Dr. Tallam is an ambitious and diligent upcoming interdisciplinary audience researcher. He holds a PhD in Media Studies (Wits University, SA), Masters in Communication and Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Public relations (First Class Honours), all from Moi University-Kenya.


7th Global Fact Checking Conference Academic Track convened by Prof. Steen Steensen, Oslo Metropolitan University, held virtually between (22nd - 29th) June, 2020

Participated the in the annual Bergen Research Summer School under the theme Media and Democracy, held by the University of Bergen (Virtually) between (8th - 18th) June, 2020

70th International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Journalism Division, held between (21st - 26th) May 2020 (Virtual)

70th International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Mobile Division, held between (21st - 26th) May, 2020 (Virtual)

Annual Wits university postgraduate symposium, held between September (2nd - 3rd), 2019. Won the first prize overall in the faculty of humanities

The South African Communication Association(SACOMM) conference held at the University of Cape town, between August (28th - 30th), 2019

Participated in the African digital research symposium organized by Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media studies, held at Rhodes University in (5th-7th) June, 2019

Participated in the PhD master class in “Measuring changing news use and fragmented audiences “organized by the University of Groningen, Netherlands between (22nd -25th) January, 2019

Made a presentation during the Social Media Research Workshop organized by the Wits Humanities Graduate Centre and the Department of Media Studies, held in October 2018

Guest lecturer delivered to media studies students upon the invitation of Course (Media and Democracy in Africa) convener Prof. Iginio Gagliardone in October 2017