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College of Professional Studies

New Research Published by SMC Faculty Member

The College of Professional Studies is excited to announce the publication of a new piece of research by one of our Mass Communications faculty.

Dr. Kwasi Boateng’s article, Radio in Accra: Communicating among Linguistically and Ethnically Diverse Audiences has been published in Intercultural Communication Studies, the journal of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS).

Dr. Boateng’s article examines a paradigm shift in local radio programming in Accra, Ghana. Private radio in Accra has been evolving, and stations have been using the Akan language to reach a wider population that includes Akans and non-Akans.

Dr Boateng argues that what has been happening in Accra has set a precedent, and local language use is spreading on private radio.  Consequently, a wide-reaching communication network has been created that has had a transformative, democratizing effect on Ghanaian communities, and has used the sharing of information to help empower local people.

Dr Boateng’s article appears in Vol. XXII, Issue no. 1 (2009) of Intercultural Communication Studies.

Updated 10.21.2009