Paromita Pain

Associate Professor of Global Media
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Paromita Pain’s research focuses on alternate media and global journalism practices from feminist perspectives. Before receiving her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, she was a journalist with The Hindu Newspaper, India’s most respected broadsheet. She has also written for The Guardian and Al Jazeera. Interested in epistemological concerns raised by emerging forms of media that are hybrids between old and new forms, between citizen and professional news practices, she has published various book chapters on the intersection of gender and social media besides looking into areas of online commenting and uncivil behavior and its impact on journalistic practices.

She has been awarded scholarships to examine media practices in various countries like Israel, The Netherlands, South Africa and Singapore. She was a visiting research fellow at the University of Cardiff, UK in 2008. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods and has recently started focusing on computational methods of data collection and analysis. Her research has been published in refereed journals like the Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Media Asia and Feminist Media Theory. As an associate professor of Global Media Studies at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, she explores emerging newsroom practices and concerns in a global context. 


  • Ph.D. in Journalism, The University of Texas, Austin
  • M.A. in Journalism, University of Southern California
  • M.A. in Communications, Media and Journalism, University of Madras
  • B.A. in English, St. Xavier's College