Journal of African Media Studies

(The TQCC of Journal of African Media Studies is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
South African newspaper coverage of COVID-19: A content analysis18
Guardians of truth? Fact-checking the ‘disinfodemic’ in Southern Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic13
An evaluation of constructive journalism in Zimbabwe: A case study of The Herald’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic10
From COVID-19 to COVID-666: Quasi-religious mentality and ideologies in Nigerian coronavirus pandemic discourse8
The societal importance of journalistic health reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa: Impressions from science and health journalism organizations6
‘Fake news’ or trust in authorities? The problems of uncertainty at a time of medical crisis6
The why of humour during a crisis: An exploration of COVID-19 memes in South Africa and Zimbabwe6
Exploring COVID-19 infodemic in rural Africa: A case study of Chintheche, Malawi6
Social media, fake news and fake COVID-19 cures in Nigeria5
Training for English language or indigenous language media journalism: A decolonial critique of Zimbabwean journalism and media training institutions’ training practices5
Infobotting COVID-19: A case study of Ask Nameesa in Egypt5
God and COVID-19 in Burundian social media: The political fight for the control of the narrative5
Media and global pandemics: Continuities and discontinuities5
Language in a pandemic: A multimodal analysis of social media representation of COVID-195
A systematic review of the spread of information during pandemics: A case of the 2020 COVID-19 virus5
CCTV in Africa: Constructive approach to manufacturing consent5
The coronavirus pandemic in Africa: Crisis communication challenges5
‘Subaltern’ pushbacks: An analysis of responses by Facebook users to ‘racist’ statements by two French doctors on testing a COVID-19 vaccine in Africa5
Activism as political action in Uganda: The role of social media5
Tweeter-in-chief: Rwandan president Paul Kagame’s use of Twitter4
Communication lapses to combating COVID-19 pandemic: Evaluating Ghana’s COVID-19 campaign4
Communicating COVID-19 to rural dwellers: Revisiting the role of traditional media in crisis communication4
Media representation of China in the time of pandemic: A comparative study of Kenyan and Ethiopian media4
Influence of conspiracy theories, misinformation and knowledge on public adoption of Nigerian government’s COVID-19 containment policies3
The sociocultural and political influences on the practice of media advocacy: The case of sexual harassment in Egypt3
Fear-arousing persuasive communication and behaviour change: COVID-19 in Kenya3
COVID-19 containment and control: Information source credibility and adoption of prevention strategies among residents in South West Nigeria3
‘You can’t arrest a virus’: The freedom of expression crisis within Egypt’s response to COVID-193
Cultural expression using digital media by students3
Conspiracy theories, misinformation, disinformation and the coronavirus: A burgeoning of post-truth in the social media3
West African-diasporic social media users facing COVID-19: Care, emotions and power during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic3
A framing analysis of mainstream newspaper coverage of the 2013 ‘Coalition of the Willing’ initiative in East Africa3
Satirical realities in COVID-19 humour: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Nigerian Facebook posts3
Online incivility, hate speech and political violence in Zambia: Examining the role of online political campaign messages3
COVID-19 narratives and counter-narratives in Ghana: The dialectics of state messaging and alternative re/de-constructions3
Translating the global climate change challenge into action as reflected in Uganda’s media3