Dr. Lateef Adekunle Adelakun

Lateef Adekunle Adelakun

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Lecturer I

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Dr. Lateef Adekunle Adelakun is a growing scholar of media and development communication. His research focuses are impactful and directly and indirectly translate to development. He has been involved in studies related to development communication and communication theories. He has demonstrated professionalism in research with many of his research works published in reputable journals. He has published eleven journal articles locally and internationally in which two are co-authored with scholars abroad. His research works are impactful and revered with a progressive increase in citation index and h-index. He is also credited with a book chapter and he developed two course materials in the area of media laws and international communication for Open and Distant Learning students.  
Lateef bagged his first degree and master degree certificates in mass communication from University of Lagos. He was awarded PhD in Media Studies by University of Malaya, Malaysia. Before joining NOUN in 2011, Lateef worked as an academic and researcher in The Polytechnic Ile-Ife and Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, all in Nigeria. He served as an Assistant Lecturer in the Aspiring Academic Programme in University of Malaya Malaysia during his PhD programme.
Lateef is dexterous in many research tools used in social sciences such as Endnote and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). He is very proficient in data gathering, analysis, sorting, manipulation, discursion, and reporting.

 

 

  • Academic 
  • Research
  • Mentorship

 

 

  • Development communication
  • Media theories
  • New media

 

 

  1. Adelakun, L. A. (2018). Analysis of social media abuse in Nigerian politics: Is regulation necessary? Media & Communication Currents, 2 (1), 18-36. 
  2. Adelakun, L. A. (2018). Nollywood to onlinewood: Issues on film cencorship and national security in Nigeria. Journal of Social Sciences (JSS), 2 (2). 
  3. Adelakun, L. A. (2018). Online-newspaper reports of 2015 Nigerian presidential election: The impact of readers’ comments on voters Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 26 (2), 811 - 824. 
  4. Adelakun, L. A. (2018). Trends in Using Social Media as Substitute for Class Interaction in Open & Distance Learning (Odl) Education in Nigeria. International Journal of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education, 6 (1), 33-42.
  5. Adelakun, L. A. (2017). Nigerian media and the challenge of yellow journalsim: A theoretical appraisal of newspaper contents. Journal of Social Sciences, 1 (2), 223-249.    
  6. Adelakun, L. A. (2016). Local media going global: Assessment of efficiencies by Nigerian media audience abroad. Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  7. Adelakun, L. A., & Adnan, H. (2016). Between Ebola epidemics and Boko-Haram insurgency: Media agenda transition interplay. Paper presented at the i-COME'16, Kuala Lumpur. 
  8. Adelakun, L. A., & Adnan, H. M. (2016). Communicating health: Media framing of Ebola outbreak in Nigerian newspapers. Malaysian Journal of Communication, 32 (2).
  9. Adelakun, L. A., & Adenle, G. (2013). Media Law and Ethics. Lagos: National Open University of Nigeria.
  10. Adelakun, L. A. (2014). Finding fustifications for the practice of peace journalism: A public assessment of media roles towards peace promotion in Nigeria. Mass Communication and Journalism, 4 (5). doi: 10.412/2156-7912.1000193
  11. Adelakun, L. A. (2014). International Communication and World Media System (D. O. Sunday Ed.). Kaduna: National Open University of Nigeria.
  12. Adelakun, L. A. (2014). The use of institution-owned radio for the promotion of formal education among Nigerian youths. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review, 4 (4), 108-118. 

 

 

  1. Associate, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Nigeria
  2. Member, African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Africa
  3. Member, International Communication Association (ICA), International 

 

 

  1. Adelakun, L. A. 2018. Our Media their Foe: Between Nepotism and Objectivity in the Media Coverage of communal clashes of interest in Nigeria. Presented at 20th Annual National Conference of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE, Nigeria Chapter). Held at Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, on 23 – 26 October, 2018. Book of Abstract
  2. Adelakun, L. A. 2018. Nollywood to Onlinewood: Issues in film censorship & national security in Nigeria. Presented at 1st International Conference on Social Sciences (ICOSS’2018) held at National Open University of Nigeria, University Village, Jabi Abuja on 24 – 27 June, 2018. Book of Abstract
  3. Adelakun, L. A. 2017. An Investigation of Cases of Newspaper Reporting of Corruption Cases in Nigeria: April-June, 2015. Presented at 19th Annual National Conference of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE, Nigeria Chapter). Held at National Lagos Business School, P Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State on 31 October – 3 November, 2017. Book of Abstract 
  4. Adelakun, L. A. (2017) Mapping Information Efficacy during 2014 Ebola Crises in Nigeria. Presented at the JCTU International conference on Communication and Changing Society. Held at Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, on 18 to 21 July, 2017. Book of Abstract
  5. Adelakun, L. A. (2016). Local media going global: Assessment of efficiencies by Nigerian media audience abroad. Presented at International Conference on Social Innovation (ICSI 2016). Organised by Centre for the Initiation of Talent and Industrial Training (CITra). Held at the Social Institute of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 22nd & 23rd of November, 2016. Book of Abstract
  6. Adelakun, L. A. (2016). Trends in using social media as substitute for class interaction in Open & Distance Learning (ODL) education in Nigeria. Presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Organised by Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. Held at Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 5th and 6th December, 2016. Book of Abstract 
  7. Adelakun, L. A. (2016). Between Ebola epidemics and Boko-Haram insurgency: Media agenda transition interplay.  International Conference on Communication and Media. Held at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 18th & 20th December, 2016. Conference Proceeding 
  8. Kuala Lumpur Symposium on ASEAN University network (AUN) – Kyoto University (KU). Organised by University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 23 & 24, 2015.
  9. Adelakun, L. A. 2014. Higher Education and Sustainable Development for a Knowledge-based Nigerian Economy. Presented at 16th Annual National Conference of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE, Nigeria Chapter). Held at Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, between 10 & 12 March, 2014. Book of Abstract
  10. Adelakun, L. A. (2013) Impact of Home Movies on National Security and Development. Presented at the 1st National Conference on National Security and Development in Contemporary Nigeria. Held at Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin between 12 & 15 May, 2013.

 

 

  1. Department of Media Studies, University of Malaya Research Assistant Full Sponsorship to attend JCTU Conference on Communication & Changing Society in Corporation with Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, July 2017.
  2. Faculty of Social Sciences, (University of Malaya) Conference Sponsorship Grant (RM 1,500) to International Conference on Communication and Media, the Annual Conference of International Communication Association, August, 2016. 
  3. University of Malaya Full Sponsorship to Aspiring Academic Programme, by Academic Enhancement and Leadership Development Centre (ADeC), University of Malaya, Malaysia. Served as Post-Graduate tutor (Teaching Attachment) between October 2016 and February 2017.
  4. School of Post-Graduate Studies (University of Malaya) Conference Sponsorship Grant (RM 1,500) to International Conference on Social Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2016.
  5. Second Runner-Up Prize (RM 500) at University of Malaya International Students Essay Competition (Post-Graduate Category), organized by Student Affair Unit, University of Malaya, Malaysia, September, 2016.
  6. Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean’s Award for the Best Academic Staff of the Year, National Open University of Nigeria, 2014
  7. Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Award in Recognition for the Contribution to ICOSS’2018, National Open University of Nigeria, 2019.