Professor, Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Interim Director for the Knight Center for International MediaFrances L. Wolfson Building Room 4003
5100 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305) 284-3743
Fax: (305) 284-5205
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.
Ramaprasad has consulted for disaster preparedness in Southeast Asia and for journalism/communication education in East Africa. 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 Europe, Africa and Asia.
Communication for social change including health and environmental communication; journalist profiles, media representations.
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.
Ramaprasad, J. (2012). Mapping Territory, Making Change: Ugandan Journalists Addressing HIV/AIDS. International Communication Research Journal. 47(1-2), 46-76.
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. (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]
Ramaprasad, J., Sessa, W., and Lang, K. (2012). Male circumcision for HIV prevention: Predicting behavioral intention and attitude using the Health Belief Model. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Annual Congress. Durban, South Africa.
Ramaprasad, J. (2012). Pakistani journalists: Roles, epistemologies and ethics. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Journalism Studies. Santiago, Chile.
Ramaprasad, J., Lang, K., and Sessa, W. (2012). Narratives of othering? Immigrants in South Africa's newspapers. Paper presented at the ICA Annual Conference. Phoenix.
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.