Texas Tech University

Uyanga Bazaa

Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Program

Email: uyanga.bazaa@ttu.edu

Office: 707

M.S. in Mass Communication, The University of Kansas

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Uyanga Bazaa

Biography

Having grown up in Mongolia, Uyanga started her career as a broadcast journalist at Mongolian National Television, (the equivalent of PBS in the U.S.). Then she moved into the public relations field, advocating with Save the Children UK for child protection and education law amendments. In the past ten years, Uyanga worked as a communications specialist and consultant in Mongolia. Her clients included NGOs, government agencies, politicians, diplomatic missions, and corporations. She believes strategic communication is a powerful tool and great source of knowledge that can be utilized to improve people's lives, help industries, and better societies at large. Through her experience in journalism, media relations, and communication, she hopes to make contributions to an ever-expanding wealth of literature on media, like the role of technology in mass media, media effects, public relations, and mass communication. Her master's thesis sought answers to “How and why was Mongolia portrayed in the New York Times (NYT) from 1989 through 2008?” By analyzing the contents of 165 news articles published in the NYT over twenty years, five common themes emerged: Genghis Khan, a country sandwiched between Russia and China, fledgling democracy, horses, and the open steppe. Uyanga appeared on a number of television talk shows and delivered several speaking engagements in Mongolia, including “Current Affairs and Views” and TEDx Ulaanbaatar.

Teaching Focus

PR4351 International and Multicultural Public Relations. College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, Fall 2020. Lubbock, TX, USA. 

ADV4313 International Advertising. College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, Summer II 2020. Lubbock, TX, USA. 

INST2310 Integrative Studies. College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, Summer I 2020. Lubbock, TX, USA.

PR3311 Public Relations Strategies. College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, Spring 2020, 2021. Lubbock, TX, USA.

PR2310 Principles of Public Relations. College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, Summer 2019 (online) and Fall 2019 (face-to-face). Lubbock, TX, USA.

PR4380 Applied PR Research.College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, Spring 2019. Lubbock, TX, USA. (Teaching Assistant).

MCOM2310 Business and Professional Communication.College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, Fall 2018. Lubbock, TX, USA. 

Professor of Practice, Broadcast Journalism, Radio and Television College, University of Arts and Culture, November 2003 – February 2005. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.