Dr. Delwar Hossain
Office Hours

CB RM# 126
T 10:45-1:45, TR 10:45-1:45
Ph: (251) 460-7966
Dr. Delwar Hossain
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Social Media
  • New Media
  • Diaspora
  • International Communication 
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Delwar Hossain is a digital journalism assistant professor in the Department of Communication at University of South Alabama. He teaches Digital Writing & Production, Multimedia Storytelling, Social Media, and Ethics and Social Responsibility. Delwar also taught mass communication courses at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, for one year. Delwar was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. He also served as chairman of the department until coming to the U.S. to pursue his Ph.D. Before joining to teaching in 2002, Delwar worked for Reuters, Bangladesh National News Agency (BSS) and an international NGO, the Hunger Project.

Delwar earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) focusing on the patterns of usage of social media among the South Asian diaspora group in the U.S. He also received his M.A. in media theory & research from SIUC. Delwar completed Training for Trainers course at the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) in Germany. He received his B.A. and M.A. in mass communication and journalism from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. His teaching and research areas revolve around social media, new media, political communication, international communication, journalism studies, race and media, and mass media ethics. 


Veenstra, A. S., Hossain, M. D., & Lyons, B. A. (2014). Partisan media and discussion as enhancers of the belief gap.” Mass Communication and Society. 0:1-24. doi:10.1080/15205436.2013.855791

Hossain, M. D., & Karan, K. (2015). Users and Uses of Internet Access Points in Bangladesh: A Case Study of Community Information Centers (CICs). The Journal of Community Informatics. 11:1. 

Babcock, W. A., & Hossain, M. D. (2015) Ethics tools. In W.A. Babcock and W. Freivogel (Eds.), Key issues in mass media ethics & law. London: SAGE.

Hossain, M. D. (2014). Manufacturing consent: Framing the liberation war of Bangladesh in the U.S. and U.K. media. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. doi:10.1177/1464884914524516

Hossain, M. D., & Veenstra, A. S. (2013). Online maintenance of life domains: Uses of social network sites during graduate education among the U.S. and international students. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(6): 2697–2702.

Veenstra, A. S., Iyer, N., Hossain, M. D., & Park, J. (2013). "Time, place, technology: Twitter as an information source in the Wisconsin labor protests." Computers in Human Behavior, 31: 65-72.

Hossain, M. D., & Jaehnig, W. (2011). Social responsibility of the press in developing and western countries: A comparative case study of the Prothom Alo in Bangladesh and the Guardian in the U.K. Media Asia, 38:232-240.

Courses Taught at the University of South Alabama

Digital Writing and Production CA 260
Ethics and Social Responsibility CA 445 
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