David Cheruiyot is currently a part-time lecturer at the Department of Geography, Media and Communication (GMK). He is mainly involved in teaching and examination in two courses at the bachelor’s and master’s level: Data, Power and Ethics (MKGB92) as well as Planning and Communicating an IS Research Project (ISAD22). David completed his PhD under the Ander Centre for Research on News and Opinion in the Digital Era (NODE) that is part of Geomedia Research Group. His PhD dissertation examined criticisms of the mainstream media in digital spaces and their implications to journalistic practice. His research interests revolve around the intervention of non-journalistic actors in news production/practice. He has a specific interest in critics of legacy media as well as peripheral actors in journalism, especially non-profits and civic tech organizations. He has published works in Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice and the International Journal of Communication that address the following areas: popular media criticism, data journalism, fact-checking, media representation, among others. David has won several top paper awards, including the Stuart Hall Prize (IAMCR 2018).
David has been involved in teaching a variety of theory and methods courses at the bachelor's and master’s level. They include the following:
Data, Power and Ethics (MKGB92)
Advanced Professional Skills (MKAD12)
Digital Media, Culture and Politics (MKAD01)
Intercultural Communication and Media (MKAD03)
Thesis writing - C-theory (MKGC10)
Media and ICT Project (MKGB17)
Communication and Global Media (MKGB71)
Planning and Communicating an IS Research Project (ISAD22)
David worked as a journalist in Kenya and Uganda between 2004 and 2014. He has a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Makerere University in Uganda and a master's degree in Global Media Studies from Karlstad University.
Cheruiyot, David, Stefan Baack, and Raul Ferrer-Conill. 2019. “Data Journalism Beyond Legacy Media: The case of African and European Civic Technology Organizations.” Digital Journalism. Advance online publication:1-15.
Nothias, Toussaint, and David Cheruiyot. 2019. “A ‘hotbed’ of digital empowerment? Media criticism in Kenya between playful engagement and co-option.” International Journal of Communication 13 (2019):136–159.
Cheruiyot, David, and Raul Ferrer-Conill. 2018. “‘Fact-checking Africa’: Epistemologies, data, and the expansion of journalistic discourse.” Digital Journalism 6 (8):964-975.
Cheruiyot, David. 2018. “Popular criticism that matters: Journalists’ perspectives of “quality” media critique.” Journalism Practice 12 (8):1008-1018.