I've been looking at how radio as a technology, social institution, and industry intersects with new media in Ghana. I've written about how these intersections impact public discourse, and currently I'm writing about how social media use on English speaking stations impacts changing notions of citizenship and social class.
Related Papers & Talks:
Nikoi, N. K. & Avle, S. (2019) "In between hogging and passing the mic; Or, the unintended consequences of networked radio".
Avle, S. (2017) 'FM radio via mobile phones: Rethinking the logics of radio distribution in Ghana'. ICA. San Diego, USA.
Avle, S. (2016) ‘“Radio locked on @citi973”: FM radio audiences on Twitter’. In Willems, W. & Mano, W. (eds) Everyday media culture in Africa: Audiences and Users. (161 - 179). London, New York: Routledge.
Avle, S. (2015) ‘Situating Ghana’s new media industry: liberalization and transnational entrepreneurship’. In Halegoua, G. and Aslinger B. (eds) Locating Emerging Media (123-138). London; New York: Routledge.
Avle, S. (2014) 'Media, technology, and the global technoclass: Case studies from Ghana'. University of Michigan
Avle, S. (2011) 'Global flows, media, and developing democracies: The Ghanaian case'. Journal of African Media Studies 3:1, 7-23.
Avle, S. (2009) '“And to our listeners in London and New York”: online radio production and the globalization of local broadcast in Ghana’. The Radio Conference. York University, Toronto, Canada