Naila Hamdy Advisor

Naila Hamdy is a tenured associate professor of journalism and mass communication and director for the graduate program for the department at the American University in Cairo, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in cross-platform journalism, media convergence and international communication. She was the chair of the department of journalism and mass communication (2014-2017 and 2008-2010) and the graduate director (2007-2008) and undergraduate director (2004-2007).

She also has extensive experience in curriculum development and has designed courses and degrees for universities and professional training in Egypt and the region.

Hamdy is also the Past President and a member of the board of the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE), a member of the Broadcast Educators Association (BEA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

Hamdy is a former television journalist (CBS News, ZDF) who continues to contribute to the journalism field through her work as in media development. She is currently a member of the steering committee for the Independent Egyptian Editors Forum (EEF). She is also a member of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and the Global Editors Network (GEN).  In addition to her listing in the Who is She in Egypt database, published by the Women and Memory Forum.

Her research focuses on the journalism profession and culture in Egypt and the Arab Region, media development, transition and transformation news production, social media and digital technologies, traditional and online news audiences and political engagement, and media literacy. She has published her papers in the Communication Gazette, Journal of Middle East Media, The Global Media Journal, Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, the Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture and the Journal of Communication. She has also published several chapters in peer-reviewed international academic books.

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