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D. S. Poornananda Professor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India

D. S. Poornananda is Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kuvempu University in Karnataka. He primarily teaches development communication, environmental communication and communication theory. He has an MA in journalism from University of Mysore; an MS in television, radio and film from Syracuse University, New York; and a PhD from Mangalore University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Syracuse University during 1997–1998. He was a Visiting Fellow at Volda College in Norway during 2001. Development communication, environmental communication, political economy of media and film studies are areas of his interest. He has worked on research projects related to rural television, panchayat raj system, development-induced displacement and media use in a tribal community.