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Surbhi Dahiya Professor and Course Director, Department of English Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi

Surbhi Dahiya née Bhalla is presently working as a Professor and Course Director in the Department of English Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) (under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India). She is the Faculty Ambassador for International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in India. She is the former editor of the reputed journal, Communicator. She started her career as a correspondent with The Tribune 20 years ago and later shifted to academics. Dr Dahiya holds a PhD in media studies and a dual master’s degree. She has as an MSc in mass communication and technology and an MBA in human resources. She was a gold medallist during her graduation. Professor Dahiya was the SUSI Scholar from India for the Study of the U.S. Institutes in the year 2017. She studied journalism at Ohio University during that period and was also certified by the US State Department. She was elected as the Liaison Chair for Academia and Industry by the South Asian Communication Association (SACA) in Chicago, where she also participated in Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (2017). She was an invited delegate for a roundworkshop conducted by Economic and Social Research Council and Indian Council of Social Science Research on social media research held in January 2015 in London. She chaired a number of sessions and presented many research papers nationally and internationally. She was a UNESCO panellist on Safety of Journalists in Montreal, and paper presenter at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) at Canada (July 2015), Asian Media Information and Communication Centre conference at American University in Dubai (June 2015), World Press Freedom Day at Helsinki, Finland (May 2016), Journalism Education at IAMCR, Leicester, UK (July 2016); ICA-SACA, Prague, Czech Republic (May 2018), and 5th World Journalism Education Congress held at Paris Dauphine University, Paris (July 2019). She compiled ‘Connecting Threads: A Compendium of Media Educators of India’. She also won many awards for excellence in the field of journalism education like Women Economic Forum (WEF) Award 2019 for ‘Iconic Woman’ as an Exceptional Leaders of Excellence, PRSI National Award and Lifestyle Journalistic TLJ Jury Awards among others. Dr Dahiya is writing extensively on Indian media organizations. She is the author of The House that ZEE Built and Indian Media Giants: Unveiling the Business Dynamics of Print Legacies (forthcoming).