online news website report of Dec 16 2021, SB Morgen Intelligence reported that 642 personnel of the Nigerian military and 322 officers of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, were killed in combatant attacks within one year. The concern of the Buhari government with ceaseless bloodletting and kidnapping has been accompanied in the recent time by its meticulous attention to media activities apparently on account of their unprecedentedly voluminous output. The government has subsequently gone ahead with frantic efforts to rework laws governing broadcasting. Indeed, it banned Twitter but other social media, perhaps more popular platforms, have remained free. Incidentally, conflict resolution experts reckon most strongly with the importance of media and communications especially via the concept of multi-track diplomacy.
Statement of Problem
Media and conflict scholars (Akanni, Jimoh,Olayoku 2019, ) have repeatedly submitted that the media have rather given enhanced visibility to severity of conflicts and other forms of adversity in the country. The same scholars have however done well to recommend the application of the knowledge of conflict-sensitive journalism to contemporary reporters. But what happens to irregular ‘reporters’ on assorted social media ceaselessly dispensing information, including gory images to the world in this age of media abundance? (Boczkowski,2021;Akanni, 2021).
AKANNI TUNDE is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Journalism
AKANNI has a Ph.D in MEDIA AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION STUDIES from INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN NIGERIA