Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor


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  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • Media sociology
    • Political communication
    • Media Studies
    • Media Ethics
    • Political Economy of Global Media
  • Department:

    • Journalism & Media Communication
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. (Media Sociology)


Formerly a political reporter, Abu Taib Ahmed is a 4th year Ph.D. student and instructor in the Journalism and Media Communication department at Colorado State University. He is specializing in media sociology, particularly in how various socio-political factors shape journalism practice. In his Ph.D. dissertation, he is re-conceptualizing the Hierarchy of Influences (HoI) model – the most comprehensive framework to study the influences on journalism practice in media sociology – to develop a methodological extension of the hierarchical model, which he calls Non-Hierarchical Single Society Influences Model or NSIM, to better understand influences on the media content in a given society. His research focuses on journalism studies and media sociology. In particular, he studies the relationship between journalists-and-journalism and any factors that influence journalists and journalism. Abu Ahmed is also interested in journalistic ethics, mission of journalism, journalist role conceptions, political communication, and the digital/online public sphere. His research utilizes textual analysis, ethnography, interviews, and survey methods.

After obtaining his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Geology & Mining at the University of Rajshahi, Ahmed ended up being a journalist back in Bangladesh and worked for three leading English-language dailies in Bangladesh as a political reporter for 15 years until 2018. He also worked for several internal media outlets including Swedish national radio and the South Asian Monitor.

Ahmed got his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Media Studies in 2020.

Abu Ahmed teaches media/news writing and strategic communication writing.


Peer-reviewed Publications

Ahmed, A. T. (2024). Digitalizing Religious Preaching: YouTube as a place for traditional Islamic preaching Waz Mahfil. Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 4(1).

Master's Thesis

Ahmed, A. T. (2020). Factors That Push Bangladeshi Media to Exercise Self-Censorship (28003025) [Master's thesis]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Retrieved from

Non-referred publications

Ahmed, A. T. (2020, April 23). Corona, science and God. Prothom Alo. Retrieved December 22, 2022, from

Ahmed, A. T. (2020, November 15). What constitutes freedom -- and what does not. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved December 22, 2022, from

Ahmed, A.T. (2018, February 24). Ill-politics plus uncritical intelligentsia. Prothom Alo. Retrieved March 3, 2023 from

Ahmed, A. T. (2020, July 19). The conversion of Hagia Sophia and a few questions. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved December 22, 2022, from