David Cheruiyot is a PhD candidate at a Research Centre on News and Opinion in the Digital Era (NODE), which is part of the Department of Geography, Media and Communication in Karlstad University. His dissertation examines criticisms of the mainstream media on digital platforms and their implications to journalistic practice. His research interests revolve around the intervention of non-journalistic actors’ in news production/practice. 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. He has a specific interest in critics of legacy media as well as peripheral actors in journalism, especially non-profits and civic tech organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. David has won several top paper awards, including the IAMCR's 2018 Stuart Hall Prize.
David is involved in teaching a variety of theoretical and methods courses at the bachelors’ 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)
ICT and Social Change (MKGB17)
Media and ICT Project (MKGB17)
Communication and Global Media (MKGB71)
David worked as a journalist in Kenya and Uganda between 2004 and 2014. He has a bachelors degree in mass communication from Makerere University in Uganda and a masters 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. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2019.1591166.
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. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2018.1493940.
Cheruiyot, David. 2018. "Popular criticism that matters: Journalists’ perspectives of “quality” media critique." Journalism Practice 12 (8):1008-1018. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2018.1494511.