Saturday, 17 September 2011

Mumabi seminar's date for full paper: October 15, 2011

Good news for those who have not been able to catch the deadline for submission of abstract for the seminar being organised by Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai. Ms.Meenakshi Upadhyay, the coordinator of the conference, has sent the following announcement:
As we have received an overwhelming response to our national seminar "Media, Literature and Language" on November 11th -13th, 2011 to be held at the University of Mumbai, Kalina Campus, we have decided to extend the dates to those who missed the abstract submission date. Now you can submit an entire paper by October 15 which would be subject to peer review before notification of acceptance for presentation at the seminar. Themes remain the same as mentioned earlier.
Visit for details.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Asia Journalism Fellowship 2012 opens for applications

AMIC Newsletter has the following announcement: Pl pass on to your friends and colleagues in journalism

Asia Journalism Fellowship 2012 opens for applications
The fourth round of the Asia Journalism Fellowship will run from 27 February to 18 May 2012. The programme is accepting applications until 14 October 2011 from accomplished mid-career journalists.

The annual programme is an initiative of Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. It brings journalists from across Asia to NTU's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for three months.

Away from the deadline pressures of their jobs, Fellows pursue their intellectual interests in one of Asia's leading universities. The semi-structured programme is designed to sharpen professional skills and deepen understanding of trends in media and communication at a time of rapid and sweeping change.

It also provides access to key newsmakers in Singapore's public sector, business community and civil society, offering insights into the challenges faced by one of Asia's most cosmopolitan hub cities.

Applicants should have five years of experience and the potential to make a difference in their profession and their home country on their return. Journalists working in any news medium – newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the web – can apply. The programme is in English, but welcomes journalists from local-language media. Visit for details on how to apply or email if you have queries.

Utility of the Mediasceneinindia blog

I had sent a mail recently to request all those whom I had been sending this blog to let me know if I should delete their e-mail address from my contact list. There are over 800 of them. Nobody asked me delete his/her name. Some insisted that I should continue to keep them informed about the Media Scene in India.
Very often communication teachers, when they meet me, say that they get to know through this blog, details about conferences, seminars, and workshops organised by media schools. Only last week, I met two vice chancellors, professors, researcher scholars, and senior journalists. They too asked me to keep it up.

I feel happy when mails like this reach me unexpectedly:
I want to express my thanks to you for sending me very important mails. As a research student the information is valuable for me. Thus I connect with the research activities of various universities. Your expertise and kindness as a mentor is  invaluable.  I can now look forward to my future.Thank you so much for your professional and effective help.
I have sent my abstract entitled "Media Convergence Energizing the Worldwide Integrated Ethical Frame for Communication".  [Under proposed Theme: Ethics in Diversified Communication]. I inspired [& dare too] to  send the same only because 'Guru' like you. Thank you so much.

Apologize for the delay to reply. I value our professional relationship. This will never happen again.

Trupti Vilas Diggikar
Research student,
Mass Communication & Journalism,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

I request all of you, particulars heads of media schools and organisers of various activities to mail me the details well in advance so that research students and faculty everywhere can be benefited. 


Kiran Thakur

Monday, 12 September 2011

Revised Dates of Abstract and full paper for the Bhopal conference

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International Conference on Diversity & Plurality in Media - Reflections of Society, being organised by the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal.

Prof Devesh Kishore informs us that the dates for sending the abstract has been extended to October 15th and full paper to Nov. 30, 2011, due to number of holidays coming in between.
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Dates of the conference: 27th and 28th December, 2011. For details, visit :

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Veteran journalist Nanduri Rammohan Rao is no more

Vijaywada- Veteran journalist Nanduri Rammohan Rao, former editor of Andhra Jyothi , passed away   in a city hospital here on September two due to multi-organ failure and brain arrest. The end came at around 7.30 p.m. after prolonged illness.
Aged 84, Mr. Rammohan Rao is survived by wife, three daughters and two sons. He was admitted to hospital on August 18 . He had the distinction of having nearly five decades of outstanding service in the field of vernacular journalism ever since he first joined Andhra Pathrika in 1948.
Born on April 24, 1927, at Aarugolanu village in Bapulapadu mandal in Krishna district, Rammohan Rao studied at Nuzvid and Bandar. He was known for his translated books of Mark Twain and Robert Stevenson. He worked for Andhra Pathrika from 1948 to 1960 after which he joined as the associate editor of Andhra Jyothi in 1960. In 1976 he succeeded Narla Venkateswara Rao as the editor and retired in 1994. Mr. Rammohan Rao authored Viswa Darsini book. His translations of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Raju Peda and Treasure Island are still popular among readers. These translations were first published during 1950-`51 in the Andhra Pathrika weekly.
(Source: UNI)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

IGNOUs Media Schools to develop pool of faculty resourses for Master's and PhD programme

Prof Subhash Dhulia, the Director of the School of Journalism and New Media Studies has announced the following:

We the IGNOUs School of Journalism & New Media Studies are in the process to launch new programmes and activities. As you might be aware IGNOU, initially was a Distance Mode University, has now become dual Mode University. We are conducting two full-time M.A. programmes and also have introduced Ph.D. programme.
We are in the process of developing a pool of faculty resources in different areas of journalism and communication whom we will be associating as experts in our various activities, such as, guest faculty, development of study material, paper setting, evaluation of answer scripts etc. 
This is to request you to circulate the information to all concerned. Interested resource persons may kindly email their brief CV (with contact details) indicating area of specialization/interest to me at:
Thanking you,
Subhash Dhuliya 
PS: I have recently taken over as Director of the School of Journalism & New Media Studies