Venkata Vemuri: News for sale – Mapping the transition from news journalism to infotainment on Indian private channels

Researcher: Venkata Vemuri

Thesis working title: News for sale: mapping the transition from news journalism to infotainment on Indian private channels

Supervisory team: Prof Stuart Allan, Dr Prasun Sonwalkar

Venkata Vemuri is a senior print and broadcast journalist from India, currently in the write-up stage of his PhD thesis.

He regularly writes for the UK-based Asian diaspora newspaper, AsianLite, and the India-based national news magazine, Open. He also has a personal column on the American environment website, http://1h2o.org.

He is a member of BASAS and MecSSA and a Fellow of Salzburg Seminar 2008.

Venkata has contributed book reviews to the Journal of South Asian Development and Media, Culture & Society and refereed papers for Contemporary South Asia.

His research interests include journalism practice and ethics, infotainment and news values, broadcast journalism models in developing countries, South Asian media studies, current debate on de-westernising media studies, and North-South divide on conflict journalism.

He can be contacted at: vvemuri@bournemouth.ac.uk