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Ph.D. - Communication Studies | Savitribai Phule Pune University - Pune

Prof. Kiran Thakur
Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune; BSC Mass Communication and Journalism
Adjunct Faculty – Journalism

Prof.Kiran Thakur is currently an Adjunct Faculty at FLAME University.

He has worked as a professional journalist for over three decades as a sub-editor in a Pune daily (1969-70), and as correspondent of United News of India (1971-87), The Indian Post (1987-90) and (The Observer of Business and Politics).

He shifted to academics in year 2001 to be Professor and Head, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Pune. He has studied web editions of Indian Newspapers for his doctoral thesis and later as a project funded by the University Grants Commission. After retirement in year 2007, he joined the Mudra Institute of Communications Research, Ahmadabad, and Gujarat, in Western India, where he completed three projects in a year. These related to viewer ship of a religious TV channel, Internet for election campaigns, and Use of features of mobile handsets.

Publication Remarks
Paper - UGC-funded Major Research Project on "Language of English Newspapers in India Data collection completed" Currently, editing to convert it into a book -By November 2014
Paper - Readability and ease of translation of News Agency stories from English to Marathi February 22,2014
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Working Paper - Websites of Political Parties during the election period April 2014
Referee for Sage Open Scholar One [Communication & Journalism]  
Monograph - Websites of State Universities in Maharashtra "A study of Attributes & Attitudes towards content and response To be published in April 2014 [FLAME]
Book - Handbook on Print Journalism To be published in March 2014 [Makhanlal Chaturvedi Journalism Uni-Bhopal]