Journalism professor Gary Kebbel to teach in Nigeria

Journalism professor Gary Kebbel to teach in Nigeria

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Gary Kebbel
Gary Kebbel

Gary Kebbel, professor of journalism, will teach in Nigeria for two weeks in January as a consultant for the U.S. State Department. He will conduct training sessions for 50 reporters in the northern city of Kaduna and 30 media executives in the southern coastal city of Lagos.

Kebbel will discuss using mobile and social media as additional techniques for reporters covering Nigeria’s presidential election this year.

The State Department has sent Kebbel to conduct previous journalism training sessions in Kenya, Russia, Taiwan and Tunisia. Additionally, he has lectured in South Korea, Lebanon and Latvia.

Kebbel received two Fulbright Specialist grants from the State Department. In June 2014, he worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the headquarters of the African Union to help the communication staff add social and mobile media techniques to its strategic communication plan. During his first Fulbright trip to South Africa, he consulted with the journalism department at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria as it created a digital media curriculum.

Recently, he was appointed to the national Fulbright Specialist selection committee, which determines who receives Fulbright Specialist grants from the State Department. 

Kebbel teaches mobile media, editing and mass communication and society classes in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.