1.     Name
RACHEL JACOB
2.    Designation
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND HEAD
3.    Education Qualification
M.A., MPHIL
UGC-NET (November, 2011) and SET (August, 2011)
4.    Course taught at MCC
1.       Print Media
2.       Radio Journalism
3.       Designing
4.       Media Research
5.       Development Journalism
5.    Administrative Experience in MCC
1.    Member, Library Committee, (Academic year 2016-2018)
2.   Member, College Magazine, (Academic year 2017-2019)
3.   Associate Editor and Designer, College Magazine (Academic year 2013-2015)
4.   Course Coordinator, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Continuing Education, Madras Christian College (Nov 2009 – June 2015)
6.       Orientation and Refresher Courses Attended
Orientation Course (Batch 106 – May 18 to June 14, 2012)
7.    Papers Presented in National and International Seminars and Conference
1.        “A study on the use of social media for education among college teachers in Chennai”, at UGC-SAP Sponsored National Media Conference on Women and ICT, on March 9 and 10, 2017 organised by the Department of Communication and Journalism, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, AP.
2.        “Semiotic Analysis on Amul Advertisement”, at UGC-Sponsored National Media Symposium on Visual Domain: Seen and Unseen, on Feb 2 and 3, 2017 organised by the Department of Communication and Media, Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore.
3.        “Freedom of Expression and Credibility of News Stories on Social Networking Sites”, at third UGC-Sponsored National Mass Communication Research Conference on Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age, on Jan 17, 2017 organised by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calicut.
4.        “Online Health Information Seeking Behaviour: A Review of Literature”, at the National Conference on ICT and Development on Jan 5 and 6, 2017 organised by the Department of Communication, Manonmanian Sundaranar University, Tiruinelveli.
5.        “A study on the online health information seeking patterns and behaviour in Chennai,” at the International Conference on Media and Communication organized by Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune on 6 and 7 October 2016.
6.        “Concept of Slacktivism for civic engagement among youngsters on Facebook,” at the National Seminar on – Media Spark -2016 – Laws, Ethics and Media organized by the Department of Media Studies, Garden City College, Bangalore on 22 September 2016.
7.         “M-health: Access of health apps among women in Chennai,” at the International Conference on Gender Dynamics Evolving Synergies organized by the Departments of English, History, Home Science, Psychology, Communication and Languages, Women’s Christian College, Chennai on 29 and 30 June 2016.
8.         “A study on Credibility and Believability of health-related Information on Facebook among college students,” at the International Conference on Media and Visual Literacy organized by the Department of Visual Communication, SRM University, Chennai on 1 and 2 April, 2016.
9.        “A study on the Use of Internet for Seeking health Information and making health Decisions,” at the International Conference on Media and Visual Literacy organized by the Department of Visual Communication, SRM University, Chennai on 1 and 2 April, 2016.
10.     Principal Author of the Paper titled “A study on the use of Facebook and Twitter during Chennai Floods,” which was presented at the National Seminar on Media, Culture and Community, held on 29 and 30 March, 2016, organized by the Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, School of Media and Communication, Pondicherry University and Association of Communication Teachers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
11.      “A study on the effectiveness of online newspaper among youth in Chennai” at National Seminar on Implications and Influence of New Media Technologies on Journalism, held on February 12, 2016 organised by the Department of Journalism, School of Communication and Media Studies, MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai.
12.     A Content Analysis on Mumbai Train Blast 2006” at the National Seminar on Ethical Issues and Indian Media organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Periyar University, in association with the ACT TN&P held on 26 and 27 November, 2010.
13.     “The effectiveness of Community Radio with special reference to Sangham Community Radio, Pastapur, Andhra Pradesh” in the UGC-SAP sponsored National Conference on Grassroot Communication for Development held on 25 and 26 February 2011 organized by the Department of Communication, Manonmanian Sundaranar University, Tiruinelveli.  
14.      “A Content Analysis – A case study on Violation of media ethics” in the National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Media - the rise of digital culture and of its impact on information society” held on January 21 and 22, 2010 organized by Centre for Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University.
8.       Publication and Books Authored
Reviewed the Book – Radio Production published by Oxford University Press (14 September 2015)
Published Papers
1.     Concept of Slacktivism for civic engagement among youngsters on Facebook. ISSN: 22492542
2.     M-health: Access of health apps among women in Chennai
ISBN: 978-93-85374-41-8
3.     A Study on Credibility and Believability of health-related Information on Facebook among college students.
ISBN NO. 978-93-81992-74-6
4.     A study on the use of media for seeking health information and making health decision by women.
ISBN NO. 978-93-81992-74-6
5.    A study on the effectiveness of online newspaper among youth in Chennai published in Vidura – a journal of the Press Institute of India (ISSN: 00425303) July-September 2016 (Vol.8, Issue 3).
9.       Resource Person in Conference /Workshop
 
10.    Recognition as Research Supervisor for M.Phil and Ph.D.
 
11.    Other Distinctions
1.        Project Fellow for UNESCO - International Program for Development of Communication (IPDC) ‘Development and Testing of Resources and Training Modules for Journalists on Reporting Natural Hazards and Disasters’, 2007.
2.        Research Assistant, IDCR, Loyola College Dec 2006- Nov 2007 (1 year)
3.        Attended workshop on “Digital Media Tools for News gathering and Distribution,” sponsored by the US Consulate General, Chennai on August 22, 2015.
4.        Attended workshop on “Application and Usage of SPSS-Hands on Training” organized jointly with Research and Development Cell and Department of Statistics, Madras Christian College on March 26-28, 2015.
5.        Completed an online course on Introduction to News Design offered by Massive Online course of Knight Centre for Journalism in the Amercias and the Society for News Design from June 27 to July 31, 2016.
 
6.       Completed one-year training course in Science Journalism, under the aegis of Indian Science Communication Society and National Council for Science and Technology Communication, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2015.

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