Welcome to my little hut on the blogosphere. I started this blog in 2010 as part of a course work requirement during my Masters program in Global Media and Communication. Since then, it has morphed into all kinds of shapes. Despite how challenging the task of introducing this blog to you is, I am going to try.
Let me start from the top by announcing that new categories have been introduced to the blog – “Digital Africa News” & “Photography”. Digital Africa News is to serve as a CURATOR of interesting stories across the globe on all things digital media in Africa – from adoption and usage, to social, political and cultural impact etc.
Photography on the hand, is simply to show case my personal gallery. Photography has always been my hobby – one I voraciously explored as an undergraduate. I see blogging as an opportunity to “keep the love alive” whilst staying relevant to my chosen career path as an academic researcher.
I am a research student in one of England’s cities. My doctoral research looks at ways of developing democracy through digital media; specifically developing a culture of democratic thinking, behaviour and communication through a digital public sphere in Nigeria.
In the context of the situation in Africa, and particularly Nigeria, I am investigating the fast growing digital media environment. I am interested in the way digital media enhances, and also presents challenges for, social and political communication. At the end of my thesis, I hope to develop strategies for developing democracies (societies) to maximise new media tools – these strategies would be relevant to public policy, political parties, civil society organisations and active citizens.
Coming back to the blog, I did mention that it has taken all kinds of shapes. In the history of this blog, it has covered everything from serious to mundane issues. Blame it on me, I can write a commentary on almost anything. When I recently decided this year to keep a niche and subject-specific blog, I decided to clear all previous posts into a Category called “Old DMJ”.
The top categories for this new face of Diary of a Media Junkie are:
Digital Africa News
This is Diary of a Media Junkie, thank you for visiting.