USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

(Emmanuel) Innocent Eteng is a solutions-focused freelance journalist with six years of experience. Based in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt city, he has written for several local and foreign outlets, including BusinessDay, The Christian Science Monitor, Mail & Guardian, TRT World, The Election Network, Rural Reporters, Silver News and others. Most of his works are on social development, global health, environment, and conflict. Thirty-three-year old Bachelor’s degree holder in Mass Communication (University of Nigeria, Nsukka), Eteng started his career in his sophomore year (2013) in the university, working as volunteered campus reporter for The Nation, one of Nigeria’s most read dailies. He emerged Editor-in-Chief of Jackson Magazine (a publication of Mass Communication) between 2015-2016 and President of 350-member (faith-based) Mass Communication Brethren (2014-2016). In 2014 and 2015, he interned with The Sun, another of Nigeria’s most read dailies. Until 2017, he wrote as Innocent Emmanuel – first plus surname – before taking to Innocent Eteng – first plus middle name – for uniqueness purpose. (Emmanuel) Innocent Eteng is a fellow of African Art and Media for Earth Initiative (AAMEI).

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