James Kwaku Asante is the Dean of the Journalism and Media Studies Faculty, Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), as well as a senior lecturer in broadcast Journalism. He joined Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2009, as a broadcast journalism lecturer, after over a decade of practice in media and journalism on Ghanaian Times, one of Ghana’s state dailies and TV3, a private free – to – air television station, where he doubled as the head of political desk and official presidential correspondent. James has been exposed to high profile assignments, both in Ghana and on the international media landscape through journalism practice. These experiences have equipped him with immense experience in Ghanaian politics, notably, in political campaign and media management.
His responsibilities as a lecturer include teaching Diploma, BA and MA courses in broadcast journalism and strategic media management, as well as supervising students’ dissertation at all the levels. He also co-ordinate campus radio projects, by introducing students to practical radio production. James began his teaching career as an adjunct lecturer with the Communications Department of University of Professional Studies (UPSA), where he taught Advertising, Events management and Labour Relations on the Diploma in Public Relations Program.
His research interests include radio and television, media audiences, new media and democracy, social media and politics, social media and democracy, social media and contemporary political campaign and political communication.
He holds a PhD (Media and Communication) from the University of Westminster (England), Master of Journalism, Cardiff University (Wales) and Master of Business Administration (MBA – Advertising Communication) from University of Glamorgan (Wales). James is a product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he majored in Photo Journalism.