Stephen Douglas

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Sierra Leone

Stephen Douglas is a Knight International Journalism Fellow who launched a new training center in Sierra Leone.

Stephen Douglas is an award-winning Canadian journalist, photographer and author. He has written six non-fiction books including “The Omega Miracle,” “If I Had A Million Dollars I’d Ease the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa” with former Special U.N. Envoy to African on HIV/AIDS Stephen Lewis, and “Health, Wealth and Happiness,” with entrepreneur David Singh. He has written countless feature articles for magazines such as Today’s Parent, Family, Concierge and Healthy Living. Douglas also has edited books, magazines and newsletters.

Douglas has provided photographs to most of Canada’s national magazines including Outdoor Canada, Today’s Parent, Harrowsmith and Equinox. His photographic duties have taken him from the Winter Olympics to prairie landscapes. Douglas’ photos have been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows.

Before his fellowship began, Douglas was the country director in Sierra Leone for Journalists for Human Rights. He also lectured at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone Mass Communications Department.

Prior to joining JHR, he was a professor of journalism at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and a part-time professor of photography at Durham College, both in Ontario, Canada. He has taught photojournalism, history of journalism, multimedia, magazine writing and editing, and media law and ethics, among other courses.

Douglas has a Masters Degree in communications from York University in Toronto, and McGill University in Montreal. He received his Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in media studies, film and photography from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.