James Ndone

Doctoral Student

James Ndone is a doctoral student at University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. His research focuses on health journalism and media effects. James graduated from Illinois State University, where his research focused on health communication, looking at television news with health messages and the effects the news has on viewers. Prior to attending University of Missouri, he served as an adjunct faculty at Illinois State University for one year. He also worked as a journalist and a communications manager in Kenya for a period of five years. Additionally, he participated in running health communication campaigns, from grant proposal to execution. At ISU, he served at a teaching assistant for two years.


  • Central States Communication Association 2017: “I’m Not Biased, But…” An Evaluation of User Commenting Behavior on Political News Aggregate Sites.
  • Illinois State University Research Symposium 2017: “You’re a Superwoman!” A Qualitative Analysis of a Breast Cancer Awareness Facebook Page.

Updated: August 7, 2019