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Title:Communication research and practice in Ghana: a critical appraisal
Editors:Ansu-Kyeremeh, KwasiISNI
Gadzekpo, Audry S.
Amoakohene, Margaret I.
Series:University of Ghana readers, Social sciences series
City of publisher:Accra
Publisher:Digibooks Ghana Ltd for the University of Ghana
ISBN:9988201516; 9789988201517
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:media and communication studies
mass media
public opinion
Abstract:This edited volume aims to give an overview of the research relating to media in Ghana which has been carried out at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana. Specific themes covered are indigenous communication practices, journalism, new media technologies, advertising, public opinion polling, media and democracy, women in media, public relations, ethics in media communications, and the history of the media in Ghana. Contributions: Indigenous communication in Africa: a conceptual framework (K. Ansu-Kyeremeh); African media since Ghana's independence (K. Karikari); Journalism in Ghana's democratic governance: an appraisal (A. Gadzekpo); Doing radio: a descriptive account of journalism practices in Ghana (S. Akrofi-Quarcoo); Establishing the presence of women in Ghanaian media history (A. Gadzekpo, S. Akrofi-Quarcoo); Public relations evolution in a nascent democracy - the case of Ghana (E. E. Thompson); In search of an education and professionalism nexus in public relations practice in Ghana (M. I. Amoakhane); Business success and tensions in the democratic space: the case of Ghana's advertising industry (A. A. Yeboah); The challenges of surveying public opinion in an emerging democracy (K. Ansu-Kyeremeh); Researching radio audiences in an emerging pluralistic media environment: a case for the focus group discussion (Fgd) method (M. I. Amoakohene); Journalism and ethics (A. Bonnah Koomson); Abusive language, media malaise and political efficacy (G. K. M. Tietaah); Epilogue (K. Ansu-Kyeremeh, A. Gadzekpo, M. Amoakohene). [ASC Leiden abstract]