Daya Thussu is a professor of international communications and the founder and codirector of the India Media Centre at the University of Westminster in London. He is the author and editor of 17 books, including his key publications: Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood (Palgrave, 2013), the first book-length study of India’s soft power; Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives (co-edited with Des Freedman; Sage, 2012); Internationalizing Media Studies (Routledge, 2009); News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment (Sage, 2007); Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow (Routledge, 2007); International Communication: Continuity and Change, third edition (Bloomsbury, forthcoming); and Electronic Empires: Global Media and Local Resistance (Arnold, 1998). Professor Thussu is the founder and managing editor of the Sage journal, Global Media and Communication. His latest book (with Kaarle Nordenstreng) is a co-edited collection of essays on the media in the BRICS countries titled, Mapping BRICS Media (Routledge, 2015). In 2014, he was honoured with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association, a first for a non-American/Western scholar in the field of international communication.
He will be speaking during Session 2 entitled "The Impact of Technology on News Reporting".