Prof Dr Kiran Thakur is a senior media academician with an equally impressive professional experience in journalism. After working for thirty years as a journalist with United News of India (UNI), and now-defunct The Indian Post and The Observer of Business and Politics, he took over as Professor and Head, Department of Communication and Journalism (DoCJ), Savitribai Phule University of Pune in 2001. His doctoral thesis on web editions of Indian newspapers was a pioneering study in the field. He later extended it as postdoctoral research projects to examine further developments in online journalism. He has authored and edited many books including ‘Handbook of Print Journalism’ and ‘Press in India: On the threshold of 21st Century and its Marathi rendering’ (Edited).