Md. Shariful Islam
Assistant Professor

Md. Shariful Islam is working as an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Discipline in Khulna University, Bangladesh. He completed his secondary degree from Arts and Humanities group and higher secondary degree from Commerce and Business Studies group. He completed his bachelor and master’s degree from Mass Communication and Journalism department at Dhaka University. He rewarded many prestigious award and scholarship for his academic results and extracurricular performances. He started his career as a journalist at The Daily Samakal, a renowned national newspaper in Bangladesh and also served as a lecturer of Daffodil International University, a top-ranked private university in Bangladesh. He involves with various academic, administrative, organizational and extracurricular activities. He is also working as a freelance trainer and columnist. His research paper and news articles has been published in various national and international journals, webinar, newspapers and conferences.

MSS in Mass Communication and Journalism, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2015


BSS (Hons.) in Mass Communication and Journalism, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2014

New Media || Media Representation || Media Laws and Ethics|| Information Flow|| Gender Communication || Investigative Journalism

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 News Sharing on Social Media: Trends and Ethical Practices of Mainstream Media in Bangladesh

Job Experiences:
Lecturer, Mass Communication and Journalism Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh. (September 04, 2018- November 27, 2020)
Lecturer, Journalism and Mass Communication Department, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (September 01, 2016- September 03, 2018)
Reporter, Crime beat, The Daily Samakal, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (July 01, 2014 – Dec 31, 2015)

Research Experiences:
Principal Investigator, Project titled on News Sharing on Social Media: Trends and Ethical Practices of Mainstream Media in Bangladesh, Funded by Khulna University Research Cell.
Research Coordinator, Journalism and Mass Communication Department, Daffodil International University (January 2017-December 2017)

Organizational Experiences:
Member, Executive Committee, Khulna University Teachers' Association (2020-2021)
Member, Technical Committee, The Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers' Association (2021- Till Now)
Member, Convenor Committee, Media Educators' Network, Bangladesh (2021-Till Now)
Member, Selection Board, Wadudur Rahman Panna Sangbadikota Smiriti Padak-2020
Member, Organizing Committee, Communication Researchers' Meet, Organized by Mirchak Mahjantola Education and Welfare Society, Malda; Vidyarthi Manch, Howrah; Ulgulan Foundation, Maharastra & Shehnai Vadak Ustad Bismillah Khan Trust, Bihar, India (2020-2021)
Adviser, Khulna University Journalists' Association (2020-Till Now)
Adviser, Khulna University Career Club (2020-Till Now)
Adviser, Bangladesh Journalism Students' Council, Khulna University Unit (2021-Till Now)
Adviser, Shuvo Sanga, a readers forum of the Daily Kaler Kantha, Khulna University Unit (2019-Till Now)

Coordination Experiences:
Coordinator, Odommobangla.com, an online news portal of Mass Communication and Journalism Discipline, Khulna University (2020-Till Now)
Coordinator & Editorial MemberJMC Gazzete, a practice journal of Journalism and Mass Communication Department, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2017-2018)
Coordinator, Prominent.com, an online news portal of Journalism and Mass Communication Department, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2017-2018)

Other Experiences
Freelance Trainer, Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB)
External Examiner, Exam Committee, Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Jagannath University
External Examiner, Exam Committee, Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Comilla University

Extra-Curricular Activities
1st Runner-up at Essay Competition on Consumer Rights Protection Acts organized by Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection, Ministry of Commerce in 2017

Best Writer (University Category) on a Write-Up Competition about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, organized by Brittanto 71 in 2014

Theme Writer on Jatiya Biddut Soptah, organized by Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources in 2013

Champion at Carom Competition (Single) in Annual Cultural & Sports Ceremony organized by Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Dhaka University in 2013

Champion at Debate competition in Annual Cultural & Sports Ceremony organized by Mass Communication and Journalism Department, University of Dhaka in 2013

Champion at National Essay Competition on Victory Day organized by Public Library Division, Ministry of Cultural Affairs in 2012

1st Runner-up at Extempore Speech Competition at Annual Cultural & Sports Competition organized by Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Dhaka University in 2012

1st Runner-up at ISESCO International Essay Competition organized by The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) & Public Library Division, Ministry of Cultural Affairs in 2012

1st Runner-up  at Debate in Annual Cultural & Sports Competition organized by Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Dhaka University in 2011

Workshop and Training

Networking Conference on News Media in Bangladesh under Covid-19: Role of State and Media Educators jointly organized by Department of Mass Journalism and Media Studies, & DW Akademie, Germany in 2021


Training on Mixed Methods Research Design and Data Analysis with SPSS and Nvivo organized by Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna University in 2020


Networking Conference on Journalism Education Connecting to the Professionals  jointly organized by Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Comilla University & DW Akademie, Germany in 2020


Orientation Workshop on Tutorial Content Development on Media Ethics and Media Laws in Bangladesh  organized by Article 19 in 2019


Workshop on Media Response in Humanitarian and Disaster Contexts jointly organized by Oxfam, Bangladesh & Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka in 2015


Training on Reporting & Sub-editing for print media organized by MRDI & Infocus in 2014


Training on Brand Development organized by BEXIMCO media in 2014


Webinar

Co-Speaker, Titled on Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh Independence: Journalism in Bangladesh since 50 years Organized by Bangladesh Journalism Students Council in 2021.

Webinar Link: https://fb.watch/v/tUMH6wiL/


Speaker, Titled on Campus Reporting and Creative WritingOrganized by Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University Journalists' Association in 2021Webinar at https://zoom.us/


SpeakerTitled on Crime Reporting and Source BuildingOrganized by Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Daffodil International University in 2021. Webinar at https://meet.google.com/


Co-Speaker,  Titled on The Idea of Young Researchers on Academic and Research Practices in Bangladesh and IndiaOrganized by Indo-Bangla Media Educators' Network in 2020.

Webinar: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=958927881269753&ref=watch_permalink


Co-SpeakerTitled on Bicentenary Anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar: The Battle of Lone WarriorOrganized by Indo-Bangla Media Educators' Network. 

Webinar: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=3477300885642203&ref=watch_permalink


Co-SpeakerTitled on Media Censorship: Bangladesh Perspectivesm. Organized by Newspaper Olympiad in 2020. Webinar Link: https://fb.watch/v/3fGAjOiC9/


Speaker, Titled on Feature and Creative Writing. Organized by Helix, Khulna University Biotech Club in 2020. Webinar at https://zoom.us/


Co-SpeakerTitled on Press Freedom and Free Flow of Information during Covid-19. Organized by Mirchak Mahjantola Education and Welfare Society, Malda; Vidyarthi Manch, Howrah; Ulgulan Foundation, Maharastra & Shehnai Vadak Ustad Bismillah Khan Trust, Bihar in 2020. Webinar at meet.google.com/


Co-SpeakerTitled on Free Flow of Information During Pandemic. Organized by Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Daffodil International University in 2020. Webinar at meet.google.com/

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Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

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Research Article

Ahmed, M. E., & Islam, M. S. (2020). The Contemporaneous Coverage of War News: A Study on Liberation War News of Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 25(7), pp. 01-09. DOI: 10.9790/0837-2507140109


Periodical Article 

Islam, M.S. (2021). Investigative Journalism in International Media: Covid-19 Perspectives. Nirikkha. Vol 235, PP. 44-46


Conference Paper

Islam, M.S., & Fahim, S.H. (2016). Viewership Factors of Television Program in Bangladesh. Paper presented at National Conference on Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka.


Newspaper Article

Islam, M.S. (2020, May 3). কারাগারের রোজনামচায় গণমাধ্যমের স্বাধীনতা ও বর্তমান (Review of Press Freedom in the Light of Prison Diary). The Daily Prothom Alo: Online Edition. Retrieved from https://www.prothomalo.com/opinion/column/


Islam, M.S. (2020, April 5). সংবাদমাধ্যমের সৃজনশীল আন্দোলন (The Social movement of Media). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition. P4. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/editorial-comments/article/200417791/

 

Newspaper Report

Islam, M.S. (2015, September 02). ঝরে পড়ার হার এখনও ৪০ শতাংশের বেশি (The drop-out rate is still more than 40%). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition), P1. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/print/140983185/print


Islam, M.S. (2015, February 20). ভুল বানানের ছড়াছড়ি (The misspelt is everywhere). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition, P1. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/bibidh/article/1502119949/


Islam, M.S. (2015, February 15). যাত্রীদের সঙ্গে প্রতারণা: চাঁদার টাকা উসুল অতিরিক্ত ভাড়ায় (Fraudulence with Passengers) (Print and Online Edition), P4. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-others/article/1502119877/


Islam, M.S. (2015, January 29). ফুটপাতে ব্যবসায়ীদের মাথায় হাত (Avalanche of footway investors). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition, P1. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-others/article/1501115286/


Islam, M.S. (2015, January 23). হাঁস পালনে এসেছে সুদিন (The good-days came in poultry farming). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online EditionP3. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-others/article/1501113793/


Islam, M.S. (2014, December 28). রুদ্ধশ্বাস ২৩ ঘন্টা (23 hours of Suffocating ) The Daily SamakalPrint  Edition, P1


Islam, M.S. (2014, October 25). 'মৃত্যুরহস্য' উদ্ঘাটনে পুলিশের আগ্রহ কম (Police Are Paying Less Heed to Investigate Murder Mysteries). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition, P1. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/bibidh/article/141094352


Islam, M.S. (2014, October 24). পুলিশ ফাঁড়ি মধুর হাঁড়ি: রাজধানীর ৫২ পুলিশ ফাঁড়িতেই নানা অনিয়ম হয়রানির অভিযোগ (Irregularities and Vexation at Police Outpost). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition, P1. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-others/article/141094112/


Islam, M.S. (2014, October 11). প্রতারণার ধরণ পাল্টাচ্ছে (Trends of forgery are changing) The Daily SamakalPrint and Online Edition, P 20. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-others/article/141091240/


Islam, M.S. & Mostofa M.G. (2014, August 18). রোমানের কাছে সবাই অসহায়: ময়মনসিংহে অপ্রতিরোধ্যে মাদক ব্যবসা  (Irresistible drug trading in Mymensingh) The Daily SamakalPrint and Online Edition, P 17. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-khobor/article/140879812/


Islam, M.S. (2014, July 20). প্রক্সি কারাভোগ: মুক্তি চায় নাসির ( Proxy Imprisonment) The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition, P3. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-khobor/article/140773698


Islam, M.S. (2014, July 12). নীলক্ষেতে জাল সনদের হাট (Fake Certificate at Nilkhet). The Daily Samakal: Print and Online Edition, P1. Retrieved from https://samakal.com/todays-print-edition/tp-first-page/article/140771925/ 

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Feature Writing

This course highlights the process of feature writing for newspapers and televisions. It also discusses the feature types, techniques, wordcraft, interview and ethics. 

Internet Studies and Online Searching

This course focuses on advanced searching skills in the online environment. It explores the techniques of professional E-mail and Browsing. Basically, It highlights the practical skill on information and communication technology.

Investigative Reporting

This course is designed to get skills and techniques needed for finding, researching and developing an investigative story. It also covers the techniques for getting information, ethical guideline and the contemporary practices and trends of investigative journalism. 

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Investigative Report Writing: Field Work

It mainly focuses on the application of theoretical knowledge about skills and techniques needed for developing a story. It helps the students to make a complete investigative story.

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Laws and Ethics in Media

The focus will be on what journalists should do and what they should not do. The main objective of this course is to enrich knowledge about media laws and ethics. It also explains the background of media laws and their aspects.

Mass Media in Bangladesh

This course focuses on the history, roles and responsibilities of mass media. Students will cover the issues on media control, ownership, the relationship between mass media and the government. It also deals with various media organizations, the current media situation of Bangladesh, media propaganda, the trends of new media etc.

Reporting for Print Media

This course will develop the knowledge about basic reporting skills for print media. It also distinguish the manner of reporting between pint and electronic media.

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Report Writing for Newspaper (Sessional)

It focuses on practical news writing for newspapers. It also explores the different types of structures and techniques for print media

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Information Gathering and News Writing

This course is designed for developing the ability to gather information, organize, write, rewrite the news. It focuses on methods of report writing and interview techniques It also explains the news beats and basic news elements.

Information Gathering and News Writing (Sessional)

It focuses on fieldwork relating to information gathering and news writing. It highlights the practical work on intro/lead writing. 

Fundamentals of Journalism

This course focuses on basic concepts and types of journalism, ethical issues, newspaper content, history of journalism, works and contribution of pioneers, new journalism etc. It also covers the journalistic jargon.

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Fundamentals of Journalism (Sessional)

Sessional provides students with the opportunity to gain the basic skills of journalism. It also introduces the journalism scenario through field visit to media outlets. 

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  • Feature Writing
  • Internet Studies and Online Searching
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Investigative Report Writing: Field Work
  • Laws and Ethics in Media
  • Mass Media in Bangladesh
  • Reporting for Print Media
  • Report Writing for Newspaper (Sessional)
  • Information Gathering and News Writing
  • Information Gathering and News Writing (Sessional)
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Fundamentals of Journalism (Sessional)