Layire Diop

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Layire earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cheikh Anta Diop University-Senegal and an MS from Drexel University, where he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship. He has extensive experience as a journalist, news anchor and editor at the Senegalese National Broadcasting. His interests center around development communication specifically the use of media in development strategies. Focusing on the penetration of mobile phones and the Internet in Africa, his research investigates the constraints and challenges related to the implementation and appropriation of ICT4D in rural and urban areas. 


2014- 2016 Drexel University (Philadelphia): Master of Science in Television Management

1997-1999: Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar), Center for Studies in Information Sciences and Techniques (CESTI): Higher Degree in Journalism

1995-1997: Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar), School for Librarianship, Archives, and Documentation (EBAD): Higher Degree in Information and Communication Sciences

1991-1993: Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar), Institute of Applied Foreign Languages (ILEA): Master's Degree in Applied Foreign Languages (English and Spanish)

1989-1991: Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar), English Department: University Diploma in Language Studies (English and Spanish)


Diop, L (2016). Television Content Control in a Developing Country: A case study of Senegal. Master Thesis. Drexel University, Philadelphia

Diop, L (1999). The social consequences of the dissolution of the public transportation system in Senegal. Journalism thesis. Dakar, Senegal: CESTI.

Diop, L (1997). Access to economic information in Senegal. Thesis in Information Sciences. Dakar, Senegal: EBAD

Diop, L (1993). The contribution of insurance companies to economic and social development. Thesis in Applied Foreign Languages. Dakar, Senegal

Honors and Awards

  • Lorry I. Lokey Journalism Scholarship, University of Oregon, 2019-2020
  • UO SOJC Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2019-2020
  • Graduate Student Research Grant, Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS), University of Oregon, 2018-2019)
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2016-2020), University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
  • Columbia Scholarship (2016-2020), University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
  • Promising Scholar Award (2016/17), University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
  • Dean's Scholarship (2014-2016), Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
  • Fullbright Scholarship (2014-2016), Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design


Development Communication

International Communication

Media Ethics

Media, Culture, and Society

Broadcast Journalism

Media Production