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Adjunct Instructor, Communications

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University Degree: B.A. (Mass Communication); M.A. (Communication and Language Arts).

Brief Profile: Eke earned an MA in Communication & Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 2012 and a BA in Mass Communication from the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, in 2005. Prior to joining AUN in the spring of 2014, he worked as a reporter, copy-editor, book editor, and guest columnist. His research interests include journalism, literary journalism, and critical writing and reviewing. He has published some scholarly articles and the book, “Uses and Gratification in Newspaper Columns: A Thematic and Functional Analysis of Readers’ Reactions to Mike Awoyinfa’s 'Press Clips'.” An essayist, Eke writes weekly blog posts on www.inkwellwords.net.


Eke has taught many courses at AUN, including Introduction to Freshman Composition, Freshman Composition, Preparation of Written and Oral Reports, and Writing for the Mass Media. Others are Online/Digital Journalism, Editorial and Critical Writing, Introduction to Media in Africa, Peace Journalism (co-taught), and Theories of Communication. He has also supervised many Senior Research Projects.

AUN Courses: Freshman Composition, Preparation of Written and Oral Reports, Writing for the Mass Media, Online Journalism, Editorial and Critical Writing, Introduction to Media in Africa.

Research Interests: Journalism

Publications:

  • Eke, W. I (2014) “Brown Envelope Syndrome and the Future of Journalism in Nigeria” International Interdisciplinary Journal of Scientific Research Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 148-156.
  • Eke, W.I (2014) “Uses and Gratifications in Newspaper Columns: A Thematic and Functional Analysis of Readers’ Reactions to Mike Awoyinfa’s Press Clips” International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 9, pp. 156-165.

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