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MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury is an assistant professor of mass communication and journalism. His primary areas of teaching are investigative journalism; broadcast journalism; business journalism; new media; media, culture and heritage, mediatization of politics; media policy. 

Chowdhury has a master’s degree in Media Arts Cultures (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree) from Danube University Krems, Austria; Aalborg University, Denmark; and University of Lodz, Poland. He has another master's degree and a bachelor degree in Mass Communication and journalism from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Chowdhury joined the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Dhaka in July 2009. Prior to joining the teaching profession, he has worked as a journalist for more than eleven years for well known Bangladeshi newspapers and TV channels from 1997.  During his journalism career in the Daily Prothom Alo, most popular and highest circulated daily in Bangladesh; Saiful Alam Chowdhury has secured the first prize of Best Investigative Reporter in the year of 2003 and 2004 in recognition of outstanding reports on Islamic Militancy and crime. Here it is mentioned worthy that he was the harbinger of Islamic Militancy reporting in his country and his serial articles produced widespread sensation on this issue. Securing the best Investigative Television Reporter Award at the year of 2007 around the country has clearly shown the caliber of his adeptness in Broadcast Journalism. This was one of the challenging endeavors of his journalism career where he had to deal with a 32-year concealed story of Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman assassination case. 

Research Interests

Chowdhury is an interdisciplinary mixed-methods researcher with a focus on media and communication studies. Current research interests include political communication, mediatization of politics, mediatization of culture, cultural heritage and media, media policy, media ethics and law, newsgames.

Publications

Books

a) Corruption, Good Governance and Investigative Journalism (in Bangla);

Robayet Ferdous MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury and Saiful Hoque, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Dhaka, May 2015, ISBN: 978-984-33-8377-8. http://www.ti-bangladesh.org/beta3/images/2015/pub_ij_15_bn.pdf

 

b) Job Satisfaction of Bangladeshi Journalists (In Press)

Press Institute of Bangladesh

Bangladesh, October 2017.

 

Article in Various Journals of Research

a) Corporate Culture in Journalism: Bangladesh Perspective (in English);

MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury and Najma Akhther, Global Journal of Human Social Science (GJHSS), Vol-17, Issue-4, September 2017.

b) Copyright Law and Online Journalism in Bangladesh: The Lights are on, but Nobody is Home (in English);

MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury and Md Waseq ur Rahman, Intellectual Property Rights, Vol-5, Issue-1, March 2017, doi: 10.4172/2375-4516.1000179.

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/copyright-law-and-online-journalism-in-bangladesh-the-lights-are-onbut-nobody-is-home-2375-4516-100079.pdf

c) Photo Sharing Mania of Bangladeshi Facebook Prosumers: A Quantitative and Psychological Evaluation (Accepted)

MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury and Najma Akhtar, Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications, Vol, 3, Issue 4, October 2017.

d) Portrayal of Political News in Bangladeshi Television Channels (in English);

MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-32, 2015.

e) The role of media in the formulation of laws and regulations in Bangladesh: A Study in the light of 15th Amendment (In Bangla);

MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury and  Mehnaz Haque, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-9, December 2015.

f) The gloomy and hazy village visuals in Bangladeshi TV Channels (in Bangla)

MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-8, December 2014.

g) The gloomy and hazy village visuals in Bangladeshi TV Channels (in Bangla)

MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-8, December 2014.

h) Online Media Operations (draft) Policy 2012: Review and Evaluation (in Bangla)

MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury and Saiful Hoque, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-7, December 2013.

i) The essence of adverts monitoring and comprehensive advertisement policy of Bangladeshi broadcast media (in Bangla)

MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-6, December 2012.

j) The Search of life in Chittagong Hill Tracts in Newspaper (in Bangla)

MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-5, December 2011.

k) National Broadcast Policy: A Historical Study and Evaluation of Efforts (in Bangla)

S. M. Shameem Reja & MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury, Social Science Journal, Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol-4, December 2009 & 2010.

l) Crime Reporting in Bangladesh: Half police report and half imagination (in Bangla)

MD. Saiful Alam Chowdhury, Maddom, 1st year, vol - 4, 2012.

     

Articles in Journal Proceedings

a) Visual Representation of Newsgames: Can Video Games Convey Real Journalism? (In English)

MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury, International Conference on Visual South Asia, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 2017.

b) Role of Corporate Culture in Journalism in Bangladesh (In English)

MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury and Najma Akhther, 5th Annual International Conference on Journalism and Mass Communication (JMComm 2016), 10-11 October 2016, Singapore.

c) Representation and Dissemination of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Bangladesh through Social Media (In English)

Md Saifuddin Khalid and MD Saiful Alam Chowdhury, 4th Interdisciplinary Tourism Research Conference: 468-473, 24 - 29 May 2016, Bodrum, Turkey

http://vbn.aau.dk/files/238169216/Khalid_and_Saiful_ITRC_Intangible_culture_and_heritage_paper.pdf