Academic Consultant: David Bloss has worked for 25 years as an editor, mostly at The Providence Journal newspaper in the American state of Rhode Island. Since 2000, he has been the editor of the bilingual newspaper Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh, Academic Director of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in the Republic of Georgia, and helped develop the first-ever journalism courses at the National University in the young country of East Timor. He is currently a Knight International Journalism Fellow.
Dean: Sunil Saxena has over three decades of experience in Print, New Media, Research and Journalism Education. He set up twelve websites in five languages for The New Indian Express Group, and launched the Groupís online information and research service. As a print journalist, he has held key positions in leading Indian newspapers (The Times of India, The New Indian Express, The Pioneer) and magazines (India Today, India Week). He was the first Dean of the Asian College of Journalism, when it was based in Bangalore, and has had two stints with The Times School of Journalism. He has authored two books -- Breaking News and Headline Writing. Both the books are recommended texts in most Indian universities. As a researcher, he has conducted a study on the state of media in Malawi.
Media Trainer: Jody McPhillips is an American newspaper reporter who has covered a wide variety of topics, from law and politics to health care and technology. She has taught journalism and ethics in the Caucasus, Indonesia and East Timor and developed investigative reporting centers in the Republic of Georgia and East Timor. She is currently a Knight International Journalism Fellow.
Tarun Basu, Chief Editor, Indo-Asian News Service
Shajan Kumar, Art Director, Indo-Asian News Service
Poh Si Teng, Media Trainer and Multi-media journalist, Wall Street Journal and Global Times
Vivian Doskow, City University of New York
An Adjunct Faculty drawn from senior Indian journalists will supplement the work of the Core faculty. These journalists will mentor the students in the following areas:
Business ReportingHealth Reporting
Environment ReportingEducation Reporting
Arts ReportingDefense Reporting
Science ReportingCovering Law and the Courts
Political JournalismSports Reporting
IMII will invite both international and Indian specialists for focused sessions on their areas of expertise. The goal will be to help the students develop better perspectives on subjects such as nuclear energy, medicine, education, national policing, society.
Ambassador R.K. Bhatia, Indian Foreign Service (Retd.)
Shajan C Kumar