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Adjunct Faculty

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A.S. Paneerselvam, Fellow

Centre for Study in Public Sphere, Roja Muthiah Research Library; Former Readers’ Editor, The Hindu

A.S. Panneerselvan is the fellow at Roja Muthiah Research Library and head of its Centre for Study in Public Sphere. He was the Readers' Editor of The Hindu, an independent internal news ombudsman functioning with clearly formulated Terms of Reference for nearly a decade. Apart from being a regular columnist, he is also a journalism teacher and is an adjunct faculty of the prestigious Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

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Andrew Whitehead

former Editor, BBC World Service News & Professor at the University of Nottingham and King’s College, University of London

Andrew Whitehead had a long career with BBC News during which he spent five years as BBC India correspondent and a long period as the Editor, BBC World Service News. He is now an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham in the UK and a widely published historian. His books include The Lives of Freda, the biography of an English woman who became an Indian freedom fighter. In 2021, he chaired the jury which decided the ACJ awards for investigative journalism and for social impact journalism.

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Deepika Arun

Audio Producer and Podcaster

Deepika Arun is the founder of the award-winning Kadhai Osai podcast and leading Tamil audio book narrator/podcaster. With over 100 narrated titles and a key role in building Storytel's Tamil catalog, she is currently working on 6 podcasts. Her work spans directing Spotify's thriller podcast to educating future podcasters, solidifying her status as a pioneering figure in the podcasting industry.

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Desikan Krishnan

Former Photo Editor, The Hindu

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Geeta Ramaseshan

Lawyer and legal scholar

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Gowhar Geelani


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Gowri Ramnarayan

Musician, Playwright, Journalist and translator
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Jayalakshmi Shreedhar

Senior Health Media Advisor, Inter News

Dr. Jaya Shreedhar is a medical doctor and an award-winning health journalist, whose area of interest is public health journalism with a focus on human rights and health governance. Dr. Shreedhar is also an Adjunct Professor, Health Journalism at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India. Formerly a Special Health Correspondent for Frontline Magazine at The Hindu, she is Senior Health Media Advisor for Inter News and a WHO consultant.

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K. Nagaraj

Development Economist

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K.C. Vijaya Kumar

Sports Editor, The Hindu

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Kavita Chowdhury

Independent Journalist and Commentator: writing on development, politics, women’s issues, and the arts.

Kavita Chowdhury is an independent journalist and commentator on development, women rights, gender justice and politics. With over two decades of experience working for several national news publications including The Indian Express and Business Standard; she teaches young journalists why and how gender perspectives are imperative when covering general issues. She also enjoys writing on art, popular culture and travel.

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Manoj Joshi

Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

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Nicholas Nugent

Trainer and Consultant on Journalism and Broadcasting

Was correspondent, producer and editor at the BBC specialising in South Asia. Now teaches broadcast journalism with a focus on reporting and presenting the news. Has written an authoritative biography of Rajiv Gandhi and (forthcoming from the British Library) The Spice Ports, a history of the trade in spices.

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Nikhil Kanekal

Head of Subscriber experience at Mint

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Nilita Vachani

an internationally awarded filmmaker and writer, an adjunct professor at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

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P. Sainath

Founder Editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India and former Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu

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Padma Venkataraman

Theatre Person & Academician; Associate Professor in English (Retd), Stella Maris College

Dr. V. Padma, a.k.a A.Mangai, is a retired Professor in English from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has been actively engaged in Tamil theatre as an actor, Director and Playwright for close to four decades. She hopes that her academic, activist and artistic selves can find a vibrant intersection.

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Ravikiran Rangaswamy

Photographer & Writer

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R. Nagendran

Professor of Environmental Science & Engineering and Enviro-legal consultant

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R. Ramanujam

Professor at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

R Ramanujam is a researcher in mathematical logic and its applications in computer science. He has been active in science communication for many years, and is editor of Thulir, a monthly children's science magazine in Tamil.

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S. Anandhi

Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies

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Sasi Menon

Consultant Designer, Times of India, Chennai

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Shubashree Desikan

Associate Editor, IIT Madras, Shaastra Magazine

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Stanly Johny

International Affairs Editor, The Hindu

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Sudha Ramachandran

South Asia Editor at the Diplomat

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Uma Vangal

Dean, Research, Academics and Networking International Institute of Film and Culture, Chennai

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V. Ramanarayan

Journalist, Writer and translator

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V. Ravichandran

Chartered Accountant and Financial Consultant

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Venkatesh Athreya

Professor of Economics (Retd.), Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli

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Vignesh Radhakrishan

Principal Correspondent (data) of The Hindu

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Pankaj Saxena

Film Maker, Broadcast Media Consultant, Cinema Academic and Writer