Assistant Professor; Mass Communications; Study Abroad;
Miller Hall, 216
Twange Kasoma is a recent recipient of the National Association for Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Development Grant. The grant enabled her complete a summer television fellowship with WHNT 19 in Huntsville, Alabama.
Her professional background is in print media and she has written for the Daily Graphic (Ghana), All Africa News Agency (Kenya) and Zambia Daily Mail (Zambia). Kasoma has also worked as a press researcher for Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Zambia. She is the co-founder of the Kasoma Media Foundation -- an organization that spearheads the improvement of training for Zambian journalists.
Classes Kasoma teaches include: International Communication, Mass Media and Society, and Reporting, Writing and Editing. She also offers a summer study abroad course that involves taking students to her native country Zambia where they learn through hands-on experience about journalistic practice in Africa.
Her research has mainly focused on professionalism and ethics among African journalists; and role of the media in African society.
Research: Working on an article focusing on Zambian Public Relations Practitioners’ perspectives on ‘brown envelopes’ and freebies for the December 2010 edition of the Africa Communication Research Journal.
- Book chapter on media reforms in Africa.
- Panel presentation focusing on ‘brown envelopes’ and science reporting in Africa for the World Federation of Science Journalists to be held in Cairo June 27-29, 2011.
BMC, University of Zambia, MSMC, Arkansas State University, Ph.D., University of Oregon.