Dr. Joe

I am Dr. Sarah Chidiebere Joe - a Communication and Media Studies Lecturer and Pioneer Head of the Department of Development Communication Studies at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

I am also the Team Lead at ELANHUB MEDIA - an online media platform dedicated to the publication of news, entertainment, educational, and inspirational content. In addition, ELANHUB engages in the training and development of future leaders, especially in South-South Nigeria. Our training covers a wide range of media-related courses including News Writing, Crisis Management, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Advertising, Filmmaking/Cinematography, ICT, and more.

I hold a Ph.D. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom.  

I am primarily interested in researching the intersection of media, politics, and communication. My goal is to gain a deeper understanding of how these elements collectively shape public opinion, influence political conflict, and impact democratic processes. In my research, I place particular emphasis on exploring the concepts of media framing, social media affordances, political conflict, multimodal critical discourse analysis, and political communication. By studying these areas, I aim to uncover the intricate dynamics and effects that arise when media, politics, and communication intertwine.

As part of my service to my country, I served as a Member of the Technical Working Group on Nigeria’s Medium Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) and Nigeria Agenda 2050 Plan.

Visit the ELANHUB channel on YouTube to watch some of my videos.