Supervisors: Dr Linje Manyozo and Professor Robin Mansell
Research topic: A poverty of imagination: development journalism and donor accountability
Nicholas Benequista’s research is concerned with the role of news in mediating issues of tribalism and partisanship in countries with elements of fragility. His PhD fieldwork, based in Kenya, took an action research approach topic, establishing a collaborative network of journalists, The Networked News Lab, which became the subject of the study. The work contributes to theories on creative control and the moral agency of journalists, and offers insights for fields such as Media Development and ICT4D. Nicholas is also broadly interested in the connections between research and practice. You can follow his work on Twitter under the handle @benequista and on his Academia.edu profile.