Creative technologist, journalist, filmmaker and educator, Dr. David Dunkley Gyimah, is joining the School of Journalism as its Asper Visiting Professor.
Dr. Dunkley Gyimah is a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster, where he heads up the newly formed MA programme in Digital and Interactive Storytelling.
“I’m truly excited and humbled to be working alongside the journalism faculty at UBC, given their global reputation, and the international status of faculty,” he said.
“The challenge for journalism educators is to renew the vigour and trust in journalism whilst innovating the form in storytelling to cope with the many hurdles it faces.”
Innovative video journalism
Dr. Dunkley Gyimah brings to the School more than 30 years at the forefront of video and multimedia journalism.
He has worked in the media as a producer on shows such as Channel 4 News, ABC News and Newsnight, and was one of the UK’s first official video journalists at Channel One in 1994.
He has been described as a leader in innovative video journalism and cinema journalism. He is the recipient of awards that include the Knight Batten Award, and the International videojournalism award in Berlin. He publishes in ViewMagazine.
“I’m thrilled to welcome a leading figure of the calibre of David Dunkley Gyimah as our Asper Visiting Professor,” said Alfred Hermida, School of Journalism director and associate professor. “Students will greatly benefit from his expertise, experience and enthusiasm in pushing video storytelling in novel directions.”
Dr. Dunkley Gyimah will be at the UBC School of Journalism for the first six weeks of the second term. As well as holding student workshops and a public talk, he will guest lecture in courses at the School and in other units at UBC.