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Savyasaachi Jain is the Programme Director for the Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, a two-year degree which is offered as a joint degree with Aarhus University, Denmark. He teaches a variety of postgraduate and undergraduate modules, bringing to his teaching extensive experience as a media practitioner, documentary filmmaker and international journalism trainer. His research interests lie in the areas of journalism, media ethics, political economy of the media, journalism pedagogy and international media systems. He trains journalists in several countries on behalf of organisations such as the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, UNDP, UNESCO and UNICEF.

Areas of Expertise

  • International journalism
  • Online journalism
  • Journalism ethics and standards
  • Conflict reporting
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Indian media
  • Public service broadcasting
  • Journalism skills

Publications

  1. India: Multiple Media Explosions. In Kaarle Nordenstreng and Daya Kishan Thussu (Ed.), Mapping BRICS Media. (pp. 145-165). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Games and Feints as Pedagogy: Using Game Theory and Reverse Logic to Teach Conflict Reporting. Journalism Education 2(1), 10-27.
  3. Investigative Journalism: A Handbook for Asia-Pacific Broadcasters. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union & Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.
  4. & Broadcasting Science. Kuala Lumpur: UNESCO and Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development.
  5. One Crossing, Many Journeys. In Crossing Borders: Post 1980 Subcontinental Writing in English. Jaipur, India: Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies and Rawat Publishers.

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Teaching

  • MS-309 Online Journalism

    This module offers a comprehensive guide to the practices, techniques and skills used in the research, development and production of journalism in an online environment. It aims to increase both students¿ employability and their self-employability by showing them how to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities offered by online journalism.

  • MSXM17 Social Science Research Methods for Journalists (Denmark)

  • MSXM18 Researching Journalism (Denmark)

  • MSXM19 Analytical Journalism (Denmark)

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2004 Present International Journalism Trainer Various international, intergovernmental and UN organisations
1986 Present Documentary Filmmaker, TV current affairs producer, Journalist Various organisations
2004 2010 EU Project Editor/ India Projects Coordinator The Thomson Foundation (international media development and training)
2004 2010 Asia Projects Coordinator The Thomson Foundation (international media development and training)

Research Groups

  • BRICS media project

    International study of the media in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa