Damilola Oduolowu

Doctoral Student

Damilola Oduolowu is a doctoral student and graduate assistant at the University of Missouri School of Journalism where he’s studying media sociology and ethics as he explores his research interests in new media and misinformation, digital storytelling, social media activism, and journalism ethics. 

Damilola is a multitalented international journalist with a great experience in multimedia journalism. Before starting the Ph.D. program, he worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service as a Senior Journalist Reporter based in Nigeria and has many stories to his credit which span TV, radio, and digital (podcasts, video, and web). Prior to joining the BBC, he worked at a leading television news channel in Nigeria, TVC News for 4 years as a reporter and programs producer. There, he co-produced Nigeria’s top breakfast television show Wake Up Nigeria.  He also created and produced other programs before leaving in 2018. He has over eight years of experience as a professional journalist and has delivered various talks and training to media and journalism students in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

He earned his Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication (specialization in broadcasting) from the Lagos State University School of Communication, both in Lagos, Nigeria,

Damilola is passionate about helping young people learn about multimedia journalism. Many of his trainees are now thriving in professional capacities internationally.

Updated: October 7, 2022