Dr. Wajid Zulqarnain

Program Manager

Assistant Professor
Media Science
Email: dr.wajid@szabist-isb.edu.pk

I have completed my PhD in Mass Communication from Beaconhouse National University and currently associated with SZABIST as Head of Department in Media Sciences department since 2011. I have diverse expertise in quality research, Outcome Based Teaching, TV, Short Film Production and Documentary Making.

My commitment to the field of media and communication is evident by my diverse journalism and media experiences which I have pursued during my education and career. I am linked with this field from last 18 years; moreover I have been associated with Pakistan’s renowned and leading news channels like GEO TV and Dunya TV on senior positions as producer news. In accomplishment of my roles as producer news and reporter I have been deeply involved in news production, reporting and successful broadcasting of different programs. During my news and journalism career I have worked on challenging beats like politics, crime and social issues of society. These experiences also range from teaching journalism courses to number of students of graduate and postgraduate level. I have supervised number of thesis where research works are based on development journalism. In addition I want to share my contribution with SZABIST and HEC (Higher Education Commission) as Head of Department in the development and teaching material for undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses. I have always tried to direct my students to solution based research for the welfare of the society, which have gained me best teacher award from Govt. M.A.O College, Lahore. I have been associated with number of press and journalists’ bodies of Pakistan like Lahore press club, Electronic Media Reporter Association, Punjab Union of Journalists and Unified Media Club and arranged number of seminars and workshops for the development of journalism in South Asian Region. Broadly, my research interests pertain to journalism freedom, challenges and crises and most of my research articles are based on journalism and media person of Pakistan. I have also raised my voice for these issues in form of research articles at National and International conferences.