Dr. M. Delwar Hossain

Dr. M. Delwar Hossain

Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Social Media
  • New Media
  • Diaspora
  • International Communication
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Delwar Hossain is a digital journalism associate 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. 


Hossain, M.D., Onyebadi, U., & Hosen, M.D. (In-Press). Music, political messaging and the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro Radio Station: Revisiting Bangladesh’s War of Independence. International Journal of Communication Research.

Hossain, M.D., & Aucoin, J. (2018). Ethics of care and a universal framework for global media ethics. Journal of Media Ethics, 33(4): 198-211.

Hossain, M.D., & Hosen, M.D. (2018). Together we grow: Communication and social capital in micro-credit for women’s empowerment in Bangladesh. International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences, 7(2): 58-67.

Hossain, M.D., & Veenstra, A. (2017). The uses and gratifications of language in social media among the Indian subcontinental diaspora. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 46(5): 478-496. DOI: 10.1080/17475759.2017.1377101

Hossain, M. D., & Veenstra, A. (2016). Social capital and relationship maintenance: Uses of social media among the South Asian diaspora in the U.S. Asian Journal of Communication, DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2016.1240817

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. http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1043/1132

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. (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.

Hossain, M. D. (2009). Seeing and listening is believing: The politics of structures and technologies of film and televisions. The Chittagong University Journal of Social Sciences, 27:131-142.

Hossain, M. D. (2008). The role of media in strengthening local government in Bangladesh. The Journal of Development Communication, 1(19): 12-21.

Hossain, M. D. (2007). North American communication research approaches: From agenda setting to historical aspects of communication. The Chittagong University Journal of Arts and Humanities, 23:199-210.

Hossain, M. D. (2005). The role of media in ensuring good governance: Bangladesh perspective. Bangladesh Political Studies, 28:106-120.

Hossain, M. D., & Riyadh, A. N. (2005). Financial management decisions in newspaper industry of Bangladesh: A case of the daily Prothom Alo. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 3(4):577-582.

Hossain, M. D. (2001). Laws and regulations affecting the press in Bangladesh: A quest for freedom of the press. The Chittagong University Journal of Law, 6:112-129.

Courses Taught at the University of South Alabama

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

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