Andy (Anandam P.) Kavoori

Anandam P. Kavoori is Associate Professor of Telecommunications at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga 30605.

Kavoori teaches international communication, television criticism, broadcast news, new media, research methods, travel journalism. His pedagogy combines a commitment to critical media literacy and to demands of the media marketplace. In addition to re-thinking traditional courses on research methods, broadcast news and international communication, Kavoori has developed a number of innovative courses including Issues in Media Globalization, Theorizing the Internet, Culture: Communication: Criticism, Cultural Technology in the Information Age, and Travel Journalism.

His research focuses on the comparative cultural analysis of media texts, with an emphasis on television news. His theoretical expertise is in transnational cultural studies, media theory and international communication. In addition to television news he is currently working on projects dealing with tourism, diasporic culture, film and auto-ethnography. His work has focused on European (specifically, Eurovision), American and Asian television. In addition to the edited book The Global Dynamics of News (Ablex, 2000), he has published scholarly articles in most of the major international communications journals.

He is the coordinator of the UGA-CNN World Report Program and has been a consultant to CNN International and Discovery Channel. He helped train journalists for India’s first twenty-four hour news channel, Aaj Tak News. He runs the South Asia in Transition speaker series and organized two major conferences at UGA, both in 2001—South Asian Globalization, and No Raj Spoken Here: A Festival of South Asian Film and Fiction. Prior to teaching at UGA, Dr. Kavoori was a reporter for various newspapers and worked at the Media Education Foundation and the Center for Public Communication in Washington D.C.

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