- Social Media
- New Media
- International Communication
- Political communication
- Journalism studies
- Media ethics
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.
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
Courses taught for other institutions:
- Social Media Optimization and the New Web – Comm/Jour 285
- New Communication Technologies – Comm/Jour 440/640
- Mass Communication in Society – Comm/Jour 431/631
- Alternative Media in Diverse Society – MCMA 204
- Visual Literacy – MCMA 202
- Social Issues in Advertising – JRNL 407
- Concepts of Communication – CJ 101
- News Gathering and Writing – CJ 201
- Mass Media Research – CJ 308
- Public Relations – CJ 407
- Gender and Media – CJ 509
- Concepts of Journalism – CJ 102
- Origin and Development of Journalism – CJ 103
- Contemporary Affairs – CJ 108
- Media Laws – CJ 205
- Advanced Editing – CJ 502
- Advanced Reporting – CJ 503