Category Archives: Graduate Program

Dr. Louisa Ha and Doctoral Student Primus Igboaka’s article received Special Commendation Award for Research of value to the developing world

Emerald Literati Network

2008 Awards for Excellence                                      


Louisa Ha, Raphael Okigbo and Primus Igboaka’s article titled, “Knowledge creation and dissemination in Sub-Saharan Africa,” published in Management Decision in 2008 has been chosen for a Special Commendation for Research of value to the developing world at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009. Every year Emerald invites each journal’s Editorial Team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months. The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or managers. Your paper has been selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2008.


Further information regarding the Awards for Excellence can be found at the following site:

Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett’s recent publications and invitations

Oliver Boyd-Barrett: Publications

Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett published the following articles towards the close of 2008:

Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) News agency majors: Ownership, Control and Influence Revisited, Journal of Global Mass Communication, Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 57-71

Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) News agencies, history of, in Wolfgang Donsback (Ed), Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Communication, Wiley-Blackwell

Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) Jeremy Tunstall: The media were American: US mass media in decline, Global Media and Communication, Volume 4(2): 201-207

Rantanen, T. and Boyd-Barrett, O. (2008) Global and national news agencies , in A. De Beer and J. Merrill (eds) Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems, 5th Edition, pp. 33-47

Oliver Boyd-Barrett: Invitations

Oliver Boyd-Barrett is invited by the News Agency of Catalonia (ACN), Spain, to publish an edited volume on the future of national and regional news agencies, in recognition of the tenth anniversary of this predominantly internet news agency, covering the most prosperous region of Spain. The book will be published by EADOP (Generalitat de Catalunya).

Oliver Boyd-Barrett is invited Keynote Speaker at the Conference on Communication Technologies and Social Change, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett is invited to offer a video-conference presentation to graduate students of the International Communication program at UNITEC, in Auckland, New Zealand in April.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Srinivas Melkote are invited by the Assistant Direct General of Communication and Information, UNESCO, to proceed with a suitable collaborative arrangement with an African partner to be identified among UNESCO-designated Potential Centres of Excellence in Journalism.

Dr. Park’s paper ranked 1st in Conference

Telecommunications Professor Dr. Sung-Yeon Park received first place for her paper in the Intergroup Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association 2009 Conference in Chicago last May.

Her paper, “Explicating Mediated Intergroup Contact: A synthesis of the intergroup contact theory and media stereotype research,” came from her Peace Conference presentation last Fall.