Dr. Joseph N. Chukwu

Lecturer I

First Name Joseph
Middle Name (initial) N.
Surname CHUKWU


Work Information

Programme Mass Communication
Department Mass Communication
Faculty Management and Social Sciences


Dr. Joseph N. Chukwu currently serves as Lecturer 1 at the Department of Mass Communication, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He obtained his Ph.D in Mass Communication with specialization in New Media from the Ebonyi State University in 2018. Dr. Chukwu’s research areas include New Media, Public Relations, Media History, Media Writing

He has attended several workshops both locally and overseas in communication, public relations, legislative and management issues. He is an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), member, Association of Communicators, Scholars and Professionals in Nigeria (ACSPN), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), US-based Professional bodies – Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

He has also published in local and international journals, contributed book chapters and presented papers in international conferences. He has 32 years of working experience most of which was spent in the industry. Dr. Chukwu has delivered expert lectures on topics related to his core research interests.

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria. PH.D mass communication 2018
2 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria. m.sc mass communication 2013

Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria ba mass communication 2000


research interests



1 New Media
2 Public
3 Relations
4 Media History
5 Media Writing

Membership of professional bodies



1 Association of Communicators, Scholars and Professionals in Nigeria (ACSPN
2 Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)
3 Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
4 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), USA
5 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), USA





1 Uche Sunday AJAH; Joseph N. CHUKWU; Vincent Onyeaghanachi ODOH. (2019). Emergence of New Media Technologies and Challenges of Media Relations in Nigeria. EBSUJMC 1(6) October. pp 62-71. ISSN: 2449-0369. https://www.ebsujmc.com/paper/emergence-of-new-media-technologies-and-challenges-of-media-relations-in-nigeria
2 Sunday N. Agwu and Joseph N. Chukwu (2019). Education, Regional integration and labour mobility: the case of ECOWAS. Journal of Nigerian Academy of Education 15(10, PP. 331-351.
3 Sunday N. Agwu and Joseph N. Chukwu (2019). Teaching and Learning of English Language in a Multilingual Society: The case of Nigeria. In U.M.O. Ivowi (Ed.), Education for functionality. NAE Book of Readings. Lagos: Foremost Educational Services Limited.
4 Sunday N. Agwu and Joseph N. Chukwu (2018). Implementing the humanities curriculum in the tertiary level of education in Nigeria. In T. N. Kanno & U. C. Nzewi (Eds.), Issues in curriculum development and implementation in Nigeria. Lagos: Foremost Education Services Ltd; pp.261-267.
5 Joseph N. Chukwu (2018).The Role of Information Communications Technology  (ICTs) in Mass Media Organizations. EBSU Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 8(1). May; pp. 109-120. <http://journals.ebsujssh.com/index.php/EBSUJSSH/article/view/124>
6 Joseph N. Chukwu and Chinedu J. Nwasum (2018). Challenges of Communication in Intergovernmental Relations in Nigeria. In J.O. Nkwoede (Ed.), Intergovernmental relations in Nigeria: Understanding diverse trajectories. Abakaliki, Nigeria: Willyrose & Appleseed coy; pp.441-456.
7 Joseph N. Chukwu (2016). No Love Lost: Government and Press Relations in Nigeria, 1999-2014. In D.I. Ajaegbo and K.J. Ani (Eds.), Communication and Contemporary Historical Developments in Nigeria: Enugu, Nigeria: De Joe Press, pp.163-176


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