Meet Robert O. Apiyo
Phone: (813) 257-4067
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2013 United States International University-Africa, B.A.
2019 University of Nevada, Reno, M.A.
Critical Media Practice
Introduction to Scriptwriting
Robert Apiyo's research specializes on the influence and adoptions of new media, specifically podcasts, among diasporan groups present in the US. Other areas of Apiyo's research include journalism, global media, gender, migration and Black media studies.
Most of Apiyo's professional work thus far has been in Kenya, the United States and Ghana, where together he has accumulated progressive radio broadcasting, production and digital storytelling experiences. He has presented his research at both local and international communication conferences, including in France and Canada. He also runs a 24-hour internet radio station, NNN RADIO, which highlights stories and the lived experiences of diasporan groups in the US, while also seeking to expose African music, culture and entertainment to the rest of the world. NNN RADIO is available on both AppStore and Google Play Store.
Civic and Watchdog Journalism Scholarship (May, 2023)
Warren C. Price Memorial Fund scholarship, University of Oregon (June,2022)
Oregon- UNESCO Crossings Institute Student Research Fellow, University of Oregon (May,2022)
Oregon Young Promising Scholar Award recipient, University of Oregon (November,2019)
Columbia Scholarship, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, (2019- present)
2018/2019 Award for the Most Outstanding Graduate Student, Reynolds School of Journalism (May,2019)