SJMC KRMU Faculty Dr. Ankit Kumar Singh


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Dr. Ankit Kumar Singh

Assistant Professor -Journalism & Mass Communication

Interest Area(s)

  • Sports Journalism
  • Print Journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Films

Dr Ankit Kumar Singh is a journalist-turned-media academician with over five years of experience in sports journalism having worked with Lucknow and Mumbai editions of Hindustan Times. During his HT stint, he went on to cover several prestigious sporting events including Men’s One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Indian Premier League (IPL), Women’s ODIs and T20Is, Ranji Trophy, Premier Badminton League (PBL), MRF Car Rally, Khelo India Games and Mumbai Marathon. A recipient of UGC’s NET-JRF fellowship, he completed his PhD in Mass Communication from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 2021. During his PhD days, he was part of a team that developed course materials for MHRD’s E-Pathshala project. He is also the author of Kashi Calling – a book containing 58 columns he wrote for the Varanasi edition of Hindustan Times from 2014 to 2017.  In 2019, he had the opportunity of working with the New Media Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in New Delhi as well. When not teaching or watching/analysing sports, he loves to meditate with awareness of impermanence.

  • Ph. D. in Mass Communication (Jan 2021) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • MA in Mass Communication from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • February 2020 to September 2021: Assistant Professor at Faculty of Media and Communication, Vishwakarma University, Pune
  • July 2019 to September 2019: Content Auditor at the New Media Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Soochna Bhawan, New Delhi
  • November 2017 to June 2019: Senior Multimedia Correspondent at Hindustan Times (Sports Desk), Mumbai
  • April 2011 to July 2014: Senior Copy Editor at Hindustan Times (Sports Desk), Lucknow
  • July 2010 to Jan 2011: Content Writer at CBIL 360 (an American company), Pune
  • PhD thesis titled ‘A Study on the Symbolic Economy: Communication’s Role, Challenges and Prospects in India
  • Author of modules titled ‘Women Owners and Editors’; ‘Female RJs in India: Opportunities and Challenges; ‘Representation of Women in Serials, Advertisements, Fashion Magazines and Websites’; and ‘History of Newspaper in India’ written for Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD)’s e-PG Pathshala project
  • Best paper award for research article titled ‘Changing Facets of Sports Journalism in Digital Era’ at a national seminar organised by Amity University, Gwalior in March 2016
  • Book chapter titled ‘Impact of Covid-19 on Sports Journalism in India’ in ‘IIMC Dhenkanal Monograph 23 Media in the Time of Corona’ published by Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal, Odisha in June 2020 ISBN No.: 978-93-5407-738-8 
  • Book titled ‘Kashi Calling’ published by Educreation Publication in 2018 (available on Amazon and Flipkart and recommended by Goodreads) ISBN No.: 978-1-5457-2006-6
  • Research paper titled ‘A Sneak Peek into the Symbolic Economy of Media and Entertainment in India Post Economic Liberalisation’ in Indian Journal of Communication Review (Volume 6, No. 1) published by Department of Mass Communication, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in March 2018 ISSN No.: 2454-9339
  • Research Paper titled ‘Exploring Many Facets of the Force: A study of different Mythological, Political and Social References in Star Wars films’ in Shodh (Vol XIV, Issue I) published by History and Historical Writing Association, Varanasi in 2017 ISSN No.: 0970-1745
  • Research paper titled ‘Inclusiveness of Married Women in Household Decision-making: A Study of Working and Non-working Women in the Varanasi City’ in Shodh (Vol XIV, Issue II) published by History and Historical Writing Association, Varanasi in 2017 ISSN No.- 0970-1745
  • Book chapter titled ‘Changing Facets of Sports Journalism in Digital Era’ in ‘New Media in India: Current Future and Prospects’ published by Utkarsh Prakashan, Amity School of Communication in March 2016 ISBN No.: 978-93-84312-76-3
  • Research paper titled ‘The Evolution of Symbolic Economy and its Prospects in India’ in Amity Journal of Communication Studies (Vol 5, Issue: 1-2) published by Amity University, Jaipur in October 2015 ISSN No.: 2231-1033
  • Research paper titled ‘The Portrayal of the Disabled in Hindi Cinema’ in The BHU Journal of Communication Studies (Vol 5, Issue 1) published by Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in July 2015 ISSN No.: 2231-5578