Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective

Media Role in African Changing Electoral Process: A Political Communication Perspective

by Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor, Kehbuma Langmia

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761862543
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

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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