tojo


Tokunbo Ojo

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Department of Communication Studies

Associate Professor

Office: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, 3027
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33755
Email: tojo@yorku.ca

Research and Teaching Expertise in the areas of
international communication
global media industries
journalism studies
news and public affairs
international development, media and communication
political economy of media
media and international diplomacy
media, politics and policy
sport, media and broadcasting rights
diaspora, media and communication.

Degrees

PhD, University of Queensland

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Media , News Flows, Journalism Practices & Norms, Global Media Industries, Diasporic Media, International Development & Media, Mobile Phone & ICT4D, Media Globalization , Geopolitics of International Communication, Media Governance, Journalism Studies - *** (See the "Publications" Section for Selected Research Outputs from 2013 onward)***
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Political Economy of ICT4D and Africa” In J. Servaes (Ed), Handbook of Communication for Development and Social Change. Singapore: Springer. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7035-8_64-1

2018

“The Early Black Press in Canada” In O. Banjo (Ed), Media Across the African Diaspora: Contents, Audiences and Influence (pp. 7-17]. London: Routledge.

2018

"Nigeria, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power" in Naren Chitty, Li Ji, Gary D. Rawnsley & Craig Hayden (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power (pp. 315-325). London: Routledge.

2017

“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities of Huawei & ZTE in Africa.” In K. Batchelor & X. Zhang (Eds.), China-Africa Relations: Building Images through Cultural Co-operation, Media Representation and on the Ground Activities (pp. 218-230]. London: Routledge.

2017

“ICTs and Mobile Phones for Development in Sub-Saharan African Region” In Jan Servaes (Ed) Sustainability, Participation and Culture in Communication (pp.83-100). Bristol, UK & Chicago, US: Intellect.

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Through their Eyes: Reporters’ Challenges in Covering China-Africa Relations, Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2019.1692689

2019

"Media ownership and market structures: banes of news media sustainability in Nigeria?", Media, Culture & Society, 40 (8), pp: 1270-1280
https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718803264

2018

“Changing the game in Nigeria? Appropriating Internet and web 2.0 for sport communication.” Volume 19, Issue 2: p 222-235.
**Published first online in 2016.

2018

“Political Economy of Huawei’s market strategies in the Nigerian Telecommunication market” International Communication Gazette, Volume: 79 issue: 3, page(s): 317-332.

2017

“Neo-Gramscian Approach and Geopolitics of ICT4D Agenda.” Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 23-35

2016

“Global Agenda & ICT4D in Africa: Constraints of localizing ‘universal norm’.” Telecommunications Policy, 40(7): 704-713

2016

“Framing of the Sino-African relationship in diasporic/pan-African news magazines.” Chinese Journal of Communication, 9(1): 38-55.

2016

“Africa in the Canadian Media: The Globe and Mail’s Coverage of Africa from 2003 to 2012.” Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 35(1): 43-57

2014



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/COMN3210 3.0 M Global Media, Local Communication SEMR
Winter 2021 GS/CMCT6335 3.0 M Selected Topics in Politics and Policy SEMR

Research and Teaching Expertise in the areas of
international communication
global media industries
journalism studies
news and public affairs
international development, media and communication
political economy of media
media and international diplomacy
media, politics and policy
sport, media and broadcasting rights
diaspora, media and communication.

Degrees

PhD, University of Queensland

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Media , News Flows, Journalism Practices & Norms, Global Media Industries, Diasporic Media, International Development & Media, Mobile Phone & ICT4D, Media Globalization , Geopolitics of International Communication, Media Governance, Journalism Studies - *** (See the "Publications" Section for Selected Research Outputs from 2013 onward)***

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Political Economy of ICT4D and Africa” In J. Servaes (Ed), Handbook of Communication for Development and Social Change. Singapore: Springer. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7035-8_64-1

2018

“The Early Black Press in Canada” In O. Banjo (Ed), Media Across the African Diaspora: Contents, Audiences and Influence (pp. 7-17]. London: Routledge.

2018

"Nigeria, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power" in Naren Chitty, Li Ji, Gary D. Rawnsley & Craig Hayden (Eds) The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power (pp. 315-325). London: Routledge.

2017

“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities of Huawei & ZTE in Africa.” In K. Batchelor & X. Zhang (Eds.), China-Africa Relations: Building Images through Cultural Co-operation, Media Representation and on the Ground Activities (pp. 218-230]. London: Routledge.

2017

“ICTs and Mobile Phones for Development in Sub-Saharan African Region” In Jan Servaes (Ed) Sustainability, Participation and Culture in Communication (pp.83-100). Bristol, UK & Chicago, US: Intellect.

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Through their Eyes: Reporters’ Challenges in Covering China-Africa Relations, Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2019.1692689

2019

"Media ownership and market structures: banes of news media sustainability in Nigeria?", Media, Culture & Society, 40 (8), pp: 1270-1280
https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718803264

2018

“Changing the game in Nigeria? Appropriating Internet and web 2.0 for sport communication.” Volume 19, Issue 2: p 222-235.
**Published first online in 2016.

2018

“Political Economy of Huawei’s market strategies in the Nigerian Telecommunication market” International Communication Gazette, Volume: 79 issue: 3, page(s): 317-332.

2017

“Neo-Gramscian Approach and Geopolitics of ICT4D Agenda.” Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 23-35

2016

“Global Agenda & ICT4D in Africa: Constraints of localizing ‘universal norm’.” Telecommunications Policy, 40(7): 704-713

2016

“Framing of the Sino-African relationship in diasporic/pan-African news magazines.” Chinese Journal of Communication, 9(1): 38-55.

2016

“Africa in the Canadian Media: The Globe and Mail’s Coverage of Africa from 2003 to 2012.” Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 35(1): 43-57

2014



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/COMN3210 3.0 M Global Media, Local Communication SEMR
Winter 2021 GS/CMCT6335 3.0 M Selected Topics in Politics and Policy SEMR