Prashanth Bhat is a PhD student at Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park, where he researches online hate speech, right-wing politics and media, and online political expressions. Bhat began his career as a junior reporter at TV9, a local television station in India, before going on to work for Deccan Chronicle, South India’s largest circulated English daily. He has freelanced for The Times of India and has worked for leading international media organizations, including China Central Television-America and National Geographic Channel. He also served as as a short-term consultant with the World Bank Group and was a research intern at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he studied discursive strategies of white nationalists on Twitter. Bhat holds a BA in Communication and Journalism from Osmania University in India and an MA from American University in Washington, DC.
January 19, 2017