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Dr. Ranu Tomar

Assistant Professor, Mass Communication


I am an Assistant Professor with the School of Media, Film, and Entertainment (SMFE) at Sharda University.

I have accomplished my doctoral research (Ph.D.)titled ‘Understanding Women Journalists Experiences of Working in Hindi Print Journalism in Cities of Madhya Pradesh (2012-2017) from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. I earned my M.Phil from the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi. My dissertation was on ‘The Political Economy of News Construction in Print Media: a Case Study of Bhopal Gas Tragedy. My debut independent research paper on ‘Status of Women Journalist in Hindi Print Media in India (2011) was presented at General Conference of European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and Development Studies Institute (DSA) held in York, United Kingdom. I obtained M.A. in Mass Communication from MakhanlalChaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 

My research papers have been acknowledged by International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), International Communication Association (ICA) and more such academic forums of high repute related to my research areas. I have also worked with a Mumbai based NGO Point of View as a Project Coordinator for Internet Literacy Training Program for women-runweekly newspaper ‘KabharLahariya.

Before joining here at SMFE, I worked as an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Journalism & Creative Studies (FJCS), JagranLakecity University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

  • 5 Years
  • Ph.D. (Media & Cultural Studies)
Award & Recognition

  • 1


  • Book: Tomar, Ranu (2022) Gender in Hindi Print Media in   Central India: Lived Experiences of Women Journalists in Cities of Madhya Pradesh 2012-2017, Notion Press. India. ISBN 979-8-88606-659-3
  • Book Chapter: Tomar, Ranu (Upcoming) ‘Women Journalists Negotiating the Space in small Cities in Gendered Violence in Public Spaces: Womens Narratives of Travel in Neoliberal India (ed) by SwathiKrishan S &SrirupaChatterjee, Lexington Books, USA.
  • Book Review: Feminist Connections: Rhetoric and Activism Across Time, Space, and Place. Katherine Fredlund, Kerri Hauman, and Jessica Ouellette (Eds.). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2020. 312 pp. $59.95 hbk. $56.95 ebk. Reviewed by: RanuTomar, JagranLakecity University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India DOI: 10.1177/10776990211015641, Sage - Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 1–3, 21 May 2021.
  • Peer Reviewed Journal: Tomar, Ranu. 2015. Status of Women Journalists in Hindi Print Media, Mass Media: Our Society, Our Research. Volume -4, Number – 39, ISSN 2277-7369.
  • Tomar, Ranu. 2014. KhabarLahariya: a Feminist Critique of Mainstream Hindi Print Media, SUB/version Volume 2. Issue 2. ISSN/ISBN No. 2347-9426, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Mumbai.
  • Tomar, Ranu. 2012. Bhopal Movement and Media: a contested terrain, MediaVimarsh. p.128, Quarterly issue, Apr-June, ISSN 2249-0599.
  • Tomar, Ranu. 2011. Social Networking Sites: a replica of social realities, Media Vimarsh, p.74, Quarterly issue, Oct-Dec, ISSN 2249-0599.
  • Tomar, Ranu. 2010. Paradoxes of Mass Communication Education, MediaVimarsh. Pp.80-81, Quarterly issue, Oct-Dec, ISSN 2249-0599.
  • Tomar, Ranu. 2009. Women in Media Like Ice on Cake, Media Vimarsh, P.74, Quarterly issue, Oct-Dec, ISSN 2249-0599.

Area of Interest

  • Gender, Media, Hindi Print Media, Communication, Feminist Research Methodology.