Professor Daya Thussu

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I am Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of the India Media Centre, the world's first academic centre dedicated to the study of media in India and its globalizing tendencies. I have published extensively in the field of global media and communication.

My International Communication - Continuity and Change (Arnold: London and Oxford University Press: New York, 2000, second edition published in 2006) 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 published in 2004. I am currently finishing the third edition of this book. My latest publication is Communicating India's Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood (the first book-length study of India's soft power), published in 2013 by Palgrave/Macmillan in their Global Public Diplomacy Series. I am author or editor of 16 books, among my publications are International Communication, a four volume set published by Sage in 2012 as part of their Benchmarks in Communication Series. International Communication: A Reader and Internationalizing Media Studies; News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment (Sage, London, 2008), the first book-length study of the globalization of the infotainment phenomenon; Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow (2007, Routledge, London); Electronic Empires - Global Media and Local Resistance (Arnold: London and Oxford University Press: New York, 1998); War and the Media, Reporting Conflict 24/7, co-edited with Des Freedman (Sage, London, 2003); Contra-Flow in Global News: International and Regional News Exchange Mechanisms (John Libbey, in association with UNESCO, 1992), co-authored with Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Ideologies of the Internet (New Jersey: Hampton Press, 2006), co-edited with Katharine Sarikakis. I have a PhD in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before joining the University of Westminster, and was Course Leader for the MA in Transnational Communication and Global Media at Goldsmiths, University of London. I am the founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication and editor for a book series for Routledge called Internationalizing Media Studies and Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies.

I have 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. I have also been a Visiting Research Fellow (on a Commonwealth Fellowship) at the Open University.

I teach mainly on transnational aspects of media and communications, including leading on an MA programme in Global Media.

For 12 years, I was an elected member of International Council of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and was on the international advisory committee of Asian Media and Information Centre (AMIC).

I was a panel member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for journalism and has been an external advisor on professorial appointment panels and evaluator for research project proposals for, among others, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Arts and Humanities Research Council; the Leverhulme Trust; the British Academy; the British Council; the Fullbright Commission; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the National Research Foundation of South Africa; de l'Institut Universitaire de France and Ireland's Research Council. I have been a consultant for UNESCO and for UNDP. I am on the editorial boards of Global Media Journal, Media Asia, Javnost (The Public), Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies; Pacific Journalism Review and foundational editorial board member of Communication, Culture & Critique; Journal of African Media Studies and Middle East Journal of Communication and Culture; Asian Journal of Communication; Middle East Journal of Communication and Culture; adComunica (Spain); InMedia (France).

I have been an external examiner for MA in International Communication at the University of Leeds, Nottingham Trent University and Coventry University as well as for BA in Communication Studies at the University of Malta and University of Mauritius. I have been external supervisor to Fellows at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University. I have been a Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki; University of Ljubiana and at the Institut Français de Presse in Paris. Current research interests include: Globalization and its impact on media cultures, particularly in the South Political economy of international communication Global news flow Internationalizing media studies Cultural diplomacy and soft power Media and mediated culture in India and among South Asian diaspora.

2019

The Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication (2019)
Thussu, D.K. 2019. The Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication. London Routledge.

2016

Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood (2016)
Thussu, D.K. 2016. Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood. New Delhi: Sage India.
Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood (2016)
Thussu, D.K. 2016. Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood. New Delhi: Sage India.

2015

Mapping BRICS Media (2015)
Thussu, D.K. and Nordentstreng, K. (ed.) 2015. Mapping BRICS Media. London Routledge.

2013

Communicating India's soft power: Buddha to Bollywood (2013)
Thussu, D.K. 2013. Communicating India's soft power: Buddha to Bollywood. New York Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

Media and terrorism: global perspectives (2012)
Freedman, D. and Thussu, D.K. (ed.) 2012. Media and terrorism: global perspectives. Sage.

2010

International communication: a reader (2010)
Thussu, D.K. (ed.) 2010. International communication: a reader. London Routledge.

2009

Internationalizing media studies (2009)
Thussu, D.K. (ed.) 2009. Internationalizing media studies. Abingdon Routledge.

2007

News as entertainment: the rise of global infotainment (2007)
Thussu, D.K. 2007. News as entertainment: the rise of global infotainment. London, UK Sage.

2006

Media on the move: global flow and contra-flow (2006)
Thussu, D.K. (ed.) 2006. Media on the move: global flow and contra-flow. London, UK Routledge.

2016

The soft power of popular cinema: the case of India (2016)
Thussu, D.K. 2016. The soft power of popular cinema: the case of India. Journal of Political Power. 9 (3), pp. 415-429.
The soft power of popular cinema: the case of India (2016)
Thussu, D.K. 2016. The soft power of popular cinema: the case of India. Journal of Political Power. 9 (3), pp. 415-429.

2015

Reinventing ‘Many Voices’: MacBride and a Digital New World Information and Communication Order (2015)
Thussu, D.K. 2015. Reinventing ‘Many Voices’: MacBride and a Digital New World Information and Communication Order. Javnost - The Public (Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture). 22 (3), pp. 252-263.

2014

De-Americanizing Soft Power Discourse? (2014)
Thussu, D.K. 2014. De-Americanizing Soft Power Discourse? CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy. 2014 (2), pp. 5-25.

2013

De-Americanizing media studies and the rise of ‘Chindia’ (2013)
Thussu, D.K. 2013. De-Americanizing media studies and the rise of ‘Chindia’. Javnost / The Public. 20 (4), pp. 31-44.

2012

A million media now! The rise of India on the global scene (2012)
Thussu, D.K. 2012. A million media now! The rise of India on the global scene. The Round Table: the commonwealth journal of international affairs. 101 (5), pp. 435-446.

2007

The 'Murdochization' of news? The case of star TV in India (2007)
Thussu, D.K. 2007. The 'Murdochization' of news? The case of star TV in India. Media, Culture & Society. 29 (4), pp. 593-611.

2005

From MacBride to Murdoch: the marketisation of global communication (2005)
Thussu, D.K. 2005. From MacBride to Murdoch: the marketisation of global communication. Javnost / The Public. 12 (3), pp. 47-60.

2002

Managing the media in an era of round-the-clock news: notes from India's first tele-war (2002)
Thussu, D.K. 2002. Managing the media in an era of round-the-clock news: notes from India's first tele-war. Journalism Studies. 3 (2), pp. 203-212.
International communication in the era of globalization (2002)
Thussu, D.K. 2002. International communication in the era of globalization. Chinese Journal of Media Studies. 1 (1), pp. 67-88.

2016

La voix des pays du Sud? Les informations televisees en Inde (The Voice of the Global South? TV News From India) (2016)
Thussu, D.K. 2016. La voix des pays du Sud? Les informations televisees en Inde (The Voice of the Global South? TV News From India). in: Koch, O. and Mattelart, T. (ed.) Geopolitique des televisions transnationales d’information Paris Mare & Martin. pp. 227-246
Where Infotainment Rules: TV News from India (2016)
Thussu, D.K. 2016. Where Infotainment Rules: TV News from India. in: Cushion, S. and Sambrook, R. (ed.) The Rise of 24-hour News Television: Global Perspectives New York Peter Lang. pp. 295-306
The Scramble for Asian Soft Power in Africa (2016)
Thussu, D.K. 2016. The Scramble for Asian Soft Power in Africa . in: Zhang, X., Wasserman, H. and Mano, W. (ed.) China’s Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perceptions Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 33-45

2015

Digital BRICS: Building a NWICO 2.0? (2015)
Thussu, D.K. 2015. Digital BRICS: Building a NWICO 2.0? in: Nordenstreng, K. and Thussu, D.K. (ed.) Mapping BRICS Media London Routledge. pp. 242-263
Introduction: Contextualizing the BRICS Media (2015)
Thussu, D.K. and Nordenstreng, K. 2015. Introduction: Contextualizing the BRICS Media. in: Nordenstreng, K. and Thussu, D.K. (ed.) Mapping BRICS Media London Routledge. pp. 1-22

2014

Television news and an Indian infotainment sphere (2014)
Thussu, D.K. 2014. Television news and an Indian infotainment sphere. in: Sen, B. and Roy, A. (ed.) Channeling Cultures: Fifty Years of Television in India New Delhi Oxford University Press. pp. 129-141

2012

South Asia and the frontline of the 'War on terror' (2012)
Thussu, D.K. 2012. South Asia and the frontline of the 'War on terror'. in: Freedman, D. and Thussu, D.K. (ed.) Media and terrorism: global perspectives Sage. pp. 167-183
India and a new cartography of global communication (2012)
Thussu, D.K. 2012. India and a new cartography of global communication. in: Volkmer, I. (ed.) Handbook of global media research Wiley.

2011

Infotainment Inc.: the ascent of a global ideology (2011)
Thussu, D.K. 2011. Infotainment Inc.: the ascent of a global ideology. in: Papathanassopoulos, S. (ed.) Media perspectives in the 21st century: concepts, topics and issues Abingdon Routledge. pp. 68-82

2010

The business of 'Bollywoodized' journalism (2010)
Thussu, D.K. 2010. The business of 'Bollywoodized' journalism. in: Levy, D. and Nielsen, R. (ed.) The changing business of journalism and its implications for democracy Oxford Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.
Television news in the era of global infotainment (2010)
Thussu, D.K. 2010. Television news in the era of global infotainment. in: Allan, S. (ed.) Routledge companion to news and journalism Abingdon Routledge. pp. 362-373
The 'Bollywoodization' of Indian TV news (2010)
Thussu, D.K. 2010. The 'Bollywoodization' of Indian TV news. in: Gripsrud, J. (ed.) Relocating television London Routledge.

2009

Why internationalize media studies and how? (2009)
Thussu, D.K. 2009. Why internationalize media studies and how? in: Thussu, D.K. (ed.) Internationalizing media studies Abingdon Routledge. pp. 13-31

2008

Globalization and Bollywood: the hype and the hope (2008)
Thussu, D.K. 2008. Globalization and Bollywood: the hype and the hope. in: Kavoori, A.P. and Punathambeker, A. (ed.) Global Bollywood New York New York University Press. pp. 97-116

2006

Mapping global flow and contra-flow (2006)
Thussu, D.K. 2006. Mapping global flow and contra-flow. in: Thussu, D.K. (ed.) Media on the move: global flow and contra-flow London, UK Routledge.

2005

Selling neo-imporialism, television and US public democracy (2005)
Thussu, D.K. 2005. Selling neo-imporialism, television and US public democracy. in: Curran, J. and Gurevitch, M. (ed.) Mass media and society. 4th edition London, UK Hodder Arnold. pp. 271-284

2003

Live TV and bloodless deaths: war, infotainment and 24/7 news (2003)
Thussu, D.K. 2003. Live TV and bloodless deaths: war, infotainment and 24/7 news. in: Thussu, D.K. and Freedman, D. (ed.) War and the media: reporting conflict 24/7 London, UK Sage. pp. 117-132

2001

Privatizing Intelsat: implications for the global south (2001)
Thussu, D.K. 2001. Privatizing Intelsat: implications for the global south. in: Raboy, M. (ed.) Global media policy in the new millennium Luton, UK University of Luton Press.

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