Prof. Devadas Rajaram

Journalism Educator | Learning Design Innovator | News Futurist

The former editor-in-chief of and senior journalist is an accomplished educator who teaches as a new media professor at universities, postgraduate schools and international collaborative news programmes in India as well as in Europe, in the UK and the US.

In April 2021 Prof. Rajaram's new book "Social Storytelling. How storytelling in today's social media works" was published by Rheinwerk in Bonn, Germany - co-authored with Dr. Marie Elisabeth Mueller, in collaboration with five top industry experts and influencers in the DACH-region. The English edition is published at the end of July 2022 by Taylor & Francis|Routledge in London, UK.

Professor Rajaram is a pioneer in digital journalism, mobile journalism and interactive multimedia storytelling. In 2018, he was named one of the worldwide top 20 journalism innovators by the prestigious US-based - as the only Asian and Non-American educator on the list.

He is a founding member of the Global Pop-Up Newsroom since 2012 with Prof. Dr. Melissa Wall, (California State University Norfolk, Los Angeles, USA) and Prof. Dr. David Baines (Newcastle University, UK), successively joined by Prof. Priya Rajasekar (Coventry University, UK), Prof. Sandra Whitehead (Marquette University, USA, and Rafik Hariri University, Beirut, Lebanon), Prof. Faith Sidlow (Fresno State University, USA) and his co-author Prof. Dr. Marie Elisabeth Mueller (Germany).


In the Global Pop-Up Newsroom journalism educators, students and independent journalists across four continents and many world regions join hands in multimedia reports on global issues with a local angle and special "Pop-Up Live-Events".

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