Prof. Dr. Taimoor-ul Hassan

Prof. Dr. Taimoor-ul Hassan

Dean, Faculty of Media and Communication Studies

dr.taimoor@ucp.edu.pk
(042) 35880007 Ext: 333

Professor Dr. Taimoor-ul-Hassan is Dean of Faculty of Media and Communication Studies at University of Central Punjab, Lahore. Previously, he was Dean of School of Media and Mass Communication, Beaconhouse National University. He has 32 years of experience in media education, research and profession with more than 40 research articles in national and international journals. His one book is published while two books are in the process of being published. Dr. Hassan is a HEC-Approved PhD Supervisor and a Member of HEC Mass Communication Curriculum Committee, HEC Text Book, Monograph Evaluation Committee, Punjab Public Service Commission Selection Committee and Punjab Public Service Commission Curriculum Committee. He is a Member of Board of Faculty, Board of Studies and Selection Boards of many universities.  He is an External Examiner of MPhil and PhD theses of many national and international universities. He is a Member of Review Committees of national and international journals. Dr. Hassan has worked as Assistant Editor, Executive Editor, Group Editor and Joint Editor in The Pakistan Times, The Frontier Post, The Sun International and The Post, respectively. He has done reporting assignments with Associated Press of America, and has worked as Master Trainer of TV channels. He has written over 2,000 articles and editorials in leading national and international dailies. He has also worked as Communication Specialist for Semiotic/ Canadian International Development Agency and New Media Specialist for various projects.

PhDMass CommunicationUniversity of Karachi2006-2010
Dean and ProfessorUniversity of Central Punjab2019- Present
DeanBeaconhouse National University2015-2019
Acting deanBeaconhouse National University2014-2015
ProfessorBeaconhouse National University2012-2019
Associate ProfessorBeaconhouse National University2003- 2012
Communications SpecialistSemiotics Consultants/CIDA2008
Joint EditorThe Post, English Daily2006 – 2008
Visiting faculty memberKinnaird College for Women, Lahore1996-2004
TrainerBusiness Recorder and Aaj TV2004
Editor Web/Research PortalNazria Pakistan Foundation (NPF)2002 – 2003
Executive EditorThe Frontier Post2001 – 2003
Group Managing EditorDaily Sun2000 – 2001
Managing EditorThe Sun1999 – 2000
ReporterAssociated Press of America1996 – 1997
Media SpecialistAGHS Legal Aid Cell1995 – 1999
Freelance WriterHerald, The News, The Nation1994 – 1995
News Editor and Assistant EditorThe Pakistan Times1987 – 1996
1Cognitive needs and use of social media: a comparative study of gratifications sought and gratification obtained", Information Discovery and Delivery. 2020. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IDD-11-2019-0081/full/html. https://doi.org/10.1108/IDD-11-2019-0081. (IF) HEC recognized)
2Social Integrative Needs & Use of Social Media: A Comparative Study of Gratifications Sought and Gratifications Obtained. Pakistan Journal of Languages and Translation Studies. 53-81. Issue 2019, volume-2 (2020). University of Gujrat. (HEC recognized)
3Relationship among the Attributes of World Countries and Their Coverage in Tweets of International News Agencies: 2010-2016. Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 2020 (Scopus, HEC recognized).
4Social Media Defy Spiral of Silence Theory and Provides Baseline for new Spiral of Social Media Theory: Ground Perspective. 1549-1558, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (PJSS). Vol. 39, No.4, 2019. ISSN: 2074-2061. (HEC recognized)
5A Comparative Study of Health Communication Strategies in Family Planning, Pakistan Journal of Medical Research, Pakistan Health Research Council, 58 (2), 77-82, April 2019. (HEC recognized)
6Crime against Media Personnel and Threats to Media Houses in Pakistan: A Journalistic Perspective. Journal of Pakistan Vision - Current Issue (Vol. 20, No. 2, 2019). http://pu.edu.pk/images/journal/studies/PDF-FILES/4_v21_1_20.pdf. (HEC recognized)
7Development Coverage in Pakistan, India and China, Global Media Journal, Volume X1, Issue -01, Spring 2018. (HEC recognized)
8Individual’s perceptions about the credibility of Social Media. Journal of Strategic Studies, Volume No 36, Issue 4, The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. (HEC recognized)
9The news of disaster and relief activities in traditional and news social media. Abysina Journal of Social Science 2018. (HEC recognized)
10Islamophobia and Muslim Comedians in America. International Journal of Crisis Communication 2018, 1(2), 92-104. (HEC recognized)
11Social and Traditional Media Usage: A Demographic Analysis of Pakistani Youth. Global Media Journal: Pakistan Edition 2017, 10(1). (HEC recognized)
12Representation of Indigenous people in Pakistan, Pakistan Perspective, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi Vol.22, No.2, July-December 2017, 41-60 (HEC recognized)
13New Media Verus Old Media: A case of Pakistan, New Media and Mass Communication. Volume, 51, 2016, ISSN2224-3275. (HEC recognized)
14Antecedents of Job Satisfaction in Media organization. Global Media Journal, Vol-IX, Issue 1, Spring 2016. (HEC recognized)
15Media-Democracy Relationship in Pakistan. Pakistan Vision 15, no. 2 (2014): 124. (HEC recognized)
16ICTS- Problems in Pakistan, Journal of Research and Reflections in Education, Volume no 7, issue no 7, June 2013, University of Education. (HEC recognized)
17Role newspapers in education Policy Making. Journal of Gender & Social Issues, Spring 2013, Volume . 12, Issue 1, P 1. (HEC recognized)
18ICTs in Learning. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE), Volume 1, No 2, 2012, ISSN 2252-8822, Indonesia. (IF)
19Towards a More Responsible Press, AUDC, Volume 6, No 2, 2012, 31-52, Romania
20Demise of Objectivity in Press, The Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 3 2012, 30-48, University of Gujrat. (HEC recognized)
21Exploring Bias in Press, Pakistan Perspective, Volume 17, Number 2, July –December, 2012, PP 33-42, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi. (HEC recognized)
22Role of Newspapers in Health Public Policy Making, FWU Journal of Social Sciences, Winter 2012, Volume 6, No 2, 124-130, Frontier Women University, Peshawar. (HEC recognized)
23Imbibing Pluralism, AUDC, Volume 6, No 1, 2012, Romania. (IF)
24News through Filter of Press, Journal of Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication, Volume 6, 2011, 47-65, University of Karachi. (HEC recognized)
25Portrayal of NGOs in National Press, Pakistan Vision, Volume 12, No 2, December 2011, PP 205-235, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Punjab. (HEC recognized)
26Civil Society-Democracy Nexus in Pakistan, South Asian Studies, Volume 26, No 2, 2011, PP 325-347, South Asia Study Centre, University of Punjab. (HEC recognized)
27Mass Communication Education in Punjab- Problems, Prospects, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 31, No.2, 2011, PP 309-318, Bahauddin Zakyra University, Multan. (HEC recognized)
28Performance of Press during Women Movement in Pakistan-A case Study, South Asian Studies, Volume 24 Number 2, 2010, PP 311-321, Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Punjab. (HEC recognized)
29Downplaying Women Voice: Analysis (1977-82), Journal of Mass Communication, Volume 5, 2010, PP 25-41, Department of Mass Communication, University of Karachi. (HEC recognized)
30Culture Change: The Perception of the Media and the Mediations of Its Images. International Transactions in Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 2 (2010), Issue 2 (July-December) (ISSN 0975-3745), PP-122-140, India. (IF)
31Roots of Authoritarianism in Pakistan, Journal of Political Science, Issue XV, Summer 2009 (ISSN 1994-1080), Department of Political Science, University of Punjab. (HEC recognized)
32Failure of Pakistani Press in Strengthening Democracy- A Case of Article 58 (2B), The Historian, Volume 3, 117-129. (2005), Department of History, GC University, Lahore. (HEC recognized)
33Population Planning: Testing Rogers Diffusion Theory in Kasur. World Journal of Research and Review. (Approved)
34A Case for Social Responsibility Model of Media, Oriental College Magazine, University of Punjab. (Approved in HEC recognized Journal)
35ICT: Problems, Prospects, European Journal of Social Sciences. (IF)
36Coverage of Student Issues-A Case Study, The Historian, Government College University, Lahore (in press).
37Cultivation effects of Social media on cognitive, social and moral skills of adolescents in Pakistan. University of Gujrat. (In review at HEC recognized Journal)
38The Electronic and Social Media Influence on Women Buying Behavior Through the Commercialization of Media. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies. University of Karachi. (In review at HEC recognized Journal)
39Interplay of Media and Change Agents in Public Health in Rural Pakistan. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. (In review)
40Press and Civil Society in Pakistan – Seeds of Democracy in a Terrorism–Torn Country, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8484-4050-4.
41Development Communication in Pakistan: case studies (in progress).
42Political Communication (in progress)

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