Dr Yemisi Akinbobola
Lecturer & Strategic Lead, Internationalisation of Research
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Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, and she is the Course Director for MA Global Media Management. Her research interest is in media entrepreneurship, digital journalism and African feminism. An award-winning journalist, she ran her news website, IQ4News, for four years. Her media work is Africa focused, covering stories from rape culture in Nigeria, to an investigative and data story on the trafficking of young West African football hopefuls by fake agents. The latter won her the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (sports reporting). She has freelanced for publications including the United Nations Africa Renewal magazine, and has several years’ experience in communication management for charities.
Yemisi recently founded her second company, Stringers Africa, which connects freelance journalists in African countries with newsrooms worldwide, and organises the annual African Women in the Media (AWiM) conference and festival. Through AWiM, she aims to have a positive impact on the way media functions in relation to women, and to promote the economic empowerment of women.