Churchill Otieno

Churchill Otieno, a leading journalist with 22 years’ experience in digital media, is currently involved in various projects to enable new media business models as a way of securing and sustaining public interest journalism. He is the Executive Director of the Eastern Africa Editors Society (EAES), chairs the Steering Council of the Africa Media Convention, and is a member of the Board of Industry Advisors to the Journalism Innovation & Leadership programme at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is a former President of Kenya Editors’ Guild and a former Head of News & Managing Editor for Digital at Nation Media Group. He specializes in newsroom leadership, digital transformation, and media regulation. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications and at Moi University. Otieno holds an MBA (Strathmore), an M.Sc in Communication Studies (Moi University), B.Sc in Communications and Public Relations (Moi University), a Diploma in Journalism (Nyegezi), and was a visiting scholar at New York University’s Department of Journalism. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Journalism Innovation and Leadership from the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
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