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Dr. Patrick Ene Okon


Mass Communication


Senior Lecturer


[email protected]

About Dr. Patrick Ene Okon

Dr Patrick Ene Okon, a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Administrators (FCAI), holds a PhD in Mass communication; and joined the University in May 2017. He teaches journalism, public relations, advertising and organisational communication. He has served in many Government capacities - Supervisory Councillor for Works (Odukpani Local Government), Honourable Member (Cross River State House of Assembly), Special Assistant to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Special Assistant to Minister of Finance, Hon. Member (Federal House of Representatives, Abuja), pioneer Director of Operations (Cross River State Signage and Advertisement Agency - CRISSAA), Executive Chairman (Akpabuyo Local Government), and Director-General (CRS Broadcasting Digitization Programme). He also belongs to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) as well as International Association of Lions Clubs, where he had served as District Governor (for the whole of Nigeria) in 1994-1995.He has to his credit some publications and many peer-reviewed articles in professional journals. He has successfully supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is an avid writer who loves travelling, reading and making friends. Dr Okon, an ordained minister in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, is married to Immaculata and is blessed with six lovely and successful children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
H.N.D., Mass Communication (Distinction) The Polytechnic, Calabar19841986
Diploma in Public AdministrationUniversity of Calabar19891991
Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing) University of Nigeria19921993
Master of Science in Public Relations University of Nigeria19931994
Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication University of Uyo19992004

S/N Publication
Effiom, J. U., Okon, P. E. & Nyong. S. R. (2019). Perception of corporate social responsibility of Lafarge Mfamosing Plant in Calabar metropolis. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 16(1); 172-193.
Okon, P. E. (2019). The role of research in contemporary public relations campaigns: A case of Nigeria’s Change-Begins-With-Me rebranding initiative. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 16(2); 128-143.
Okon, P. E. & Ekpang II, J. E. (2019). Corporate communication versus strategic communication: The perception of public relations practitioners in Cross River State. Babcock Journal of Mass Communication. 4(1); 1-19.
Okon, P. E. & Ekpe, E. (2018). Media reportage of Buhari’s anti-corruption war in Nigeria by Sun and Chronicle newspapers. Public Policy and Administration Research. 8(7); 10-19.
Okon, P. E. & Samuel, U. C. (2018). Editorial cartoons and social mobilisation: A study of the 2015 Nigerian presidential election campaign. AJU Journal of Arts, Social Science and Management. 1(1); 53-73.
Okon, P. E. (2018). Comparative analysis of mass media coverage of the fight against corruption by Obasanjo and Buhari administrations. International Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences. 4(2); 47-58.
Okoi, S. J. & Okon, P. E. (2018). Public relations practice in crisis management: A case study of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar. UNIUYO Journal of Communication Studies (UJCS). 2(1); 123-137.
Okon, P. E. (2018). The role of public relations in rural healthcare delivery: A study of Offót and Etòi communities in Uyo L.G.A. of Akwa Ibom State. FUOYE Journal of Communication, 2, 250-269.
Okon, P. E. & Abang, O. (2017). Commodification of news in some broadcast media in Calabar. International Journal of Linguistics and Communication (IJOLAC). 4(1);32-54.
Okon, P. E. (2017). Name as a vehicle of communication: A case of the Efiks of Nigeria’s Cross River State. International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies. 6(2); 33-41
Okon, P. E. (2017). The impact of public relations on church growth in The Redeemed Christian Church of God in Cross River State. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. 7(10); 79-85.
Okon, P. E. (2017). The role of communication in the effective administration of local governments in Cross River State. Public Policy and Administration Research. 7(7); 81-88.
Abang. O., Okon, P. E. & Henshaw, A. (2016). Freedom of Information Act and social media escapades: The challenges facing journalists in Nigeria. LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 13(3); 41-54.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
National Strategic Conference on Local Government Administration, Infrastructure and Sustainable Rural DevelopmentChallenges and Prospects of Revenue Generation,Poverty Reduction and Effective Local Government Administration in Nigeria.2015-09-292015-09-29
Conference on Integrity in Reporting (University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt)Political Party Affiliation of Media Owners and Objectivity in Reporting: A Case Study of Sun and The Nation Newspapers.2017-07-052017-07-07
19th National Conference of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) – (Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Jos)The Role of Research in Contemporary Public Relations Campaigns: A Case of Nigeria's Change-Begins-With-Me Rebranding Initiative. 2017-10-312017-11-02
Maiden Conference of Faculties of Arts/Humanities Scholars Association of Nigerian Universities (FAHSANU) – (University of Calabar, Calabar).Media Reportage of Buhari`s Anti-corruption War in Nigeria by Sun and Chronicle newspapers.2018-04-092018-04-13
13th Global Communication Association Conference – (University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain), Mass Media,Electorates` Expectations and The Changing Nature of National Elections in Nigeria.2018-05-172018-05-20
20th National Conference of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) – (Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki, Lagos), Public Relations Implications of the Socio-political, Economic and Environmental Challenges Facing the Bakassi Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cross River State.2018-10-232018-10-26
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations’ Mandatory Continuous Development Programme – (Transcorp Hotel, Calabar)Corporate Communication versus Strategic Communication: The Perception of Public Relations Practitioners in Cross River State.2018-10-312018-10-31