Assist. Prof. Dr. Baruck Opiyo
+90 392 630 2108
Mondays (1:30-3:30 pm); Wednesdays (11:30-12:30 pm & from 2:00-3:30 pm)Thursdays (10:30-1:30). Other times by prior appointment.
Ph.D. (Mass Communication) – University of Iowa
PRAD301 – Persuasive Writing for PRA
Selected Publications and Other Media Works:
Opiyo, B. (2009). Was one of contributing researchers to “War & Press freedom: The problem of prerogative power” book by Jeffrey A. Smith. Oxfrod University Press (OUP) publication.
Opiyo, B. (2008). Effects of democratization on the watchdog role of the media in Kenya. CAMRI, University of Westminster.
Opiyo, B. & Celebi, S.I. (2007). Public relations & nation building under political isolation: The case of Northern Cyprus, 47-55 in Ilter. Et al. (Eds) Communication in Peace n Conflict in Communication. Famagusta: EMU Press.
Opiyo, B. (1994). The press & Kenyan Politics: A study of newsmaking in a newly democratic state. Iowa Center for the Study of Communication. Iowa City, IA
Opiyo, B. (1991). The legacy and struggle of the news pool: A critical examination of US media responses to a third world news cooperative. Iowa Center for the Study of Communication. Iowa City, IA.
Odiley, F. (2010). A comparative analysis of news coverage of Africa: A case study of two English language dailies in Turkey. June, M.A.
Celebi, S.I. (2008). A study of Source credibility and elaboration likelihood of advertising vs. publicity for new FMCGs in Turkey. Ph.D., September.
Biography – brief vitae:
Baruck Opiyo received Ph.D. in Mass Communication and MA in Journalism from the University of Iowa, having obtained undergraduate degrees in Economics, Literature & Communication from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. He started his career in Communication as a journalist, and worked for five media organizations in India, Kenya and the United States before moving to Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya to teach Journalism and Public Relations courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. While at Daystar he provided consultancy services to several PR and Advertising firms in Eastern Africa and training programs for companies and government Departments. He also served as external examiner in Communication for thee Commonwealth Universities in Eastern Africa before joining EMU in 2002. He is currently an Asst. Professor at the Faculty of Communication & Media Studies, and has been Chair of Public Relations & Advertising Department since 2005. He a member of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), European Communication & Research Association (ECREA), and European Public Relations Education & Research Association (EUPRERA), and has written and published several conference and journal articles, book reviews and chapters and regularly writes commentaries for media organizations in different countries.