Monday, 8 January 2018

Vacancies of Research Assistants/Associates at MICA

Following is from Mr Rahul Gadekar ( ) ,

There are vacancies of Research Assistants/Associates in Communication Area of MICA. These are contractual positions those can be renewed every year till three years. 
Interested candidates can send their CVs to

at the earliest. 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Conference Call: Performance making and the Archive

Following from Dr Ashutosh Potdar, Associate Professor, FLAME UniversityPune

Performance making and the Archive 
16th 17th March 2018
This conference is interested in a conversation on the nature of the archive and its transformation within the context of performance making. Theoretically performance has been understood as ephemeral, located in the present, bearing affective excess, having transformative powers, identified as disappearance etc. Its material absence has been at the heart of these theoretical formulations. On the contrary, it has also been understood as ‘circulation of representations of representations’ and the romanticism around its liveness has been argued over.
Within this gamut of arguments and counter arguments and epiphanies that mark human passion and obsession with performance making, how do we begin to look at performance (here used very broadly)? Especially performance which works with the archive and historical consciousness as its material – performance that is interested in the document. Do we consider such performances, a confluence of the past and the present? Against this background, we look forward to a dialogue between artists, archivists and researchers.
We aim at investigating intersections of past and present, archive and its relationship to the process of creating and showing a performance. Looking at how archival practice transforms to performing arts practice, we would like to study how it becomes a fruitful platform of stimuli or a provocation for artistic work (especially performance art and theatre) and theoretical discourse around practice of performance. Addressing intersection of pre production research work, engagement with the team of performing artists, dramaturgical mediations and directorial perspectives and reception of performing arts, we plan to highlight the existing dialogue between archive, research and creation in the contemporary context.
Broad concerns:
  • Performance, ephemerality and archive
  • Performance design and archive
  • Playwright, director, actor, audience and the document
  • Archival practices and artistic processes
  • Role of an archivist, archival practices, and dramaturgy
  • History, archive and performance making
  • Documentation as 'artistic' practice
  • The ‘material’ of performance
We invite speakers from the disciplines of performing arts, art history, history and archiving as well as practitioners from artistic fields such as theatre, visual arts, performance art. Presentations will be a standard conference presentation of 20 minutes followed by discussion. Written papers from the conference would be considered for being published as a book on ‘Performance-making and the archive’. 
Proposals are due on: 10TH FEBRUARY, 2018. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words to: The conference is scheduled for the 16th and 17th of March at IIT Bombay, Powai.
This is an Inlaks Asia Art Archive funded project on Archive and the Arts and is supported by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. The project has been conceptualised by Sharmistha Saha and Ashutosh Potdar..
Sharmistha Saha is a scholar and theatre director. She is assistant professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Her research interests include performance studies, performance philosophy, theatre historiography, aesthetics and politics.
Ashutosh Potdar is a scholar and creative writer writing in Marathi and English. He is associate professor at the FLAME University, Pune. His research interests include colonial theatre history, narrative science, theatre and performance studies. 
Dr Ashutosh Potdar
Associate Professor,
FLAME University,
Pune-412115 (India)
Tel: +91-20-67906133
Mobile : +917387005358
Journal Website:

Friday, 29 December 2017

Commonwealth Journalists Association December Newsletter Is Out

Wish you a very happy, challenging, and satisfying 2018.

Here is a message from good old Mahendra Ved, President, Commonwealth Journalists Association,  the December 2017 issue has been released for publication. Please visit

Thursday, 14 December 2017

European Journalism Centre's Development Reporting Grant Programme

Today, the European Journalism Centre opened a new call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) on the topic of opportunities for women today in developing countries.

Whether tackling women’s lifelong learning, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, or new roles in their communities - the projects pitched should be original, under-reported, critical and nuanced. Let us know which story you would like to tell! 

Amount awarded: The grant given is up to €20,000 per project.

Do you have queries on this grant? 

Let us know:

Monday, 11 December 2017

Extension of Deadline for Abstract Submission for the conference 'Historicizing Indian Television: People, Programs and Processes Post 1990

Following from Prof. Vishram Dhole: 

Following requests from several researchers,  the deadline for submission of abstracts for the conference
'Historicizing Indian Television: People, Programs and Processes Post 1990 (HIT-PPP)

is extended to Monday, 18 December 2017.
The list of selected abstracts will be announced on 
Wednesday, 20 December, 2017

The abstract should be mailed to

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Friday, 8 December 2017

Media Messenger: A Call for papers

Media Messenger

A Biannual Multilingual Research Journal in Media

MGM College of Journalism & Mass Communication,

Paper Submission Last Date is January 5th, 2018

Dear Researchers / Professors / Scholars/ Students,
            MGM College of Journalism & Mass Communication Aurangabad (Maharashtra) is the oldest college in Marathwada region stepping towards research field with its own research journal. Media Messenger Bilingual Research Journal (MMBRJ - ISSN: 2455-2046) is an Academic journal in the field of Mass Communication and Journalism. This national level research journal is a peer-reviewed journal with a key objective to provide the platform for different researchers, professors, media personalities and students to showcase their research. We have successfully published our first issue and moving towards the second issue.   
Theme of Journal: “Market dynamics of Media & entertainment industry in India”
Digital and entertainment media industry has tremendous growth rate since last decade. Studies show increased power of purchasing and consumer choice content is shifting the traditional market orientation to digital and online trends. With the emergence of IT and rise in social networking sites have provided the instantaneous global approaches to the content. Besides the shifting trends of media and entertainment industry marketing, it is creating worrisome and unfortunately situations. In this scenario FDI, Corporate & monopoly ownership patterns and GST bringing alarming circumstances to the reliable public interest content.

Sub- Themes
1.      Media & Entertainment industry: Impact and Influence
2.      Social Media Rise: challenges to Print & electronic media
3.      The Business of media industry: Corporate interests Vs public interests
4.      Market dynamics of Social media
5.      FDI and GST: Impact on media industry
6.      New media: Impacts and lessons
7.      Shifting trends in media marketing strategies
8.      Concentration & monopoly issues in Indian Media
9.      Govt. policies and its impact on Economics of the media industry
10.  Media coverage quality & Market dependency
11.  Advertising  & Manipulations of information
12.  Corporate media industry Disguised information
13.  Shifting Audience to consumers
14.  Digital marketing Vs traditional marketing
15.  Mobile and android marketing

Important Dates:
Last Date of Abstract Submission: December 25th, 2017
Communication Details:


Email: (Submit Your paper to this Email)

Contact No:               0240-6454162/ 2480490
Frequency:                 Biannual (2 Issue per year)
 Processing Fees:
Single Author:           Rs.1000 + Bank Charges
Two Authors:                        Rs.1400 + Bank Charges
(All payments must be made by Account Pay/RTGS/NEFT/Cash Deposit.)

            Media messenger Bilingual Research Journal publishes research papers and case studies containing original research work of good standard with contemporary relevance from all over the nation. Following types of contributions are considered for publication:
RESEARCH PAPERS: Full Length – Maximum of 8 pages-A/4 size
LANGUAGES: English, Hindi & Marathi 

(Author can send manuscript as an attachment in MS word (.doc or .docx) and PDF file)

Authors willing to submit their manuscript are requested to carefully go through the guidelines as given below.
The papers submitted without following this style and format will not undergo the review process and will not be published.
A research paper containing original unpublished work can be submitted to the Chief Editor at any time of the year. The Journal will be published half-yearly in the month of January & July. Submitted paper will be checked for Plagiarism and then will be referred to Peer Review Team. In case of any query other than submissions please send email on
All portions of the manuscript must be typed in Times New Roman for English, Kruti Dev 010 or APS DV Prakash for Hindi and Marathi with 1.5 spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper with capital letters.
(Font size 12) The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. ((Font size 10 & 1.5 spacing)
Following the abstract, about 3 to 6 Keywords that will provide indexing should be listed.
 (Font size 10)
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject. (Font size 12& 1.5 spacing)
Materials and Methods should be complete enough to allow search/experiments to be reproduced. (Font size 12 & 1.5 spacing)
Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the Conclusions in a few sentences at the end of Discussion. (Font size 12 & 1.5 spacing)
The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief. Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible and should be numbered. Figure (Photo plates and graphs) should be numbered, serially in numerals in order of appearance and prepared using JPEG file for reduction.
            The references should be in an alphabetical order or listed in numerical sequence on a separate sheet. References should be cited in full in the reference list, including the title and the first and last page numbers.
            The following types of contribution to Media Messenger Bilingual Research Journal are peer-reviewed: Research papers, Articles and Case Study.
            Articles published in this journal, for its content and accuracy the author/contributor will be responsible, the editor will not be responsible. Controversial issues & articles will not be accepted & published.
Selection or rejection of articles, research papers or case studies will be decided by peer review committee and editorial board, the decision of selection or rejection will be irrevocable and it will be communicated to the author by email.

            Proofreading should be done by the author or contributor. The editor of the journal will not be responsible for any grammatical or spelling mistakes.
            A declaration form is attached to this copy at the end; every author should sign it and send it to in the form of scanned copy.
            Media Messenger Bilingual Research Journal will acquire copyright of the overall published material. Author / Contributors should submit an agreement form in the specified format for copyright transfer and declare about the authenticity of the literature and originality of the data, without which the paper will not be published online. This form should be submitted along with proof corrections.
            The author's identity in the form of the name, email id, mobile/land line number, address or account details will not be shared with any other individual.  
MGM College of Journalism & Mass Communication
N-6, CIDCO, Mahatma Gandhi Mission Hospital Campus, Aurangabad – 431003
Phone: 0240-6454162 / 2480490


I, ………………………………….. Author of this article/ research paper/case study would like to declare that I have followed all the rules and regulations given by MMBRJ. I assure that

·               I have seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
·            The paper presented by me is the original work, and not previously published in the similar form and not currently under consideration by another Journal.
·            If this paper contains any material (data or information in any other form) that is the intellectual property and copyright of any other person(s), then I have mentioned the reference of it incorrect manner or I have taken permission of the copyright from the owner(s) to publish that material.

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(This form is to be signed by the Author and send the scanned copy by mail while submitting the paper.)


Following from: Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha

in the areas of Women, Media and Sports


Manipal Academy of Higher Education ( Manipal University), as the highest ranked comprehensive private deemed University in the QS BRICS and QS Asia rankings, staunchly promulgates the work-ethic of “Global leadership in human development; excellence in education and healthcare.” Further, ranked 1st among ‘Research Publications by Private Universities in India,’ (as per. SCImago Research Group, Spain) Manipal University is synonymous with world class facilities & distinction in higher education.
Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations study in the University town, nestled in Karnataka’s Udupi District. MU boasts of nearly 2500 faculty and ancillary staff, who cater to the development of various professional institutions in Communication, Health Sciences, Engineering, Management and Humanities. The University is holarchical in structure, with several campuses spread over the world.

School of Communication / Manipal Institute of Communication (SOC/ MIC) – established in 1997 – is a premier Media Institute, offering a bouquet of program in Media & Communication. The courses/degrees offered range from BSc. Animation, B.A. Media & Communication to M.A. Media & Communication, M.F.A, PH.D, & other short-term courses. SOC as a media-education monolith today facilitates collaboration by way of exchange program with Universities in Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, USA & Australia.

Team 3D is a nationally registered Non-Profit Organization established in 2015 in Manipal ,which aims to increase public awareness regarding reproductive health and aims to improve public practices through its activities.  Team 3D organizes workshops to promote health awareness.

The relevance of health communication can be felt virtually in every facet of life and well-being of members of society particularly that of a woman. Health Communication being an integral component of health promotion, protection and disease prevention is  recognized as an area of  core competency. In today’s competitive world though woman is surging ahead in all fields,  her status of health largely remains sidelined in many countries including India.  Interestingly though a lot is talked about  common communicable and non communicable health aspects, issues related to Reproductive Tract remains continues to remain a “taboo” and women largely do not speak about it. This conference wishes to focus its attention on  health issues particularly in the areas of  Women, media and sports. 
Backing every health communication effort with sound knowledge and skill can help in efficacious management of multifarious forms of health related issues and problems. Public health practitioners, program managers and policymakers need to be aware of the significance of health communication interventions especially those aimed at the prevention and control of diseases so that impacts can be enhanced and the opportunities maximized.
An analysis of the existing situation points to a lacuna in communication between professionals in the arena of media, medicine, public health and healthcare. And this obstacle continues to hinder the pathway to a profound change in the behavior pattern towards a healthy life. The availability of knowledge, expertise or information is not the problem here but the real issue is how this is being dispensed to the community. This international conference, is an earnest interdisciplinary effort that will collate professionals from Media, Medical, Public Health, NGOs and others working in the area of health with communication specialists to make an effort to bridge the existing gap.

Women, Sports and Media : Health Communication, 2018
The theme Interdisciplinary International Conference organized by School of Communication on  


in the areas of

Women, Media and Sports, will focus its attention on but not restricted to
 the following:
1.       Healthcare Communication
2.       Women,  Media and Health
3.       Women, Sports and Health
4.       Women, Sports and Media
5.       Women Health and  Communication Patter
6.       Reproductive Health Communication among Women
7.       Promotion of Reproductive Health Awareness
8.       Health & social media
9.       Communication, Media and Menstrual Communication

Interested academicians, research scholars and students from both the media & communication as well as healthcare, community health & public health may mail their abstracts of around 300-500 words to .

Date of abstract acceptance: 15th  January 2018.  

Deadline for full paper:          28th Feb 2018
Guidelines for Paper Submission:
•              Font: Times New Roman
•              Font size: 12
•              Spacing: Double-spaced
•              Word-Count: 5000-8000
•              Format: APA style

Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha
Ph: +91 9620397265
Early Bird Fee
Academician/ Research Scholar
Rs. 1,500
(till 24th Jan 2018)
Rs. 2,000

Rs. 1000
( till 24th Jan 2018)
Rs 1500

The registration fee for the colloquium may be transferred through DD/Cheque in favour of ‘Manipal University, A/c No.: ..............................................
For online registration, payment & other event updates one may refer to the following Web-link: ..............................................

Chief Patron
Dr. M Ramdas Pai, Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Dr.H S Ballal, Pro  Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Chairperson: Dr. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Organizing Secretary: Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha, Professor, School of Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Advisory Committee:
Dr. Sudharshan Ballal, Chairman – MHEPL,Dr.Padmarani, Joint Director & Professor, School of Communication
DR. Murlidhar Pai, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, KMC, Manipal
Dr. Annamma Kurian, Professor and President, Hemophilia Society, Udupi DistrictDr. Binod Agrawal,  Senior Professor,  Former Director, MICA, Ahemadabad

Special Invitees
Key Note Address : Dr.Srinivas Melkote, Author and Professor, Bowling Green University, Ohio State,USA
Special  Invitees : Dr. Kiran Prasad, Professor,  Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati, India
                              Dr. Subhadra Menon,  Director, Health Communication & Adjunct AdditionalProfessor at Public Health Foundation of India - ‎The Public Health Foundation of India.
                          Dr. Balasubramanya,(Retd) Professor, Karnatak University, Dharwad
Scientific Committee:
Dr. H S Shubha, Associate Professor, School of Communication
Dr. Deeksha Pandey, Associate Professor, KMC, Manipal,

Technical Committee
Mr. Padma Kumar, Assistant Professor& Head of Corporate Management, School of Communication,
Ms. Manjula .V, Assistant Professor, School of Communication
Mr. Balaji A C, Assistant Professor & Head,  School of Communication

School of Communication
Manipal Academy of Higher Education ( Manipal University)
Udayavani Road, Press Corner,
Manipal – 576104, Karnataka, India.
Phone: +91-0820-2571901/ 03
Dr. Nandini L @ 9620397265

Fax: +91-0820-2571902