Kodwo Jonas Anson Boateng (Dr.)

Kodwo Jonas Anson Boateng (Dr.)

Senior Lecturer

Kodwo Jonas Anson Boateng is a Senior Lecturer and the Head of Department of Social Sciences at Ghana Institute of Journalism

  • PhD (Journalism)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Vocational Education)
  • M.Sc. (Communication)
  • B.Sc. (Development Studies)
  • Diploma (Journalism)
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra
  • Vice President, Local Executive Committee University Teachers’ Association (UTAG)
  • Member, Communication Educators Association, Ghana (CEAG)
  • Member, Finnish Professional Teachers’ Union (OAJ)
  • Member, Ghana Journalist Association (GJA)


  • Theories of Communication
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Elements of Communication
  • Media and Communication Policy
  • Development Communication
  • Introduction to Media and Society
  • New Media/Online Journalism
  • Qualitative Research Methods


  1. Boateng, Kodwo JA (2020) Multiskilled in many ways: Ghanaian Female Journalists Between Job and Home. (under review)
  2. Boateng, Kodwo JA & Lauk, Epp (2020). Proclivity of sexual harassment and blame attribution in Journalism: Experiential narratives of Ghanaian female journalists. (under review)
  3. Boateng, Kodwo JA (2018) Expanding of Empirical Enquiry into Feminist Media studies in Africa (Essay) Journal of Communications, Media, and Society (JOCMAS). Vol.5 (1) pp.143-148
  4. Boateng, Kodwo JA (2017): Reversal of Gender Disparity in Journalism Education- Study of Ghana Institute of Journalism. Observatorio (Obs*) 11 (2) 1181 p. 135.
  5. Boateng, Kodwo JA (2015): ‘Experts Experiencing Journalism for Civic Involvement in Development (JOCID) Project’ in Pyorre, Susanna & Alanko, Pia (eds.) Shaping the Perspectives of Future JournalistsJOCID 2007-2015. Pp.152-160. TUAS, Finland  https://www.academia.edu/26033798/Sharing_the_Perspectives_of_Future_Journalists._JOCID__the_International_Cooperation_as_a_Tool_in_Journalism_Education
  6. Boateng, Kodwo JA (2005): Post Literacy Approach: A critical tool in immigration integration policy (Case Study of Credit-to-Experience project for Immigrants in Turku Development No. 38




  1. July 27, 2017: Paper delivered on: Mining for Gender in Journalism Studies: A Review of Publications in the Journalism Profession in Africa at African Women in the Media 2017 Symposium – at Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-women-in-the-media-symposium-tickets-34570188364#)
  2. November 15, 2015: Paper delivered on: Media Diversity, inclusiveness and sustenance of democracy: Reshaping the Media landscape in Ghana at Seminar on In the Front line for freedom of Speech organized by Turku University of Applied Sciences and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland
  3. May 27, 2015: Dissemination & Book Launch: Shaping Perspectives of Future Journalists – JOCID project 2007-2015, at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia.
  4. May 27, 2015: Paper delivered on “Assessing Ghana Institute of Journalism participation in Journalism for Civic Involvement in Development (JOCID) Project” at JOCID week seminar Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia.
  5. March 10, 2015: Paper delivered on Media Pluralism and Diversity: The Ghanaian Mediascape at seminar on Best Practices in Covering Africa, Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
  6. August 28, 2012: Paper Delivered on Communication Training Opportunities for Development Agencies: Suggestions for Internal and External Capacity Building in Communication for UNFPA at five-day Consultative Meeting on Strengthening Communication Approaches within UNFPA Africa Region held in Naivasha, Kenya from August 27-29, 2012.
  7. July 5-7, 2010 – Paper Delivered on ‘e-learning Experiences of Journalism Students: Survey of Diploma students of Ghana Institute of Journalism’ at Seminar of World Journalism Educators Congress, Grahamstown, South Africa
  8. May 27–29, 2009 – Paper delivered: “Mobile Learning in Africa: GIJ-MKFC Pilot Project on Curriculum and Content Development and Social Media” at 4th E-learning Africa Conference. Dakar, Senegal
  9. August 29, 2014: Facilitator & Instructor – One-day Training Course: Media Literacy, Appreciation and Interview Handling Skills for Marie Stopes International Ghana, Accra
  10. November 2012: Facilitator & Instructor – One-week International Intensive course: Journalism in Civic Involvement in Democracy (JOCID), International collaboration with Ghana Institute of Journalism, Turku University of Applied Science, Namibia Polytechnic, Iringa College of Tanzania University funded by North-South-South Project in Accra, Ghana
  11. July 3–8, 2010 – Participated in: Workshop on Economic Journalism, Grahamstown, South Africa
  12. June 5–7, 2010 – Attended: e-learning Africa Conference, Lusaka, Zambia
  13. May 11–12, 2010 – Attended: 1st Annual International Symposium on Strategies for Effective Teaching in Tertiary Education; Theme: Managing Large Classes, By University of Georgia, USA & University of Cape Coast
  14. March 3, 2010 – Facilitator & Instructor: e-Cap/MKFC Workshop on Mobile Learning for Teachers and Pupils, Kumasi, Ghana. Organized: e-Cap Ghana and MKFC Stockholm College
  15. June 19, 2009 – Participated in: Workshop on Developing a National Strategy on e-learning– Ministry of Education, Accra, Ghana.
  16. May 21–23, 2006 – Attended: Conference: Multicultural Learning and Media Literacy in the Modern World Hameenlinna, Finland, By Hameenlinna University of Applied Sciences & Tampere University
  17. September 8–9, 2005 – Attended Nordic–EuroFM Facility Management Conference: ‘Facilities Management as Strategy: “Success Stories” – Initiative and Quality in Nordic FM’. Stockholm, Sweden
  18. April 12–16, 2005 – Attended: Social Inspiration 3 Conference: ‘Christian Response to Social Questions’ – Salisbury, England UK
  19. March 31–April 1, 2005 – Attended: Seminar: ‘Happy End-Users Facilities Management’ by Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland part of Nordic FM project.
  20. April 20–25, 2004 – Attended: Social Inspiration 2 Conference: ‘Christian Response to Social Questions’ Turku Christian Institute, Turku Finland
  21. September 25–26, 2003 – Participated in: Seminar: ‘Barriers to Learning’ European Social Fund (EQUAL) Development Partnership on Campaign for Learning Project – Manchester, England UK
  22. September 10, 2003 – Participated in: Seminar: ‘Mentor work-Bridge between Cultures. Aboavita Project, Turku, Finland
  1. Project Coordinator/Tutor – Journalism for Social Change International Project (Financed by VIKES Finland)
  2. GIJ-Stockholm College Initiative – Implementation of Online/e-learning Pilot Project for Journalism Education in Ghana
  3. Project Manager: CSR Report on Turku Students Housing Estate (TYS). Commissioned by Turku Student Housing Estate Limited and carried out by Facilities Management (FM) students of Degree Program in Hospitality Management, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland
  4. Project Manager: “Assessment of Facilities and Services at Turku Science Park” – Commissioned by the Turku Science Park and carried out by FM students of Degree Program in Hospitality Management, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku Finland
  5. Project Member – ‘Finnish Immigrants’ Perception of Immigrants in the Workplace Project Report (Commissioned by Aboavita and funded by European Social Fund (ESR)


  • Development communication
  • Crisis communication
  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Media systems and CSR.
  1. Consultant, Curriculum Development & Accreditation Consultancy for MA Program, Ghana Institute of Journalism
  2. Curriculum and Content Development Committee for Implementation of Data and Population Journalism Program (Population Council, Department of Geography of University of Cape Coast and Ghana Institute of Journalism)
  3. Former Member, Editorial Board & Reviewer of Journal of Communication, Mass Media and Society (JOCMAS) of the Ghana Institute of Journalism
  4. Co-Director & Co-proprietor (September 2007 –Present): House of Grace School for Deaf, Aplaku, Accra Ghana (http://hofgrace.com/english/index_en.html (https://www.facebook.com/House-of-Grace-School-for-Deaf-Armon-p%C3%A4iv%C3%A4kotikoulu-139084986158198/)
  1. Patron (2010 –Present): Federation of Environmental Journalists, GIJ Branch
  2. Hall Patron (August 2008 –Present) – Esi Sutherland Hall of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sutherlandhall2020/)
  3. Patron (2010-Present) Keteke Club (GIJ) – Students’ club for Social and Rural Development (https://www.facebook.com/KetekeGH)
  4. Founding Member (2006–Present) – Friends of House of Grace: A Finnish fund-raising group for the House of Grace Early Childhood Development Centre and School for Deaf in Ghana
  5. Founding Member & Member of Development Committee (1993-defunct) – Friends of Ghana in Turku – NGO aimed at developing international and cultural relationship between Turku, Finland and Ghana
  6. Assistant Co-ordinator (1992 – 1997) – Ghana Projects – Emmaus Turku Turku, Finland
  7. Founding Member & Board Member (1993 -1996)- Ghana Winning Women Association (GWW) – NGO for Advancement of Rural Women’s Working Conditions