Mr. Panneerselvan is currently the Reader’s Editor of The Hindu, based in Chennai, a position that requires him to look critically at the newspaper’s coverage of issues and also address readers’ concerns. A journalist with several years of experience, he has been a member of the steering committee of the Global Forum for Media Development since its inception in 2008 and is an Advisory Panel Member of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships. He was a Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford in 1998. He has lectured on media and journalistic ethics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London; the University of Oxford; the University of Leiden; and the Asian College of Journalism. Until recently, he served as the Executive Director of Panos South Asia.
He delivered the Dr. CVS Sarma Memorial Lecture on November 06, 2014 on the campus.