Communication Today (ISSN 0975-217X), the 26-year-old bilingual media journal, is published by Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Bhanawat, Former Head, Centre for Mass Communication, University of Rajasthan. The quarterly is regarded as the lighthouse for students, researchers and academicians of media studies in India.
The journal carries Book Reviews, Research Papers and Articles and has published a wide variety of research papers on topics such as Media Education, Advertising, Print Media, Electronic Media, Development Communication, Public Relations and New Media. The interdisciplinary journal has also carried studies of impact of media on different sections of society – children, women, adolescents.
The Public Relations Council of India gave the ‘Golden Award in External Magazine Category’ to Communication Today in 2011 for its contribution towards publishing quality research papers in the field of Media and Public Relations. The award was given away in the global meet of the council at Chandigarh.
There have been two dissertations on the contribution of the journal to the research areas of Media & Communication – one at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; and the other at Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, MP.
In the 26 years of its momentous journey, the following special issues stand like proud milestones:
- Changing Values in Journalism (July – Sept 1998)
- A Compendium of Code of Conduct for Media Professionals (January- June 1999)
- Kargil Special (January- March 2000)
- Select Bibliography on Journalism and Mass Communication (April to September 2000)
- Interplay of Print and Electronic Media (October-December 2000)
- Journalism and PR Education Special (January- June 2001)
- Media and Human Rights (April – September 2002)
- Covid-19 and Media (April – December 2020)
- 100 years of Media Education in India (January- March 2021)
- Media Education: Critical Thoughts (April to June 2021)
- Digital Media Challenges and Opportunities (January – June 2022)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the journal launched a series of webinars on October 2, 2020, and has conducted 80 webinars until May, 2023. More than around 300+ experts from across the country participated in these webinars, enriching the audiences with their vast knowledge related to media studies. Recordings of these webinars are available on YouTube channel of Sanjeev Bhanawat, editor of the journal for reference and research.
Prof. Ashok Ogra, Director, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Dwarka, New Delhi.
Mob. : 9810502674
Prof. Santosh Kumar Tewari, Former Dean, School of Mass Communication & Media Technology, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi.
Prof. G. P. Pandey, Head, Department of Mass Communication And Dean, Abanindra Nath Tagore School of Creative Arts And Communication Studies, Assam University, Silchar.
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Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Bhanawat, Head, Centre for Mass Communication & Hony. Director, Centre for Jain Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Dr. Vartika Nanda, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.
Dr. Ankuran Dutta, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Communication and Journalism (Estd. in 1967), Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India
Dr. Usha Sawhney, Assistant Professor, Department of English at SMP Govt. Girls PG College, Meerut
Dr. Jayati Sharma, Head-Amity School of Communication, Amity University Rajasthan
Dr. Smiti Padhi, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Department of Sports Journalism and Mass Media Technology, Swarnim Gujarat Sports University, Gandhinagar.