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dr. uma shankar pandey

Media Educator Researcher

I am an Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, based in Kolkata, India. Teaching since 2002. 



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Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey, is Associate Professor  and Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Surendranath College for Women (University of Calcutta), Kolkata, India (since September 2002). He completed his Masters and PhD. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

 He is a Ph.D. Supervisor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calcutta.

He is the first India Ambassador of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) the pre-eminent global association for media and communication research.

He is the Editor of Scopus-indexed journal Media Watch. He is a part of the Research team at the Global Risk Journalism Hub and The Worlds of Journalism projects.

He completed the Study of the United States Institute Programme organized by the United States Department of State, conducted at the Ohio University USA in July-August 2015.

Dr. Pandey is a Member Board of Studies at a number of Indian Universities. He has presented papers at a number of International conferences including IAMCR, ICA and AEJMC conferences. An Editorial Board Member of a number of International Journals, he has published over 25 papers in refereed journals and has authored four books. Before joining academics he was a senior journalist with The Asian Age, Kolkata.

He was awarded the Best Media Educator of India Award by the Business World in November 2018.

He has conducted training programmes and workshops for corporate communicators, teachers, journalists and students at different parts of the country on themes including Data Journalism, Conversational Intelligence, Big Data, Media Literacy, Social Media Analytics, Creative Commons, Journalists’ Job Satisfaction, Framing of Election news etc.

Research interests include Data Journalism, Social Network Analysis, Framing of election news, media credibility, journalistic role perceptions. He is also a visiting Faculty at a number of National and International universities and institutes.

He works on SPSS, R, Python, NodeXL, OpenShot, Scribus, GIMP, InDesign, Premiere Pro, QuarkXPress and WordPress.

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