Academic Publications

Journal Articles


  1. Mwaura, J., Lusike, L., Omwoha J., (forthcoming 2023), Reconceptualising media ownership and shifting power relations in an emerging digital media framework. African Studies Journal

  2. Mwaura, J. & Akpojivi, A. (2022) “Imagine dying from an overseas disease when you don’t even own a Passport”: A Decolonial Analysis of Twitter conversations in the wake of COVID-19 in Kenya and  South  – Journal of African    Media Studies, 14(1)   (5.3)

  3. Mwaura, J., (2022) The Practice of Citizen Journalism at Kibera News Network. Special Issues, Making News Outside Traditional Media: The Rise of Peripheral Actors in African Communication Ecologies – African Journalism Studies, Tylor and Francis, 42(4). 8
  4. Mwaura J., Kubheka BZ, Carter V, (2020) Social media health promotion in South Africa: Opportunities and challenges. African Journal of Primary Health Care Family Medicine. 2020;12(1), a2389. v12i1.2389 
  5. Mwaura, J., Oiruria, C. (2017). Representation of Femininity and Masculinity in Televised Advertisements: The Paradigm Shift. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development. Volume 6. Issue 4. Link:
  6. Mwaura, J., Chepkemei, A., & Biwott, C., (2012). The role of integrity and communication ethics in corporate governance: a study of selected companies in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Journal of  Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences, 3(6), 940-944. 

Book Chapters:

  1. Mwaura, J. (Forthcoming 2023) Publishing as Revolutionary tools from Pre-Independence to Post-independence Kenya. In Lungile Tshuma, A; Trust Matsilele; Shepherd Mpofu and Mbongeni, J (Editors) (2023). Media, Social Movements and Protest Cultures in Africa. Routledge. London and New York.
  2. Mwaura, J. & Kaskinen, M. (Forthcoming 2023) Activists Contestations in Contemporary Socio-Political Change Making in Kenya. In Onodera, H., Kaskinen, M., and Ranta, E., (2023) Citizenship Utopias in the Global South: The Emergent Forms of Activism in an Era of Disillusionment. Routledge. London and New York.
  3. Mwaura, J. (2023) Silicon Savannah or Digitising Marginalisation? A Reflection of Kenya’s Government Digitization Policies, Strategies and Projects. In Chari, T. & Akpojivi, U. (2023).Communication Rights in Africa: Emerging Discourses and Perspectives. Routledge. London and New York.
  4. Mwaura, J. (2022) Digital Dissident or Whistle-blowers? A Critical Analysis of Micro bloggers in Kenya. In Farooq A. Kperogi (Ed.) – Digital Dissidence and Social Media Censorship in Africa. Routledge. London and New York.
  5. Mwaura, J. (2020). Class interplay in social activism in Kenya. In E. Polson, L. S. Clark, & R. Gajjala (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Class. Routledge.
  6. Newell, S., Oloko, P., Uwa, J., Olutoyosi, T., Nebe, J., Mwaura, J., Onwonga, R, Kirori, A. Craig, C.  (2018) Dirty Methods as Ethical Methods? In the Field with “The Cultural Politics of  Dirt in Africa, 1880-present”. Pp 248-265. In Celia Lury e. al. Routledge International Handbook of Interdisciplinary Methods. Routledge London and New York.
  7. Mwaura, J.., Biwott, C., & Chepkemei, A. (2013). The Influence of Media Ethics on Governance in Kenya. In Nduku, E., & Stuckelberger C., African Contextual Ethics Hunger, Leadership, Faith and media. Pg 127-143, 127.

Book Reviews:

  1. Mwaura, J. (2022) Searching for a New Kenya: politics and social media on the streets of Mombasa, African Journalism Studies, DOI: 10.1080/23743670.2022.2080389
  2. Mwaura, J. (2021). Book Review: Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing, by John B. Thompson. Journalism & Mass   Communication   Quarterly.
  3. Mwaura, J. (2020). Book Review: Being watched: Legal challenges to government surveillance: by Jeffrey L. Vagle, New York University Press, New York. Information, Communication & Society 23 (4), 627-629.
  4. Mwaura, J. (2019). Book Review: Media, Conflict, and the State in Africa, by Nicole Stremlau. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96(4), 1188–1190.
  5. Mwaura, J. (2019). Book Review: Digital Identity and Everyday Activism: Sharing Private Stories With Networked Publics by Sonja Vivienne. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96(2), 652–654.
  6. Mwaura, J. (2017) Book Review: Digital Activism in the Social Media Era: Critical Reflections on Emerging Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa, African Journalism Studies, 38:1, 152-155.



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