Nigerian Media Landscape History

 

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Professor Chinyere Stella Okunna is the first female Professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria. She had her B.A. from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, M.A. from the University of Leicester Centre for Mass Communication Research, Leicester, England/UK and her Ph.D from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Her area of specialization is Behaviour Change Communication (Development Communication). She became a Professor of Mass Communication at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 2001. Professor Okunna has held various public offices among which are Chief of Staff, Anambra State Government (2012 – 2014), Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Anambra State (2009 – 2014), Honourable Commissioner for Information and Culture, Anambra State (2006 – 2009), Chair, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Implementation Committee, Anambra State (2009 – 2014), Chair, Anambra State Committee on Good Governance (2007 – 2014), Chair, Anambra State Vision 20: 20-20 (2007 – 2014), and Coordinating Commissioner, Development Partnership/Donor Agencies Activities in Anambra State (2009 – 2014). Professor Okunna has published several scholarly articles in reputable International and local journals. She has also authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited highly regarded books in Mass Communication. She is currently back to the ivory tower at the Department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. This is a woman who combined two tasking duties(journalism and motherhood)and yet excelled in the academic networking…She is indeed a role model and and a source of inspiration to those who want to venture into academics especially the ladies,she stood out to prove the perception that journalism is a masculine profession wrong..ride on Prof. and may you live longer.

  2. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    great woman..great profile..

  3. A woman of substance of Okunna’s standard is rare to come by. I could vividly recall that the first book I read in mass communication department Ebonyi state university as a new student was written by prof. Chinyere Okunna(introduction to mass communication).No doubt, she is one of the pace setters as far as this noble profession is concerned.Posterity will ever remember her outstanding qualities and academic excellence.

  4. She is indeed a role model an icon. A woman of high profile.

  5. Another professional chapter of Prof Okunna is that she contributed to the dev of PR Anambra State chapter.At the just concluded NIPR Reputation Summit she reveals the keys to economic recession,Share powerful insights for those who desire a better life and a stronger sense of self, though a feminist:She presents critical perspectives on gender inequality.Her philanthropist gestures are numerous,the donation of completed building to Mass Comm dept UNIZIK is most loudable.A big ccongratulations to her as she receive the “NIPR FEllOWS”honour at the NIPR AGM Ilorin this week.

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  10. Professor Stella Chinyere Okunna is really an Amazon and a cosmopolitan scholar who has combined governance and academics in a wonderful and colourful mixed ambition.

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