Doctoral Advisor: Greg Munno
B.A., Psychology, Minor Sociology, University of Ghana
M.A., Journalism, Digital Innovation, New York University
Areas of Research:
Media Revenue, Media Innovation, Photography, Media Law.
Conference Papers/ Ongoing Manuscripts:
Tetteh, B.P. (2022). “Public Radio Memberships: What motivates listeners to donate and how does a membership ad influence the willingness to donate?” Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference in Norman, Oklahoma.
Tetteh, B.P. (2022). “The murder of Ghanaian investigative journalist: A dent on a beacon of Africa’s press freedom.” Paper at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Mid-Winter Conference in Norman, Oklahoma.
Tetteh, B.P. (2022). “Touch not my CROWN: natural hair movement agenda-setting role in the passage of hair non-discrimination Act.”Paper at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tetteh, B.P. (2022) et al. “Honoring African Epistemologies in Communication Studies.” Presentation at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tetteh, B.P. & Carvalho, R. S. D. (2023). “Conducting International Research: Experiences from African and Latin American PhD Students and Professors.” Paper at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference 2023, Washington DC, August 2023.
Tetteh, Benjamin et al. (2023). In Defense of Press Freedom: Building Advocacy in Resistance to Political and Legal Persecution of Journalists in West Africa. Panel at African Investigative Journalism Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tetteh & George, (2023). Tackling West Africa’s big socio-political issues with social media: A review of Nigeria and Ghana Hashtag Activism. Presented at the Africa Hub of the International Communication Association, Cape Town, South Africa.
Tetteh, B.P. (2023). Touch not my CROWN: The Agenda-Setting Role of the Natural Hair Movement in the Passage of Act Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Natural Hair. Presentation at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Maryland.
Journalistic / Creative Works:
Tetteh, Benjamin. (2022, August 11). Exerting Soft Power: China’s presence in Africa’s media space. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/exerting-soft-power-chinas-presence-in-africas-media-space/id1612292197?i=1000575844495
Tetteh & Eniola (2019). The Rise of Messaging Apps for News. NYU Journalism Project 2019.
Tetteh et al. The Great Divide. (n.d.). The Great Divide. http://greatdivide.nyc/identity.html
Tetteh, Benjamin. (2019, March 25). Year of return for African Diaspora. UN News. https://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/december-2018-march-2019/2019-year-return-african-diaspora
Tetteh, Benjamin. (2020, September 30). Beyond the Year of Return: Africa and the diaspora must forge closer. Africa Renewal. https://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/september-2020/beyond-year-return-africa-and-diaspora-must-forge-closer-ties
Tetteh, Benjamin. (2015, February 1). Building an African vehicle - MyJoyOnline.com. MyJoyOnline.com. https://www.myjoyonline.com/building-an-african-vehicle/
Tetteh, Benjamin. Economic Cost of Child Marriage on African Economies (n.d.). SoundCloud. https://soundcloud.com/westafricademocracyradio/economic-cost-of-early-marriage-benjamin-tetteh-reports
Tetteh, Benjamin. Bloody Salt - A documentary on Ghana’s Ada Songor Salt. (n.d.). SoundCloud. https://soundcloud.com/benjamin_piorgah_tetteh/bloody-salt-a-documentary-on-ghanas-ada-songor-salt
Tetteh, Benjamin. The Great Divide. (n.d.). The Great Divide. http://greatdivide.nyc/identity.html
Benjamin Tetteh, (2019). 2019: Year of Return for African Diaspora. UN Africa Renewal
Benjamin Tetteh, Toluwani Eniola (2019). The rise of messaging for news. NYU
Journalism Projects, News Literacy 2019.
Benjamin Tetteh, (2015). Building an African vehicle. Joy News (myjoyonline.com).
Benjamin Tetteh et al, (2012). The Fairtrade chocolate rip-off. Fair World Projects (fairworldprojects.org).
Benjamin Tetteh is an award-winning journalist, documentary and features producer and a critical scholar. He held various positions in newsrooms including reporter and producer, host of the morning show and managing editor and his journalism career took him to newsrooms across Ghana, Senegal and in the U.S. He has reported for national and international media including Joy News (Ghana), the BBC and UN News. Over the years, Benjamin carved a strong reputation for in-depth investigative journalism, and he played a pivotal role as board member of Africa’s first investigative journalism body, (FAIR). He has produced award-winning documentaries and features covering mining, climate change, children’s rights protection and the UN sustainable development goals.
Benjamin is concluding his Ph.D. at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, New York where his research dives into media economy, communication law, ethics and international communication. He holds a degree in psychology from the University of Ghana and a master's in journalism (Digital Innovation) from New York University. He serves on the board of the Foreign Press Correspondents Association, USA.