Nigeria’s Digital Diaspora
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312 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Nigeria's Digital Diaspora

Citizen Media, Democracy, and Participation

by Farooq A. Kperogi

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In a disruptive media landscape characterized by the relentless death of legacy newspapers, Nigeria's Digital Diaspora shows that a country's transnational elite can shake its media ecosystem through distant online citizenjournalism.
Over a decade ago, when Nigeria's migratory digital elite in the United States pioneered a newfangled form of online citizen journalism that disrupted the certainties of legacy journalism, the country's professional journalists assumed that this amateur insurgency would be transitory. Instead, it was transformative. Diasporic online citizen journalism is now not only an integral part of Nigeria's media ecosystem, it has also inspired successful homeland emulators and is challenging, even in some cases supplanting, traditional media in the nation's democratic discourse. Within the frenetic and deeply engaged social media scene, diasporic citizen journalism, homeland news, and socialmedia activism are merging to create the most energetic moment in Nigeria's media history. Nigeria's Digital Diaspora chronicles the emergence and transformation of this diasporic citizen journalism from the margins to themainstream of the country's journalistic landscape.

Farooq A. Kperogi is Associate Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA. He is a columnist for the Nigerian Tribune and blogs at https://www.farooqkperogi.com/
Introduction
Citizen and Alternative Journalism: Mapping the Conceptual Contours
The Nigerian Press: From Colonial Evangelism to Guerrilla Journalism
The Nigerian Digital Diasporic Public Sphere
Profiles of Diasporic Citizen Media Sites
From the Diaspora to the Homeland: Role Reversal in News Flows
The Nigerian Government's Response to the Diasporic Citizen Media
Domestic Online Media, Social Networked Journalism, and Participation
Mainstreaming of Diasporic Citizen Journalism and Implications for Nigerian Journalism
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Title Details

312 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Imprint: University of Rochester Press