Editor’s Note

Greetings from Manipal!

I am delighted to introduce the Global Media Journal-Indian Edition from School of Communication (earlier known as Manipal Institute of Communication),Manipal Academy of Higher Education,Manipal.The Journal is back to the place it originated from.

I would like to thank University of Calcutta for letting Global Media Journal-Indian Edition to be published from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (earlier known as Manipal University),Manipal,Karnataka.

GMJ-Indian edition provides a really exciting opportunity to consider the truly interdisciplinary nature of communication and media studies at a time of great change across the wider media and entertainment landscape in the Indian sub-continent.

The objective of GMJ is to publish up-to-date, high-quality and original research papers alongside relevant and insightful reviews. As such, the journal aspires to be vibrant, engaging and accessible, and at the same time integrative and challenging.Each issue will focus on a particular theme.The focus of this issue is Digital Media.Digital media is the elctronic information shared via mobiles,tablets,PCs,laptops and desktops.It is booming in its applications and scope.It has resulted in changing various aspects of media and communication production and consumption.

Each issue of the journal will contain four types of papers. The first type, Research Papers, will be more traditional in form and will demonstrate a sound theoretical and/or methodological underpinning and a clear contribution to knowledge in the field.The second type, student research will be traditional in form but the contributors have to be post-graduate or doctoral students. All types of papers, however, will be subject to the journal’s double-blind review process.The third section will be book review, the book review will be in the area of focus of the issue.This section is by invitation of researchers involved in the area.The fourth section would be commentaries, news,comments or some policy document relevant to the theme.This section will be complied by the editorial assistants .

Needless to say, any papers that you wish to submit, either individually or collaboratively, are much appreciated and will make a substantial contribution to the development and success of the journal.

Best wishes and thank you in advance for your contribution to the Global Media Journal-Indian Edition.

Padma Rani
Editor-GMJ-Indian edition.

Dr Padma Rani
Director & Professor,
School of Communication;
Manipal Academy of Higher Education,
Manipal-576104 (INDIA)
Coordinator - Media Research Centre