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Name: Mr. Mekam Maheshwar, M.C.J; LL.B; M.Phil (Nutrition Communication) M.Com; M.A(English)
Scientist-E
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Phone: +91-40-27197384
E-mail: maheswarnin@yahoo.com
 

Brief Profile:

Maheshwar joined in NIN in 2006. He specializes in Communication & Journalism. His areas of research interest include dissemination of nutrition information through mass media, promotion of health and nutritional well being through effective public relations and media advocacy. He is a recipient of Travel Grant Award at 19th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) 2009. He takes care of Media Relations at NIN. He serves as Asst. Course Co-ordinator for the two-year M.Sc (Applied Nutrition) programme at NIN. He organized/ participated in several exhibitions and awareness camps in different parts of the country to spread nutrition knowledge among the people, particularly, in rural areas. Prior to joining NIN, he served as a Senior Journalist for Eenadu-E tv group for 13 years and as Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway for 4 years.

 

Papers Published in International Journals:

 1. Mekam Maheshwar, Dharmapuri Raghunatha Rao: A Matter of looks: The framing of obesity in popular Indian daily newspapers. Journal of US-China Medical Sciences. Vol.7, Issue 12, 2010.


 2. Mekam Maheshwar, Raghunatha D Rao: A comparative analysis of nutrition science coverage by popular Indian daily newspapers. Journal of Media & Communication Studies. Vol. 3(4), Issue April 2011.


 3. Mekam Maheshwar, Raghunatha D Rao: Quantitative analysis of nutrition and health messages in Indian print media. Public Health Research, 2012; 2(2): 28-31

 

Papers / Abstracts in Conference Proceedings:

 1. M. Maheshwar, D. Raghunatha Rao: “Coverage of Nutrition related topics by Print media- A comparative analysis of Leading Newspapers in India”. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. 2009: 55 (Suppl. 1); pp 602 (Abstract).


 2. M. Maheshwar, D. Raghunatha Rao: “Nutrition related topics in Print Media – A comparative analysis of English and Telugu dailies in Andhra Pradesh”. Proceedings of the VI National Conference of Indian Association of Social Sciences and Health (IASSH). 2009: pp 99 (Abstract).


 3. M. Maheshwar, D. Raghunatha Rao: “The framing of obesity in popular Indian daily Newspapers”. Abstracts-Symposium of the VII National Conference of Indian Association of Social Sciences & Health (IASSH). 2010: pp 160 (Abstract).


 4. Mekam Maheshwar, Raghunatha Rao D: “Projection of Obesity in Print Media.” INTERFACE (Research Journal of Dept of Communication & Journalism, Osmania University. ISSN 2231-0274); 2011 : Vol. 2, pp 65-69.


 5. M. Maheshwar, D. Raghunatha Rao: “The framing of obesity in Popular Indian Daily Newspapers. Social Science Abstracts. 2011: Vol: 35; pp 225.


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