About Arab Media & Society
Arab Media & Society is a primary resource for all things media in the region. The journal offers quality reporting, research and analysis on a wide array of topics pertaining to the dynamic media landscape across the Arab world. This extends beyond the news, to entertainment, social media, technology, press freedoms and more.
The online publication has a rich history of quality contributions to the field of media research and analysis. Founded in the 1990s as Transnational Broadcasting Studies, the change to Arab Media & Society in the mid 2000s came as a response to the quickly evolving media space. The journal has operated as a hybrid publication; offering detailed academic analysis, long-form journalism and multimedia content, including our podcast.
Arab Media & Society is published by the Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo.
Publisher Hussein Amin
Managing Editor Sarah El-Shaarawi
Arabic Editor Elsam Abdelraouf
Editor-at-Large S. Abdallah Schleifer
Associate Editor Basem Aly
Jon Alterman is Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He is author of New Media: New Politics: From Satellite Television to the Internet in the Arab World.
Mohammed el-Nawawy is a Knight-Crane endowed chair and associate professor in the Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. He is author and co-author of several volumes including Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement, and Citizen Journalism (2013). He is the founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Media.
Kai Hafez is Chair Professor for International and Comparative Media Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany. He is the author of several books including Radicalism and Political Reform in the Islamic and Western Worlds (Cambridge University Press, 2010), The Myth of Media Globalization (Polity Press, 2007)
Andrew Hammond is author of Popular Culture in the Arab World: Arts, Politics, and the Media, What the Arabs Think of America, and The Islamic Utopia: The Illusion of Reform in Saudi Arabia. He has worked as a journalist with BBC Arabic and Reuters in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and as a political analyst with the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is a doctoral researcher at St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford.
Adel Iskandar is Assistant Professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is the author, co-author, and editor of several works including Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution (AUCP/OUP); and Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism (Basic Books). He is co-editor of Jadaliyya and associate producer of the audio journal Status.
Sahar Khamis is associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media and co-author of the books Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Rami Khouri is an internationally syndicated political columnist and author. He is editor-at-large of The Daily Star, Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and nonresident Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Marwan M. Kraidy is Professor of Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World (Harvard University Press, 2016) the award-winning Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life (Cambridge, 2010); and Arab Television Industries (BFI/Palgrave, 2009, with J. Khalil).
Marc Lynch is associate professor of political science at the George Washington University where he directs the Institute for Middle East Studies, editor of The Middle East Channel for Foreign Policy and non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. His most recent book is The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East (Public Affairs, 2016).
William A. Rugh is the Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. From 1964-1995 he was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, with nine diplomatic assignments in the Arab world. He is author of five books including Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio and Television in Arab Politics (2008) and American Encounters with Arabs: the “Soft Power” of U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Arab World (2005).