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Ms. Kalei Joethi Sahadevan

Programme Coordinator, Bachelor of Mass Communication Journalism,
School of Communication


  • Doctoral Candidate (UM)
  • MA Communication (USM)
  • BA Journalism (USM)

Research Interest

  • Public Health and Journalism, Renewable Energy and Media, Data Journalism and future of jobs in Media

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Journalism, Creative Writing, Cross cultural Communication, Issues in New Media, Public Health and Media, Renewable Energy and Media.
Teaching and research experience
  • Have taught in Master’s programme at Taylor’s University and supervised two capstones. Taught journalism modules in both degree and diploma level. Published a joint ISI paper on renewable energy and the media. Organised and moderated forums on current trends in media industry.
  • Organising Chair and moderator of the International Big Data Week’s public forum “Making Sense of Journalism through Big Data” held at Taylor’s University in 2014.
  • Panelist in Big Data Forum titled ‘University and its role in the future of Data Journalism’ organised by Taylor’s University in collaboration with MDEC and Big Data Malaysia, 2013.
  • Panel Speaker during the Rethinking Y(our) History, Media, and Culture – A Student Exchange Program from Amsterdam held at Taylor’s University in December 2012 and 2013.
Administrative appointment
  • Programme Coordinator
Committee involvement
  • On the committee of the Kuala Lumpur Nicotine Addiction International Conference 2018 and 2020, Centre of Addiction Sciences (NARCC), Universiti Malaya.
  • Member of the Malaysian Social Science Association.
Publications and paper presentations
  • Manickam, G., Kalei Joethi, S., Tan, P.H. (2018, June). Framing Analysis of news coverage on renewable energy in the Star Online news portal. Paper presented at the International Engineering Research Conference (Eureca), Malaysia. (Journal of Engineering Science and Technology 2019, Taylor’s University, ISI publication)
  • Speaker for the research paper: A comparative thematic analysis of local newspapers on tobacco-related news coverage. Paper presented at the 6th International SEARCH Conference, Taylor’s University from 27-28 June 2019. (In process of submitting to a journal)
  • Speaker for the research paper:The impact of 4th industrial revolution in the media and communication industry:  a study of students’ perception of future jobs. Paper presented at the 6th International SEARCH Conference, Taylor’s University from 27-28 June 2019. (Submitted to a journal)
  • Kalei Joethi, S., Manickam, G., Sivasangari, G., (2015). A content analysis of online citizens’ feedback to statements by 1MDB on Facebook. Paper presented at the 4th International SEARCH Conference at Taylor’s University.
  • Kalei Joethi, S., Narayanan, K. A., (2013). Framing analysis on religious expression by netizens, presented during 3rd International SEARCH Conference at Taylor’s University.
  • Presented a paper on “Focal Points in Human Rights Approach to Peace: the Case of Malaysia” in the Gwangju International Peace Forum held in Gwangju, Korea from 15 -18 May 2009.
  • Reviewer of two research papers submitted to the 1st International Meeting on Sustainable Urbanisation 2018, School of Engineering, Faculty of Built Environment, Engineering, Technology and Design, Taylor’s University.
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