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Regional Parallelism and Corruption Scandals in Nigeria

Intranational Approaches to African Media Systems

Authors: Yusha'u, Muhammad Jameel

  • ​Provides a new media systems theory for coverage of corruption scandals in Africa
  • Investigates coverage of corruption scandals in Africa using the Nigerian press as case study
  • Contains interviews with journalists as well as qualitative content analysis to determine factors influencing corruption reporting
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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. 

About the authors

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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“This book tackles pertinent issues such as corruption, conflict and democracy in selected African countries to illustrate that neither the continent as a whole, nor the individual countries within it should be treated as monoliths. Rooted in a historical understanding of African media, the book demonstrates the importance of viewing African media systems as diverse and contested.” (Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

“This book offers a timely and much needed critical analysis of Media Systems in Africa and significantly broadens the scope and depth of work on Media Systems theory. Through a nuanced and systematic analysis of the reporting of corruption scandals in Nigeria, Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u provides students and scholars with a conceptually rigorous and empirically grounded account of how the mediation of corruption scandals in Nigeria signal forms of regional parallelism and partisanship across religious, political and geographical divides. Yusha’u also helpfully applies his media systems analysis to other contexts, with chapters on South Africa and Kenya, thereby significantly enhancing both the geographical reach of the book and its contribution to African Media Studies and Political Communication more broadly.” (John Steel, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK)

“A good read, Regional Parallelism and Corruption Scandals in Nigeria details the historical and contemporary roles of media in sub-Saharan Africa. It fills a huge void in the literature of media studies in the continent.” (Abdullahi Tasi’u Abubakar, School of Arts and Social Sciences, City University, London, UK)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Corruption Scandals and Intranational Framework for Media Systems Research in Africa

    Yusha’u, Muhammad Jameel

    Pages 1-30

  • An Overview of the State of Media in Africa

    Yusha’u, Muhammad Jameel

    Pages 31-49

  • Historical Landscape of Nigerian Newspapers

    Yusha’u, Muhammad Jameel

    Pages 51-78

  • White and Black Press: Racial Parallelism in South African Journalism

    Yusha’u, Muhammad Jameel

    Pages 79-101

  • Foreign Ownership, Local Dynamics: The Media System in Kenya

    Yusha’u, Muhammad Jameel

    Pages 103-127

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96220-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96219-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Parallelism and Corruption Scandals in Nigeria
Book Subtitle
Intranational Approaches to African Media Systems
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96220-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96220-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96219-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 272
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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