Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective [NOOK Book]

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Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process analyzes the effect of mass media on African elections. Featuring contributions by leading African scholars and professionals, this book covers a wide array of social science disciplines, political discourses, and political communication issues. In addition, the book is an essential reference guide for mass media scholars, political scientists, consultants, professionals, and diplomats interested...
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Overview

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process analyzes the effect of mass media on African elections. Featuring contributions by leading African scholars and professionals, this book covers a wide array of social science disciplines, political discourses, and political communication issues. In addition, the book is an essential reference guide for mass media scholars, political scientists, consultants, professionals, and diplomats interested in the media’s role in the electoral process.
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Editorial Reviews

Jennifer Keane Dawes
“Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process provides a strong and much sort for details in the area of Media role in political communication in the continent of Africa. The editors have done such an outstanding scholarly work by pulling an array of interdisciplinary credentialed scholars of African descent who present convincing data in support of their various claims. This book is a must read and a powerful learning tool for students of Mass Communication, Media Studies and Political Science.”
Mathias Mbah
“Nwokeafor and Langmia are well-known communication scholars who have used this book to frame their strong arguments well and express them with class and elegance.”
Adekunle Okunoye
“Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process builds a solid foundation that has hit the hottest buttons in political communications and delivers the contentious critical perspectives in Media Studies in Africa’s Changing Electoral Process.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761862550
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 259
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cosmas U. Nwokeafor is a full professor of mass communication at Bowie State University where he currently serves as the dean of Graduate School. He has served as a provost fellow, assistant provost for graduate studies, assistant dean, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and department chair at Bowie State University. He has conducted research in the area of development communication, new communication technologies and development communication in Africa.

Kehbuma Langmia is an associate professor of communications at Bowie State University where he teaches research and other media related courses in the Department of Communications. A graduate from the Television and Film Academy in Munich, Langmia has extensive knowledge and training in media production and management.
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Table of Contents

FOREWORD
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CRITICAL OVERVIEW OF NEW MEDIA, MEDIA POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND
POLYGLOT MEDIATOCRA{Z}Y & DEMO-CRA{Z}Y: THE AFRICAN
EXPERIENCE

CHAPTER 1
INTERNET/ONLINE MEDIA ADOPTION IN AFRICAN ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 2
AFRICAN POLITICS AND THE MASS MEDIA: EVIDENCE OF THE ROLE OF THE
MEDIA IN ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 3
MEDIA AND SUSTAINABLE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
CHAPTER 4
MEDIA POWER IN ELECTIONS: EVIDENCE OF THE ROLE OF AGENDASETTING
THEORY IN POLITICAL COMMUNICATION IN NIGERIA’S
EVOLVING DEMOCRACY
CHAPTER 5
MEDIA MANAGERIAL PRACTICES AND EFFECTIVE MEDIA COVERAGE OF
THE ELECTORAL PROCESS: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE
CHAPTER 6
THE MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA: TOWARD THE ETHICS OF
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CHAPTER 7
TRANSPARENCY IN THE POLLS: A REVIEW OF THE ROLE OF INDEPENDENT
NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC) AND THE NIGERIAN
TELEVISION AUTHORITY (NTA) IN THE APRIL 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN
NIGERIA
CHAPTER 8
SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY AND THE 2011 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN
CAMEROON
CHAPTER 9
COMMUNICATING ELECTORAL INFORMATION IN RECENT ELECTIONS IN
CAMEROON: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE
CHAPTER 10
RADIO DRAMA ON A FERTILE GROUND FOR ENGINEERING DEMOCRATIC
VALUES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
CHAPTER 11
UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY AND POLITICS: A SYNTHESIZED ANALYSIS OF POLITICAL
PARTICIPATION IN KENYA
CHAPTER 12
MEDIA AND POLITICAL PLURALISM IN GHANA’S QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE
DEMOCRACY

INDEX
CONTRIBUTORS
EDITORS
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