Dr Somnath Batabyal
MA (SOAS), PhD (SOAS)
Lecturer in Media and Development
- Dr Somnath Batabyal
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South Asia with a focus on India; transnational news spheres with a special focus on India; Development discourses in India and its articulation in mainstream and alternate news forums; environmental politics.
- Dissertation MA Media and Development
- Emerging digital cultures in Asia and Africa - Theory and Practice
- Studies in Media, Information Communication Technologies and Development
- Theoretical Issues in Global Digital Cultures
- Theoretical and Contemporary Issues in Media, Information Communication Technologies and Development
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- South Asia
Batabyal, Somnath (2012) Making News In India: Star News and Star Ananda. New Delhi; London: Routledge.
Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meenu and Pohjonen, Matti, eds. (2011) Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. New Delhi; London: Routledge.
Batabyal, Somnath (2011) 'Editorial, Where are Thou?' In: Batabyal, Somnath and Chowdhry, Angad and Gaur, Meenu and Pohjonen, Matti, (eds.), Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change. New Delhi, London: Routledge.
Batabyal, Somnath (2010) 'New Delhi's Times: Creating a Myth for a City.' In: Chaturvedi, Bharati, (ed.), Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in a Megacity. New Delhi: Penguin.
Batabyal, Somnath (2008) 'Journalism, news content and Objectivity: A re-appraisal.' In: Creative Writing, A Beginner’s Manual. New Delhi: Pearsons, pp. 200-203.
Batabyal, Somnath (2005) 'For God’s Sake, Be Objective.' In: Sarai Reader 5, Bare Acts. New Delhi: Sarai, pp. 472-480.
Batabyal, Somnath (2012) 'The story of Nandigram.' Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 26 (2). pp. 261-273.
Batabyal, Somnath (2010) 'Constructing an audience: news television practices in India.' Contemporary South Asia, 18 (4). pp. 387-399.
Batabyal, Somnath (2007) 'Dilemmas of ethnographic research: The practitioner/academic quandary.' Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN .