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Yusuf Kalyango, Jr.

Professor and Director of IIJ

office:
740.597.3335

Email:
kalyango@ohio.edu

Twitter: @scrippsiij

Office:
Schoonover Center 236

Web site:
www.kalyango.com

Biography

EDUCATION: Earned a Ph.D. in journalism in 2008, specializing in political communication and comparative public opinion research at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 2008; an M.A. in journalism with an emphasis on media management at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004. Dr. Kalyango also is Fulbright Specialist 2015 to 2020 and an alumni fellow of the World Press Institute at Macalester College, Minnesota in 2001.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Joined the faculty in the fall of 2008, he teaches broadcast news seminar, advanced research in international journalism; foreign correspondence; media and conflicts; specialized journalism; and some graduate courses. He is a graduate research advisor and consultant at a few universities in Central and South Asia, and Africa. He also supervises doctoral (Ph.D.) dissertation work for students at other universities in the Middle East and Central Asia. Previous teaching experience at Lincoln University, Jefferson City and at the University of Missouri-Columbia include broadcast journalism; international issues reporting; cross-cultural journalism; media management; mass media law; global media and diversity; and broadcast reporting & writing.

RESEARCH: Dr. Kalyango is author and editor of three scholarly books, African Media and Democratization (2011), and Why Discourse Matters (Peter Lang, 2014) and Global Journalism Practice & New Media Performance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Also, he is editor of a scholarly peer-reviewed mass communication journal, the International Communication Research Journal, a publication of the International Communication Division (ICD) of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC). Dr. Kalyango has published more than two dozen academic journal articles and several book chapters (2007 to 2015) in the areas of democracy, democratization, international crises and conflicts, and media effects. He is on the executive board of ICD, at AEJMC; and serves on research editorial boards in the United States and beyond. He has produced about 50 refereed research conference papers presented at AEJMC, ICA, APSA, ASA, WJEC, ISA, and IAMCR in the same period of research productivity. His work has won eight research awards at conventions and other forums between 2007 and 2015. His work has appeared in the Media, War & Conflict; 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; International Communication Research Journal, Newspaper Research Journal, among others.

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 Internationals Inside Africa, 1999-2002; and for CNN World Report, 1997-2001. Recipient of several international awards for journalism excellence including the Best Environmental Report in 2000, CNN in Atlanta; and the African Journalism Foundation, 1997 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM: Some of Dr. Kalyangos new initiatives for the institute include: administering annual Journalism Study Abroad Programs; he heads two major U.S. Department of States funded annual renewable grant called the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for 18 journalism and media scholars from around the world, as well as the Mandela Washington Fellows YALI Connect Camps. He sets up annual international media workshops for journalists and communication specialists; coordinates and organizes international research conferences; and handles other international cooperative programs with other media advocacy institutions.