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[Commlist] JCMR Releases Vol. 12, No. 2, October 2020 edition – 25thIssue - published
Fri Oct 02 06:43:43 GMT 2020
*JCMR Releases Vol. 12, No. 2, October 2020 edition – 25^th Issue*
We are pleased to announce the release of Volume 12, Number 2, October
2020 edition of the /Journal of Communication and Media Research/ (JCMR)
which is the journal’s 25^th issue since it started publication in 2009.
Every issue has been released regularly and on schedule in April and
October of every year.
The Volume 12, Number 2, October 2020 issue focuses on *Behaviour Change
Communication, **News Reportage & Framing, Social Media Use, Video &
Film.* The issue contains 15 articles written by 28 authors (24 from
Nigeria, one from the United States of America, one from Sierra Leone,
and two from Zimbabwe. Soft copies in PDF are being sent to
contributors through email while complimentary print copies will be sent
by surface mail. The online versions of the abstracts and full articles
are also being uploaded onto our website: www.jcmrjournal.org
<http://www.jcmrjournal.org>. Interested readers are free to order for
either the print version or the PDF copies or both.
We also wish to remind you that it is just *three weeks* to the end of
submission of manuscripts for the *Volume 13 Number 1, April 2021* issue
of the journal. The window of the Call for Papers for this issue which
has been open since July 29, 2020, will close on October 24, 2020. We
urge you to send in your manuscripts in Microsoft Word attachment to:
(jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com)> before the
*deadline of Saturday, October 24, 2020.*
Below are the contents page and list of contributors of the Volume 12,
Number 2, October 2020 issue:
*JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA RESEARCH*
*ISSN 2141 - 5277*
*Volume 12 Number 2
*BEHAVIOUR CHANGE COMMUNICATION*
/Leo W. Jeffres, Ph.D. /
Communicative cities and communication capital: Communication resources
and behaviours in a major American city.
/Francis Sowa, Ph.D. /
Sierra Leone’s media response to COVID-19: A behaviour change
communication approach, coverage and reportage.
/Chidiebere A. Nwachukwu, Ph.D. & Ijeoma Dorathy Ajaero, Ph.D. /
Exposure to behaviour change communication on the use of
artemisinin-based combination therapy among rural dwellers in three
selected states in Southeast Nigeria.
*NEWS REPORTAGE & FRAMING*
/Michael O. Ukonu, Ph.D., Chukwuma L. Nwosu, Ph.D., Elizabeth A.
Olanrewaju, Marcel Mbamalu, Ph.D., & Victor Nwogbo /
Reportage and framing of cases involving the clergy in four selected
/Ijeoma Dorathy Ajaero, Ph.D. & Chidiebere A. Nwachukwu, Ph.D. /
Coverage, reportage and framing of the 2017 floods in Nigeria by three
/Mofoluke Ibidunni Akoja, Ph.D., & Morolake Eniola Jiboku /
News as a source of political propaganda in a Nigerian state
government-owned television station.
/Isiaka Zubair Aliagan, Ph.D. /
Ideological orientation of news content and status quo promotion in two
/Alabi Garba Kabir & Adegboyega I. Ismail, Ph.D. /
Accountability media and liberal political culture in Nigeria: An
appraisal of Hallin and Macini’s three models of media and politics.
*SOCIAL MEDIA USE *
/Bede Chinonye Akpunne, Ph.D., & Francis C. Uzonwanne, Ph.D. /
Problematic smartphone use as a predictor of depression, anxiety and
psychological distress among undergraduate students in four selected
/Clemenciana Mukenge & Evans Chapanga /
Prospects and challenges of social media co-creation of products and
services in Zimbabwe.
/Charles Chinedu Onwunali, Ph.D., Husseini Hassan Shaibu, Ph.D. & Taiwo
Olamide Soremi /Uses and influence of social media in interpersonal
relationship among undergraduate students of a Nigerian university.
*VIDEO & FILM *
/Roselyn Vona Doghudje M.Phil., & Olugbenga Elegbe, Ph.D. /
Repositioning gender relations: Exploring the auteur and nego-feminism
theories in contemporary Nigerian Nollywood films.
/Ifeoma Theresa Amobi, Ph.D. & Hassan Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D. /
Framing and interpretation of the Nigerian Niger Delta conflict in three
selected Nollywood films.
/Jude Terna Kur, Ph.D., Bernard Bem Melladu, Ph.D., & Queen Mabel Lazarus /
Parental attitudes and mediation of children’s video games among elite
parents in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
/Femi Olugboji, Ph.D. /
Piracy, distributionand marketing encumbrancesin the Nigerian video-film
*_JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA RESEARCH_*
*CONTRIBUTORS Vol. 12 No.
2 OCTOBER 2020*
*_AMERICA, UNITES STATES OF_*
*Jeffres,* Leo W. (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1976) is Professor
Emeritus in the School of Communication at Cleveland State University.
He is the author of four books, including Mass Media Processes (1994),
Mass Media Effects (1997), and Urban Communication Systems:
Neighborhoods and the Search for Community (2002), as well as more than
a hundred journal articles. Most recently he has developed an inventory
of communication resources for communities and conducted research on
*Sowa*, Francis, Ph.D., is a lecturer at Fourah Bay College, University
of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone. He is a researcher, writer, columnist,
and social and political analyst. His research interests are strategic
media management, media law and regulation, media and peacebuilding,
human rights and elections and governance.
*Chapanga*, Evans is a PhD candidate in the University of Free State in
South Africa, and a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics,
University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. He has
designed, developed, taught and examined academic and professional
communication skills courses in various faculties of UZ, since his
appointment in 2003. His research interests are generally within the
broad area of linguistics, precisely text and discourse analysis.
*Mukenge*, Clemenciana is a PhD candidate in the Department of
Linguistics, University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe.
and a lecturer of Communication Skills in the same department. Her
research interests are: HIV and AIDS Communication; New Media; Language
and Media; and English as a Second Language.
*Ajaero*, Ijeoma Dorathy, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Department of Mass
Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She does research in
social media, environmental and health communication, and media sociology.
*Akoja*, Mofoluke Ibidunni, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Department of
Mass Communication, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State,
Nigeria. She is interested in print journalism, development
communication as well as studies on advertising effects.
* Akpunne*, Bede Chinonye, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the
Department of Behavioural Studies (Psychology Programme), Redeemers
University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He has a background in Social Work
and Clinical Psychology. His research areas of interest include but are
not limited to Problematic smartphone Use, Adolescent Psychotherapy,
Clinical Psychopathology among varied groups.
* Aliagan*, Isiaka Zubair, PhD., is a Senior
Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, College of Information
and Communication Technology, Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara
State, Nigeria. His research interest covers print journalism, new
media, press & politics, and political economy of media.
*Amobi*, Ifeoma Theresa, Ph.D. is a Senior lecturer in the Department of
Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. An
ERASMUS+ scholar, her areas of research include Health Communication
(Health Misinformation/Disinformation); Multimedia and Online
Journalism; Broadcast Journalism; Film, Gender and Power Relations; and
International Communication. Dr. Amobi was a faculty member of the
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, and a current member of the Advisory
Board of AfricaCheck, Fullfact and Chequeado fact-checking organizations.**
*Doghudje*, Roselyn Vona, M.PhiL., a Reverend Sister, is a technical
lecturer of broadcast media production in the Department of
Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
*Elegbe*, Olugbenga, Ph.D., ,is a Senior Lecturer of applied
communication in the Department of Communication and Language Arts,
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria His research focuses on Broadcast
Media Production and Film studies.
*Ismail*, Adegboyega Ibraheem, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
*Jiboku*, Morolake Eniola is a graduate of the Department of Mass
Communication, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
She is interested in political communication contemporary media studies
, creative writing and broadcasting.
*Kabir*, Alabi Garba is the Weekend Editor of Guardian Newspapers
Limited, Rutam House, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria.
*Kur*, Jude Terna, Ph.D., is a Professor of Information and Media
Technology and the current Head of the Department of Information and
Media Technology at Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger
State, Nigeria. His areas of research interest are parental mediation,
ICTs and new media, and broadcast media.
*Lazarus*, Queen Mabel is a graduate of the Department of Information
and Media Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger
State, Nigeria. Her area of research interest is media technologies and
their impact on society.
*Mbamalu*, Marcel, Ph.D., is Deputy News Editor, The Guardian Newspapers
Limited, Isolo, Lagos. His research interest is in media analysis and
*Melladu*, Bernard Bem, Ph.D, is a lecturer at the Department of Mass
Communication, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
but currently on leave of absence to Benue State Government as the
Executive Chairman of Benue State Local Government Service Commission,
Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. His research interests are in public
relations, communication and society, organizational communication, and
*Nwachukwu*, Chidiebere Alozie, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Department
of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His research
interests span health and population communication, conflict reporting,
communication and media studies.
*Nwogbo*, Victor is a**Lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His research interest is in media
writing, media sociology and news editing.
*Nwosu*, Chukwuma L., Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of
Mass Communication, Federal University of Lokoja, Kogi State. His
research interest is in specialised writings, development communication,
journalism education and health communication.
*Olanrewaju*, Elizabeth A. is a research fellow at the Department of
Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her research interest
is in media analysis and communication advocacy.
*Olugboji*, Femi, Ph.D. is a lecturer in the School of Communication,
Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria. His areas of academic
interests/specialisation are Media Studies/Arts, Criticism, Theatre and
Film Studies. He is also a creative writer in the areas of prose, poetry
*Onwunali*, Charles Chinedu, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the
Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba,
Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests include Advertising and Consumer
Rights Protection, Communication and Gender Empowerment and Political
*Shaibu*, Husseini Hassan, Ph.D., is a Teaching Fellow at the Department
of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
and Head of Public Relations and Media at the National Troupe of Nigeria
(NTN), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.
He has considerable industry experience in Culture and Film Journalism,
Broadcasting, Film Production Management and in Public Relations and
Advertising. His research interest is in the evaluation of the power
structure and economics of motion picture production in Nigeria.
*Soremi*, Taiwo Olamide is a graduate of the Department of Mass
Communication, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. She
graduated as one of the best graduating students of the 2017/2018 set.
*Ukonu*, Michael O., Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of
Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His research interest
is in ICT, media analysis and criticism, media sociology and health
* Uzonwanne*, Francis Chukwuemeka, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in
the Department of Behavioural Studies (Psychology Programme), Redeemers
University, Ede, Osun State. He has a background in Guidance and
Counseling and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His research areas
of interest include but are not limited to Organizational Psychology
Studies, Leadership Styles, Decision Making, Occupational Behaviour.
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