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Biography

Mercy Ette holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Leeds, a Masters in Journalism Studies from the University of Wales College of Cardiff, and a BA (Hons) in English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar in Nigeria.

Mercy worked as a journalist in various positions for several years in Nigeria and in the UK. She was Children’s Editor of The Punch, one of Nigeria’s national newspapers, the founding editor of NewsAfrica, a London-based international news magazine with special interest in Africa and the African Diaspora.

In 2003 she served as a Media Consultant for the Permanent Delegation of Nigeria to UNESCO. She was a weekly columnist for The Punch newspaper from March 2008-Decmber 2011.

Mercy joined the University of Huddersfield in 2003. Her research interest centres on the intersection of the press and politics, especially politics of democratization, the media-politics connection, and on gendered mediation.  Her PhD was on the role of the Nigerian press during the country’s transition to democracy programmes. Her research in these areas have been published and presented at conferences.

 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The media and politics
  • Journalism and conflict
  • Gendered mediation

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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 2 Book/Film/Article review

Boko Haram in the Nigerian press: The politics of labelling

Ette, M. & Joe, S., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of African Media Studies. 11, 1, p. 65-80 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Printing presses
Labeling
Labels
sect
politics

Reality Check: The Nigerian Press and the Potential of the Internet in the Domestication of International News: The Nigerian Press and the Potential of the Internet in the Domestication of International News

Ette, M., 6 Jun 2018, Newsmaking Cultures in Africa: Normative Trends in the Dynamics of Socio-Political & Economic Struggles. Mabweazara, H. M. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 357-376 10 p. Chapter 17

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

journalist
news
Internet
coverage
production process

‘Us’ versus ‘Them’: Exploring Ethno-Regional Contestations in Nigerian Political Communication

Ette, M., 28 Feb 2018, Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa . Mutsvairo, B. & Karam, B. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, p. 173-187 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

political communication
politics
political decision
political participation
presidential election

“Rival visions of reality”: An analysis of the framing of Boko Haram in Nigerian newspapers and Twitter

Ette, M. & Joe, S., 1 Dec 2018, In : Media, War and Conflict. 11, 4, p. 392-406 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
twitter
social media
newspaper
framing approach
popularity
2 Citations (Scopus)

Where are the Women? Evaluating the Visibility of Nigerian Female Politicians in News Media Space

Ette, M., 2017, In : Gender, Place, and Culture. 24, 10, p. 1480-1497 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
politician
news
newspaper
politics
coverage

Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 PhD Examination
  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Invited talk

External Examiner

Mercy Ette (Examiner)
2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Media, War and Conflict (Journal)

Mercy Ette (Member of editorial board)
1 Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

External Examiner

Mercy Ette (Examiner)
2018

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Battle for Nigeria: exploring the intersection of media and politics in Nigeria

Mercy Ette (Speaker)
6 Nov 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

External Examiner

Mercy Ette (Examiner)
2015

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination