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Core Faculty

Nalini Rajan, Dean of Studies

Key Issues; Deprivation; Identity Politics; Democratic Practices and Institutions

Nalini Rajan has a doctorate specialising in political philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. She has edited five books on the media, and published six books on political philosophy as well as three novels, the first of which was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.

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Nishat Ahmed

Television Production, Field and Studio; News and Current Affairs; Documentary Features

Packing 4 decades of varied broadcast expertise and experience into a punchy education and training regime of 24X7 News.

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News Reporting, Writing and editing for the New Media

Over 40 years as a journalist and 25 plus years as part time and full time journalism educator. Teaches Reporting, Writing and editing for digital medium and digital newsroom production.

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Ajit Bhaskaran

Television news production; studio production, show formats, packaging; media convergence

Ajit Bhaskaran has an experience of 35 years in video production and broadcast programming. He has been involved in designing the content mix of two tv channels and a radio station. His experience and expertise spans the creative, video production and multimedia domains. At ACJ, he teaches video production and writing for broadcast.

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Mohan Ramamoorthy, Associate Dean

Reporting and news writing for Web; journalism skills for a digital-centric newsroom and for leveraging social

Mohan Ramamoorthy teaches Digital Journalism. Prior to teaching, he was a journalist for nearly two decades with major media organizations in Delhi and Chennai.

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Shalini Shah

Feature Writing, Editing, Creative Non-fiction

Shalini Shah is the former Copy Director of Vogue India, where she was overseeing the print magazine’s editorial content. Before that she has worked at The Hindu and The New Indian Express. She writes on design, particularly fashion and textiles, and has a keen interest in contemporary literary fiction and pop culture.

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Madan Mohan V S

Writing, editing, visual storytelling, page design, and the best practices that go into new-age journalism.

Madan Mohan has over 30 years of varied experience in newsrooms in The Hindu and The Times of India. He has a passion for photography, and design. He teaches editing and writing for a fast-evolving media, with stress on the need to integrate newer technologies.

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Anjana Krishnan, Research Associate

Feature Writing and Editing, Creative Non-fiction and Storytelling Techniques for Long-form Journalism

Anjana manages research projects at the ACJ having worked on topics such as misinformation/disinformation in the regional media, and the print media coverage of Covid impact on children. She coordinates the annual Digital News Report for India with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). She worked in The Hindu for three years.


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Askar Ali Baig

Trainer, Broadcast

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Sathish S.G

Associate Trainer, Broadcast