Prof. Arpita Saha

Lecturer, School of Communications
M.A. Pursuing Ph.D.
School: Xavier School of Communications (XCOMM)
Phone:7440060084
Email:arpita@xcomm.edu.in
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Teaching Interests

Broadcast Journalism, Advertising, Online Journalism, Writing for Media

Research Interests

Gender, New Media, Popular Culture

Administrative Responsibilities

Co-ordinator of Career Advisory Services at XCOMM for academic year April, 2018-19.
Assigned responsibility of internal admissions for B.Sc. Mass Comm for 2018.
Faculty Advisor of Student Academic Committee , XCOMM for academic year April, 2018-19.

Other Membership

1. Member of All India Communication and Media Association (AICMA)
Registration No. S-E/886/ Dist. South East/2016, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025
2. Member of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Columbia.
3. Member of International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT) India Chapter, New Delhi.

Research & Publications

#Book Chapter

2017, Chapter: Free Speech and Democracy in New Media Milieu, Dept.of Mass Communication. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

2016, Chapter: Crony Journalism: An Overview, Visva- Bharati, India

2016, Chapter: Women in Indian Politics: Traditions, Transition and Transformations, Mittal Publications, New Delhi , India

2016, Chapter: New Media: Issues Challenges and Prospects, Dept.of Mass Communication. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

#Working Paper

2018, WorkingPaper: Fake News Circulation on Social Media and the Need for a Policy Evolution in India. , Presented at International Conference on Social Media: The Changing Communication Environment at XUB.Submitted and under peer review at International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication for consideration for publication purpose

2018, WorkingPaper: Dr. Mausumi Bhattacharyya,Arpita Saha, ,,, Title:Mobile Telephone Interactions and Perspectives on Empowerment in the Health Sector of Rural Bengal: A Study, Paper presented at the 13th Global Communication Association Conference to be held on May 17-20, 2018 at Madrid, Spain.Submitted and given full consideration for publication in Asia Pacific Media Educator, Sage (December,2018)

Conference/Seminar

2019, Conference-Attended: Contemporary Trends in Humanities & Social Sciences, Venue: IIT Guwahati, Sponsored by ICSSR

2018, Conference-Attended: Presented research paper "The Dialectics of Citizen Journalism in the Age of Social Media: A Critical Study" at International Conference on Media & Communication New Media Studies: Re-ex, Venue: Pune, India

2018, Conference-Attended: National PR Conclave 2018, Strengthening Democracy: Role of Public Relations, Venue: Institute of Engineers, Bhubaneswar

2018, Conference-Attended: Presented paper "The Complexity of Online Dating and Heterosexual Love in the Post-Feminist Era: A Report" atThe Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2018, Venue: Tokyo, Japan

2018, Seminars-Talks: Co-organized Passions and Pursuits: Bridging the Gap between Learners and Practitioners, Venue: Xavier University Bhubaneswar

2017, Conference-Attended: Free Speech and Democracy in New Media Milieu, Venue: Nagpur, ICSSR

2017, Conference-Attended: Communication Education 3.0: Synergizing Technology and Development, Venue: Tezpur, Assam, UNICEF

2017, Conference-Attended: Social Media: The Changing Communication Environment, Venue: Bhubaneswar, XCOMM

2015, Conference-Attended: New Media and Indian Politics, Venue: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

2015, Conference-Attended: Gender Concerns and Youth, Venue: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)

Training/Workshop/FDP

2019, Training-Attended: Being (more) human in a digitised world. Organized by Management Centre for Human Values, IIM Calcutta, Venue: IIM Calcutta

2019, Training-Attended: TEDxXIMB, Venue: XIMB

2019, FDP-Attended: Blended MOOC, Venue: IIM Bangalore

2019, Training-Attended: Introduction to Social Network Analysis, Venue: IRMA

2019, Training-Attended: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Venue: IRMA

2018, Training-Conducted: The 'Media Smarts': A Workshop on Media Awareness, Venue: La Martiniere Girls' School Kolkata

2018, FDP-Attended: Gender Sensitization organized by Human Resource Development Centre, JNU, Venue: JNU, New Delhi

2018, Training-Attended: Organized and participated at Fake News Verification Workshop in collaboration with Google News Initiative, Venue: Xavier University Bhubaneswar

2018, Training-Attended: Organized and participated in "What India Watches - The Need for Effective Viewership Measurement" in collaboration with Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), India, Venue: Xavier University Bhubaneswar

2018, Training-Attended: SPSS AMOS Training program using SEM (Structural Equation Modelling), Venue: XIMB

2018, FDP-Attended: Case Series Workshop- Prof Craig Lee Davis, Assoc. Prof. of Advertising, E W Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University and Prof. Michael Joseph Stellern, Prof. of Economics, Helzberg School of Man, Venue: XIMB

2015, Training-Attended: Women's Studies in India: Future Directions of Research and Teaching, Venue: Santiniketan, Centre for Women's Studies, Visva-Bharati

Projects / Consultancy

2016, "Mobile Phone: A Tool to Empower Rural Women in India", Client: International Association of Women in Radio and Television ,FOKUS, Norway, Status: Completed

Directorial / Advisory Position

Member, All India Communication and Media Association (AICMA),Registration No. S-E/886/ Dist. South East/2016, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025,Duration: 26-11-2018 to 25-11-2018

Writing in Mass Media

2017: Text-Modules developed for MOOCs Gender Media and Society for UGC (P-08) M-08 Gender Segregation in Media: Link1

2017: Text Module for Gender, Media and Society for MOOC , UGC (P-08) M-09- Gender Stereotypes: Link1

2017: Text Module for Gender, Media and Society (P-08) M-10- Gender, Advertisement & Media: Link1

2017: Text Module for UGC MOOC's Gender, Media and Society M-38 Social Awareness and Gender Issues: Link1

Work Experience

Five and a half years of industry experience. Worked as Associate Producer with ABP News, formerly known as Star News at Kolkata.
Teaching experience of two and a half years at two educational institutions in Kolkata, affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology,West Bengal.