PRAT3846Dr. Kanchan K. Malik (Associate Professor,Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad) has been awarded United States federal grant by the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad, Public Affairs Section to develop an academic curriculum on Media Ethics in collaboration with Dr. Shakuntala Rao, Professor, Chair & Professor, SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Communication Studies.

Dr. Kanchan K Malik will be travelling to the U.S. in June 2016 for drafting of the curriculum with the U.S. professor at SUNY Plattsburgh. In the second stage the project, Prof. Shakuntala Rao will visit the Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad and work with Dr. Kanchan K Malik to carry out in-depth interviews with journalists in Hyderabad to solicit their feedback, and deliberate on contemporary newsroom practices in India to finalize the curriculum.

The grant will lead up to a two-day workshop with media academics in Telangana, Andhra Pradeshand Odisha; followed by intensive small-group discussion forums organised in media houses inHyderabad, India for brainstorming with practicing journalists on ethics education.