Another noted speaker from the international media arena to address at our symposium will be Dr Daya Kishan Thussu , Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of India Media Centre, University of Westminster, teaches mainly the transnational aspects of media and communications.
Dr Thussu has published extensively in the field of global media and communication. His International Communication - Continuity and Change has already established itself as a key text in the field of global communication, adopted for courses in universities around the world. A Chinese and a Korean edition of this book were also published in 2004.
His latest publications are the edited collections International Communication: A Reader and Internationalizing Media Studies, while his last authored work is News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment , the first book-length study of the globalization of the infotainment phenomenon.
Dr Thussu has a PhD in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining the University of Westminster, he was the Course Leader for the MA in Transnational Communication and Global Media at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was a Senior Lecturer in Mass Communications at University of North London and prior to that, at Coventry University, specialising in International Journalism and Transnational Media and Communication.Dr Thussu is the founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication and editor for a new book series for Routledge called Internationalizing Media Studies. He has over ten years’ experience in journalism, having worked at the Press Trust of India, India’s national news agency for five years, and as Associate Editor of Gemini News Service, a London-based international news agency with a particular interest in the developing world. Dr Thussu has also been a Visiting Research Fellow (on a Commonwealth Fellowship) at the Open University.