My Bachelors thesis – seems like a world ago now – is a discourse analysis of ideology in Nigerian newspaper editorials. My interests in editorials have come up again, and I am thinking of launching a series over at NigeriansTalk that brings together, at least once a week, editorials of different newspapers. I know it is a rather rough way to measure what is important to the Nigerian press, but it is nevertheless an indication.
For instance, the case of Miss Grace Ushang, the NYSC member who was raped to death on September 27, 2009, came up in a NEXT editorial on October 30, and in a Nigerian Guardian editorial today, November 2. NigeriansTalk’s Nneoma blogged about it on October 22.