Research Paper from the year 2014 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, grade: A, Atlantic International University, course: PhD JOURNALISM, language: English, abstract: The role of the media can not be underestimated in any society. Hence the press is regarded as the forth estate of the realm and watchdog of any society. The media contributes to the economy through development and education agenda of the citizens. Corporate communications just like the media also have a crucial role to play in the progress and development of any organization. The ability to use the media can influence a series of issues at the national and organizational level. Journalism plays a big role in informing the public about major organizational change. And countries that are considered to be democratic are characterized by the freedom of the press. This paper is a vivid account of Journalism and corporate communications with a focus on Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa.
The actual content of a man's life is embedded in his symbolical feat to achieve greatness through dint of hard work and excellence. Felix Ale,a household name in the field of Journalism,Corporate Communications as well as Space Science and Technology development in Nigeria, is indeed an exemplary focus of discipline,dedication,hardwork,selfless services,dynamism,humility and loyalty. A distinguished media practitioner per excellence,Felix Ale has defined himself as a strong,indifatigable and committed communication strategist and indeed a worthy ambassador of Nigeria Union of Journalists,a professional association he proudly belongs. He holds a Ph.D in Journalism from the prestigious ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY in the United States with a special dissertation on SPACE JOURNALISM.This research work represents the first in the academic history of Nigeria.Ale,who currently work as Head,Media and Corporate Communications of the National Space Research and Development Agency(Nigeria Space Agency)in Abuja has equally attended the INTERNATIONAL SPACE UNIVERSITY in France for a Post graduate certificate course on Space Science and technology.He was also at the prestigious HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL in the United States and UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD where he successfully bagged post graduate certificates on Leadership for Networked World and International Politics respectively.He has previously worked at one time or the other as Staff Reporter,Government House Correspondent,News Editor,Press Attache to Military Governors and Chief Press Secretary to a democratically elected government in Ondo State,Nigeria. Felix Ale has also attended a good number of foreign courses and conferences on media as well as Space Science and Technology in different parts of the World, including,India,Netherland,China,France,United States,United Kingdom,Austria,Geneva,Russia,Ukraine,Japan,Canada,Pakistan and in different parts of African continent. A lover of humanity,Felix Ale has delivered papers in different national and international fora and has received several merit awards across the globe.Today,he is one of the leading Space Affairs Analysts/Journalists in Africa and belongs to various local and international professional associations,bodies groups and organisations including the World's largest organization for Public Relations-Public Relations Society of America(PRSA),World Federation of Science Writers Association and Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ).