Benedine Azanu (Dr.)

Dr. Benedine Azanu


Dr.Benedine Azanu is a Lecturer at the  Faculty of Journalism and Media Studies of the Ghana Institute of Journalism

  • Ph.D., Communication, Ohio University
  • Graduate Certificate, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio University
  • M.A., International Affairs-African Studies, Ohio University
  • M.Phil., Communication and Media Studies, University of Education, Winneba
  • B.A., Graphic Design, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Association of Women in Communication, January, 2019 to present.
  • Communication Educators Association of Ghana, October 2018 to present.
  • Global Alliance on Media and Gender, January, 2017 to present
  • 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University.
  • 2016 African Studies Association–Royal Air Maroc Student Travel Award
  • New Media Technology (Graduate level)
  • Gender and Media Studies
  • Introduction to Writing for Mass Media
  • Magazine Management and Production
  • Media Law
  • Issues in Ghanaian Media History
  • Newspaper Management and Magazine Production
  • Foundations of Broadcasting (Radio, Television, and Online)
  • Communicative Skills
  • Approaches to Communication Research
  • Introduction to Political Communication
  • Media and the Creative Process
  • Media Analysis and Criticism
  • Evolution of the Media
  • Globalization Developing World
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Media Law, Ethics and Policy
  1. Azanu, B., Ofori-Birikorang, A. (2014). Newspaper Framing of Women in Leadership Spaces: An Ethnographic Content Analysis of How Three Newspapers Framed Women Leaders in Ghana From 2009 to 2010. The Social Educator, 4(2), 1-25.
  • Participant, Training Workshop UNESCO Model Curriculum on Media, Migration and Refugee Matters, Elmina Beach Resort, 26th to 28th November, 2019.
  • Participant, International Virtual Exchange Conference, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 25th to 26th October 2019.
  • Participant, Global COIL Initiative (GCI) Ohio University Online Learning Community Workshop, Athens Ohio, USA, 21st to 24th October, 2019.
  • Participant, Trainer of Trainers Workshop, UCC Elearning Platform, University of Cape Coast, 8th to 10th October 2019.
  • Participant, Global COIL Initiative (GCI) Ohio University Online Learning Community Workshop, 16th September to 8th October 2019.
  • Member, Interim Management Committee, Communication Educators Association of Ghana, October 2018 to present.
  • Member, Committee for the Drafting the New Doctor of Philosophy Programme for the Department of Communication Studies, 9th October to 9th December, 2019.
  • Member, Department of Communication Studies, UCC, Welfare Constitution Review Committee, 2019.
  • Designer, Logo for the Communication Educators Association of Ghana, 2019.
  • Speaker, Mentorship Seminar, Forces Secondary School, Burma Camp, 15th March, 2019.
  • Participant, Mainstreaming Migration Reporting Workshop, organized by The Erich-Bost-Institute for International Journalism at the University of Dortmund in collaboration with Africa Positive, 11th December, 2018, TV3 Adesa We, Accra.
  • Speaker, Faculty of Arts Students Association Ladies Women’s Empowerment Workshop, University of Cape Coast, 14th February, 2018.
  • Presenter, Africa @ Ohio Colloquium: Transnational Online Media Articulations of Ghanaian Women: Mapping Shifting Subjectivities, Ohio University, March 2017.
  • Moderator, The 19th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2016.
  • Team Member, Intelligent Communities Assessment: Select the Smart21 Communities for 2016, Ohio University, 2015.
  • Panel Member, Gendered Communication Panel: Organizational Communication Class, Ohio University, 2014.
  • Participant, ‘Crossing Boundaries:  Expanding Your Publishing Opportunities’, organized by the George Washington University in partnership with the World Bank, Accra, November 2007.
  • Participant, International Conference on Gender and Development, Abantu for Development and Friedich Ebert Foundation, Accra, May 2005.


  • Member, Vice Chancellor Committee on Moodle Platform for Teaching of the University of Cape Coast, September – December 2018.
  • Coordinator, UNESCO/African University College of Communications (AUCC) Gender and Minorities Mainstreaming Project, 2011-2012.
  • Team Member, Ministry of Education Evaluation of Atlases for Basic Schools, August 26 – 31, 2011.