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Indian American Nikhil Moro named director of journalism school at Kansas State U

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He is currently the chair of the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Nikhil Moro
Nikhil Moro; Photo courtesy of Kansas State University

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the Kansas State University has named Indian American Nikhil Moro as its new director.

According to an official release from the University, Moro will take charge of the new role in July. He is currently the chair of the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Nikhil Moro as director for the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications,” said Dean Amit Chakrabarti. “With Dr. Moro’s national reputation in digital media law and leadership qualities, we are confident that he will take the school of journalism and mass communication to a higher level of distinction.”

Moro, a scholar and teacher of Digital Media Law, has vast experience teaching students at undergraduate and graduate levels.

His key focus areas are media law, emerging technology and international communication.

Prior to his appointment as the chair of Norfolk State University, Moro founded and directed a research collective in South Asian Media, Culture and Arts at the University of North Texas.

He has led collaborations with four universities in India and also wrote for or edited several newspapers, including The Networker, Columbus; Coffeeland News, Madikeri; The Times of India, Mumbai; Andolana, Mysore; and Readers Digest. He received a doctorate in communication law from the Ohio State University in 2006.


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