Wednesday, 15 September 2010

[creative-radio] Seeking rural journalism researcher: Project: Social media tools for low-income communities


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Subject: [cr-india] Looking for rural journalism researcher
From: "Aaditeshwar Seth" <>
Date: Wed, September 15, 2010 20:33
To: "CR Forum" <>
Opening for research associate/Project scientist at IIT Delhi:

Research associate/Project scientist in the Department of Computer Science
and Engineering:

Project title: Social media tools for low-income communities

Project description: Social media tools for blogs, photo and video
sharing, and online social networking websites have revolutionized
accountability in governance, awareness about current affairs, and even
helped in the preservation of cultural artifacts through digital media.
How can similar tools be made available in developing regions, where
literacy and network connectivity remain significant challenges? We are
working on a variety of innovative technologies in this regard, in
affiliation with non-profit organizations working on community radio,
community video, phone-based messaging systems, etc. We are looking for a
person with a journalism background to help us understand the information
needs of low-income communities, and study the impact of technological

Job description
Field research on rural information needs
Feedback on the development and deployment of different technologies
Work together with PhD and other research scholars, and assist in research
and publications
Will require travel to various parts of India, including rural areas

Work experience
1+ years job experience, or equivalent talent

Skills needed
Bachelors/Masters in mass communication
Experience in survey design
Very quick at execution
Excellent communication skills and a confident personality to effectively
engage in discussions with rural communities
High levels of persistence and resourcefulness
Ability to work independently and take initiative
Committed to social development

Long term prospects
The job is ideal for those who want to get into a research career or are
planning for graduate studies in social sciences research in the near
future. Working in a university environment with skilled faculty and
research scholars will provide the necessary training and credibility if
you want to go in for higher studies

Please send your CV to Aaditeshwar Seth:

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