D. Ndirangu Wachanga

D. Ndirangu Wachanga, PhD (University of North Texas, 2007) is assistant professor of Journalism and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is currently directing and producing two major documentaries on Prof. Ali Mazrui and Prof. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. These pioneering projects seek to preserve African memories through conversations with African sages and elders. They are being filmed in three continents: Africa, North America and Europe. Wachanga has taught at The Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, and Department of Radio, TV, and Film at the University of North Texas. He has taught courses on media and society; media ethics; new communication technologies; culture, community and documentary film, and new Diasporas. Wachanga has published several essays in prestigious peer reviewed journals, has an essay in press at the Yale University Press as well as a chapter in Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics. Wachanga has made several presentations at national and international conferences. He has written passionate journalistic pieces for various newspapers in Kenya and United States. He has been featured both by the BBC and VOA. Wachanga is writing a book on New African Diaspora as well as editing a monograph on media ethics in the Global South.


Cultural Identity and New Communication Technologies: Political, Ethnic and Ideological Implications
D. Ndirangu Wachanga. © 2011. 430 pages.
The intersection of new communication technologies and the ideological hegemony is one area that has not been adequately examined. Existing literature on NCTs shows that most...