Journalist-turned-media academician and an accomplished writer Mrinal Chatterjee (b.1961) has worked in all media forms with élan. Presently he is working as Professor and Regional Director of Eastern India Campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), located in Dhenkanal, Odisha.
Dr. Chatterjee has published seven books on Journalism and Mass Communication in English and Odia including his seminal work History of Journalism in Odisha. He has published over two dozens of book chapters, papers and articles in national and international journals. Recently he has co-edited (with Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey) an anthology of essays and papers titled Media, Democracy and Development and (an anthology of essays and lectures titled Mahatma Gandhi: A Journalist and Editor with Snehasis Sur).
He is also a popular columnist. He writes columns in English and Odia.