Impacts of the Media on African Socio-Economic Development

Impacts of the Media on African Socio-Economic Development

Okorie Nelson (Covenant University, Nigeria), Babatunde Raphael Ojebuyi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Abiodun Salawu (North-West University, South Africa)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 328
ISBN13: 9781522518594|ISBN10: 1522518592|EISBN13: 9781522518600|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1859-4


Technology and media are now integrated in various facets of society, including social and economic development. This has allowed for new and innovative methods for aiding in development initiatives.

Impacts of the Media on African Socio-Economic Development is an essential research publication for the latest scholarly information on societal and economical dimensions of development and the application of media to advance progress. Featuring extensive coverage on many topics including gender empowerment, international business, and health promotion, this book is ideally designed for government officials, academics, professionals, and students seeking current research on social realities and achieving further development in emerging economies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Child Rights
  • Education
  • Gender Empowerment
  • Health promotion
  • International Business
  • Social Media

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Okorie Nelson is one of the notable lecturers in the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University. Okorie has more than eight (8) years teaching experience at the higher institution level. In addition, Okorie has obtained a Ph.D degree in the field of Mass Communication. Currently, Okorie has 29 publications comprising of 24 Journal articles, 3 Chapters in peer reviewed books, and 2 published books. Okorie’s research goal is aimed at creating knowledge via employing innovative, leading edge teaching and learning methods that promote integrated, life-applicable and life-transforming education relevant to the context of human capacity building.
Babatunde Raphael Ojebuyi is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Ojebuyi’s teaching and research focus is on media studies in the areas of media theories, media and ethics, and new media. He has written books and published well researched articles in reputable local and international journals.