Regional Parallelism and Corruption Scandals in Nigeria: Intranational Approaches to African Media Systems

Springer, 4 okt. 2018 - 272 pagina's

Regional Parallelism and Corruption Scandals in Nigeria is a ground-breaking book that offers fresh perspectives on the character and role of the African media in covering corruption scandals. It explores whether reports regarding corruption stem from the efforts of journalists who employ investigative journalism, or if it is a mere coincidence promoted by the activities of anti-corruption agencies. To that end, the book develops a media systems theory for Africa based on the coverage of corruption scandals in the Nigerian press. This new theoretical paradigm, defined as regional parallelism, argues that African countries are nations within nations, and that therefore any comparative study of the media system should recognize this understanding. The book combines both interviews with journalists as well as qualitative content analysis of newspapers to determine the patterns and issues that influence the reporting of corruption. It also looks at corruption within the media itself, taking into account factors such as regionalism and ethnicity within the practice of journalism.


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Introduction Corruption Scandals and Intranational Framework for Media Systems Research in Africa
An Overview of the State of Media in Africa
Historical Landscape of Nigerian Newspapers
White and Black Press Racial Parallelism in South African Journalism
Foreign Ownership Local Dynamics The Media System in Kenya
Corruption Without Borders PTDF and Former Governors Scandals in the Nigerian Press
Reporting Corruption Scandals in Nigeria Perspectives from Journalists
Regional Parallelism
Conclusion Comparing Nigeria Kenya and South Africa

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Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u is Founder and President of the online educational technology platform Uni Focus Academy, which provides free courses to students in higher education. He previously served as Senior Lecturer in Media and Politics at Northumbria University, UK and Lecturer in Mass Communication at Bayero University, Nigeria. He also worked as a producer at the BBC World Service.

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