Festus Eribo


Ph.D. (Mass Communications) University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 1989
Ph.D. minor (Business Administration) University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 1988
Certificate in African Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 1987
M.A. (Journalism) St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1979

Courses taught:
International News Communication, International Public Relations, International Communication and Foreign Press, and International Electronic Mass Media Systems. Others are Mass Media and Society, Theory of Mass Communication and Social Systems, Mass Media Ethics, Advanced Reporting, Basic Reporting, Media Writing, Introduction to Mass Communication, and Directed Readings.

Research Interests:
Press Freedom, Development Communication, Democratization and Communication, News Flow Research, African Media, and Russian Media.

Selected Research publications:
Development and Communication in Africa. With Charles Okigbo, eds. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004). Journalism and Mass Communication in Africa: Cameroon. With Enoh Tanjong, eds. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). In Search of Greatness: Russia’s Communications with Africa and the World. (Westport, Conn: Ablex/Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001). Press Freedom and Communication in Africa. With William Jong-Ebot, eds. (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1997). Window on Africa: Democratization and Media Exposure. With Oyeleye Oyediran, Mulatu Wubneh, and Leo Zonn, eds. (Greenville, NC: Center For International Programs, East Carolina University, 1993).

“Quality Human Performance and Self Regulation Among Students in Higher Education.” With Steve Duncan, William Swart, and Cathy Hall. 2008 “Reporting under Civilian and Military Rulers in Africa: Journalists’ Perceptions of Press Freedom and Media Exposure in Cameroon and Nigeria.” With Enoh Tanjong. Ecquid Novi, 19 (2) 1999: 39-55. “Global News Flow in Africa: Nigerian Media Coverage of International News, 1979-1995.” The Western Journal of Black Studies, 23 (3) 1999: 153-162. (Acceptance rate: 10%-12%).