Gregory Gondwe is an Assistant Professor of Journalism studies at California State University – San Bernardino. He researches contemporary media ecosystems and their implications on society. His scholarly work interrogates the effects of persuasive multimedia media messages across cultural and geographical boundaries. Gregory is joining Harvard’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media to explore how social media influencers in Sub-Saharan Africa are ‘decolonizing and outsmarting’ digital media platforms. In this study, he examines questions of digital governance, surveillance, censorship, algorithms, and resistance. Some of his other works include cross-national studies on mis/disinformation in sub-Saharan Africa as they relate to gender, geo-location, age, and media literacy. Gregory received education from the University of Colorado – Boulder, USA; University of Oregon, USA; and St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT). Previously, he served as a priest student where he studied philosophy and theology. His work experience includes serving as a journalist, a teacher, and a researcher both in the US and Africa.
May 31, 2023
Exploring the Multifaceted Nature of Generative AI in Journalism Studies: A Typology of Scholarly Definitions
Visiting Scholar Greg Gondwe explores the ways generative AI is used in newsrooms and how journalists are navigating the introduction of this new tool while trying to uphold basic journalistic principles.
June 28, 2023
Uncovering Stereotypes in Generative AI Models and How Journalists in sub-Saharan Africa Use ChatGPT
Visiting Scholar Gregory Gondwe joins Newsroom Robots to share how journalists across sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South use ChatGPT in their work, and explains how stereotypes and biases built into generative AI models put journalists at a disadvantage.
March 27, 2023
ChatGPT3 in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Threat or an Opportunity?
Visiting Scholar Greg Gondwe articulates the importance of African participation in debates about generative AI, but raises concerns about models' poor performance in African languages.
September 22, 2023
Extraordinary Brews Meet Cutting-Edge Tech! Redlands TapHouse Owner Transforms Business with Generative AI
What do beer and AI have in common? '22-'23 Visiting Scholar Gregory Gondwe interviews a brewery owner in San Bernadino, CA who is using generative AI as a way to develop his business.