May 27, 2014 ,Chandigarh: School of Communication Studies of Panjab University has made history with six research papers of doctorate students being selected at the International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) conference, a prestigious and noted international forum of media researchers.
The researchers from SCS will be representing their alma mater- Panjab University at this international conference, taking place at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, this year from July 15-19. The theme of the conference is `Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice’. Scores of media persons as well as researchers from all over the world are participating in this event. The papers have been selected through a stringent peer review system from amongst nearly 15000 entries received from all over the world. The researchers are Neha Miglani Vadhera, Siddhartha Negi, Sahil Koul and Mukesh Kumar.
The papers range across various aspects of media studies. The titles are `Are Editors in India Good Leaders?’`Investigative Journalism in India: Case studies of prominent journalists’, `Local newspaper, Global Reach: A case study of KhabarLahariya’, `Human Rights of Journalists in Kashmir:An Awareness Assessment Study of the Journalists working in the Urdu Dailies in Kashmir’ and `Quality of Work Life of Media Professionals: An Analysis of English Press Employees in North India’.
The icing on the cake is the announcement of the coveted award cum fellowship in the honour of renowned Mass Communication Professor K.E Eapen on May 26, 2014, which was bagged by Neha Miglani Vadhera. This fellowship has been offered to 15 exceptional researchers from the country. Neha has two papers selected for the conference , one of them with her supervisors Dr Archana R. Singh, from SCS and Dr Sanjeev Sharma, Director UIAMS, PU.
Notably, all the selected research scholars are pursuing their doctorate degree with Dr. Archana R. Singh, faculty member from SCS, who will also be presenting her independent paper at IAMCR conference.