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Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), Room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Education B.A., San Diego State University, 1968 M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1969M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1970Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1976 AwardsAppointed an American Press Institute Fellow, June 2003
Appointed American Society of Newspaper Editors Fellow, June 2003
Appointed Poynter Institute pf Media Studies Fellow, June 2002
Appointed by the governor of Indiana to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission Statewide Advisory Committee for the Day of Service project.
Appointed January 2001 to a15-member Media Advisory Panel by the Zimbabwe Government to examine the country’s media and propose short- and long-range solutions for the country’s overall media needs in the 21st century.
Certificate from Motivate Our Minds (MOMs) Inc. in December 1998 at the end of 3 1/2 years as board president
Fellow of the American Press Institute, 1991 and 1997
Fellow of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Institute of Journalism Excellence, 1997
Fellow of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1995
Chief Munsee Award, highest civilian honor bestowed by the Mayor of the City of Muncie, Ind., 1994
Chair and Discussant, the Association for Policy, Research and Development in Third world Countries, Cancun, Mexico, November 1996.
Publications Reviewed International Afro Mass Media. in the June 1997 issue of the Journal of Mass Communication. This 1996 book was written by Jeter, James Phillip, Kuldip R. Rampal, Vibert C. Cambridge and Cornelius B. Pratt.
Kumbula, Tendayi S. “The Information Superhighway: Whither the Third World,” presented at the 12th annual conference of the Association of Third World Studies on October 7, 1994, was published in the ATWS’ Conference Proceedings, January 1995.
Reviewed Barbara Hawk’s book Africa’s Media Image in the Spring edition of the Journal of The World Studies, 1994.
Kumbula, Tendayi S. “The Role of the Media in Democratization: The Zimbabwe Case,” submitted December 2001 to the African Rural and Urban Studies Journal at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Reviewed Jane T. Harrigan’s The Editorial Eye, an editing text, for St. Martin’s Press, in 1996 and again in 2002.
Reviewed Editing: An Integrative and Interactive Approach, a manuscript from Macmillan College Publishing Co., 1993.
Professional Affiliations Association of Third World Countries Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationNational Association of Black JournalistsSociety of Professional JournalistsIndiana Consortium of International ProgramsNational Alliance of Black School Educators Minorities and the media Research InterestsGender issues in the mediaInternational mediaThe media, democracy, and Third World countriesThe future of newspapersJournalism education
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