The Information Age was a boon for a young aspirant like him. Reji has shown much personal interest in acquiring Knowledge as a Research & Development (R&D) expert.
His contribution as a Researcher in the field of Media studies are
A Critical Study on the Media Industry in Post-Independent India, 2018 - “Third Press Commission” a Media Reform in India after four decades.
The Research study strives to analyze and explain explicitly the various nuances regarding the Media Freedom and the problems involved in the functioning of the Press and the responsibilities of the Government and the service to be rendered by the Press to the society. The study highlights the requisite Terms of reference (TOR) for envisaging an effective Media Policy in India. It includes The Media Freedom in India, The Media (Paid, Owned, Earned and Hijacked) in India, The Policy of the Indian Foreign Direct investment (FDI) in the Media sector, The Media Dharma - Media should be for the Public Interest (MPI). The Paid News (Paid News Syndrome), The Fake news scenario, the balancing of Digital Media Industry in India. All the mainstream Political leaders representing different Political parties in Kerala - Communist Party of India (Marxist), Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have appreciated and advised to take it to its logical purpose. The Kerala Kaumudi, a leading Malayalam News Daily, highlighted the Research study recently and remarked on its guidelines and suggestions.
The Research study has been invariably appreciated and recommended by The Governor of Kerala Justice P. Sathasivam, The Governor of Mizoram, Kummanam Rajasekharan, The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, The Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, The Chairman, Administrative Reforms Commission & The Former Chief Minister of Kerala V. S. Achuthanandan, The Secretary to Government of Kerala I&PRD Commissioner P. Venugopal IAS, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Kerala & Chairman, External Affairs Committee of Parliament, Dr. A Sampath Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Kerala, Suresh Gopi Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Kerala, Ramesh Chennithala, The Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Akhilesh Mishra IFS, Ambassador of India to Maldives & by a few eminent Media personalities. Attempts were made for a submission in the Indian Parliament by Dr. A Sampath Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Kerala during the Monsoon session 2018.
The Media study on “Sting Operation in Investigative Journalism (Kerala) a Study with emphasis on National & International Scenario”. as a sequel to the study cited above. The study elucidates that the growth of online media (Internet) would define the future of Investigative Journalism with ethical Sting Operation in India.