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Stephen Ssenkaaba

Doctoral Student
Phone: 541-346-3604
Office: 210 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: African folklore/story telling, digital media, journalism


I am interested in studying African indigenous storytelling and its influence of how journalists report news in a digitized environment. I am also interested in new media, digital platforms and how they are being adapted in African newsrooms and other communication settings, especially among marginalized groups. For more than 10 years, I worked as a features writer, contributing editor and online writer at The New Vision newspaper in Uganda, which is now part of the Vision Group multimedia company. I also served as a part time assistant lecturer of journalism at Uganda Christian University. 


University of Leeds, MA International Journalism, 2010

Makerere University, BA, Political Science, 2007

Honors and Awards

Knight Wallace Research Fellowship for Journalists, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2018-2019


J212 Writing for Communicators

J101 Grammar for Communicators