I started this blog in 2010 as part of a coursework requirement during my Masters program in Global Media and Communication at Coventry University, UK – since then, I haven’t looked back.
This blog is unlike most you’ll find around. It’s academic yet witty, it’s playful, yet deals with serious media issues. If you are looking for where to laugh, learn and lounge with others to deliberate on matters of common concern – you have come to the right spot.
My mission statement upon founding this blog was to break down (academic) media issues (print, broadcast & online)in such a manner non-media professionals would still find interesting and educative enough to engage. Back then, I took discussions directly from the classroom and brought them to the cybersphere.
Categories on this blog span, book & research article reviews, interviews, social media, journalism etc. and I have a special Soft-Sell category where I write simple lifestyle pieces just for fun.
I am a contributing blogger on the following platforms: Ventures Africa || Africletic || and I have an op-ed on Celebrating Progress-Africa
You can find me on Twitter @Tomi_ola, and check out what my current doctoral research is about on Academia.Edu.
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TESTIMONIALS from FREQUENT READERS:
I like the Diary of a Media Junkie because of its intelligent assessment of media issues of the moment, and its insight into the life of a passionate academic -Joachim, Contributor on Daily Times newspaper & Nigeria Dialogue
Diary of a Media Junkie gives me a contemporary view on issues about the media, and it is inspirational and most importantly, educative – Mykey, PhD student @ Anglia Ruskin & author ‘Shuffering & Shmiling’ (a play)
I love and visit your blog times without number because you do a great service to the media academia, from ‘how to’ posts on academic papers to media analysis of current affairs, and the beloved Soft-Saturdays which bless our weekends with your personal tales in a witty and quirky Naija tone. This in a nutshell is why you are one of my favourite media bloggers – you leave no socially relevant topic unexamined – La Chichi Mambo of MediaAfritiq
I visit Diary of a Media Junkie because it enmeshes three concepts of learning concurrently without making your audience bored – it is educative, inspiring and informative – Justin, PhD student, Disaster Management