- Yusuf Kalyango, Jr., Associate Professor, & Director of IIJ
- Schoonover 236
- :: www.kalyango.com
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Joined the faculty in the fall of 2008 (Ph.D. – University of Missouri – School of Journalism). He teaches broadcast news seminar, international journalism; foreign correspondence; international mass media systems; specialized journalism; broadcast TV news practice; and some graduate courses. Previous teaching experience: Asst. professor of journalism at Lincoln University -- has taught media management; mass media law; global media and diversity; and broadcast reporting & writing. Instructor at the University of Missouri -- taught broadcast journalism, international issues reporting, and cross-cultural journalism.
RESEARCH: Kalyango is author of a seminal public opinion scholarly book titled “African Media and Democratization: Public Opinion, Ownership and Rule of Law (2011), and editor of a research methods book titled, “Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in the Mediatized World (2014).” He has published more than 20 refereed journal articles including four book chapters between 2007 and 2013 in both quantitative and qualitative methods research; and more than 30 refereed conference papers presented at AEJMC, ICA, APSA, ASA, and IAMCR in the same period of research productivity. His recent work has appeared in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Communication Yearbook #34, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism; Journalism Practice, Journal of Radio and Audio Media; Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies; among others. His research focuses on comparative political communication, media and democratization, conflicts and crises, and public opinion. He is a recipient of several top research awards at major international media conventions and national journalism conferences.
INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM: Some of Dr. Kalyango’s initiatives for the institute include: heads a U.S. Department of State funded annual renewable grant called the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for 18 journalism and media scholars from around the world; administers annual Journalism Study Abroad Programs; he sets up annual international media conferences and workshops for journalists and communication specialists; and handles other international cooperative programs with other media advocacy institutions.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Worked for thirteen years in radio, a newspaper, and television stations in East Africa and USA; worked as a political reporter, television news producer, news editor, news director, and ultimately the head of news & current affairs. East Africa contributor for CNN International’s Inside Africa, 2000-2002; and for CNN World Report, 1997-2001. Recipient of several local (East Africa) awards; and two international awards for journalism excellence by CNN World Report in Atlanta, 2000; and the African Journalism Foundation, 1997 in Johannesburg, South Africa.