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Chair, Associate ProfessorCommunication
Public affairs reporting, international journalism, persuasive writing and blogging, media literacy and international cinema.
Sonora Jha is Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication in the Department of Communication at Seattle University. Her Ph.D. is in "Media and Politics," from the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. Dr. Jha's research is on the intersection of journalism, social movements, and the Internet as well as on issues of communication justice. Her research has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Electronic Journal of Communication, and Studies in South Asian Film and Media, among others.
Prior to her academic career, Dr. Jha was a journalist for over a decade in India and Singapore, covering politics, crime and issues of social justice. Her last assignment was as special correspondent and chief of bureau with The Times of India. She also worked as Communication Manager for Actionaid, a U.K.-based development funding agency, for which she was editor of "Changes," a journal on issues of rural poverty. Dr. Jha teaches courses in feature writing, international reporting and media studies. She writes a media analysis blog for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer at : http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/mediamockingbird/
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