- Professor of International Communication at University of Westminster
- Research Advisor to the China Media Centre
- Founder and Co-Director of the India Media Centre
Dr. Daya Thussu is the Professor of International Communication at the University of Westminster in London and the founder and Co-Director of the India Media Centre and research advisor to the China Media Centre. He is the author or editor of 18 books, among his key publications are: Mapping BRICS Media; Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives; Internationalizing Media; News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment, International Communication – Continuity and Change, etc. Dr. Thussu is also the founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication and Editor-in-Chief of the Sage journal Global Media and China.
About China Media Centre, University of Westminster:
The China Media Centre was launched in 2005 by Sun Yusheng, Vice-President of China Central Television (CCTV) and Jeremy Paxman, Presenter of BBC’s Newsnight. It is the only academic institution in Europe dedicated to the study of Chinese media.
The University of Westminster’s involvement with China goes back to the 1950s. The first institution to specialise in modern spoken Chinese and taught generations of diplomats about China while welcoming students and visiting researchers from Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television, the People’s Daily and other leading Chinese organisations