To advance the scholarly study and practice of communication by promoting and facilitating the pursuit of excellence in academic research and professional practice in Nigeria.
ACSPN aims to support the process of shaping communication scholarship, training and practice in Nigeria whilst complementing the work of other bodies with similar aims and building on the potentials of the field of communication in Nigeria, conscious of the needs of the country for critical inputs from communication scholars and professionals to shape a future that will promote growth and development.
To develop programmes of high quality scholarly research, publication and knowledge exchange within ACSPN and between ACSPN and organisations with similar aims globally.
To promote evidence-based communication practice in Nigeria.
To promote a wider public interest in, and visibility of, the theories, methods, findings, and applications generated within the context of communication practice in Nigeria.
To seek to improve media and communication research, policy, training and practice, especially from national and interdisciplinary perspective.
To facilitate the exchange of information on conditions that would improve the quality of communication research, training and practice in Nigeria.
To promote dialogue between ACSPN and national and international academic institutions and professional associations.
To use the mobility of academic staff, practitioners and students more efficiently to support academic and training programmes.
To promote co-operation between academic institutions of higher learning in the general field of communication studies and the world of business.
To facilitate access to communication resources about the educational, research and cultural policies of different countries.
To initiate projects such as competitions, exhibitions and awards to promote innovative work in communication and media.
To facilitate through publications the dissemination of scholarly research and best practices and promote the visibility of the Association and its members.
– Radio and Television Broadcasting
– Print Journalism
(2) Marketing Communication
– Public Relations
– Corporate Communication
– Strategic Communication
– Community Relations
– Reputation Management
– Risk Communication
(3) Human Communication
– Interpersonal Communication
– Intercultural Communication
(4) Development and Health Communication
– Development Communication
– Health Communication
– Agricultural Communication
(5) Media Forms, Aesthetics and Identity
(6) Audiences and Identity
– Communication and Gender
– Communication and Violence
– Communication and Children
– Communication and Minorities
(7) Global Communication
– New Media
– Human Computer Interaction
– Media Technologies
– Online Communication
– Citizen Journalism
(8) Media, Communication and Emerging Societies
– Media and Society
– Political Communication
(9) Media Education and Literacy
– Media Education
(10) Media Regulation, Law & Ethics
– Media Law and Ethics
– Communication Policy
(11) Media Organizations and Management
– Organizational Communication
– Risk Management
– Biennial Conference
– Workshops and Seminars (Including student-specific fora)
– Student Competitions (Essays, Debates)
– Active Website
A. Full Membership
1. Communication Teachers & Researchers
2. Communication Professionals
3. Postgraduate Students in Communication programmes and institutions
B. Associate Membership
1. Associate Members (Interested Academics, Professionals & Students in other Disciplines/Area of Work)
Members are advised to belong to a manageable number of thematic groups in order to maintain focus.
Full members – N5, 000 ($100)
Student Members – Postgraduate (Communication) – N2, 000 ($20)
Institutional Members (Open) – N25, 000 ($250)
Associate Members (other Disciplines/Area of Work) – N5, 000 ($100)
Associate Student Members – Postgraduate (other Disciplines) – N2, 000
Membership subscription is due by March 1 annually except for new members who pay when they join – in their first year
Institutional members are allowed to register four members of staff free for each year of subscription
All categories of members are entitled to full benefits of membership
Membership registration online
Account Name: Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of
Nigeria members (Guaranty Trust Bank, Naira Account No: 0141407323)
Outside Nigeria (Guaranty Trust Bank, Domiciliary [Euro, Dollars, Pounds]
Account No: 0141439012)
– Conference fees
– Sale of publications
– Fund Raising
Members’ Profile Clause
Full payment of annual membership fee qualifies a member to use the following in their profile in any year:
Member, Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria
Associate Member, Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria
Benefits of Membership
Publication opportunities, including to upload publications on the ACSPN website for international access
Mentoring (academic and professional practice)
Participation as ACSPN representative in local and international research
Opportunity to participate in consultancies
Opportunity for personal professional development
Free participation in the ACSPN Empowerment Series (AES) designed for professional and academic development and mentoring
Opportunity to use the ACSPN platform to assess research funding/grants/scholarships
Opportunity to represent ACSPN for national and international appointments
Updates on developments in the field of communication
Conferences, seminars, workshops
Opportunities to support Communication Initiatives
Linkage to reputable institutions/organizations – local and international
Affiliation to collaborating organizations
Interactive web platform for mainstreaming
Linkages with similar global, continental and national associations to be actively explored.
The Secretariat is domiciled with the General Secretary of the Association.
Department of Mass Communication,
Km 15, Ikorodu-Itoikin-Ijebu-Ode Road, Imota
Phone: 234-8053439426, 234-8033469696, 234-8182934176, 234-8051629244