Uche T. Onyebadi

Uche Onyebadi is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Texas Christian University, USA. He also served as the Director of the School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA (2014-2016). Onyebadi holds a doctoral degree in journalism, with specialization in political communication, from the University of Missouri, Columbia- Missouri, USA. His research interests include political communication, media and politics, mass communication theory, media ethics, and international communication. His articles have been published in communication journals such as the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, International Communication Gazette, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Media, War & Conflict, International Communication Research Journal, and Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Publications

Multidisciplinary Issues Surrounding African Diasporas
Uche T. Onyebadi. © 2020. 330 pages.
Members of diasporic populations often have a unique, dual persona consisting of one’s migrant role as a permanent or transient member of a new country and one’s role as a...
Diversity and the Media: A Curriculum Examination and Proposal for Journalism and Mass Communication Education in Africa
Uche T. Onyebadi, Mohamed A. Satti, Lindani Mbunyuza-Memani. © 2020. 26 pages.
This chapter investigated the curricula of journalism and mass communication programs in African universities. Sixty-seven programs in public and private universities located in...
Issues in Academic Leadership: Narratives of Personal Experiences of Diaspora Administrators
Uche T. Onyebadi, Dorothy Bland, Herman Howard, Carolyn Walcott. © 2020. 25 pages.
Occupying administrative positions in any organization is an enormous and difficult task, especially in universities and other higher institutions of learning where the culture...
Women and South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Struggle: Evaluating the Political Messages in the Music of Miriam Makeba
Uche T. Onyebadi, Lindani Mbunyuza-Memani. © 2020. 20 pages.
Credit for South Africa's liberation from the apartheid system of government under the National Party usually goes to forces within the country, especially the African...
Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena
Uche T. Onyebadi. © 2019. 321 pages.
Political campaigning affects numerous realms under the communication umbrella with each channel seeking to influence as many individuals as possible. In higher education, there...
It Isn't All About “Authority”: Deconstructing Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's Political Messaging Against “Follow-Follow” Citizenry
Uche T. Onyebadi. © 2019. 23 pages.
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died in 1997, but his name remains prominent in the annals of Africa's music giants. He used his brand of music, Afrobeat, to chastise and condemn...
Music as a Platform for Political Communication
Uche T. Onyebadi. © 2017. 309 pages.
Artistic expression is a longstanding aspect of mankind and our society. While art can simply be appreciated for aesthetic artistic value, it can be utilized for other various...
Women and South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Struggle: Evaluating the Political Messages in the Music of Miriam Makeba
Uche T. Onyebadi, Lindani Mbunyuza-Memani. © 2017. 21 pages.
Credit for South Africa's liberation from the apartheid system of government under the National Party usually goes to forces within the country, especially the African...
New Media and Gender in East Africa: Assessing Media Dependency and Public Attitudes
Uche T. Onyebadi, Yusuf Kalyango. © 2011. 18 pages.
This study set out to ascertain the use of and dependency on new media technology for political communication by voting- age citizens of the three main East African countries...