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dc.contributor.authorSalawu, Abiodun
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-20T07:02:33Z
dc.date.available2018-06-20T07:02:33Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSalawu, A. 2017. Institutionalising African language journalism studies. Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 18(2):193-204. [https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-c285f5c04]
dc.identifier.issn1683–0296
dc.identifier.urihttps://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-c285f5c04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/27769
dc.description.abstractThe need for the study of African language media is predicated on the opportunity to understand the practicalities of how the media can be used to support languages under threat; and, in a more academic sense, to appreciate such media for what functions it can perform in society. Apart from their study, the indigenous languages, themselves, have their own purposes. This article advocates for a formal and systematic integration of this sector of the media into Journalism and Media Studies curriculum. This advocacy is pursued with the optimism of the possibility of a theorisation of indigenous language media and the development of a framework within which such media might be considered. The field can be seen within the context of the politics of language and the media's relation to it. Alongside the issue of language survival, we can also situate the field within the praxis of cultural and political self-preservation and identity politics. The field can also be seen within the context of effective and interactive communication, and a vibrant public sphere.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUZ Foundation
dc.subjectAfrican language
dc.subjectJournalism
dc.subjectJournalism education
dc.subjectMedia and Media training
dc.titleInstitutionalising African language journalism studies
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.researchID24947407 – Salawu, Abiodun Sakiru


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