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Yusuf Kalyango, Jr.

Associate Professor and Director of IIJ



Twitter: @scrippsiij

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EDUCATION: Ph.D., journalism -- political communication, University of Missouri, 2008; M.A., journalism -- media management, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004. Fellow of the World Press Institute at Macalester College, Minnesota, 2001 and the Commonwealth Press Union, 1999.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Joined the faculty in the fall of 2008, 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: Author of "African Media and Democratization: Public Opinion, Ownership & Rule of Law" (2011). His research focus centers on comparative political communication, international public opinion on media performance, and media and democratization. He has published more than a dozen refereed journal articles and two book chapters between 2008 and 2011; and more than 25 refereed conference papers presented at AEJMC, ICA, APSA, ASA, and IAMCR in the same period of research productivity. Dr. Kalyango’s work has won five research awards at AEJMC and ICA between 2008 and 2011. 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; Journal of Radio and Audio Media, Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies; and etc...

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.

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM: Some of Dr. Kalyango’s new initiatives for the institute include: administering annual Journalism Study Abroad Programs; he 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; he sets up annual international media workshops for journalists and communication specialists; and handles other international cooperative programs with other media advocacy institutions.