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ABOUT ME

Dr. Farooq Kperogi is a journalism professor, author, blogger, journalist, and researcher based in Greater Atlanta, USA. . He received his Ph.D. in communication from Georgia State University's Department of Communication where he taught journalism for 5 years and won the top Ph.D. student prize called the "Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies Award." He earned his Master of Science degree in communication (with a minor in English) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and won the Outstanding Master's Student in Communication Award.

He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication (with minors in English and Political Science) from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, where he won the Nigerian Television Authority Prize for the Best Graduating Student. 

He previously worked as a reporter and news editor (mostly at the Daily Trust, the New Nigerian, and the Daily Triumph), as a researcher at the (Nigerian) President's office (between 2002 and 2004), and as a part-time journalism lecturer at the Kaduna Polytechnic in Nigeria.
Me in San Francisco, California
In April 2014, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Department of Communication honored him as its "Outstanding Alumnus." And in February 2016, he was honored with Kennesaw State University's School of Communication and Media's Outstanding Research and Creativity Award. His research has also won international awards, such as the 2016 "Top-Rated Research Paper Award" at the 17th Symposium on Online Journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. For a full list of his awards and honors, check this link.

He teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in communication, including News Reporting and Writing, Concepts in New Media, Introduction to Mass Communication, Principles of Human Communication, Media Management, Research Methods and Technology, Speech Communication, Public Speaking, Global Journalism, Survey of Global Communication, Communication Theory, Communication and Technology, and Multimedia Journalism.

His scholarly articles on a wide range of communication topics such as online journalism, alternative and citizen journalism, diasporic media, journalistic objectivity, public sphere theory, indigenous language newspaper publishing in Africa, cybercrime, international English usage, online sociality of digital migratory elites, social media journalism, and media theory have appeared in The Review of Communication, New Media & Society, Journal of Global Mass Communication, Journal of Communications Media Studies, Asia Pacific Media Educator, International Symposium on Online Journalism Journal, Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of Communication Inquiry, the Central European Political Science Review and in several book chapters. (See a sample of my published scholarly works here). I am also also the author of Glocal English: The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English in a Global World (2015)

He was Managing Editor of the Atlanta Review of Journalism History, a refereed academic journal. He was also Associate Director of Research at Georgia State University's Center for International Media Education (CIME) for four years.

He is currently an Associate Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at the School of Communication and Media, Kennesaw State University, Georgia's fastest-growing and third largest university. (Kennesaw is a suburb of Atlanta). 

For more than 13 years, he wrote two weekly newspaper columns: "Notes From Atlanta" in the Abuja-based Daily Trust on Saturday (formerly Weekly Trust) and "Politics of Grammar" in the Daily Trust on Sunday (formerly Sunday Trust), which are archived on this blog. From October 2018, he started a back page political column called "Saturday with Farooq Kperogi" with the Nigerian Tribune, Nigeria's oldest surviving privately-owned newspaper.

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