Faculty Profile

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  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh House 56, Road 4/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka- 1209
  • MSS in Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi

    BSS in Mass in Mass Communication, University of Rajshahi

    Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (New Media), Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India

Areas of Interest

Communication in Healthcare, Social Network Analysis, Social Network and Health, Cyberpsychology and Media Psychology.

Md. Aminul Islam

Adjunct Faculty

Overview

Md. Aminul Islam has five years’ experience in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels at different universities in Bangladesh. He has also about five years of experience in journalism at reputed media organizations such as The Daily Star, Dhaka Tribune, daily sun and Independent Television Ltd.
Currently, he is a faculty member at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism at University of Liberal Art Bangladesh. He is also the coordinator of Axis MIL, an outreach program at the Department to promote Media Information Literacy in Bangladesh.

Research & Awards

Certifications:

  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Computational Statistics at the Department of Statistics, Rajshahi University, 2015.
  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Diversity and Inclusion Studies at the Department of English and Humanities at BRAC University, 2014.

Current Project:

  • An investigation into mental health problems of journalists in Bangladesh.
  • Prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among university students in Bangladesh: A cross sectional study
  • University Student Support Systems, Help-Seeking Behaviour and the Management of Student Psychological Distress in Bangladesh: A Study from Social Network Analysis Approach
  • The Practice of Data Journalism in Bangladesh
  • Using without Knowing?: Exploration of Social Media Literacy in Bangladesh.

Completed Project:

  • Factors Influencing Students’ Decision Making in Selecting University in Bangladesh
  • An investigation into mental health problems and social networks of parents with intellectually challenged children in Bangladesh.
  • Social Network, Facebook use and Loneliness among University Students in Bangladesh.

Work Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty (February 2019 – Present)
    Department of Media Studies and Journalism, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer (May 2015 – January 2019)
    Department of Journalism, Communication and Media Studies, Varendra University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  • Sub-Editor (October 2014-May 2015)
    The Dhaka Tribune, an English language daily based in Dhaka.
  • Sub-Editor (October 2011-October 2014)
    The Daily Star, the largest English daily in Bangladesh.
  • Sub-Editor (May 2010-October 2011)
    The Daily Sun, an English language daily based in Dhaka.

Awards:

  • SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholarship for doing a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (New Media) at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India.

Technical Writing:

Written, edited and translated several reports for:

  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB).
  • The Deutsche Gesellschaft fürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh.
  • British Council, Bangladesh.
  • World Bank, BangladeshUSAID, Bangladesh.

Technical Skills:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 2010, Windows 8, Windows 10 Pro.
  • Applications: MS Office Suite 2013/2010/2007, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari.
  • Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter.

Miscellaneous:

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS:

  • Worked as a research assistant for Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) in a study on Intro/Lead of Newspapers in Bangladesh.
  • Worked as a research assistant for JATRI in a study on Journalism Ethics and Standards in Bangladesh.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), the preeminent worldwide professional organization in the field of media and communication research.

 

 

Publications

Books

Islam, M. A., (2016). Manobyo Jogagog (On Human Communication), Polol Prokashoni, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Islam, M.A. Shibly, Din M, (2017). Sangbad Karkhanai Naya Jogajog Projukti (New Communication Technology in News Factory), Polol Prokashoni, Dhaka, 2017. 

Islam, M.A., Rahman, M., Siraj, S., (2013). Digital Divide among University Students in Bangladesh, LAMBERT, Germany.

Islam M.A., Panday, P. K., (2013) Bangladesh-e Sangbadikota: Songabd Lekhar Shoili o Kathamo (Journalism in Bangladesh: Style and Structure of News Writing), Dhaka: Shrabon Publication.

Islam, M. A., (2014). Bangladesh-e Arthonoitik Unnayan-er Uthsa 1972-1990, (translation of Sources of Economic Growth in Bangladesh 1972-1990 by Munsurul A Khan), Dhaka: AH Development Publishing House. 

Islam, M. A., (2011) Unnayan Bhabna (translation of Ideas for Development by Robert Chambers), Dhaka: AH Development Publishing House, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

Islam, M.A., Choudhury, N. (2020). Living culture of today’s apartment dwellers: social interactions, social media and urban living in Bangladesh, In Moor, Bhakti (Ed) Emergent technologies, New Media and Cities, USA, Common Ground Research Networks. [Forth coming]

Al-Maruf, A., Islam, M., A., Sarmin., A., and Jenkins, J. C., (2020). Coastal Zones of Bangladesh: A Tale of Pessimism and Optimism, In Moazzem Hossain, Q K Ahmad and Mazharul M Islam (eds), Climate Adaptation for a Sustainable Economy: Lessons from Bangladesh, an Emerging Tiger of Asia, USA, Nova S

Islam, M.A, Kumar, B., (2019). Nexus between Social Network, Social Media Use, and Loneliness: A Case Study of University Students, Bangladesh, Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos and Kwok Tai Chui (Eds) Innovative Management and Business Practices in Asia, USA, IGI Global: ISBN-13: 978-1799815662

Islam, M. A., (2007). Naya Tothaya Projukti o Gonotontro (translation) (Democracy and New Information Technology) by (Ken Hirschkop)in Ahmed, Mustak (Ed) Gomadhomer Rajnoitik Aurthonity: Noya Tothaya Juge Pujibad r Gonotontro (Political Economy of Mass Media: Capitalism and Democracy in the New Info

Coastal Zones of Bangladesh: A Tale of Pessimism and Optimism/ Climate Adaptation for a Sustainable Economy: Lessons from Bangladesh, an Emerging Tiger of Asia , Abdullah Al-Maruf, Aminul Islam, AfshanaSarmin and J. Craig Jenkins , Nova Science Publishing , USA , ISBN: 978-1-53616-927-0 , February 2020.

Journal Articles

Arafat, S. M. Y., Akter, H., Islam, M. A., Shah, M. M. A., & Kabir, R. (2020). Parenting: Types, Effects and Cultural Variation. Asian Journal of Pediatric Research, 3(3), 32-36. 

Uddin, M. S., Islam, M. A., Arafat, S.M.Y. (2020). Socio Demography And Primary Psychiatric Morbidities Among Patients At Outpatient Psychiatry Department Of a Tertiary Care Hospital In Bangladesh, Romanian Journal Of Psychological Studies, Vol. 8, Issue 1, March-2020, ISSN 2559-1649 (Online)

Kumar, B., Banik, P., Islam M.A. (2019). Social Network, Facebook Use and Loneliness: A Comparative Analysis Between Public and Private University Students in Bangladesh. International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 2,  pp. 20-28.  

Islam M.A., Kumer, B. (2019). The relationship between social network, social media use, loneliness and academic performance: A study among university students in Bangladesh, World of Media: Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies, Vol 4.

Akter, H., Khan, M.Z.I., Islam, M., A., Mali, B., Arafat, S. M. Y. (2019). Consumer Attitude and Awareness Regarding Use of Anti-Ulcerant Drugs in Bangladesh, South Asian Research Journal of Business and Management, 1(1): Jun-Jul -2019 

Islam, M. A., Shoron, N.H., (2019). Factors Influencing Students’ Decision Making in Selecting University in Bangladesh. Advanced Journal of Social Science, 6(1), 17-25. 

Islam M. A. (2018). Making Sense of Data Journalism from Bangladesh Perspective. Global Media Journal 2018, 16:31.

Islam, M. A., Rahman, M. (2018). An Investigation into Features of News Websites in Bangladesh, World of Media: Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies, 2.

Islam, M. A., Kabir, E., Taufikuzzaman, M. (2018). "An Investigation into Respiratory Health Problems of Workers at Stone Crushing Industries in Bangladesh", Journal of Health Research, [Emerald Publishing Limited, 2586-940X], DOI: 10.1108/JHR-01-2018-017

Islam, M. A., Osmani, A.G. (2017): Does press freedom cause human development? Examining Bangladesh, Media Asia, [Routledge: Taylor & Francis Groups], DOI: 10.1080/01296612.2017.1365574

Islam, M. A., Haque, J., Awal, M.A., Rani, A., and Sazzad, J., Nurses' Knowledge About Management of Different Stages of Normal Labor in Bangladesh, The Malaysian Journal Of Nursing, 9 (2), October 2017, Pages 15-19

Islam, M. A., Rahman, M., A., (2016). Conceptual Analysis and Understanding of Press Freedom from Bangladesh Perspective, Global Media Journal, 9 (1), p1-12. 12p.

Islam, M. A., (2019). Cholochitro ki amader chikitsito korte pare? Monorog chikitsai cholochitrer bhumika (Can cinema heal us? Role of cinema in treatment of mental illness, Magic Lanthan, a film magazine, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Islam M. A., (2018). Hindi Cholochitro Phobia: Bhitee-Rog o Somaj Bastobota Upolobdhir ek Ononno Chabikathi (Hindi Movie Phobia: A key to understand phobia disorder and social reality), Magic Lanthan, a film magazine, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Islam, M. A., (2017). A Beautiful Mind: Jogajog Boikkollo o Manobikotar Rupayan (Representation of communication disorder in ‘A Beautiful Mind’), Magic Lanthan, a film magazine, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Islam, M. A., (2016). Hindi Cholochitro ‘Black’-e Monobyo Jogagoger Rupayan (Representation of human communication in Hindi Movie Black), Magic Lanthan, a film magazine, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Islam, M. A., (2012). Bangladesh-er Graamanchole Krishakder Majhe Tothya Probaher Shwarup (The Pattern of Information Flow among Rural Farmers in Bangladesh; Journal of Social Science [Dhaka University Studies Part -D], Part 6, Number 6, December 2012, pp 120-131

Islam, M. A., (2012). Source of and Awareness about Land Information among Farmers in Bangladesh: A study from a village in Northern Bangladesh, Journal of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), 2012, pp 101-111

Islam, M. A., (2009). Media Literacy: Bangladesh Perspective, in COMMUNICA: Journal of Communication and Media, Issue 03, May-June, 2009, pp. 31-37

Islam, M. A., (2009). Bangladesh-er Unnayan o Krishi: Gonomadhom-er Bhumika (The Development of Bangladesh and Agriculture: Role of Mass Media), in BJR: Bangladesh Journalism Review, Volume 4, Issue 6, September 2008, pp. 22-25.

Parenting: Types, Effects and Cultural Variation.Arafat, S. M. Y., Akter, H., Islam, M. A., Shah, M. M. A., &Kabir, R , Asian Journal of Pediatric Research, 3(3), 32-36 , India , ISSN: 2582-2950 , May 23, 2020.

Socio Demography And Primary Psychiatric Morbidities Among Patients At Outpatient Psychiatry Department Of a Tertiary Care Hospital In Bangladesh. Uddin, Md. Saleh, Islam, Md. Aminul, Arafat, SM Yasir , Romanian Journal Of Psychological Studies Vol. 8, Issue 1, March-2020 , Romania , ISSN 2559-1649, ISSN–L 2559-1649 , March-2020.

Newsroom Representation and Discrimination against Female Journalists in Ghana , IGI Global , May,2020.

Journalism in Nigerian News Media is Not Gender Blind: Women Journalists' Experiences , IGI Global , June 2020.

Psychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) , Asian Journal of Medical Sciences.

 

Chapters

Islam, A., Hossain, N. Living Culture of Today’s Apartment Dwellers: Social Interactions, Social Media and Urban Living in Bangladesh' in More, Bhakti (Ed) Emergent technologies, New Media and Cities, Common Ground, USA [forthcoming]

Islam, A., NayaTothayaProjukti o Gonotontro (translation) (Democracy and New Information Technology) by (Ken Hirschkop)in Ahmed, Mustak (Ed) GomadhomerRajnoitikAurthonity: NoyaTothayaJugePujibad r Gonotontro (Political Economy of Mass Media: Capitalism and Democracy in the New Information Age), Dhak

Conference Proceedings

Choudhury, N., Islam, M.A., (2020). Health information seeking behavior in Bangladesh: Role of virtual and real-life social networks, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR 2020 Online Conference), Tampere University, Finland, July 12-17. 

Quarmal, S. B., Islam, M. A., (2019). Data Journalism in Combating Misinformation During Bangladesh National Election 2018, International Conference on Fake News and Elections in South Asia, 10-12 July, Bangkok, Thailand 

Islam M. A. Rahman, M., Rahman, A., (2019). An investigation into mental health problems of journalists in Bangladesh, presented at the 5th Bangladesh Clinical Psychology Conference held between April 22-25, 2019 at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka. 

Islam, M. A. Rahman A., (2018). Mental health problems and social networks of parents with intellectually challenged children in Bangladesh, presented at the 6th International Conference of SIVUS International to be held on 4th-5th October, 2018 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Goalpark,

Islam, M. A., Rahman, M., (2018). Features of News Websites in Bangladesh: An Analysis, presented at the International Conference on Media, Communication and Journalism: Prospects and Challenges in Bangladesh and Beyond held between July 17 and July 19, 2018 at Chittagong University, Bangladesh.

Islam, M. A., Quarmal, S. B. (2018). Online Journalism in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges, presented at the International Conference on Media, Communication and Journalism: Prospects and Challenges in Bangladesh and Beyond held between July 17 and July 19, 2018 at Chittagong University, Banglad

Islam, M. A, Asad, A. I, (2018). Regional Effects of Monetary Policy in Bangladesh: An Application of Vector Error Correction Model, presented in International Conference on Business and Sustainable Development (ICBSD) 2018, held on March  8-9, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Islam, M. A., Hossain A., Kamruzzaman, M., Khalek, M., A., Ali, M., A., (2017).  Forecasting Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Bangladesh Using Box Jenkins ARIMA Models, presented in the International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biostatistics for Agriculture, Health and Environment held on January 20

Islam, M. A., (2016). Understanding the Pattern of Diversity in Bangladeshi Media, accepted at the 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities – 2016, 22nd – 23rd September 2016, Bali, Indonesia.

Islam, M. A, Mohammad Ali, H., (2009).  Democratic Communication and Potential of Internet: Bangladesh Perspective, Proceedings of the 5th International Students’ Conference at Ibaraki University, Mito, Japan, 07-08 Nov, 2009, pp 30-33.

“Understanding Media and Information Ecosystem: Towards an Inquiry-Based Teaching” , 2nd National Forum on Media and Information Literacy (NFMIL) , Philippines Association of Media Information Literacy (PAMIL) , Learning Commons, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University, Taft Ave., Philippines, Manila , January 17-18.

Creative Works

Basics of Data Journalism , Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) , PIB conference room, Dhaka.

Axis MIL Project: MIL Amid Pandemic in Bangladesh , Philippine Association of Media Information Literacy (PAMIL) and Global Alliance for Partnership on Media Information Literacy (GAPMIL) , Online/ Google Meet.

Protecting Independent Media for Effective Development (PRIMED): Session 1: Gender aspects of public service media , BBC, Media Action  , Online/ Zoom.

Protecting Independent Media for Effective Development (PRIMED): Session 2: Capacity of the journalists of Media sector , BBC, Media Action  , Online/ Zoom.

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