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Dr. Monica Chadha

Dr. Monica Chadha

Advisor, Programme Advisory Council, Journalism, Jio Institute
Associate Professor, School of Journalism, University of Arizona

Monica Chadha joined the University of Arizona School of Journalism in spring 2022 after serving as an associate professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Before going into academia, Chadha, who hails from Mumbai, India, worked at the BBC’s India bureau. She received her undergrad and master’s degrees in India before moving to the United States and enrolling at the University of Texas at Austin for her Ph.D. Chadha teaches classes in the Journalism B.A., M.A. and Studies of Global Media programs. Her research focuses on entrepreneurial journalism, identity construction, and journalistic routines and practices in digitally native news start-ups.

  • Certificate in Effective Instruction Association of College and University Educators
  • Ph.D., Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • M.Phil., American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • M.A., Political Science, Univ. of Mumbai, India
  • B.A., Political Science-Sociology, Univ. of Mumbai, Indi
  • Top Faculty Paper (2019): Schroeder, J. & Chadha, M. (2019). Journalist, Advertiser, or Both: Re-evaluating Legal Distinctions Between Journalistic and Commercial Speech in the Networked Era. Awarded by Law and Policy Division at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, March 7-9, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Top Faculty Paper-Second Place, (2013): Kim, J., Chadha, M., & Gil de Zuniga, H. (2013). News use and cognitive elaboration: The mediating role of people’s perception of media complex issues comprehension. Awarded by Mass Communication and Society Division at the AEJMC Conference, August 8-11, Washington D.C.
  • Pic Wagner Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Journalism, University of Texas, Fall 2010 for excellence in academics and in journalism.
  • Ada F. Miller Fellowship, University of Texas, 2008–2010. Awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in academics and in journalism.

Refereed Journal Articles (* = Student)

  • Chadha, M., Kwon, H., & Tsai, J. (2022). “An Examination of Affiliate and Network Television Channels’ Facebook Use for Addressing Audiences’ Critical Information Needs.” Electronic News. doi: 10.1177/19312431221093090
  • Kwon, K.H., Pellizzaro, K., *Shao, C. & Chadha, M. (2022). “I heard that COVID-19 was…”: Rumors, pandemic and psychological distance. American Behavioral Scientist (online first). doi: 10.1177/00027642211066026
  • Schroeder, J. & Chadha, M. (2021). Journalist, advertiser, or both: Reevaluating legal distinctions between journalistic and commercial speech in the networked era. Communication Law & Policy, 26(2), 222-264. doi: 10.1080/10811680.2021.1893106
  • Tsai, J., *Bosse, R., *Sridharan, N. & Chadha, M. (2020). Seeing 360-Degrees: Toward a Framework of Authentic Representation of Indigenous Communities Through Citizendriven Reporting. Journalism (online first) doi: 10.1177/1464884920983261
  • Kwon, H., Chadha, M. & Wang, F. (2019). Proximity, anti-Muslim crime news, and networked framing of responsibility: Structural topic modeling of Twitter conversations on the Quebec shooting in 2017. International Journal of Communication, 13, 2652-2675.
  • Chadha, M. & Harlow, S. (2018). Bottomlines and deadlines: Examining local news startups’ content across different revenue-earning sites. Journalism Practice (online first). doi: 10.1080/17512786.2018.1551729
  • Harlow, S. & Chadha, M. (2018). Looking for community in community news: An examination of public-spirited content in online local news sites. Journalism (online first). doi: 10.1177/1464884918805255
  • Harlow, S. & Chadha, M. (2018). Indian entrepreneurial journalism. Journalism Studies (online first). doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2018.1463170