Faculty Details

Sunetra Sen Narayan

Sunetra Sen Narayan, Ph.D sunetran@gmail.com

Sunetra Sen Narayan, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Mass Communications where she is currently Head of the Department of Publications.  She has served as the Head of the Diploma Course in Development Journalism from January 2004 to July 2013.  She teaches courses in Development Journalism, International Communications and New Media.  She studied economics from Delhi University and was awarded the Masters in Telecommunications Studies and Doctorate in Mass Communications from the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

She is the author of Globalisation and Television: a Study of the Indian Experience 1990-2010 (December 2013) Oxford University Press, New Delhi. She is the Co-editor of the recent book India Connected; Mapping the Impact of New Media (October 2016) Sage Publications: New Delhi.  Her work has been published in a number of scholarly journals and reference works including Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, The Asian Journal, Communicator, Globalization, Encyclopedia of Trade Labor and Politics, The E-PG Pathshala  Open  Resource and others.

Dr. Narayan has been the Editor of the peer-reviewed scholarly journal Communicator  (ISSN: 0588-8093) which is the oldest communications related journal published  from India, for the period from June 2008- January 2016. 

Dr. Narayan has taught in and conducted several international training workshops for journalists and students with collaborations such as the Pennsylvania State University, USA, the BBC World Service Trust, Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, and others at New Delhi and Kolkata and the Sri Lanka College of Journalism at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Academic Books, Papers and Publications


India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media. Book edited by Sunetra Sen Narayan and Shalini Narayanan. (2016)  Sage Publications: New Delhi. ISBN: 9789385985027.

Globalization and Television: A Study of the Indian Experience 1990-2010.   November (2013). Book authored by Sunetra Sen Narayan, published by  Oxford University Press : New Delhi, India. ISBN -13: 9780198092360/9780198092360.

Book Chapters

Media, Communication and Sustainable Development: a Study of Information Communication Technologies in Rural India. Chapter in Media, Communication and Sustainable Development Eds. Vikas Kumar and Pawan Gupta (2016) published by Society for Education and Research Development : Noida. ISBN : 978- 1-943438-84-6.

Overview of New Media in India. Chapter co-authored by Sunetra Sen Narayan and Shalini Narayanan for the book “Connected Country: New Media in India”. Book edited by Sunetra Sen Narayan and Shalini Narayanan. (2016)  Sage Publications: New Delhi.

Transportation and Communication, Chapter in Globalization, Encyclopedia of Trade Labor, and Politics, (edited by Ashish Vaidya), 2006, co-authored with R. Badri Narayan, Volume I, Part One, pp 301-309, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA.


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