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Advisory Board

Franklyn James

A strategic planner and principal architect of the success of The Times of India’s penetration and dominance in South India, Franklyn James was Vice President for Results and Market Development (South) for The Times Group, with close to 30 years of experience at the broadsheet. He has executed the launch of every edition of The Times of India and the Economic Times in South India, making Bangalore a veritable fortress for the paper and consolidating its lead over every other English daily. He was also a Senior Advisor at The Hindu, and is now Designated Partner, Purrah News Media LLP.

Timothy Franklyn

Timothy Franklyn is an international corporate finance lawyer, having worked in New Delhi, Singapore and Hong Kong at some of the world’s most prestigious law firms. He regularly advises governments, corporations and global investment banks on international capital markets transactions, including sovereign debt offerings, high yield bond offerings, initial public offerings and private placements. He has published several articles in The Financial Times as well as in the Indian Business Law Journal. He graduated from the London School of Economics with an LL.M in International Business Laws. He currently serves as Chairman of National School of Journalism, Bangalore (NSoJ) which was established to produce journalists who care deeply about justice and democracy in India. Timothy also delivers the Journalistic Ethics course at NSoJ.

Dr. Devleena Ghosh

Devleena Ghosh is an associate professor in the Faculty of Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and is part of the Social Inquiry Program at UTS. She is a core member of the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, Member of the South Asian Studies Association, the Asian Studies Association of Australia and the Australian Historical Association. She serves at the helm of The Asian Studies Review as its regional editor and is the also the director of UTS' Indian Ocean and the South Asia Research Network. Her areas of expertise are post-colonial, environmental and global studies. She guides and informs social justice related courses at NSoJ.

R.B.U. Shyam Kumar

R.B.U. Shyam Kumar is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Puthiya Thalaimurai Group,producers of Tamil Nadu's leading television news channel, Puthiya Thalaimurai. He played a key role in the successful launch of the channel in 2011. He was also instrumental in the launch of the general television entertainment channel, PudhuYugam, in 2013. Prior to joining the Puthiya Thalaimurai Group, he had a long stint with the Times of India Group.

Raghava KK

Raghava KK is a renowned international artist, creativity expert, and tech entrepreneur, named by CNN as one of 10 most remarkable people (2010). He was inducted into the National Geographic Society as an Emerging Explorer for bringing together Science, Art, and Technology in the field of exploration in 2013. Raghava is also a four time TED speaker. His iPad art book 'Pop-it', launched at TED, re-imagined the role of storytelling in technology and won several awards, including a Kirkus Book Award for best of 2011. His recent publications address the role of creativity in cultural sensitivity and the importance of creativity in child psychological well-being and have been published by Mass General Hospital (Harvard University’s teaching hospital). Raghava advises NSoJ on strategies to prepare our students for new paradigms in visual communication methods.

Dr. Glory Alexander

Dr. Glory Alexander is a medical doctor and a HIV/AIDS specialist, also the director of ASHA Foundation, Bangalore, an NGO she founded in 1998. The organisation provides a range of services in the field of HIV/AIDS that includes awareness, prevention, counseling and testing for HIV, medical care and support, other support, rehabilitation, empowerment of women, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) , adolescent health education in schools, an AIDS Helpline, capacity building, research and advocacy. In 2016, Dr. Glory Alexander was the recipient of the prestigious B. C. Roy Award in the category of outstanding service in the field of Socio-Medical Relief.

Dipti Kumar

Dipti Kumar is an International award winning journalist who started her career in broadcast. She has worked as news anchor, producer and reporter with NDTV Hindu (Chennai), NDTV (USA), Global Citizen (USA), BBC (London), The International Business Times (New York), The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York), The Independent (New York), Inside Edition, CBS (New York), All India Radio (Bengaluru), The Hindu (Bengaluru) and ANI (Bengaluru).Kumar has masters’ degrees in Television Journalism from Goldsmiths College, The University of London and Health and Science Reporting from Stony Brook University, New York. She has travelled on foreign reporting trips to Turkana, Kenya where her report on the dropout rate of girls in education was awarded the 2013 “Outstanding Story on Any Subject by a Student in USA and Canada” by the South Asian Journalists Association. She co-led and mentored a group of journalism students from her alma mater, Stony Brook University on their maiden foreign reporting to Bengaluru, India in 2015 where she taught on digital news production, understanding the local landscapes and adopting best practices for story telling on multimedia platforms. She has also lent her multimedia skills in content writing, voice overs and video production to the corporate work environment.

OUR FACULTY

Simon- Nsoj

M. BABA PRASAD

Director- PG Studies
REPORTING, EDITING AND WRITING SKILLS

Simon- Nsoj

RAMAKRISHNA UPADHYA


PRINT; POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Simon- Nsoj

VEDAM JAISHANKAR


PRINT; SPORTS JOURNALISM

Simon- Nsoj

ASHISH SEN


COMMUNITY RADIO

Simon- Nsoj

RAGHUVIR BADRINATH


BUSINESS JOURNALISM

Simon- Nsoj

BHAGYALAKSHMI KRISHNAMURTHY


TRAVEL JOURNALISM

Simon- Nsoj

VINUSHA KANNAN


HOD, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Simon- Nsoj

POORNIMA PRASAD


DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Simon- Nsoj

VINODH NICHOLAS


HEADOF PRODUCTIONS

Simon- Nsoj

ANTIC SANTOSH


DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Simon- Nsoj

ASHWINI RAMESH


DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM

Simon- Nsoj

SUSHMITHA CHAITHANYA


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Simon- Nsoj

PRATIBA RAMAN


MOBILE JOURNALISM

Simon- Nsoj

SIMON VARGHESE

Principal
CURRENT AFFAIRS, CONTEMPORARY INDIA, CONVERGENCE MEDIA

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GLOBAL ACADEMICS NETWORK

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Dr. Aditya Sondhi

Senior Advocate, High Court of Karnataka

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Krishna Byre Gowda

MLA, Karnataka Legislative Assembly

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Darlington Hector

Managing Editor - YourStory, Former Executive Editor - Financial Express

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Dr. Narendra Pani

National Institute of Advanced Studies

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Rasheed Kappan

Civic Affairs Editor at Deccan Herald, Cartoonist, Graphic Designer and Playback Theater Artist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Swara Bhaskar

Award Winning Bollywood Star, Social Activist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Dr. P Sadanand Maiya

Founder - MTR Foods, Chairman - Maiyas Beverages and Foods

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Piyush Bhattacharya

Expert on Artificial Intelligence

NSoJ Guest Speakers

B V Acharya

Former Advocate General, Special Prosecutor (Disproportionate Assets Case Against Jayalalitha)

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Theodore Baskaran

Film Historian and Wildlife Conservationist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

John Thomas

Veteran Journalist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Brijesh Kalappa

Supreme Court Advocate, Legal Advisor to Karnataka Govt.

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Naresh Narasimhan

Architect

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Vishwanath Srikantaiah

Prominent Water Activist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Col P. Muthanna

Conservation Activist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Francesca Folda

Head of Global Communications at Amani Institute and former Editor-in-Chief of Sky Italia

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Prof. K C Janardhan

Connoisseur of Calligraphy, Author-preneur

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Pratibha Raman

Editor of Asianet Newsable

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Kiran Prakash

Resident Editor - New Indian Express

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Chetan Krishnaswamy

Country Head - Public Policy, Google

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Manoj Kumar

Chief Conservator of Forests

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Yashas Shetty

Artist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Hanumanthaiah

Rajya Sabha MP, Karnataka Congress Spokesman

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Dinesh Gundu Rao

Working President - Karnataka Congress Committee

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Ricky Kej

Grammy Award Winning Musician

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Raghava K K

Internationally Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Five Time TED Speaker, National Geographic Emerging Explorer (2013)

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Prof. S Sadagopan

Founder & Director of III-T Bangalore

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Ashwini N V

Founder-Director, Muktha Foundation

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Anita Nair

Acclaimed Author & Novelist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Anuradha Kedia

Founder & Editor - Better India

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Prof R. Uma Shaanker

Venerated Agriculture Scientist, University of Agricultural Sciences

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Raghu Karnad

Award Winning Journalist, Founder - The Wire

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Rajeev Gowda

Member of Parliament

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Akkai Padmashali

First Transgender To Receive Rajyotsava Award For Work On Sexual Minorities

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Justice Santosh Hegde

Former Lokayukta of Karnataka, Former Judge of Supreme Court

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Journalist, Broadcaster, Filmmaker

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Gopal Shankaranarayan

Secretary - Lodha Committee, Senior Advocate Of The Supreme Court

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Peter Christopher

Founder of Revelation Bay Productions

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Prithviraj Sengupta

Web Psychologist and Researcher working for the development of a SaaS-based Marketing Research offering by AudenceSutra

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Prashant Hebbar

Founder-director of Knobly Consulting

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Aarti Mundkur

Practising Lawyer, Founder Member of the Alternative Law Forum

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Vikram Phadke

Advocate at the Karnataka State Bar Council

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Harish Narasappa

Lawyer, Co-Founder of DAKSH Society India, Co-Founder of ADReS Now

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Samar Halarnkar

Reporter, Columnist, Author, Former Editor of IndiaSpend.org and Factchecker.in

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Dr. Sanyukta Jolly

Professor & Area Head- Organizational Behaviour and HR management, IILM Institute of Higher Education

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Rakesh Vorkady

Co-founder & CEO- Veeville Consulting Pvt. Ltd; former Chief Manager-India Today Group

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Bill Grueskin

Former deputy managing editor Wall Street Journal, editor in chief WSJ.COM, Executive Editor Bloomberg, and Dean Columbia Journalism School

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Dr. Jacob John

Community Medicine at the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Kalyan Varma

Emmy nominated wildlife filmmaker, photographer and conservationist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Rajesh Ramachandran

Editor of The Tribune, Chandigarh

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Nazarius Manoharan

Creative ad director

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Aruna Natarajan

Staff reporter at Citizen Matters, Chennai

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Dr Rajeev Kumaramkandath

Dept. of Sociology, Christ (Deemed to be University)

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Trishna Mohanty

Travel journalist

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Vidisha

Brand Associate, Leo Burnett Orchard, Bangalore

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Chaithanya Gudipathy

Online News Editor, Deccan Herald

NSoJ Guest Speakers

Abhijit Sudharkar

Film director, co-owner of ZigZag Films