Paromita Pain, Charles Wallace Fellow 2008, researches ways in which the British media works to hold the attention of its young people.
This work includes identifying and reporting on trends, health, theatre and education, children’s issues, IT and interviewing personalities. Interviewing and writing about conflict affected children.
Paromita publishes two columns in The Hindu Young World supplement –Techie Taffy (IT for kids) and Looking Back (on the lives of achievers).
Paromita writes for young people on a range of themes, especially education and health related issues, human rights and matters of general interest. Her work often involves constructing page layouts, editing articles, evaluating story ideas and extensive pagination related activities.
(Guest faculty) Concepts of New Media in the University of Madras, to 1st year MA students and diploma courses.
Recently been awarded the Charles Wallace Trust initiated Journalism Fellowship to the University of Cardiff, School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) 2008.
Was a participant in the India Palestine Egypt exchange programme jointly instituted by CREA India, and supported by the Ford Foundation in 2007.
Have been recently awarded a Nuffic scholarship to attend the RNTC, Hilversm, Netherlands, instituted Internet Training for Journalists in 2007.
Was a finalist in the IFJ (International Federation of Journalists) Tolerance Writing Competition and received a Certificate of Commendation from the IFJ President in 2004.
Conducted a session on Children and Disaster Communication for the Workshop on Awareness Raising in Disaster Management conducted jointly by UNESCO and the National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka in 2005.
Contributed a chapter on Children and Disaster Communication for a UNESCO Handbook on disaster communication 2005.
Contributed a chapter on Interview and Story Writing Skills for journalists for a UNESCO Handbook on disaster training for journalists 2005.