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Professor, Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Interim Director for the Center for Communication, Culture, & Change

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Jyotika Ramaprasad is Professor, Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, and Interim Director of the Knight Center for International Media, in the School of Communication at the University of Miami. She has published her research in the International Communication Gazette, Journalism Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Asian Journal of Communication, Mass Communication & Society,The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising, and Social Marketing Quarterly. Her current research is on journalist profiles in Pakistan, Botswana and India.

Ramaprasad has consulted for disaster preparedness in Southeast Asia and for journalism/communication education in East Africa and the UAE. She has received several US State Department grants for capacity building in journalism and communication for social change in South Asia and East Africa. She has run workshops, given talks, and taught as well as provided curricular advice in several institutions around the world including in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Research Interests

Communication for social change including health and environmental communication; journalist profiles, media representations.

Featured Publications

Book or Book Chapter

Ramaprasad, J. (2013). Effect of a public service announcement on couple testing for HIV in Uganda on beliefs and intent to act. In J. Servaes (Ed.). Sustainability, Participation and Culture in Communication: Theory and Praxis. Chicago.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentation

Ramaprasad, J. and Lang, K. (2013). Ethics and Epistemologies: Views of Botswana’s Journalists. IAMCR. Dublin, Ireland, June 2013.

Lang, K. and Ramaprasad, J. (2013). Journalists of Botswana: Roles and Influences. AEJMC. Washington, DC, August 2013.

Ramaprasad, J., Sessa, W., and Lang, K. (2012). Male circumcision for HIV prevention: Predicting behavioral intention and attitude using the Health Belief Model. IAMCR. Durban, South Africa, July 2012.

Ramaprasad, J., Lang, K., and Sessa, W. (2012). Narratives of othering? Immigrants in South Africa's newspapers. ICA. Phoenix, AZ, May 2012.

Ramaprasad, J. (2012). Pakistani journalists: Roles, epistemologies and ethics. 1st International Conference on Journalism Studies. Santiago, Chile, July 2012.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Ramaprasad, J., Garrison, B., and Liu, Y. (2012). Ethical use of new technologies: Where do Indian journalists stand? Asian Journal of Communication. 22(1), 98-114.

Ramaprasad, J. (2012). Mapping territory, making change: Ugandan journalists addressing HIV/AIDS. International Communication Research Journal. 47(1-2), 46-76.

Ramaprasad, J. (2011). Couple testing for HIV: Evaluating effectiveness of a video in Uganda. Journal of Health and Mass Communication. 3(1-4), 206-228. Spokane, Washington. [Web Site]

Featured Creative/Research Projects

Worlds of Journalism Study. Phase 1 conducted in Pakistan. Phase 2 currently underway in India and Botswana.

This is a worldwide, comparative study of journalists, conducted by a network of researchers, each responsible for one country at minimum.

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Media Systems in Flux: The Challenge of the BRICS Countries - Project 2012-2016

This project compares media systems and journalism doctrines in the new coalition in global politics known as “BRICS” – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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