Dr. Saima Saeed, Professor at the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance in Jamia Millia Islamia has been selected to serve on the Board of one of the world’s leading communication journal, Media Culture & Society published by Sage Publications.
In a letter to Dr Saeed from King’s College, University of London, the Chair of the Board of the international journal Media Culture & Society asked her to take the position of one of its international Corresponding Editors.
“Your work and expertise has been identified by Editors as particularly valuable to the journal. The role of a Corresponding Editor with Media Culture & Society is an honorary position usually held for 4 years,” the letter said.
The only Indian among the 29 International Corresponding Editors from across the globe, her role will include suggesting topics of interest that may arise from her particular specialism; by providing international connections and by acting as an advocate for the Journal.
Media, Culture & Society provides a major peer-reviewed, international forum for research and discussion on the media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts. It engages with a wide range of issues in cultural and social analysis. It champions research on substantive topics and critique and innovation in theory and method.
Dr. Saeed has a diverse work experience spanning across media industry, media teaching and research. An alumnus of Jamia’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre and Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, she completed her doctoral studies from the Department of Social Work, Jamia on the role of television in ushering in, catalyzing and sustaining social development.
She joined the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia, as part of its founding team and has been with it ever since. Her research interests include news and television studies, media and democracy, political communication, media and minorities and election studies.
She is the author of the book Screening the Public Sphere: Media and Democracy in India (2013) published by Routledge. She has also contributed research articles to various international and national journals including Journalism Studies, Development in Practice and Economic and Political Weekly. She is project director of prestigious research projects by ICSSR and UGC and also the project co-coordinator of UGC – Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Areas (CPEPA).