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Jairo Lugo-Ocando

Education City, Doha, Qatar

Director of Executive and Graduate Education and Professor in Residence at Northwestern University (Qatar Campus)


Jairo Lugo-Ocando, PhD worked previously as a journalist in Latin America. He has been awarded several research grants over the years. His main research examines the news media, poverty and development. His latest book, Foreign Aid and Journalism in the Global South (Lexington Books) came out in 2020.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Lugo-Ocando’s journey

Selected readings

Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2020). Foreign Aid and Journalism in the Global South. A Mouthpiece for Truth. London: Lexington Books.

Subervi, Federico; Rodríguez-Cotto, Sandra and, Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2020). The News Media in Puerto Rico. Journalism in Colonial Settings and in Times of Crises. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Orchard Rieiro, Maria Ximena, Sara García, Brambilla, Julieta and Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (Editors) (2020). Media & Governance in Latin America. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Requejo-Aleman, J. and Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2021). The CIPER and IDL-Reporteros’ Content Strategy: consequences of changing platform from Facebook to Twitter. Brazilian Journalism Research Vol. 17, No 1.

Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2019). Lugo-Ocando, J. (2020). The ‘changing’ face of media discourses on poverty in the age of populism and anti-globalisation: The political appeal of anti-modernity and certainty in Brazil. International Communication Gazette, 82(1), 101-116. 

Watch Prof. Lugo-Ocando present on “Twitter use, authorial control and agenda setting in Latin America’s non-profit investigative journalism organizations” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Lugo-Ocando’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast