Vandana Pednekar-Magal

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Title: Professor

Field of Study: Journalism

Office: 287 LSH

Phone: 616-331-3337



Dr. Pednekar-Magal’s teaching and research interests include Journalism; Global Communication; Communication Policy; and Societal Issues in the Media. She has recently published an anthology titled, International Communication: Essential Readings (Cognella); and has produced a documentary titled, Divided by Language: India’s Newspapers (Rowman and Littlefield:  She has published in scholarly journals including Communication Law and Policy; and Media, Culture and Society.  She has worked for several years as a reporter and feature writer for The Economic Times (Bombay Edition) and has published articles as a free lance writer.


Journalism, Global Communication, Communication Policy, and Societal Issues in the Media.


B.A, M.A, Bombay University; M.A, Ph.D. Bowling Green State University.