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Dr. Hussein Amin
Adham Center's MA in Television and Digital Journalism Accredited by Supreme Council of Universities

11 Jun, 2018

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism's Master of Arts program ​received full ​official accreditation from the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU). The ​decision issued No. 187, dated June 3, 2018, was ​signed by the ​President of the SCU, HE ​Dr. Khaled Atef Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.​ The SCU decision states that the Master of Arts program in Television and Digital Journalism offered by the Kamal Adham Center at the American University in Cairo, is equivalent to any professional master’s degree in media and communication offered by Egyptian universities in the same field of study. Based on this decision, no equivalency or recognition will be needed from graduates of the Kamal Adham Center to work in any public, private or independent broadcast or electronic ​media entities, organizations, or syndicates in Egypt or in the Arab region​. Adham Center Director, Dr. Hussein Amin, announced the news and stated that the next move for the Adham Center will be to seek international accreditation from a top globally recognized accreditation agency in the field of television and digital media and communication.


Prof. Kim Fox
Kim Fox selected as 2018 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor in Social Media

11 Jun, 2018

Kim Fox (JRMC) has been selected as one of six visiting professors of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) 2018 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor in Social Media. The fellowship will place Fox at WCPO and wcpo.com in Cincinnati, Ohio for two weeks this summer where she hopes to “see first-hand how the WCPO team works on the back end to make social media work for them.” Additionally, the fellowship will bring a news media representative from WCPO to the AUC campus.  See the details here.


JRMC Department
GAPP Honor Assembly 2018

7 Jun, 2018

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy held the Undergraduate and Graduate Honor Award Ceremony on May 28, 2018. The department of Journalism and Mass Communication had around 90 undergraduates with honors and highest honors, and 10 graduate honors students. View few photos here



JRMC Department
Graduates Thesis Defense Spring 2018

7 Jun, 2018

Noha El Tawil: Framing of Terrorism and Ethiopian Dam on Online Egyptian Publications and Social Media.
Advisor: Dr. Rasha Allam. Readers: Dr. Hussein Amin and Dr. Hesham Dinana.


Amira Mohamed Abdelgelil: Cyber-Feminism and Facebook: A Comparative Study of Arab Women's Organization Activity in Tunisia, Lebanon, and Egypt.
Advisor: Dr. Naila Hamdy. Readers: Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf and Dr. Inas Abo Youssef. 


Mary Habib: Telivision Human-Puppet Talk-Shows: Sensationalism, Conflicts, and Emotional Concerns - Case Study of "Abla Fahita Live Men EL Duplex".
Advisor: Dr. Hussein Amin. Readers: Dr. Naila Hamdy and Dr. Rasha Allam. 


Esraa Mahfouz: The Role of News Media in Framing Anti-Coptic attacks and muslim-coptic relations in Egypt: A Frame Analysis. 
Advisor: Dr. Naila Hamdy. Readers: Dr. Rasha Allam and Dr. Tara ElKadi. 






Dr. Sarah El-Richani
Latest Activities

30 May, 2018

-On May 17, Dr. Sarah El-Richani addressed a seminar at the University of Paris XIII entitled “Productions and Circulations of Cultural products: the case of the countries of the MENA”. The seminar was convened by Abdelfettah Benchenna and Dominique Marchetti and consisted of senior researchers, graduate and doctoral students. Speaking via videoconference, El-Richani discussed her recently published book The Lebanese Media: Anatomy of a system in perpetual crisis (Palgrave Macmillan).
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Dr. Sarah El-Richani gave an interview to Radio France International about the Lebanese elections that took place in May 2018. El-Richani was also interviewed by the Lebanese daily An-Nahar and Lebanese TV station OTV after casting her ballot at the Lebanese Embassy in Cairo.



Prof. Mona Salman
JRMC 4402 Students Learn the Guidelines of Journalism at the Headquarters of Masrawy

30 May, 2018

A group of journalism students paid a visit to the bureau of Masrawy newspaper in Agouza accompanied by professor Mona Salman to see how the whole procedures of constructing and publishing a news story happens practically. The visit lasted for more than four hours, the Masrawy team hosted the students and explained that to them thoroughly how every stage takes place and helped them apply and understand what they already studied throughout the year. Every journalist and news reporter was able to explain to the students the nature of his job, the restrictions and the daily obstacles when editing or writing his material.





Dr. Hussein Amin
Workshop on "Podcasting"

21 May, 2018

On Monday May 14, 2018, the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism led by Dr. Hussein Amin, and the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, co-hosted a workshop on "Podcasting" under the Virtual Speaker Program via video conference setting. The four-hour workshop was delivered by Kerry Donahue, Director of the Radio Program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Donahue spoke about what podcasting is in terms of format, and how it is different from a typical radio program. She walked the attendees through the whole process of creating a podcast beginning with selecting topics, identifying target audiences, formatting and tone; to recording tips, publishing tools and possible circulation channels to help ensure the podcast gains traction. Certificates of attendance were given out to participants. 




Prof. Kim Fox
JRMC Alumni Network with MMJ Capstone Students

21 May, 2018

The Multimedia Journalism Employment, Graduate School and Networking Session took place on Sunday, May 13 as a part of the Multimedia Journalism Capstone course.  JRMC alumni spoke to the capstone students about writing resumes and CVs, interviewing, job skills and networking.  The session was organized by Professor Kim Fox, the professor for the Multimedia Journalism Capstone course. The course teaching assistance was Merna Sakr. 
Pictured: Tamer Hegab (MMJ), Professor Kim Fox, Heba Fouad (MMJ), Nour Eltigani (IMC), Youmna Hashem (IMC), Nour Ibrahim (MMJ), Nancy Salem (MMJ) and Nazly Abaza (MMJ). Not pictured Reem Khedr (Journalism). 





Prof. Sherin Moody
JRMC 4425: Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Capstone

21 May, 2018

Professor Sherin Moody invited J Walter Thompson (JWT) as the panel for the JRMC 4425 “Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Capstone” during 2 day presentations that were held on Sunday May 6th and Wednesday May 9th. Ten groups presented their creative strategies on the following topics: Circus rebranding, Dreem Jelly rebranding, Over use of digital technology amongst children, Religious tourism, Autism, Depression, Child marriage, Female genital mutation (FGM), Emotional abuse and Body imageThree out of ten groups got internships at JWT during the summer.





Prof. Marwa Ragaa
Media Literacy Course

21 May, 2018

Adjunct Faculty member Marwa Ragaa Al-Mutafy has just finished teaching a Media Literacy course at the English Section of the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University. 



Prof. Ashraf Foda
Latest Advertisement

21 May, 2018

You can check here Sallab Establishment’s latest spot for the summer, created by Vision Advertising and it’s creative director Ashraf Foda our JRMC adjunct faculty.

 

Dr. Naila Hamdy
Cairo Media Conference May 8-9, 2018, AUC Tahrir Campus

14 May, 2018

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication held a media conference on May 8&9 with the purpose of discussing the evolution of the digital age and teaching journalism and media studies with academics and professionals.
The conference gathered together experts and practitioners from both Egypt, the region and Norway to highlight best practices for future success. The main conference partners were the OsloMet-Oslo-Metropolitan- University, as well as the corresponding industry bodies that work with media organizations and professionals: The Egyptian Editors Forum and the Association of Norwegian Editors. Dr. Naila Hamdy conference organizer said that the conference had a special a special focus on the key role that media schools and departments in universities can play in the media industry’s future. A formidable line up of international and regional experts and academics gave presentations during the two-day conference including four JRMC faculty; Professors Firas Al-Atraqchi, Mervat Abou Oaf, Naila Hamdy and Tara ElKady.
Approximately 120 Egyptian journalists and academics registered for the conference which received high coverage in Egyptian news media. Sharing experiences on storytelling, new business models and new regulations and teaching methods, was at the core of the conference. A follow-up is planned for next year.
View conference program and pics here. Check few links of the conference media coverage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.


Prof. Kim Fox
The AMICAL 2018

14 May, 2018

Kim Fox traveled to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan last week to present at the AMICAL 2018 conference which was hosted by The American University of Central Asia. In the Community Exchange of Ideas session (photo included), Fox and AUC's director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, Hoda Mostafa, presented on Executing a podcasting project on your campus. This presentation highlighted the #AUCdiaries project, which is funded with an AMICAL Small Grant. Fox also facilitated a mini-workshop "Creating Narrative Nonfiction Podcasts in the Classroom."  See the conference schedule here.
Note: The AMICAL conference will be hosted at AUC next year.



Dr. Hesham Dinana
Next Generation Marketing Conference – April 24-25, Khartoum/Sudan

13 May, 2018

Dr. Dinana, was invited as the Speaker for the Opening Session of the 3rd Next Generation Marketing Conference in Sudan. The session was titled; FREEconomics: The Future of Pricing & Sales Promotions. The Conference was attended by experts from Egypt, Lebanon, South Africa, India & Sudan. View TV coverage here







Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf Keynote Speaker at the Academy of Liberal Arts (ALA) 4th Annual Symposium

13 May, 2018

 Given Abou Oaf’s proficiency in higher education, media law and regulations as well as her expertise in the legislation of film industry and entertainment, she delivered a keynote speech that engaged the attendees and participants with conceivable means of critical, communicative, and practical perspectives on future academic collaborations within AUC in order to realize the full potential of accomplishing our AUC academic mission. The criterion of her speech resonated precisely with this year ALA Symposium theme: "Embracing Academic Citizenship" by sharing her conscious commitment and passion to teaching and to her students in her pursuance for academic and professional excellence.  Her words indicated that becoming an effective professor is not easily acquired and that being an academic expert in ones specialized field does not guarantee efficient teaching, but rather the skills, proficiencies, and practices associated with academic records and scholastic credentials acquired over time, are all essential for quality teaching. Her stimulating ideas emphasized the fact that diversity of disciplines can serve to create richer partnerships, and bring faculty and students together within our AUC community. The symposium was held at Moataz Al Alfi Hall, on April 24.




Prof. Mona Salman
Mona Salman honored by Beni Sueif University

13 May, 2018

The faculty of mass communication of Bani Sueif has honored Mona Salman for "a glamorous career life" as the university statement stated. Dr Mansour Hasan the head of the university and Dr Mohamed Zain the dean of the faculty of mass communication delivered the award in the celebration of the launching of BSU radio and television.​

Dr. Hesham Dinana
CIT 1st Annual Health Conference – April 14 & 15, CAIRO

10 May, 2018

As an ex-Board Member for the Chamber of Information Technology & Telecommunication (CIT), Dr. Hesham Dinana was invited to chair a session titled: The Challenges Facing Healthcare Information Systems’ Implementation: The Ambition and the Reality!!
The session focused on the use of information and communication to improve the 3As of a sustainable healthcare system: Accessibility, Affordability & Accreditation.. integrating the complex web of stakeholders.



Dr. Naila Hamdy
Conference by the Jordan Media Institute (JMI)

9 May, 2018

On the fifth and final MedMedia meeting of MENA region journalism and media studies key academics, Dr. Naila Hamdy gave a presentation on “The Evolution of Journalism Education: Creating Links with the Media Industry” at a conference sponsored by the Jordan Media Institute (JMI). She was also invited to contribute to a panel that addressed the practical steps needed to achieve momentum for updating curricula to be more compatible with industry needs and moderate a panel revolving around reflections on how to improve media studies in the MENA region. The two-day conference took place May 2 & 3, 2018.




Dr. Ronnie Close
POP THE BUBBLE – Guest Speaker - Ahmed Hayman

9 May, 2018

Ahmed Hayman visited the Pop the Bubble exhibitIon and gave a talk about his photojournalism projects and the Beit El Sura collective. He has just published a new book on Syrian refugees in Jordan, funded by the UNHCR. This concluded a series of events in the gallery that brought together students from across the university interested in photography. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this innovative exhibition and educational events. Show closes on 15th May and follow @cairo_student_photography #POP_AUC and the student website: https://cairostudentphotography.weebly.com





Dr. Hussein Amin
The 51st African Journalists Workshop

9 May, 2018

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized the 51st African journalists workshop in association with the Union of African Journalists on Thursday May 3, 2018. 
The journalists who attended the one-day workshop came from 20 countries across Africa namely  Angola, Algeria, Botswana, Chad, Cote d’ Ivoire, Democratic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, 
Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tunis, Togo,Tanzania, and Uganda. 
The Workshop covered topics related to Print Media Analytics, Newspaper Management in the digital age, and Print Media Research by Dr. Hussein Amin, Professor and Director of the Kamal Adham Center, Dr. Rasha Allam, Associate chair and Assistant Professor, and Dr. Hesham Dinana, Assistant Professor. View photos here.
The bi-annual workshop comes within the framework of UAJ's and JRMC's role  to train African cadres in the field of Journalism to benefit all African countries. The training program that was started in 1992 under the supervision of Dr. Hussein Amin, has now developed into a network of journalists who have been trained at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, and work all over African media.




Dr. Rasha Allam
GAPP Policy Brief- 10th Issue

9 May, 2018

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy ​(
GAPP
​ ) ​
issue
​d​
its latest policy brief  by Dr
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Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair at JRMC.  Dr. Allams brief, entitled "Egypt’s Broadcast Media Code of Ethics: Navigating Government Views and Professional Needs addresses the importance of the newly adopted Egyptian Broadcast Media Code of Ethics in the rapidly changing and highly competitive environment and pinpoints some of the challenges and expectations during the implementation process. 
This is the tenth issue of GAPP’s Policy Brief Series, which
was
 edited by Ambassador Aly Erfan, Professor of Practice at PPAD.




Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf Guest Speaker in “Faculty Awareness Protocols” Roundtable Discussion

9 May, 2018

Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf was a guest speaker in the Faculty Roundtable Discussion labeled, "The Whole Student: Faculty Awareness Protocols" organized by the Common Reading Experience (CRE) in partnership with the Office of Student Well-Being and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at AUC.
In her speech, Abou Oaf disclosed her vision regarding the need for faculty to become more aware of the practical and realistic practices that are to be taken toward developing the commitment to fostering students’ well being as well as their academic and professional progress. She announced that AUC is privileged in many ways regarding the resources it offers for its students’ well-being including the disabled, referring to the AUC policy “Governing Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities” that was recently passed on the Senate floor. The event featured the famous film festivals’ expert, founder and president of “AWLADNA” Ms. Soheir Abdel Kader as the keynote address. It was held Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. at a packed Moataz Al Alfi Hall, AUC New Cairo.





Prof. Alaa Abdel Ghani
Right on the field

9 May, 2018

Another Sports article by adjunct faculty, Alaa Abdel Ghani, on Al-Ahram Weekly online. Read here.

Prof. Kim Fox
JRMC Students at BEA 2018

9 May, 2018

JRMC represented strongly at this year's BEA in Las Vegas:
MMJ junior Nada Mawsouf was the winner of the Best of Festival award in the student video documentary category.  She accepted her award along with a check for $1000.
There were a total of 10 BEA attendees from JRMC (not pictured Heba Salah).
JRMC student winners of the BEA inaugural 48 Hour Film Festival had their film screened at BEA.






Dr. Ronnie Close
Pop the Bubble - Student Photography Exhibition & Opening photos

30 Apr, 2018

The exhibition shows the excellent work of six JRMC students. This exhibition brings together remarkable photography projects by current and past students from the Journalism and Mass Communication Department. Each student has been drawn into the compulsion to photograph either as a street encounter with a stranger or as an intimate set up portrait. The camera can be a passport to experience in hidden places or the realization of the self-image in a staged scene. Through the camera lens the viewer is invited to enter into this visual exchange between the maker and the subject.
Maryam ElBayady’s excellent project, When the lights went out at my home, are experimental self-portraits located in her grandmother’s home that bring the past and present together in a personal way. The beautiful images are highly creative to open up the imagination. Mariam Ismail and Engy Moheb both use the studio environment to make creative portraits on gender issues and explore the female identity today. Hana Gamal has taken street portraiture to a new level since graduating from the JRMC. Her photography takes her out of her comfort zone to explore hidden away places and people across Egypt. Her work is evocative and almost spiritual in the beauty she finds in everyday places and common lives. Kanzy Mahmoud and Nadine Fayed both found the spectacular street portrait while taking the photography course in the department. Their single shots are brilliant examples of how photography can transform what is in front of the lens to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. The impressive photography work on display is an extract of the countless student’s effort, talent and ability to capture the beautiful, the moment and offer new visions onto contemporary Egypt.
View pictures from the exhibition opening here





Prof. Kim Fox
2018 Region 4 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Finalists

30 Apr, 2018

JRMC Multimedia Journalism senior Yasmeen Nabil Mansour traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in March to attend the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 4 Conference and Awards.
As per the press release from SPJ: JRMC has three finalists who will move on to the national competition. 





Prof. Kim Fox
Kim Fox at BEA 2018

30 Apr, 2018

JRMC Associate Professor of Practice Kim Fox is the recipient of two BEA Festival of Media Arts awards as executive producer for the Ehky Ya Masr Podcast. The acceptance rate is 16% in the Faculty Audio category and 38% in the Faculty News category:
Faculty Audio - Best of Competition in Short-Form Production: "Ehky Ya Masr: Time Capsule of Ramadan"
Faculty Audio - Best of Competition in Radio Feature News: "Ehky Ya Masr: Intending to Fast"
In addition to being on the board of directors for BEA, Fox organized the Audio Production Workshop, moderated and organized the "Best Practices for Student Audio Production" panel, which has been an annual panel since 2012 and participated on two additional panels. Finally, at BEA 2018, Fox was elected as the communications representative for the Radio and Audio Media division.




Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf Guest Speaker in the “Celebration of Women and Culture”

29 Apr, 2018

On March 24, Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf participated in a panel about "Women and Civilization" among the festivities celebrating International Women's Day that was held in the center of Science, Culture, and Arts “Al-Sinari House.” As a member of the National Council for Women, Abou Oaf explained the significant role the council plays regarding Egyptian women’s empowerment and promoting their political, economic and social awareness and participation. She underlined that under the current Egyptian administration with its Constitution and Parliament, Egyptian women are enjoying an unprecedented active role in significant positions with six competent female ministers and other efficient figures occupying 90 seats within the Egyptian Parliament, among other leading professions in various fields in Egypt.  
The Women’s Traditional Heritage and Arts Association, together with Bibliotheca Alexandria Special Projects Management Unit organized the event led by Dr. Ghada Al-Wakil. Former Minister of Antiquities, and professor of Egyptology at Ain Shams University Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty contributed to the event with a historic vision of the supreme role women played in Ancient Egypt.
The event is among the activities that Beit Al-Sinari hosts to revive the ancient role of Beit Al-Sinari, which was the first headquarters of the Egyptian Science Academy.



Dr. Hussein Amin
Keynote Address at 6th Alexandria Media Forum

23 Apr, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Adham Center Director Hussein Amin delivered the Keynote address at the 6th Alexandria Media Forum titled, “Technology, Media and Post Truth” taking place at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology from April 15-17. Dr. Amin spoke about the dangers associated with the spreading of fake news and how the mobile nature of digital platforms contributes to more exacerbated effects.



Dr. Rasha Allam
The BEA Convention from April 7-11, 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada

23 Apr, 2018

Dr. Rasha Allam, Assistsnt Professor and Associate Chair, participated in the BEA convention from April 7-11, 2018 at Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr Allam participated in a panel titled Fake News In the Middle East: Manipulation of Public Opinion. Allam’s paper titled Fake News in Egypt: Evaluation of Proposals. 




Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Dr. Abdulla as a Visiting Professor

19 Apr, 2018

Dr. Rasha Abdulla spent two weeks in April at the University of Miami's School of Communication in Florida as a visiting professor. Dr. Abdulla spoke to UM students on several occasions as a guest lecturer. Her talks were mostly about her research on online communication and Internet use during the last few years in Egypt. Of particular interest to the students was the use of Facebook and Twitter, and the changes that have come upon the patterns of use since 2011. Among other things, Dr. Abdulla discussed the research on big data on Facebook that she is conducting with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, and which has so far resulted in four publications in prestigious international journals. The talks were well attended and showed a high degree of involvement on the part of the students, who stayed past lecture time to ask more questions.
Dr. Abdulla also has a standing invitation as a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. She hopes to visit there in May.


Prof. Scott MacLeod
The 79th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards

18 Apr, 2018

Professor Scott MacLeod was a member of the jury for Best Commentary in the 79th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards. The prize was awarded to Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times. Other members of the Best Commentary jury included Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of The Marshall  Project and former executive editor of The New York Times; John Daniszewski, The Associated Press; Grainne McCarthy, The Wall Street Journal; and David Shipley, Bloomberg. The award will be presented at a gala OPC dinner at Cipriani in New York on April 26. See list of OPC Award Judges here

JRMC Department
BEA 2018 , April 7-11, 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada

16 Apr, 2018

For the first time, the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism and the American University in Cairo participated in the Broadcast Education Association's Graduate Program Showcase with a recruitment booth for graduate students. AUC was the only non-US based institution showcasing its graduate program in Television and Digital Journalism to prospective applicants. It was also a great opportunity for collaborative discussions with schools offering similar programs.

Adham Center Director Dr. Hussein Amin participated in a panel titled, "The Misuses of Social Media in the Arab World" to discuss how the arrival of the social media world has changed the way people in the Arab world communicate. The panel’s moderator was Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky. Dr. Amin spoke about ISIS’ Social Media Strategies as one of the “dark sides” of social media, researching instances where these media are misused.

Adham Center affiliate Dr. Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Center Director’s Executive Assistant and Researcher, Salma El Ghetany, and alumnae Salma Nader Galal participated in the Apple Workshop: Mobile Storytelling on iOS. Apple techs provided a hands on workshop focusing on the use of iPads and/or iPhones to edit and complete a mobile workflow. The session included organization, shooting, editing and utilizing third party products to complete the storytelling process. By the end of the workshop, a screening of completed projects was held where both El Ghetany and Galal won awards for best creative and well packaged short stories. The award included a patented Apple Iographer kit (iPad stabilizer, tripod and Rode mic).

Dr. Amin and Dr. Allam participated in a panel titled, "The Abuse of Fake News and the Manipulation of the Public in the Middle East," on how fake news has gained attention across the world. The panel discussed regulation, freedom of speech, and technology, as potential ways of dealing with a global problem manifested in the Middle East. Dr. Amin moderated the panel and delivered a presentation on “Fake News and its Impact on Arab Audiences”; Dr. Allam’s presentation was on “Fake News in Egypt: Evaluating the Proposed Responses.”

Adham Center graduate student Heba Fouad participated in a panel titled, "From Page to Stage: Using the News to Create Art" that discussed the steps in creating docudrama, oral history, and storytelling projects, exploring research options, and sampling new presentations. The panel’s moderator was Frank Barnhart, from Columbus State Community College, and panelists were Frank Barnhart, Columbus State Community College; Melony Shemberger, Murray State University; Elycia Taylor, Columbus State Community College; Serena Carpenter, Michigan State University; and Heba Fouad, The American University at Cairo

Adham Center alumni Hagar Hassan Adss and Salma Nader Galal (class of 2017) won an award of excellence in the BEA’s Festival of Media Arts. Their documentary “Who Brought it to Life” won in the short-form video category. Adss and Galal’s documentary was among a record 1,541 film submissions to the entire competition. Their work ranked in the top 20% of the category they entered. Adss and Galal were the only Arab awardees in this category.

Ms. El Ghetany, participated in a session titled, "Graduate Student Research Presentations: Grand Plans & Great Expectations" with a digital poster on her thesis research entitled, “The Challenges and the Policies of Media Literacy Education in Egyptian Schools.”



Dr. Naila Hamdy
The BEA 2018 Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada

16 Apr, 2018

Dr. Naila Hamdy participated in the BEA2018 convention by presenting her paper on “Media Literacy as a Strategy for Combating the Spread of Misinformation in Egypt” during the panel addressing “The Misuses of Social Media in the Arab World” held on April 8, 2018.



Dr. Tara Al Kadi
Interview on ON E TV

16 Apr, 2018

Adjunct faculty, Dr. Tara AlKadi, was invited by the producers of the OnE talk show Kul Youm to join a panel discussion about the future of journalism in Egypt. Apart from the host Amr Adib guests included prominent writer Soliman Gouda and editor in chief of el Yawm el Sabe3 Khaled Salah. Discussions centered on press freedom, online news websites, fake news and citizen journalism. View links 1, 2

Prof. Alaa Abdel-Ghani
Article: Hector Cuper is Wasting Egypt’s Time

16 Apr, 2018

Although the World Cup is almost upon us, the national team coach is still trying to figure out who’s going to play. That’s not good. Read full article posted on Al-Ahram Weekly and Ahram Online by adjunct faculty Alaa Abdel Ghani. 



Prof. Mona Salman
Arabic Article: The Last Call for the Dinosaur

16 Apr, 2018

The article recalls moments from the age before internet and social media, and how  fare these days look. The technology not only affected journalism in the few past decades, but it changed the ways that audience receive and react with media. The writer wonders about the the obvious gap between the traditional media and youths, is it just a classic conflict of generations or it can be a reflection of a sort of deeper conflict. How ready are we to the rapid changes in the media world? does anybody care?. Read more here (Arabic) on www.masrawy.com online.  


Dr. Shahira Fahmy & Prof. Khaled Dawoud
Talk on "Journalism and the Limits of Political Action"

29 Mar, 2018

JRMC adjunct faculty, Khaled Dawoud, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Al-Ahram Weekly and President of the Al-Dostour Party, a social-democratic party established in late 2012, was joined by Shahira Fahmy, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Arizona and Visiting Professor of Journalism at AUC, to discuss the topic "Journalism and the Limits of Political Action" on Friday March 16 in Oriental Hall. The event was sponsored by the Andrew Mellon Grant to Promote the Public Humanities in Egypt and the Global South. Dawoud talked about his path from journalism to political activism after the Jan. 25, 2011 revolution, the problems of covering news for state-owned outlets, the necessity of commitment to basic journalistic principles such as objectivity and balance, the impact of social media, and the importance of the new generation of journalists making a new and better Egypt. He also analyzed the current situation of press freedom in Egypt and the pressure journalists face in order to be able to carry out their jobs. Fahmy noted that there was no better time to discuss these issues than in the current context of Egypt, with presidential elections coming up.




Dr. Hussein Amin
GAPP's Tahrir Dialogue Series

29 Mar, 2018

Dr. Hussein Amin moderated the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy’s Tahrir Dialogue #69 “The Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific Region: The Challenges and Opportunities for Japan.” The event’s speaker was Professor Satoru Mori, Professor of Law, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, and discussing him was Dr. Mohamed Kamal, Professor of Political Science, Cairo University. The event’s keynote speaker was Mr. Manabu Horri, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, who was introduced by Dean Nabil Fahmy. The event took place on March 18, 2018 in AUC’s Oriental Hall.
Check below l
inks to media coverage:
Al Ahram: http://gate.ahram.org.eg/News/1842242.aspx
Akbar El Youm: http://bit.ly/2FQT2XN
Sada El Balad: http://www.elbalad.news/3214049



Dr. Naila Hamdy
Facebook Journalism Project Workshop

29 Mar, 2018

Dr. Naila Hamdy arranged for JRMC 4482 Capstone students to join media students from several journalism and media programs in Egypt to attend a Facebook Journalism Project workshop.  Following the intensive workshop geared toward teaching students the latest available FB tools for storytelling techniques they will receive a certificate for participation.




Prof. Kim Fox
The Arab Data Journalists' Network Conference

29 Mar, 2018

JRMC multimedia journalism seniors attended the Arab Data Journalists' Network Conference on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The conference took place on the AUC campus.


Pictured from left to right: Jaidaa Taha, Nouran Allam, Mariam Salama and Rania Yehia. 

 

Prof. Sherin Moody
Guest Speakers in JRMC 4425

29 Mar, 2018

Professor Sherin Moody invited J Walter Thompson (JWT) for a workshop that was held with JRMC 4425 “Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Capstone” students on Wednesday March 21st with Ahmed Hamdalla, JWT Creative Director and Mayan Sabry, JWT Copywriter who sat with 10 groups (Circus rebranding, Dreem Jelly rebranding, Over use of digital technology amongst children, Religious tourism, Autism, Depression, Child marriage, Female genital mutation (FGM), Emotional abuse and Body image) for their capstone  projectsAhmed and Mayan sat with each group for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, to discuss their creative strategy options. Each of the ten groups presented two different ideas and three A/V scripts for each direction, as well as slogan and logo options. After a lot of brainstorming and feedback from JWT, each group made amendments to both video and audio components accordingly. All groups are now in the process of pre-production testing using focus groups then they will start the execution of three television commercials. 




Prof. Heba ElShahed
Guest Speaker in JRMC 2270

29 Mar, 2018

On Sunday March 25th, Sarah Abdelrahman, an AUC alumna, actress and video blogger with a dubbing experience with Disney International was a guest speaker to JRMC 2270 Online Communication class on online influencers and how the internet branding works in today's digital age. 



Prof. Alaa Abdel Ghani
Recent Article on AlAhram Weekly Online

29 Mar, 2018

Read full article here.

Prof. Mona Salman
Recent Activities of JRMC Adjunct Faculty Mona Salman

29 Mar, 2018

Mona Salman has participated last week in the regional conference on the role of media in protection of culture and heritage. The conference was organized by Swedish Institute Alexandria in cooperation with Welad El-Balad Media. Prominent experts in architecture and heritage beside journalist from different countries representing MENA have shared their experience and agreed about the most effective ways to arise the issues of heritage in the agenda of public interests.

 

 

In addition, Mona Salman wrote an article dedicated to the writer's friend who is fighting bravely in a cruel battle with cancer, the writer finds some resembles between Hanan's battle against the disease and the battles their generation were forced to have.  It can be read on www.e3lam.org link here

Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Dr. Rasha Abdulla Renewed for a Third Term in the United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum

21 Mar, 2018

Dr. Rasha Abdulla, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been renewed for a third and final term on the United Nations Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the Internet Governance Forum. The MAG is comprised of a selected few Internet experts from all around the world, who are appointed by the UN secretary-general. The MAG advises on policy matters related to Internet governance, and is also charged with the organization of the annual Internet Governance Forum, the largest gathering of Internet tech and civic society advocates, business representatives, and policy makers. 
Within the MAG, Dr. Abdulla has been leading a working group assigned to revamping the IGF session review and evaluation processes. The new system was implemented for the 2017 IGF, and is expected to be fine tuned this year.
For more information on the UN IGF MAG, visit here. 

Dr. Hussein Amin
The Seventh Arab Media Youth Forum

21 Mar, 2018

JRMC faculty and Adham Center Director Dr. Hussein Amin participated in and chaired the first session of the 7th Arab Media Youth Forum that took place on March 10 at the General Assembly Hall of the League of Arab States, Tahrir, Cairo. The panel chaired by Dr. Amin was titled, "Employment Opportunities for Youth in the Media Industry" and included H.E. Mr. Aly El Remeihy, Minister of Information, Bahrain, and Mr. Hussein Zein, Head of the National Council of Media in Egypt. Opening remarks for the Forum were delivered by Assistant Secretary General and Head of Media and Communications Sector for League of Arab States Ambassador Haifa Abu Ghazala, Head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Makram Mohamed Ahmed, Kuwaiti Minister of Information H.E. Mohamed ElGabry, General Manager of Arab Planning Institute Dr. Badr Mallalah, and Secretary General of Arab Media Forum Madi Al Khamees.





Dr. Hesham Dinana
Corporate Directors Certification Program CDC- Part II - Round 25

19 Mar, 2018

JRMC faculty Dr. Hesham Dinana delivered a session for the IFC (International Financing Corp.) and the EIoD (Egyptian Institute of Directors). His  lecture was about the role of the Board of Directors in Strategy Setting.
Read full details and see photos on the following link.






Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
DMC TV and AWLADNA Forum for the Disabled Signed MOU

19 Mar, 2018

Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf, board member and the media consultant of "AWLADNA International Forum for Arts of the Gifted" that is held under the auspices of the Arab Republic of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah EL Sisi has proudly recognised and celebrated today Feb. 28, DMC TV Network signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AWLADNA in its 2nd edition to be held on April, 27- May, 4, 2018The forum is held in collaboration with the ministries of Tourism, Youth, and Sports, Social Solidarity, Immigration, Culture, and Antiquities. In her capacity as the media consultant of the forum for the second year through its first and second editions, Abou Oaf will be collaborating in organising the press conference on March, 3, the opening and closing ceremonies both at Grand Theatre – Cairo University, other than the moderation and collaboration within the forum's daily procedures. 


Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf with AWLADNA Founder and President Soheir Abdel Kader, and DMC TV President Dr. Hisham Soliman together with AWLADNA board members Dr. Ashraf Reda, Composer Nabil Ali Maher, Journalist Fayza Hendawi, and Producer Mohsen Alam El-Din. 




Prof. Kim Fox
Podcasting Workshop at the Central European University

19 Mar, 2018

In February, Associate Professor of Practice Kim Fox was invited to Budapest, Hungary to host a 2-Day Podcasting Workshop at the Central European University (CEU). You can find the resources from the workshop here

Prof. Sally Kandil
D-CAF Coverage: Videography and Video-Editing

19 Mar, 2018

JRMC adjunct faculy Sally Kandil, as part of her job, covered D-CAF this year (videography and video-editing). To build up her team, she selected the finest students from last semester to be part of it.  JRMC Students are : Zeina Mashhour, Amin Nammar, Hannah Gemei, and Haidy Sadek.






Prof. Kim Fox
JRMC Radio Course Newsletter

14 Mar, 2018

Listen to #AUCdiaries here

Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Dr. Abou Oaf Guest Speaker in the National Forum for Education

14 Mar, 2018

Dr. Mervat Oaf, Professor of Practice of Journalism and Mass Communication participated as a guest speaker at the National Forum for Education, in her capacity as an educator in media law and policy. Abou Oaf discussed the Law on the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Pygmy Groups” recently issued via a presidential decree by President Abdelfattah al-Sisi regarding rights of the disabled in the Egyptian community, including education. Dr. Abou Oaf discussed the importance of integrating students with disabilities and special needs in regular educational protocols as well as in technical and artistic edification containing technical, literal and athletic practices. As the consultant of the “Board of Directors to the Chamber of Cinema Industry (CCI) in Egypt," Dr. Abou Oaf also talked about the role of soft power in education to maximize and intensify the impact of literacy and awareness. Abou Oaf highlighted endeavors undertaken to activate regionally and internationally, incorporating the Egyptian identity as a significant cultural and creative component in education. In the process, Abou Oaf emphasized the importance of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank initiated by the Minister of Education and Technical Education Dr. Tarek Shawki, and the development of interactive and collaborative means of the educational mechanisms to be applied in all governorates of the Republic. The event was held on Thursday, 22 February 2018 at Al- Manara Conference Hall in New Cairo.

 






Dr. Ahmed Taher
Guest Speaker in JRMC 3355

14 Mar, 2018

On Thursday 1st of March, Ehab Mokhtar,CEO of www.idia.design, and an international architect and designer lead an interactive workshop about Design Thinking during the JRMC 3355 creative strategies and design thinking class taught by Professor Ahmed Taher, where the students went through the process from research to building a prototype of an innovative vending machine to be used on campus.

 




Dr. Naila Hamdy & Prof. Kim Fox
Teaching Data Journalism in Universities Conference

14 Mar, 2018

JRMC faculty Dr. Naila Hamdy and Professor Kim Fox participated in the “In-depth Data Journalism” panel during the conference sponsored by the Arab Data Journalists’ Network held on March 6-9, 2018. The conference took place on the AUC campus.They were asked to address questions related to teaching data journalism in Egypt and the region.



 

Dr. Naila Hamdy (center) and Professor Kim Fox (right), also pictured (left) Bahia Halsey, co-founder and data scientist at Data Aurora. 


Prof. Sherin Moody
Guest Speaker

14 Mar, 2018

JRMC adjunct faculty, Professor Sherin Moody was a guest speakers on Thursday February 22, 2018, in an Entrepreneurship & Innovation class ENTR 4501 at the American University in Cairo (AUC).  She spoke about her own family business “Moody Production’ that is a ‘Production House’ for audio-visual production for sitcoms, mini-series, documentaries, video clips as well as TV and radio commercials.






Dr. Hussein Amin
PhD Thesis Defense

14 Mar, 2018

Student Nesrin Nader AbdelSalam El-Sherbini earned her Ph.D. Degree in Mass Communication at Cairo University. Dissertation title: "Representation of Women in Egyptian and Moroccan Television Commercials. A Comparative Study.” Dissertation Committee: Supervisory Committee: Dr. Salwa Darwish, Department of Anthropology, African Research and Studies Institute, Cairo U.; Dr. Iman Bastawisi, Department of Anthropology, African Research and Studies Institute, Cairo U; Dr. Maha El-Tarabishi, Faculty of Mass Communication, Modern Science and Arts University. Reader: Dr. Hussein Amin Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Director of Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism; School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the American University in Cairo.


Dr. Shahira Fahmy
Latest Publication

7 Mar, 2018

Al-Rawi, A. & Fahmy, S. (2018). Social Media Use in the Diaspora: The Case of the Syrian Community in Italy. 
In Karim H. Karim & Ahmed Al-Rawi (Ed.), Diaspora and Media in Europe: Migration, Identity, and Integration. (pp.71-96).  
Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Book cover below. 


Dr. Naila Hamdy
Graduate Studies Open Day

7 Mar, 2018

JRMC graduate director Dr. Naila Hamdy and JRMC adjunct faculty Mohamed Gameel attended the Graduate Studies Open Day held at the Tahrir campus on March 3rd. They gave a presentation on the JRMC MA program to prospective students and responded to inquires throughout the day. Attendance and interest were high this semester.





Dr. Naila Hamdy
Guest Speaker in JRMC 5502 Class

7 Mar, 2018

Dr. Naila Hamdy invited award winning Egyptian Investigative Journalist and member of ICIJ, Hisham Allam to discuss his contribution to reports on the Panama Papers amongst other work with students of JRMC 5502. Students were prepared with questions regarding his work and the journalism field in general and performance of a quintessential function of media. As a part of their study of professional journalistic roles they were also required to submit reflection papers on the visit which took place on February 26th.




Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Professor of Practice Mervat Abou Oaf published in Bawabat Al Ahram

7 Mar, 2018

A feature about Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, was published in the Bawabat Al Ahram, on February 20 documenting her professional and academic path and her ongoing journey throughout the years as an undergraduate then later a graduate of AUC and memories about her family's renowned singing group the 4 M. Her academic degree from AUC qualified her to work in several fields and after long reflection she decided to make teaching her professional career and developed her academic and professional skills to achieve that goal. She joined the Journalism and Mass Communication Department teaching professors, taught TV journalism, multimedia courses and built an academic niche in media law and policy. Read the story here

Prof. Alaa Abdel Ghani
Latest Article in Al-Ahram Weekly Online

7 Mar, 2018

Check latest article titled Who’s going to walk 10,000 steps a day? by JRMC adjunct faculty professor Alaa Abdel Ghani on Al-Ahram Weekly. Read here.  

Prof. Inas Mazhar
FIFA Team Workshop - Sochi, Russia.

7 Mar, 2018

JRMC adjunct faculty Inas Mazhar, joined the Egyptian Football Association delegation , as the team media officer , at the FIFA Team Workshop held in Sochi, Russia on 27 and 28 February. During the event all 32 participating teams had a chance to know all they need about what to expect at the World Cup final stage next June. Read more here



Dr. Hussein Amin
Thesis Defense

1 Mar, 2018

JRMC Graduate student Mariam Saleh defended her thesis titled The Role of Online and Social Media in Combating Sexual Harassment in Egypt.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Hussein Amin. Readers: Dr. Rasha Allam and Dr. Tara El Kadi. Date of defense: February 22, 2018.


Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf Participates in the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Summit

28 Feb, 2018

In her capacity as the advisor to the Chamber of Cinema Industry (CCI) Board of Directors, Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf, Professor of Practice of Journalism and Mass Communication participated in the summit meeting, in which the "Drama Committee” of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCM) headed by director Mohamed Fadel and attended by Mr. Farouk Sabri, CCI Head, met with syndicates’ heads, distinguished producers, leading personnel and expert figures of TV drama and films, at the Supreme Media Headquarters in Maspero Building. Members of the meeting unanimously agreed about the guiding role that the Egyptian drama has occupied and the importance of such stance to continue in the Egyptian society and the entire Arab world. Therefore, interest in the content and language presented through drama productions was the focus of the discussion. Also decided was to draft a working paper on the priorities of leading themes needed to be endorsed together with other elements influencing the production mechanisms that are currently confusing and are in dire need of rationalization, and adjustments to be conducted by members at the SCM and the CCI, together with other related trade unions and bodies involved in production. Coordination with the concerned authorities in the state was decided to resolve the exaggerated fees required for shooting in places such as (airport, archeological sites, museums, etc.) and the amplification in salaries and payments of leading artists and supporting technicians that seriously threaten the drama industry. Recommendations made jointly by the SCM Drama Committee, the Chamber of the Film Industry, the technical unions and experts in the field should be binding through the laws governing the participating parties. Read more here.  Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR) Jan. 31, 2018.

Prof. Kim Fox
JRMC 4460 Audio Production Newsletter

28 Feb, 2018

Now you can check the newsletter for new class(es) of the audio production students for spring 2018 on the course link here

Dr. Hussein Amin
Online New Edition of Arab Media and Society

28 Feb, 2018

Check the link to the online new edition of Arab Media and Society here

Prof. Tara Al kadi
JRMC/GAPP Executive Education Media Management Certificate

28 Feb, 2018

On Feb.15th, Prof. Tara conducted training in ethical governance and ethical leadership in the media environment. This was done as part of the JRMC/GAPP Executive Education. Media Management Certificate. The Media Management course is designed for women seeking higher representation in senior leadership.






Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Dr. Abdulla joins the International Advisory Board of Global Media and Communication

21 Feb, 2018

Dr. Rasha Abdulla, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been invited to join the International Advisory Board of Global Media and Communication. Global Media and Communication is an international refereed journal launched as a key forum for articulating critical debates and developments in the continuously changing global media and communications environment. As a pioneering platform for the exchange of ideas and multiple perspectives, the journal addresses fresh and contentious research agendas and promotes an academic dialogue that is fully transnational and transdisciplinary in its scope. With a network of ten regional editors around the world, the journal offers a global source of material on international media and cultural processes. The journal is currently edited by Dr. Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication at University of Westminster.

JRMC Department
The Photographic Gallery Exhibition

21 Feb, 2018



See photos from the opening of the gallery last week here.


Prof. Firas Al-Atraqchi
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Initiative

21 Feb, 2018

On January 14, Chair Firas Al-Atraqchi participated in the final stages of the Holistic Admissions Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) initiative which is an admission tool at AUC that uses additional criteria beyond academic scores to admit students. The committee established by Dr Ahmed Tolba uses additional criteria focused on specific skills or personal attributes that AUC considers key to academic success and are aligned with AUC’s values and educational philosophy. The purpose of the MMIs in this context measures the specific skills/personal attributes that are desired by AUC. Professor Firas was involved in designing the MMIs as well as determining assessment rubrics since May 2017. Jrmc staff Nariman El Bosraty also assisted in the initiative.



Prof. Sherin Moody
Guest Lecturer at JRMC 4425 class

21 Feb, 2018

JRMC adjunct faculty Sherin Moody invited JRMC professor Dr. Ahmed Taher as a guest speaker on February 14th, at Mary Cross Hall, to lecture the IMC Capstone - 4425 students about the importance of research in advertising. This session is to help the students understand the process before conducting their creative strategy for their public service announcement and product repositioning.




Prof. Mona Salman
Casablanca Book Fair

21 Feb, 2018

Early this month, JRMC adjunct faculty Mona Salman was a part of the official delegation to Casablanca book fair to represent the Egyptian cultural faces to be a part of celebration of Egypt as a guest of honor of this year book fair. The delegation was headed by the minister of culture Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, higher leaders in the ministry of culture, prominent novelists, intellectuals and movie stars were in the delegation. Mona moderated a session about the historical relationship between Egypt and Morocco and a session to honor the name of the late Egyptian novelist Gamal Al-Ghitany. Prominent faces in Moroccan culture were part of all panels.




Prof. Ashraf Foda
2B Saving February 2018 Advertising Campaign

21 Feb, 2018

This month, 2B Computer launched their latest campaign "Saving February" created by Vision Advertising and supervised by the creative director Ashraf Foda, a jrmc adjunct faculty. 
 
2B Saving February 2018 -Fridge
 2B Saving February 2018 - Mobile

Prof. Kim Fox
Video Workshop for students in the Multimedia Journalism Capstone

14 Feb, 2018

U.S. diplomat and former TV producer Mike Harker was the guest for a Video Workshop for students in the Multimedia Journalism Capstone. The workshop took place on Saturday, February 10 in the JRMC Department's Radio Studio. Students learned about the 5 shot sequence, use of b-roll, obtaining good quality audio, editing and more.They also worked on a video production exercise to put their new knowledge in action.







Dr. Shahira Fahmy
The 68th Annual ICA conference, “Voices” , Prague, May 2018

14 Feb, 2018

Dr. Fahmy’s co-authored submission, "Personal Choice or Political Provocation: Examining the Visual Framing and Stereotyping of the Burkini Debate," has been selected for the 68th Annual ICA conference, “Voices”, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 May 2018.   This year they had a record-breaking number of submissions and due to space constraints in Prague, they were able to accept 37.4% of the papers and panels that were submitted. 



Prof. Kim Fox
2018 BEA Media Festival of Arts Winners

14 Feb, 2018

A student winner in the BEA Media Festival of Arts video competition. Nada Mawsouf, a MMJ major, produced a video documentary, along with two international students, while studying abroad at our exchange partner school, the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) last semester. Their video was "chosen to receive the BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards – the top awards given during BEA’s Festival of Media Arts, a competitive festival open to BEA faculty and student members."  This is an honor given to only 18 students and faculty out of more than 1500 entries in the 2018 competition. The recognition comes with a $1000 award. You can watch the video documentary "We Are Romansh."
There are two more winners, but in the audio category of educational program:

Prof. Kim is also the recipient of two BEA Festival of Media Arts awards as executive producer for the Ehky Ya Masr Podcast:


Prof. Firas Al-Atraqchi
A GAPP/China-Arabia Multicultural Exchange Link (CAMEL) Project

14 Feb, 2018

On January 18, nineteen students from Professor Firas Al-Atraqchi's JRMC 2202 Multimedia Writing class met with students from Peking University who were part of a GAPP/China-Arabia Multicultural Exchange Link (CAMEL) project.  CAMEL is a Sino-Arab cultural exchange program affiliated to Peking University Students’ International Communication Association. The delegation consists of top students from Peking University, as well as visiting students from Stanford/UC Berkeley. The students discussed diverse topics such as differences in social media apps in China and Egypt; Sino-Arab relations; Climate Change, and means to combat global terrorism.







Dr. Hesham Dinana
Distinguished Teaching Performance Recognition

14 Feb, 2018

Dr. Hesham Dinana was awarded a Certificate of Recognition in appreciation for his distinguished teaching performance in teaching for three consecutive years (2014-2017) from the Executive Education, school of Business.

 





Dr. Hussein Amin
Community Service: Adham Center and Ministry of Education Conduct Teacher Workshops on Media Literacy

14 Feb, 2018

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in collaboration with the Ministry of Education held two exploratory rounds of 2-day workshops to train 45 school teachers on competencies of media and digital literacy. One round was held on January 28 and 30, and the second on February 6 and 8. The workshops addressed media and digital literacy knowledge and skills including; media literacy essentials, fake news verification, Internet safety as well as using digital tools to create content. The teachers learnt how to integrate these skills into their lesson plans. The teachers were also introduced to the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and how to use it inside the classroom. Trainers included Dr. Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Dr. Fatma Fayez, Assistant Professor at Beni Suef University, Mr. Khaled Baramawy, media trainer, Mr. Fady Ramzy, social and digital media consultant and Ms. Salma El Ghetany, Media Literacy Specialist. 





 

Dr. Hussein Amin
The Adham Center’s Annual Awards Dinner

7 Feb, 2018

Director of the Center, Hussein Amin, delivered the keynote address welcoming attendees, the graduating class, and their families and friends. H.E. Dr. Tarek Shawki, Egyptian Minister of Education also delivered a speech on the importance of media in society. Amin also recognized this year’s guest of honor, veteran broadcaster Isaad Younis, for a lifetime of achievement in the fields of media, film and broadcast journalism. Younis addressed the graduating class with words of advice as they prepare to venture into the field of broadcast journalism after completing their studies at the Adham Center.
The graduating class then received their certificates and awards from H.E. Dr. Shawki and Dr. Amin. Their capstone projects, consisting of video reports on various current affairs topics, were screened for the esteemed guests, families, and friends.
The event, held in AUC’s Oriental Hall, was well attended by public figures, media professionals and academics, as well as government representatives. Guests included President of the National Council for Women Maya Morsy, Mostafa El Feki, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, prominent TV presenters Amr El Shinnawi and Salma El Shamma’, and Scriptwriter Medhat El Adl. Assistant Secretary General and Head of Media Department for League of Arab States Ambassador Haifa Abu Ghazala, Director of the Communication and Social Media Sector for the League of Arab States Hanaa Serour, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abou Zeid, Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at AUC Naila Hamdy, as well as Professor of Practice Mervat Abo Ouf, Assistant Professors Rasha Allam and Hesham Dinana were also in attendance. Adham Center Founder Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer and former Adham Center director Hafez Al Mirazi were also present. 
Media coverage included: OnLive, MBC MasrCBC Extra

More pictures can be found on their website

 




Dr. Marwa AlMutafy & Dr. Tara AlKadi
Radio Workshop

4 Feb, 2018

Drs. Marwa Ragaa Al-Mut'afy, and Tara Al-Kadi, jrmc adjunct faculty, attended a five day workshop that started on January 18, on presenting radio shows, at Cairo Media School, with radio guru and trainer, Mr. Tarek Abou El Soud, Executive Director of El Radio 9090.  





Dr. Ahmed Taher
The New International Branch Campuses Forum

4 Feb, 2018

On Thursday 1st of February, Dr. Ahmed Taher, together with Dr. Deena Boraie, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, moderated a full day Experts Forum about the new International Branch Campuses planned in the New Administrative Capital.  The Day was attended by Francis Ricciardone,  President of AUC, the Minister of Higher Education, the CEO of the New Administrative Capital, as well as a wide audience of Education experts, Presidents of universities, and public figures.  The event hosted a number of international speakers who flew in from UK and US as well as the Chairman and Director General of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority who spelled the story of founding Dubai Knowledge City.  The day also included a press conference and was widely covered in the Egyptian Media.  See here




Dr. Ahmed Taher & Dr. Hesham Dinana
Thesis Defense

4 Feb, 2018

On Wednesday 31st of January,  Dr. Ahmed Taher chaired the committee that awarded the Masters to Sara Fouad after successfully defending her thesis titled: MASS MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON HEALTH LITERACY OF DIABETIC PATIENTS IN EGYPT:  “ASSESSMENT OF EGYPTIAN DIABETIC PATIENTS HEALTH LITERACY AND ITS EFFECT ON PATIENT EMPOWERMENT”. The committee included JRMC faculty, Dr. Hesham Dinana, and from the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Emad Graiss, CEO of Merck.






Prof. Kim Fox
Recent News

31 Jan, 2018

Kim Fox has an essay in the recently published book "Master Class: Teaching Advice for Journalism and Mass Communication Instructors." The Rowman & Littlefield publication was published by AEJMC's Elected Standing Committee on Teaching in December 2017. Fox's "From the Trenches" essay on "Common Mistakes to Avoid" appears in chapter 1 of the book.

Moreover, JRMC Associate Professor of Practice Kim Fox was named to the inaugural EducationShift20 list of innovative journalism educators. See here




Prof. Inas Mazhar
Mazhar appointed as Match Commissioner

31 Jan, 2018

Adjunct faculty Inas Mazhar, media officer of the Egyptian national football team, was appointed by the Confederation of African Football ((CAF) as a match commissioner for African women's football matches for the period from 2018-2020. Mazhar, deputy editor in chief of Al Ahram Weekly Newspaper and head of the sports section teaches the Sports Media Course at the AUC. She was nominated for the post by the board of directors of the Egyptian Football Association. Mazhar is also a media officer at the International Football Association FIFA. Please read online news in Arabic here

Prof. Alaa Abdel Ghani
Recent Articles on AL Ahram Weekly and Ahram Online

31 Jan, 2018

Please read sports article here. In addition to the latest article published in both Al Ahram Weekly and Ahram Online.





JRMC Department
The Arab Media Young Leaders Program in UAE

20 Dec, 2017

Sarah Seif, an IMC Student, has been nominated and chosen to represent the American University in Cairo and Egypt as a young media leader at the Arab Media Young Leaders Program in UAE. The Arab Youth Media Program took place in UAE from November 12th to 27th with 100 young media leaders chosen from 20 different Arab countries aiming at empowering a generation of young media leaders and professionals. The program was a 14 day program full of site visits, mentorship sessions and workshops by key playmakers in the region such as : Reuters , MBC , AlArabia , Sky News Alarabiya, Abu Dhubai Media , Dubai Media inc , Al Sharq Al Awsat Newspaper, Al Hayah Newsspaper, Bloomberg, NYU Abu Dhabi , American University in Dubai , Google , Twitter, APCO , Linkedin and CNN Alarabia. Not only was the program an enriching educational one, but it also included meeting key leaders and state rulers.






JRMC Department
University Staff Award

20 Dec, 2017

The JRMC's Student Services Manager Ms. Nesrine Azmy received a University award for Meritorious and Outstanding Performance as one of the high performers in AUC for FY 2017 during a special ceremony with Dean Nabil Fahmy on December 19th.


  

Dr. Naila Hamdy and Prof. Firas Al-Atraqchi
The 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Symposium

20 Dec, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy and Professor Firas Al-Atraqchi were invited to participate in the 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Symposium on hate speech against migrants and refugees in the media on December 13. #SpreadNoHate
Dr. Naila Hamdy spoke about the Arabic-language glossary and other tools which equip journalists in the region with the necessary language to combat hate speech.
Professor Firas Al-Atraqchi spoke about a global strategy including governments, NGOs, media organizations, social media giants and internet service providers to combat the now global threat of hate speech.







Dr. Naila Hamdy
Graduate Student Association Award

20 Dec, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy received an award from the Graduate Student Association (GSA) for her exceptional contribution to the Graduate community of AUC on December 10, 2017. She was recognized for effort in reviewing articles and literary writings submitted for publication in the first issue of the GSA newsletter.

Dr. Naila Hamdy
Seminar in International Communication JRMC 5250 Final Research

20 Dec, 2017

Students of JRMC 5250 Seminar in International Communication held a research paper colloquium under the supervision of Dr. Hamdy on December 11th to present and discuss their final papers. Papers focused on a variety of media systems including Brazil, China, UAE, Qatar, Catalonia/Spain and Turkey. Topics ranged from news coverage, press freedoms to television dramas and soft power. 




Dr. Naila Hamdy
Media Convergence Capstone JRMC 4482 Final Presentations

20 Dec, 2017

Students of JRMC 4482 media convergence capstone completed their semester with presentations of a final communication project on December 12th.  This semester the projects revolved around branding Egypt as a nation that offers more than conventional touristic sights. Dr. Hamdy is the instructor of the course.





Prof. Sherin Moody
Integrated Marketing Campaign Capstone JRMC 4425 Final Projects

20 Dec, 2017

Professor Sherin Moody supervisor of the Integrated Marketing Campaign Capstone JRMC 4425 had her students presentations held on Wednesday December 13th. Five groups whose topics were Disability Stigma, Animal Abuse, Anti-Bribery, Family Planning and Child Sexual Abuse presented their work to a panel from JWT advertising agency. JWT presented groups with three awards for best use of Technology, best Strategy and best Solution as well as internships and employment opportunities. 




Dr. Shaira Fahmy
JWT Field Trip

20 Dec, 2017

JRMC 3310 students got to experience a little bit of the advertising world and catch a glimpse of what goes behind the scenes of some of our most favorite advertising campaigns out there, during a visit on December 9th to one of the biggest agencies all around Egypt, JWT.  Our "Public Opinion and Propaganda" class gained valuable information about the advertising business in Egypt, while still having a blast. 



Prof. Mona Salman
The Palestinian Ministry of Information Celebration

20 Dec, 2017

The Palestinian ministry of information has honored Egyptian artists and journalists who played a prominent role in spreading awareness of Arab and Palestinian issues. Mona Salman, adjunct faculty, was honored by Mr. Azzam El Ahmed the head of Fatah central committee and Mr. Ahmed Assaf the information minster in the celebration of national Palestinian television in Cairo. 





Prof. Alaa Abdel Ghani
What’s a World Cup without Egypt playing Saudi Arabia?

20 Dec, 2017

Read full article written by adjunct faculty Alaa Abdel Ghani on Al Ahram Weekly online here.

Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Recent Publication

13 Dec, 2017

Dr. Rasha Abdulla published an article in the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies (AJMS) entitled "How diverse are Egypt’s media: A look at the post-revolution presidential elections." The study is a content analysis of a selection of popular newspapers and evening talk shows to examine the sociological diversity and inclusiveness of the media. Diversity is defined as the inclusiveness of different groups in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, age, income-based discrimination, gender and any other factors that make individuals or groups different from, but equal to, each other. The study used quantitative content analysis of four popular state and private newspapers (5308 stories) and a critical analysis of the main television news bulletin and several talk shows. The study covered a period of 32 monitoring days.

Prof. Kim Fox
Recent Publication

13 Dec, 2017

Kim Fox published a book review in the journal Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, a publication of AEJMC. 

Dr. Hesham Dinana
Recent Publication

13 Dec, 2017

His paper entitled “The Impact of Humours Advertising on Consumers’ Buying, Word-of-Mouth and Recall” has been accepted for publishing in the Journal of Business & Retail Management Research (JBRMR) Vol. 12 Issue 2 January 2018. This is a referred journal for the Academy of Business and Retail Management (ABRM).

Prof. Sally Kandil
Guest Speaker in JRMC 4441

13 Dec, 2017

The camera and editing course (JRMC 4441) invited alum Mohamed Abdel Razek who has his own company for drone cameras as a guest speaker on December 11th. Basically, he talked about his experience in the cinema field and screened samples of his work in class (e.g. El Khaleya Egyptian movie, Hyundai latest ad, and some other promotional videos he did in Marsa Alam and the New Capital). Then he took the class for a quick demonstration in the garden to show how the drone works and how it's operated.  AUC president Francis Ricciardone was passing by and he joined the group to see how it works and he was very excited.






Prof. Mona Salman
Empowering Local Media Outside Cairo Panel

13 Dec, 2017

Mona Salman moderated a panel discussion about empowering local media outside Cairo last Tuesday December 5th in Journalism Syndicate in Cairo downtown. The panel was organized by Egypt's Union of Media Women. Dr. Huda Zakarya, member of supreme council for Media Regulation, Mr. Hesham Kasem, publisher and media expert, and a number of deans of mass communications faculties, were the speakers. The panel discussed the importance of empowering local media and the difficulties that are facing working journalists outside the capital, especially women.



Prof. Kim Fox
Article: How the JRMC MMJ Capstone Covered AUSACE17

13 Dec, 2017

Prof. Kim is excited to share an article in Media Shift that she co-authored with her teaching assistants about the MMJ Capstone coverage of AUSACE. Read here 

Dr. Ahmed Taher
Recent Activities

13 Dec, 2017

Dr. Ahmed Taher returned from Maastricht after serving as an examiner for Hend Abou Ghali  DBA Dissertation.  Hend’s Thesis was titled: Linking Brand and After-sales Service Loyalty Drivers: An Empirical Investigation in the Automotive Industry in Egypt.  Dr. Ahmed Tolba was the Supervisor and Dr. Caren Crowely chaired the defense committee on December 5th.  Hend teaches Marketing in the Business School at the AUC.



Dr. Ahmed Taher also serving as an examiner for Rehab AbdelAziz  DBA Dissertation from the Maastricht School of Management in Netherlands.  Rehab’s Thesis was titled: Factors Affecting Behavioral Intention to Donate to Charitable Organizations: The Role of Branding in Social Marketing The case of Egypt.  Dr. Ahmed Tolba was the Supervisor and Dr. Caren Crowely chaired the defense committee on December 4
th.  Rehab teaches Marketing in the Business School at the AUC.




Dr. Hesham Dinana
Recognition

6 Dec, 2017

Dr. Hesham Dinana was recognised by the “Knowledge for All Foundation” for his efforts to introduce a new approach to managing mega social change initiative. This approach is built around the Holacracy Management System. He delivered a workshop on this topic last week and is now working with the Foundation Team to execute it and to leverage its power in balancing between Centralization & De-centralization.




Dr. Naila Hamdy
The Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) Conference

6 Dec, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy was invited by the Ethical Journalism Network to attend the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) conference with the purpose of discussing the process taken in authoring the hate speech media glossary and raising awareness on the topic. Additionally, she discussed future steps to be taken in the initiative of combating unethical use of hate speech terms in Egyptian media. The conference took place December 1-3, 2017.





Prof. Kim Fox
Interview in Egyptian Streets

6 Dec, 2017

Associate Professor of Practice Kim Fox was interviewed for this article in Egyptian Streets about the Ehky Ya Masr Podcast, an initiative that she started earlier this year. Exploring Layers of Egyptian Society Through Local Audio Journalism


JRMC Department
Journalism Alumnus Wins Awards for Audio Documentary

6 Dec, 2017

It was announced in October that Abdallah Abdel Dayem, multimedia journalism, Fall '16 won first place at the Pinnacle Awards in the Best Podcast category. Abdel Dayem produced an audio documentary, "More Than Just a Game: A Documentary about Professional Video Gaming in Egypt," for the Audio Production course taught by Professor Kim Fox. Additionally, in November, Abdel Dayem placed third in the National Student Production Awards Best Documentary/Public Affairs category for the same audio documentary. You can hear the full documentary here.


Dr. Hussein Amin
The 50th African Journalists Workshop

27 Nov, 2017

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication have proudly organized the 50th African journalists workshop in association with the Union of African Journalists. 
The bi-annual workshop comes within the framework of UAJ's and JRMC's role to train African cadres in the field of Journalism to benefit all African countries. The training program that has started in 1992 under the supervision of Dr. Hussein Amin, has now developed into a network of journalists who have been trained at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo, and work all over African media.
The 26 journalists who attended the one-day workshop, on Wednesday November 22, come from more than 20 countries across Africa namely Angola, Algeria, Brazzaville, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d’ Ivoire, Democratic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Egypt , Eritrea,  Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa,  South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. More pics here
For all photos, visit the JRMC's African Journalists Workshop facebook page. 
For Media Clippings for African Journalists Workshop, see here 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Prof. Kim Fox
Student Journalists Produce Multimedia Journalism Websites to Address Civil Society Issues in Egypt

27 Nov, 2017

On Tuesday, November 21, students of JRMC 4480 presented their multimedia content and websites on issues in Egypt to a panel of judges. The projects focused primarily on solutions journalism, which sheds light on community solutions to problems, included video, audio, photos, interactive elements and articles.  This semester’s judges were JRMC Chair and Associate Professor of Practice Firas Al-Atraqchi, and Managing Editor of Business Forward, an AUC School of Business knowledge portal, and co-founder of Mada Masr Amira Salah Ahmed.
The winning project of the “Best Multimedia Journalism Award,” Plan It Ahead, focused on overpopulation in Cairo by looking at the government’s efforts to decrease it and its correlation to family planning. Student journalists Sara Mohamed and Sarah Guirguis cited cultural, financial and religious reasons related to family planning in Egypt as a means to improve the quality of life.
The Forbidden Lenses project successfully utilized Instagram as a way for people to share their stories regarding their struggles with Egypt’s filming regulations, which Al-Atraqchi stated “was the best part of their project.” The project offered a unique perspective on the effects of filming regulations on the modern Egyptian filmmaking scene.
Homes of Hope provided a new perspective in their project on orphanages in Cairo by shedding light on their social integration as adults and active members of society.
While organ trafficking in Egypt has always been a controversial topic, Transplanting Hope decided to go in-depth regarding the religious, societal and legal struggles of organ donation through their multimedia project. The judges emphasized their interest in the group’s interactive map about the events and places that involve organ donation in Egypt.
You can find links to the FB Live session of each presentation on the course FB page.







Prof. Effat Kamel
JRMC 3339 TV Production Course News Bulletins

27 Nov, 2017

JRMC Department
ZUMEFF Film Submissions

27 Nov, 2017

Submissions are now open till December 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.zumeff.com





Dr. Hussein Amin
Adham Center and Arab Media & Society hold Symposium on Media and Crisis

22 Nov, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the Adham Center and Arab Media & Society hosted a symposium on “Media and Crisis”. The event involved a panel discussion with Makram Mohammed Ahmed, head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, Dr. Abdel Monem Said, renowned writer and political analyst, and Zeid Al Sabban, Director of Africa and Arab-Africa Cooperation at the League of Arab States. The event was moderated by Adham Center Director and Professor of Journalism, Dr. Hussein Amin.
The symposium, which was held at Oriental Hall in AUC’s Tahrir Campus, was standing room only; widely attended by dignitaries, including representatives from the government and US Embassy, academics, journalists, and international and local students from several universities. It was also well covered by local media including Al Ahram, Al Masry Al Youm, El Watan, and many others. Speakers discussed the role of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation in dealing with crises, media and crisis in Egypt and the Arab region, as well as the responsibility to accurately and effectively report on critical events, and finally media and crisis in Sudan and the Horn of Africa. This discussion was followed by questions from the audience. “Media and Crisis: An Arab Media & Society Symposium” was organized in advance of the publication of our Winter/Spring 2018 issue of the same name, due out in January. This was the journal’s first event since launching our print edition in October. 



Prof. Heba ElShahed
Guest Speaker in JRMC 2270

22 Nov, 2017

Baher Esmat Vice President of ICANN, Middle East, is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. He is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. Esmat is a keen facilitator of collaboration and dialogue between ICANN and the broader Internet community. Among these are efforts to promote adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 and the broader deployment of internationalized domain names. On Nov 15th, Baher gave a guest speaker session on Internet Governance in Egypt and Arab countries for JRMC 2270 class. He elaborated on the internet history and provided some ethical guidelines for the future. 


Prof. Sherin Moody
Guest Speakers Lecture

22 Nov, 2017

Professor Sherin Moody invited the founders of OKHTEIN, Aya Abdelraouf ’13 and Mounaz Abdelraouf ’12, JRMC graduates from AUC. The event was open to the entire JRMC department on November 12, 2017. They gave a talk about their bag brand. The title of the talk was "Becoming a Female Leader, in a Male Driven Society." They went from local to global since their main concern was to “create and not imitate products.” The event was well-attended. 






Prof. Mona Salman
Recent Article in Tahrir News

22 Nov, 2017

This article is referring to the recent crisis of Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab who, as a result of a bad joke over the River Nile, provoked the audience and media professionals and has led to them asking for her to be punished. The article sheds a light on the importance of education and culture in a simple comparison between then and now in the field of arts. It also addresses real and major problems caused by media professionals and politicians,..etc, that go unnoticed and in most cases unpunished. Last but not least, it highlights the threatening problem of the Nile itself, that might soon deprive Egypt of its water, which the public is ironically ignoring and focusing on a trivial issue. Read full article in Arabic here


Prof. Sean Hobbs
JRMC 2201 Class Visit to the BBC's Offices

15 Nov, 2017

Sean Hobbs' JRMC 2201 class paid a special visit to the BBC's offices in Agouza on Tuesday, Nov 7. Students and Sean had a wonderful tour with BBC staffers and students were able to ask many questions of journalists working on the newsroom floor.
All of the students got to go into the BBC radio studio and BBC TV studio and smile for the cameras! Then BBC Cairo Bureau Chief Akram Shaban Abdou spoke at length with the AUCians using a mixture of English, 3meeya Masrya Arabic and Fousha Arabic. Bureau Chief Shaban Abdou gave an inside look into what it means to do journalism from the BBC in Egypt and the MENA region. 
At the end of Bureau Chief Shaban Abdou's talk many in the class wanted to intern at the BBC. 






Dr. Shahira Fahmy
Mass Communication and Society Journal, Volume 20, 2017 - Issue 6: Media, Terrorism and Society

13 Nov, 2017

​Dr. Shahira's special issue on Media, Terrorism, and Society, is out. It features articles on building global solidarity against terrorism (Dan Berkowitz), the role of graphic visuals (Grizzard et. al), online surveillance and national security (Stoycheff et. al), terrorist news exposure’ s impact on attitudes and behavior (Tamborini et al.), The issue also features research on roles and patterns in terrorism news with articles on news coverage about Islamist terrorism (Sikorski et al.), the role of media frames in the interpretation of terrorism (Walter et. Al), the framing of terrorism news in Twitter (Kwon et. al), and the trends and patterns of U.S. news coverage of terrorist attacks (Sui et. al).  Here is the link to the introduction. 


Dr. Nagwa Gazzar
Guest Lecturer at JRMC 4415 class

13 Nov, 2017

Dr. Nagwa El Gazzar, instructor of Public Relations techniques invited Ms. Randa Nassar, general manager of Weber Shandwick, which is among the top world pubic relations agencies. Ms. Nassar advised the students to master both Arabic and English languages as it is crucial in preparing messages and dealing with Arab media systems. Ms. Nassar provided several recent cases and crises handled by the agency and pointed to the students the rationale behind the tools used and explained how the agency constructed the messages and dealt with the crisis. At the end of the interesting lecture, she offered students the opportunity to have an internship at Weber Shandwick. 



Prof. Sherin Moody
Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Capstone Graduation Classes

13 Nov, 2017

Professor Sherin Moody invited JWT on November 8th as a feedback session for the two “Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Capstone” graduation classes. JWT’s Adam Mourad, Creative Director and Mayan Sabry, Copywriter sat with each of the five groups for ANTI-BRIBERY, FAMILY PLANNING, CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS, DISABILITY STIGMA, and ANIMAL ABUSE to discuss their Creative Strategy options. More details and pics on JWT Cairo Careers facebook page here



Prof. Sean Hobbs
JRMC 2201 Visit to the Associated Press Office

9 Nov, 2017

Sean David Hobbs' 2201 class paid a special visit to  the Associated Press' offices in Zamalek on Tuesday, Oct 31. Students and Sean met with Middle East Editor and News Director Dan Perry and Arabic editor Lamia Radi and video journalist Maggie Hyde, Cairo Bureau Chief Hamza Hendawi.
Dr. Shahira Fahmy of AUC's Mass Com and Journalism Department attended the talk and asked a number of important and insightful questions.
The News Director Perry discussed the kind of commitment it takes to be a successful journalist in today's digital age. Video Journalist Hyde showed exclusive AP video from war-torn Yemen and Syria. Chief Hendawi gifted students with advice from his many years of experience.
The students asked wide ranging questions from the kind of visual representations that the news should show about conflicts in Syria and Palestine to AP's role in Egypt and the rest of the MENA region.


Dr. Shahira Fahmy and Prof. Mohamed Gameel
Graduate Studies at AUC Open House for Fall 2017

9 Nov, 2017

It took place on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm at the AUC New Cairo campus. Dr. Shahira Fahmy, Professor, Mohamed Gameel, Adjunct Faculty, have represented the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. In 30 minutes information session, they explained to the event participants the Journalism and Mass Communication Masters program and its admission requirements. Also, throughout the event duration, they have engaged with participants to answer their questions regarding the program. The picture was taken at the booth.





Prof. Mona Salman
Recent Article in Tahrir Newspapar

9 Nov, 2017

Read full article in Arabic by Mona Salman here 




Prof. Alaa Abdel-Ghani
Article at Al Ahram Weekly: Silent Soccer

9 Nov, 2017

Football fans want to return to the stadiums.  Alaa Abdel-Ghani asks whether they should be given the chance in his recent article at Al Ahram Weekly. Read more here





Dr. Ahmed Taher
Recent Activities

1 Nov, 2017

Dr. Ahmed Taher delivered two sessions last week to “AlWatan” and “ALMasry AlYum” in association with the World Association Newspapers and News Publishers and also with Women in News.  Each session was a day long held in the premises of the respective newspaper.  Fifteen women attended each session representing the middle management of the news publishers. The topic of the sessions was about Media Management.





Prof. Sherin Moody
JRMC 4425 IMC Graduation Capstone

1 Nov, 2017

On October 25, 2017, Prof. Sherin Moody's IMC Graduation Capstone students submitted and presented their phase 1 work which consisted of Secondary and Primary research. The topics include Child Sexual Abuse, Animal Abuse, Family Planning, Bribery in Egypt and Disability Stigma in Egypt.





Prof. Heba ElShahed
Guest Speakers in JRMC 2270

1 Nov, 2017

On Wednesday 25th, Ayman Salah certified trainer, journalist, and consultant, gave a co-joint training session with Prof. Galal Zaki advertising professional, on how to craft a strong message and break traditional rules when conducting an online campaign in the Online Communication class taught by adjunct faculty, Heba El Shahed. 
 






JRMC Department
IMC Student Featured In News@Auc

1 Nov, 2017

Sara Seif is a senior student studying Integrated Marketing Communications student with minors in Theatre and Community Development. Sara is a reciepient of Moataz Al Alfi scholarship for students with high academic achievement in Marketing Studies with a GPA of 3.84. She is featured on News@Auc, read more here.







Dr. Naila Hamdy
The Arab-US Communication Educators (AUSACE) 22nd Annual Conference

26 Oct, 2017

On October 21 - 23, 2017, the department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, hosted the Arab-US Communication Educators (AUSACE) 22nd Annual Conference featuring a conference and research contest that highlighted issues related to journalism and mass communication in the age of instant information. Held for the fourth time at AUC, the AUSCACE Conference allows media academics, media practitioners and professionals to meet and exchange research and ideas about the current trends in media effects and communication scholarship, journalism and media education, media content production, new formats and tools and trends achievements in the regional and international arena. Outstanding contribution came from the sixty-eight participants representing Egypt, the USA, UAE, Iraq, Jordan Kuwait, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and England. Additionally, audience members exceeded one hundred with a high presence of graduates and undergraduates from AUC. Journalism in the digital era, expectations of media audiences, teaching journalism and media to digital natives, photojournalism in the age of Instagram, conflict coverage, special Olympics coverage, combating hate speech, community building in the digital epoch and the empowerment of women, and advertising, branding and film in an evolving era were among the key topics unwrapped at the conference. During the opening session, the Keynote speaker, Robb Montgomery, Media Innovation Strategist, highlighted how technology and its current applications are evolving at the speed of lightning transforming media. The conference featured a range of twenty-three productive English and Arabic panels that addressed a wide range of thematic areas related to the central theme.
The 2017 conference offered a rich and diverse agenda to participants thanks to the conference partnerships with JWT Egypt, Travco Properties, The Ministry of Tourism and the Journal of Arab Media conference. Guest speakers this year included: Charly Joseph Wehbe Regional Head of Customer Experience Management- MENA at JWT and Ahmad Abdelkader, Head of Business Operations Cairo gave a presentation on the successful “This is Egypt” campaign capitalizing on new media technologies to promote and rebrand Egypt as a touristic destination during a time of crisis. In the second plenary panel guest speakers Tarek Atia, CEO and founder, Egypt Media Development Program, Sherif Bakr, CEO, Al-Arabi Publishing house and Secretary General, Egyptian Publishers Association, Mohamed Shoeir Assistant Editor in Chief and Opinion Page Writer, Al-Ahram and Mohamed Abdel-Rahman Editor-in- chief, 3lam.org and consultant to the Cinema and TV industries discussed the revival of literary journalism in attempt to create an audience for long-from journalism and nonfiction equivalent of the great Egyptian novel of the past. Noteworthy presentations included a panel presenting guest speakers MP Mona Amer and member of the National Council for Women, MP Marianne Azer, Nile University, Egypt and MP Manal El Gameil, NGO specialist who discussed the stance and empowerment of women during the current era through the moderation of Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf. Another dominant theme at the conference was the phenomena of hate speech in media worldwide and methods of combating this detrimental trend. Dr. Naila Hamdy, chair of the organizing committee, discussed the issue together with Dr. Phil Auter, University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She also launched a hate speech glossary authored by graduate students under her supervision as a starting point to raising awareness and starting a debate in Egypt and the Arab region. Professor Firas Al-Atrqchi, JRMC chair, Dr. Zahre Harb, City University, London, and Dr. Abeer Alnajjar, American University in Sharjah also gave presentations on dangers of hate speech in both traditional and social media. The conference was followed by an award ceremony and dinner held on the Nile Maxim boat courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism. The top three English paper awards were given to three JRMC MA program alumni, whilst the top three Arabic paper awards were given to three media professors from the University of Bagdad. Fnally, the participants spent a day at the Pyramids, the Islamic Museum and Khan Al Khalil Bazar after three days of significant contributions to the conference. View some photos here.



Dr. Rasha Allam
CARAVAN Twitter Session with the AUC Provost

26 Oct, 2017

The Caravan had successfully conducted a Twitter Q&A session with Provost Ehab Abdel Rahman on Blended Education last week. The session had quite high levels of engagement and interaction. You can still follow up by watching the Provost reply on all participants inquiries through #AskTheProvost. 





Dr. Naila Hamdy
Rebranding Competition Award Ceremony

25 Oct, 2017

Students of the JRMC department submitted designs to the School of Business and Travco Properties’ Rebranding Competition Award together with students in Business, and Graphic Design majors during the Summer of 2017. JRMC faculty including Professor Firas Atraqchi, Dr. Naila Hamdy, and Mr. Ashraf Foda participated in the two judging phases. Congratulations to the final winners who were honored at a ceremony on October 24 at the Moataz Alfy Hall.






Dr. Hussein Amin
Drone Journalism Lecture

25 Oct, 2017

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism held its first lecture this fall under the Media Development Series on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The lecture titled, “Drone Journalism” was delivered by Adham Center alumna, class of 2016, and rising drone pilot in Egypt, Mohamed Essam Abdel Razek. Abdel Razek spoke about the evolution of aerial videography over the years. He also presented different aerial videography solutions and techniques, including drones, shot-over systems, techno-cranes, cable cams and chase cars. Finally, Abdel Razek showed clips from his recent drone work in Egypt as well as the different uses in journalism and news coverage of war-torn areas, environmental issues and terrains that are difficult to reach. This invention transformed the journalism and film making industry in the whole world, boosting footage quality with no need for higher budgets. Abdel Razek, then, demonstrated his drone cameras in the Library garden and attendees had the chance to operate the camera on the drone. The lecture was moderated by Dr. Hussein Amin, Professor and Director of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism. Dr. Amin delivered opening remarks and moderated the Q&A session. The lecture was well attended by students, faculty, and attendees from outside AUC. 



Dr. Shahira Fahmy
JRMC 3310 Field Trip to AL-Ahram Institution

25 Oct, 2017

Dr. Fahmy took her Public Opinion and Propaganda class on a field trip to Al Ahram establishment on October 17th. Students listened to a number of interesting presentations and visited different sections there throughout the one day tour.




Dr. Ronnie Close
JRMC 2230 Field trip to Moaz Street

18 Oct, 2017

On Tuesday the 17th October two sections of the Foundations in Photography course visited the area of Moaz Street. The students had a graded assignment to make a portrait of a stranger. This involved asking random people to stop and make a photograph and look at light direction, backgrounds, exposures and importantly composition. The results are impressive and students interacted with the locals in a respectful manner whilst doing the assignment. There are some samples images here and more will be uploaded to the course Tumblr page and the class Instagram group, links below:
Tumblr: https://rclose01.tumblr.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cairo_student_photography/
@cairo_student_photography
# cairo_student_photography


Prof. Alaa Abdel Ghai
Sports Article: The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For

18 Oct, 2017

Read full article published online in Al Ahram Weekly on the link below:
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/22665.aspx


Dr. Nadine El Sayed
Guest Speaker in Introduction to Mass Communication Class, JRMC 2200.

18 Oct, 2017

On October 5, Dr. Nadine El Sayed invited guest speaker Ms. Nayrouz Abou Zaid and her team to the JRMC 2200 class. Ms. Abou Zaid is the founder of Ego Communicate public relations and media company and has a rich client portfolio that includes brands like L’Oreal, Azza Fahmy, Asser Yassin and many others. Ms. Abou Zaid and her team discussed crisis management in public relations, focusing on the recent media crisis one of her clients, actor Ahmed El Fishawy, caused during the Gouna Film Festival.



Prof. Effat Kamel
3339 news bulletins link

18 Oct, 2017

Dr. Rasha Allam
The Hight Level Conference of Youth and Employment in North Africa

11 Oct, 2017

Dr Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor, was invited by United Nations to participate in the discussions of the Hight Level Conference of Youth and Employment in North Africa at the International Labor Organization (ILO), a UN agency  located in Geneva. Dr Allam talked about the role of media as a platform for youth engagement. The conference took place on 26 and 27 September, 2017.



Dr. Naila Hamdy
The International Cooperation in Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean Space Conference

11 Oct, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy participated in the “International Cooperation in Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean Space” a two-day conference sponsored by the Center of Migration and Refugees Studies at AUC held on October 9 & 10, 2017. She contributed a working paper titled “Media Media Frames of the 2015 Migrant and Refugee Crisis” and used as a framework for the panel that she moderated on “Media and the Refugee Crisis”. Panel participants included Dr. Carola Richter, Free University Berlin, Dr. James Dennison, European University Institute, and Ms. Ragnhild Ek, UNHCR. She was also responsible for presenting a report on the panel discussion on the second day including recommendations.


Prof. Effat Kamel
Studio Production: AUC TV JRMC 3339 News Bulletins

11 Oct, 2017

Dr. Ahmed Taher
Student Project for GAPP School

9 Oct, 2017

Students in Dr. Ahmed Taher's Creative Strategy class were assigned to propose new posters for the main entrance for the GAPP School.  Four teams produced excellent designs that will be displayed successively.  The pictures show members of the first team proudly posing alongside their work.  Look up for the next project in a few weeks. 

Dr. Shahira Fahmy
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Annual Conference Dr. Shahira Fahmy recently attended the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. Attend

9 Oct, 2017

Dr. Shahira Fahmy recently attended the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. Attending this conference came in line with being invited to attend the annual editorial board meetings of the top tier academic journals in the fields of journalism; Mass Communication and Society (MC&S), Visual Communication Quarterly (VCQ) as well as the Flagship Journal the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JQ).  At the annual editorial board meeting of Mass Communication and Society she discussed her upcoming special issue on terrorism and communication. Dr. Fahmy has served as associate editor for the Mass Communication and Society journal for almost a decade and recently completed editing its special issue, Media Terrorism and Society. The premise of this work is to offer a forum for inspiring new conversations and advancing terrorism studies within the mass communication field. A pool of almost 50 US and international submissions solid were submitted, from which eight were selected after several rounds of peer reviews. The work builds upon traditional approaches to mass media’s role in shaping and amplifying terrorism issues by opening new space for including how the social and/or mass media have covered terrorism narratives, specifically with the evolution of digital media.



Prof. Kim Fox
Guest Speaker in Capstone Class JRMC 4480

27 Sep, 2017

Last Sunday, Prof. Fox invited guest speaker Mr. Amr Eleraqi, Co-Founder of InfoTimes, the First Arabic Info-graphic Website in the Arab Region. He is also the author of the first Arabic written data journalism handbook.  
The title of his lecture was Data Driven Journalism, and it focused on basic data skills, and some of the effective tools one can use to visualize data. This is a link to the InfoTimes website.




Dr. Shahira Fahmy
The Fourth Annual International Conference on Social Sciences in Athens, Greece.

25 Sep, 2017

In July Professor Shahira Fahmy presented a paper at the 4th Annual International Conference on Social Sciences in Athens, Greece, co-authored with Professor Ahmed Al-Rawi from Concordia University Montreal. The paper entitled Social Media Use in the Diaspora: The Case of the Syrian Community in Italy offers a unique insight into parameters that could serve as a “community profiling” tool for policy-makers to better understand the characteristics of an Arab diaspora community of migrants in Europe.
Abstract: Soon after the events of the so-called “Arab Spring”, a mostly Sunni revolt erupted in March 2011 against the Alawite regime of Bashar Assad. Soon afterwards, different armed factions such as the Free Syrian Army, Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State began fighting each other, creating one of the worst humanitarian crises since WWII. After several years of conflict millions of Syrian migrants and refugees have fled, forced to take perilous roads by sea or land in order to reach safer countries, and are now the largest national group applying for asylum. While few Syria’s neighboring countries, welcomed most of the refugees, thousands sought asylum in Europe. This study is an empirical examination of visuals and related texts posted on a popular Facebook page of a Syrian immigrant community in Europe as its members engage with their homeland and their host country. Findings provide an understanding into how this Syrian community produced visual and textual materials posted on social media. The work involves the analysis of over 17,000 comments and almost 1000 photos on Facebook. It represents one of the first studies that empirically investigates images posted online by an immigrant community. 


Dr. Ahmed Taher
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)

25 Sep, 2017

On September 13th, Sector Analyst Dr. Ahmed Taher delivered the Strategic Plan for the Building Materials Sector to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI). Dr. Taher has led the project for the past 4 months with involvement from MTI Affiliates, Donor organizations, and several international consultants under the auspices of British Standards International (BSI).”  


Prof. Alaa Abdel-Ghani
Sports Article: What would Egypt do in the World Cup?

25 Sep, 2017

Egypt is close to going to the World Cup but once there, it’s not sure whether they can emulate the many Arab and African countries that gave sterling performances on football’s greatest stage, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani in Al Ahram Weekly last week. Read more here.


Dr. Hussein Amin
The Second Climate Communicators Network Meeting

14 Sep, 2017

Over the past week, the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in partnership with the Swedish Institute Alexandria conducted a series of workshops, training and lectures within the Second Climate Communicators Network Meeting CCNM. Twenty-two (22) Participants from more than 13 countries (Egypt, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Greece, Syria, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Algeria and Lebanon) in addition to 19 trainers and lecturers took part in this activity. The program with its participatory approach included an open public lecture on environmental governance as well as the challenges of achieving sustainable development within the current regional context. The Adham Center contributed this year with four sessions: The first was a session by Dr. Hussein Amin, Director of the Center, on how media covers climate change issues; the second session focused on hands-on training on the power of social media. The third one was a practical session on how to increase awareness by creating Public Service Announcements (PSAs). Finally, the fourth session was on fact checking approaches and techniques. The program took place in two distant locations during the period from September 9 - 14, 2017; Anafora which is an ecological retreat in the Egyptian Western Desert was the starting point, then participants moved to the premises of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria for the rest of the workshops.





Prof. Kim Fox
The Annual AEJMC Conference in Chicago, Illinois, August 2017.

13 Sep, 2017

Kim Fox was a workshop presenter at the annual AEJMC conference in Chicago, Illinois last month. The half day "Going Mobile for News: Tips for the Classroom" workshop was a part of AEJMC pre-conference activities.
According to the AEJMC website: "AEJMC is the oldest and largest alliance of journalism and mass communication educators and administrators at the college level."
Pictured are the workshop facilitators from left to right:
--Tim Underhill, Ball State University
--Kim Fox, The American University in Cairo
--Rick Brunson, University of Central Florida
--Reggie Mills, Chicago State
--Lee Hood, Loyola-Chicago




Tara AlKadi
University of Arts London : Professional Development Courses

13 Sep, 2017

Tara went to University of Arts London and attended two courses this summer for self development .The courses are Graphic Design for Social Media and Creative Thinking for Advertising offered at the University of Arts: London College of Communication . Below are courses certificates. 






Prof. Alaa Abdel-Ghani
Sports Article published in Al Ahram Weekly Last August

13 Sep, 2017

Alaa Abdel-Ghani traces the mystery connection between the French club that bought the Brazilian superstar and the Gulf state’s dubious 2022 football extravaganza. Read full article here

Dr. Shahira Fahmy
Recent Publication : Article

7 Sep, 2017

The promise to the Arab World: Attributes of US President Obama in Arabic-language tweets by Mariam F Alkazemi, ShahiraFahmy, Wayne Wanta, in International Communication Gazette. The journal is published by SAGE and is one of the world's leading communication journals publishing scholarly articles from the international community of communication scholars.
Abstract: U.S. President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated address in Egypt in 2009 promised a new beginning between the U.S. government and the Arab world but only a few years later there were many criticisms that the U.S. President did not live up to his promises, driving Arab attitudes toward the United States to their lowest point in years. Five years later, we analyzed Arabic-language twitter messages involving President Obama to examine cognitive and affective attributes. Results show that tweets by members of the media differed greatly from tweets by members of the public. The public tweets held more negative attitudes towards the U.S. President than tweets by news organizations. Members of the public also were more likely to link the President to a wider range of countries, suggesting a greater diversity of attributes, while primarily fixating on the Palestinian issue.


Dr. Naila Hamdy
The Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut

7 Sep, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy attended the two week course offered by the Media and Digital literacy Academy of Beirut MDLab 2017,last August, hosted by the Lebanese American University. She also participated on a panel discussing the regional media programs including those at AUC. 






Dr. Hussein Amin
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Annual Conference

6 Sep, 2017

Adham Center Director Dr. Hussein Amin recently attended the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. Attending this conference came in line with being invited to attend the annual editorial board meetings of two of the top tier academic journals in the fields of journalism and journalism education; the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JQ) as well as the Journalism and Mass Communication Educator (JMCE). The meetings took place in the Chicago Marriott, August 10-11, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, United States.




Prof. Kim Fox
BEA On Location Award Winners, Pinnacle Award Finalists, NPSA Award Finalists and Egypt Today

6 Sep, 2017

BEST OF SHOW
Yasmine Hassan, Yasmine Shaheen and Farah Tawfeek (MMJ, Fall '16)
JRMC 4480 Multimedia Journalism Capstone Group Project (Fall '16)
Excluded and Forgotten
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Sara Mohamed (MMJ, senior)
JRMC 4460 Audio Production Final Project
The Stigma Facing Recovering Drug Addicts in Cairo (Spr '17) 
Youssef Shaalan (MMJ, Spr '17)
JRMC 4460 Audio Production Final Project
Sunbird - An Audio Documentary (Spr '17)
The Pinnacle Awards - Online Finalist: Oct. 25-29 in Dallas, Texas
BEST PODCAST - FINALIST

Abdallah AbdelDayem (MMJ, Fall '16)
JRMC 4460 Audio Production Final Project
"More Than Just a Game: A Documentary about Professional Video Gaming in Egypt"
The National Student Production Awards (NSPA) Finalist: Nov. 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas
BEST DOCUMENTARY/PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Abdallah AbdelDayem (MMJ, Fall '16)JRMC 4460 Audio Production Final Project: "More Than Just a Game: A Documentary about Professional Video Gaming in Egypt"
This is the second awards recognition for Excluded and Forgotten having been a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Regional Competition in the In-Depth Reporting category.
This is the fourth awards recognition for Abdallah, having previously received First Place BEA's for Student Audio in the Educational Program category. The bronze award at the New York Festival World's Best Radio Programs 2017: Best Student Documentary.
Finally, three students in the MMJ Capstone from Spring 2017 had their work published in Egypt Today. The project was called #HerEconPower

JRMC Department
Graduate Students Theses Defense Spring 2017

21 Jun, 2017

-Student: Nouran Hussein Khalil . Title: Dabiq: A study of the usage of terrorist-produced publications in framing and selective moral disengagement. Adviser: Dr. Rasha Allam. Second reader: Dr. Hussein Amin. Third reader: Prof. Firas Al-Atraqchi.
-Student: Nourhan Gamal. Title: Objectification of Women in the New Shaa’ by Song. Adviser: Dr. Hussein Amin. Second reader: Dr. Rasha Allam. Third reader: Dr. Aliaa Dawoud.
-Student: Menna-t-Allah Hussein Kamal. Title: The Syrian public opinion versus frames in news media. Adviser: Dr. Amani Ismail . Second reader: Dr. Ronnie Close. Third reader: Dr. Amani Ismail (on behalf of Dr. Allison Hodgkins, PPAD).
-Student: Maha Sherra. Title: Framing of Charity TV Advertisements in Egypt: A Content Analysis. Adviser: Dr. Amani Ismail. Second reader: Dr. Ibrahim Hegazy. Third reader: Dr. Marwa Mutafy.
-Student: Mona Mohamed Naguib. Title: The Perceived Professionalism and Credibility of the Citizen Journalism in Egypt. Adviser: Dr. Hussein Amin. Second reader: Dr. Rasha Allam. Third reader: Dr. Aliaa Dawoud.
-Student: Salma Sherif El Ghetany . Title: The Challenges and the Policies of Media Literacy Programs in Egyptian Schools. Adviser: Dr. Hussein Amin. Second Reader:Dr. Tarek Shawki. Third reader: Dr. Rasha Allam.
-Student: Farida Temraz, Title: Effect of Social Media on Brand Equity: Application to Luxury Brands. Thesis Adviser: Dr. Hamed Shamma,
Co-Adviser: Dr. Naila Hamdy, Reader: Dr. Rasha Allam.
-Student: Nihal Elkharadly, Title: Fear Appeal Message Reception in Public Service Announcements: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Thesis Adviser: Dr. Naila Hamdy, Second Reader: Dr. Aliaa Dawoud, Third Reader: Dr. Rasha Allam.

Dr. Hussein Amin
Iftar in honor of Editors-in-chief of National Newspapers and the Middle East News Agency (MENA)

21 Jun, 2017

Dr. Hussein Amin was invited to the Iftar banquet held by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday 14/6/2017 in honor of the editors-in-chief of national newspapers and the Middle East News Agency (MENA) as well as a number of Media thinkers and distinguished Journalists. The banquet was attended by head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Makram Mohamed Ahmed and head of the National Press Authority Karam Gabr. In addition, it was attended by director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Moustafa el Feqi, new State Information Service (SIS) chairman Diaa Rashwan. An Open discussions of current affairs issues and the media coverage of national, regional, and international affairs lasted for hours. The banquet that was held at the Foreign Ministry headquarters.



Dr. Rasha Abdulla
A Panel at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva

21 Jun, 2017

 Dr. Rasha Abdulla, associate professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, was invited to speak on a panel on fake news at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 13th. The panel was organized by Article 19, and featured David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Eileen Donahue, former United States ambassador to the United Nations and current faculty member at Stanford University, and Dr. Abdulla. The panel was moderated by Article 19 Executive Director Thomas Hughes. Article 19 live tweeted the event. Read more here





Dr. Aliaa Dawoud
Conference at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.

21 Jun, 2017

Aliaa Dawoud, adjunct faculty, recently participated in a conference called Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves.  
It was held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York from 11 to 14 June. She  presented a summary of her upcoming book 'Why State Feminism Backfires: The Case of Mrs. Mubarak's Laws.' It will be published by AUC Press soon. 



JRMC Department
The School of GAPP's Honors Assembly 2016/2017

15 Jun, 2017

The School of GAPP held the 2016/2017 Honors Assembly on Thursday May 25, 2017 recognizing undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. Nabil Fahmy, dean of the School of GAPP, said in the ceremony’s opening notes that the event was meant to recognize excellent work executed by all members of the school including enrolled students.
Rasha Abdallah, associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Usha Natarjan, assistant professor in the Department of Law, received the Faculty Research Award.
Seventy-nine graduate students and 77 undergraduate students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. The school also presented, for the first time, the Dean’s Award for distinct work carried out by students in three categories: design, social media management and copy writing. Winning students receive a monetary award and are offered an internship opportunity in the school.
The school of GAPP also presented the Caravan Merit of Distinction Award to MMJ major student Yasmeen Shaheen.
View pics here



JRMC Department
Eduniversal Ranks 10 AUC Graduate Programs Among Top in Africa

15 Jun, 2017

Ten of AUC’s master’s programs have topped the 2017 Eduniversal Rankings, with four being ranked the first in Africa. In its master's rankings, Eduniversal ranked 4,000 of the best master’s programs in 32 fields of study worldwide. Specifically, AUC’s master’s programs in journalism and mass communication, economics in international development, public administration, and economics were all ranked first regionally in their respective categories. Moreover, AUC’s Master of Science programs in finance and electronics and communications engineering as well as the Executive MBA programs all ranked second regionally. The MBA and the master’s in electronics and communications engineering with a concentration in management of technology ranked third in Africa, while the LLM in international and comparative law ranked fourth.
Founded in 1994, Eduniversal uses three main criteria in its master’s rankings methodology: reputation of the program, salary of first employment post-graduation and a student satisfaction survey, demonstrating the wide-ranging strength of AUC’s graduate programs.

Dr. Naila Hamdy
The IX International Conference on Communication and Reality, Blanquerna University

15 Jun, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy presented a paper on Egyptian youth online and offline political participation at the IX International Conference on Communication and Reality hosted by the Blanquerna University's School of Communication and International Relations on June 8, 2017. The paper was co-authored with Mohamed Gameel and published in the conference proceedings.

Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Mervat Abou Oaf Moderates NCW Conference on Women Role Endorsing ‘Soft Power’

8 Jun, 2017

As National Council for Women (NCW) member in the Foreign Affairs Committee Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf moderated and presented the one-day-extended conference organized by NCW, entitled The Role of Women in Supporting Egypt's Soft Power in collaboration with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA). The conference was held in the Opera House on Wednesday, May 24 (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) The event comes within the framework of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declaration of the year 2017 being that of Egyptian women. In her capacity as Chamber for Cinema Industry Consultant, Abou Oaf directed and engaged the panels at the conference in discussions emphasizing the influence of soft power in promoting cultural, economic and political positivism and moderation via tourism, art and drama, media, and sports; with special emphasis on women role in the process. The conference discussed the sources of women power, the concept of soft power and the role of women in supporting them. Read more news.





Dr. Naila Hamdy
Recent Publication

8 Jun, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy published a book chapter in newly launched edited by Zahera Harb, Senior Lecturer, City University, UK. The citation is “Hamdy, N. (2017). Reporting Egypt. In Reporting the Middle East: The Practice of News in the Twenty-first Century. Ed. I.B. Taurus. For more details please click here.

JRMC Department
Dr. Rasha Abdulla's Promotion

8 Jun, 2017

Dr. Rasha Abudulla  has been recently promoted to the rank of Professor. She has been awarded the promotion for maintaining and enhancing an already outstanding record of teaching and research since her tenure in 2010. Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion!

JRMC Department
End of Year Gathering

8 Jun, 2017

The JRMC department Chair, Dr. Naila Hamdy organized an end of academic year gathering to celebrate the efforts and dedication of all JRMC staff on May 18 at 1 pm. The chair and faculty members thanked and appreciated staff members for their sincere support to the faculty and students.



Dr. Naila Hamdy
MENA Region Media Schools Meeting in Jordan

1 Jun, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy attended the fourth meeting of MENA region media schools hosted by the Jordan Media Institute as a participant and panel moderator on May 24-25.  The event is part of a European Union funded MedMedia Initiative, that builds on previous meeting include the previous Cairo meeting hosted by the JRMC department in November, 2016.  The purpose of the network is to explore ways of improving journalism curricula as well as strengthening the network of media schools in the Southern Mediterranean Region that consist of journalism teachers and international experts from both sides of the Mediterranean.

Dr. Hussein Amin
Dr. Hussein Amin Honored For 25 Years of Commitment to AUC

1 Jun, 2017

Dr. Hussein Amin has been recognized for 25 years of service during the Senate Faculty Assembly Meeting held on May 14, 2017, at the American University in Cairo. Interim Provost Ehab Abdel Rahman, Dean of The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Nabil Fahmy, and AUC Senate Chair Mohamed Naguib Abu Zeid presented Dr. Amin with a token of appreciation in recognition of his 25 years of academic excellence and contributions.



Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Rasha Abdulla's Research Appears in National Geographic

31 May, 2017

Rasha Abdulla, professor of journalism and mass communication, has her research featured in the cover story of the June 2017 issue of National Geographic.  (Scroll down for cover story)
 Abdulla collaborated with leading communication behavioral scientist Timothy Levine on a study that was featured in the cover story and based on which National Geographic designed an interactive quiz. The study link is featured in the story. The study, which analyzed motivations of lying across five different cultures, uses open ended accounts of over 500 respondents. In their conclusions, the researchers developed a cross-cultural typology of deception motives.

JRMC Department
AUC Commemorates Achievements in Community-Based Learning

31 May, 2017

The Academic Community Engagement (ACE) Awards Day was held on May 7, 2017 at Prince Waleed Hall to commemorate members of the AUC community who participated in the annual community-based learning programs. The event was attended by notable signatories including the Minister of Education and former Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering Tarek Shawky, whose mission to improve the quality of education extends to all sectors of society. Among these programs is the ACE Social Media Training the Trainer Program, an initiative in which JRMC faculty provided training and guidance to Egyptian TV journalists. The two-day training was organized by the department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Dr. Naila Hamdy, Chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication,  Professors Firas Al Atraqchi, Rasha Allam, Galal Zaki, Alaa Abdel-Ghani, Tara Alkadi, Mohamed Gameel, and four students from the Caravan course; Mohamed Kouta, Dina Sabry, Ahmed Refai, and Nehal Sharaf, as well as staff Lamya Desokey, were among those who received awards and recognition for their participation in organizing the workshop. View pics here. Various members of AUC faculty also received recognition for their contributions to teaching and community-based development.
Amr Farouk, a journalist from Al Ahram was also awarded after having enrolled in a social media course at AUC.  “We took the course of social media over an extensive and concentrated two-day period in the New Campus,” said Farouk.  Not only did he recognize the content and techniques he learnt, but he also stressed on the importance of such certification to professional development and resumé-building.  
ACE event YouTube links: 1, 2



JRMC Department
Wish You a Blessed and Peaceful Ramadan

25 May, 2017




JRMC Department
The Fourty-Ninth African Journalists Workshop

24 May, 2017

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organized the 49th African journalists workshop in association with the Union of African Journalists (UAJ) on Monday May 15, 2017. This event marks the 25th Anniversary of the launch of program at AUC. The journalists who attended the one-day workshop came from 20 countries across Africa. The workshop covered topics related to print media research, social media, news gathering, and print media management delivered by Hussein Amin, professor and director of the Kamal Adham Center, Kim Fox, associate professor of practice, and Rasha Allam, assistant professor. The bi-annual workshop comes within the framework of UAJ's and JRMC's role to train African cadres in the field of journalism to benefit all African countries. The training program that was introduced in 1992 under the supervision of Hussein Amin, has now developed into a network of journalists who have been trained and work all over African media.




Dr. Naila Hamdy
Global Affairs, Public Policy Executive Education offers Media Management Certificate

24 May, 2017

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Executive Education, partnered with WIN WAN-IFRA, leading association for the world’s press, to annually offer the international Media Management Certificate in Arabic for the region for the first time at AUC.The program is offered to Arab women leaders in the media. Naila Hamdy, Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, took the lead on curriculum development and customization for the region.
 
   

Dr. Hussein Amin
The Media Code of Ethics (CoE) Committee

24 May, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Adham Center Director Dr. Hussein Amin accepted the invitation to participate in the media code of ethics (CoE) committee. The committee, formed by the Broadcast Media Syndicate, is assigned to draft a new code of ethics for Egyptian broadcasters. Its responsibility is to develop the broadcasters' code of ethics governing their duties, rights and performance. According to law, the CoE committee held its preparatory meeting and examined different models of codes of ethics governing performance of broadcasters in different parts of the world. The CoE committee also looked into other codes of ethics as well as studies on specific issues in Egypt. Over the next six months as mandated by the law, the CoE committee will convene regularly to draft the code of ethics and to implement it in Egypt.

Dr. Ronnie Close
"Panorama" Professional Photography Website of Mada Masr

17 May, 2017

An ex-photo student has been published in the professional photography website Panorama, a section of Mada Masr. It is an impression project by Jihad Abaza and here is the link to view

Dr. Rasha Allam
Third Monthly Youth Conference

17 May, 2017

Dr. Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor, JRMC, was one of the main organizers of the "Monthly Youth conference" for the third time. The Third Monthly Youth Conference took place on April 25, 2017, at Ismalia governorate under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.




Dr. Nagwa El Gazzar & Prof. Sherin Moody
Sherine Moody judges IMC graduation projects at Canadian International College

17 May, 2017

Dr. Nagwa El Gazzar, supervisor of IMC graduation projects at CIC and adjunct faculty of IMC at AUC,  invited  Prof. Sherin Moody to evaluate IMC projects of CIC. The committee consisted of Prof. Sherin Moody- Instructor of IMC at AUC, Mr. Halim Abu Seif – the PR Director at RADA Research and Public Relations, and Mr. Ahmed Abdoun – Managing Director of Creative Lab. “The strategic aspect is highly stressed, I liked the topics and students’ spirit of dedicated work”.  One of the topics “Awareness Campaign to fight illegal immigration of children”, was chosen by the supreme committee of illegal immigration to officially buy it and use it.  Another  topic “encouraging buying the Egyptian Products”, attracted the attention of  TV presenter- Mona El Shazly where she hosted them in her program, and Cairo Media school delivered the group a fully sponsored training program. “Most of groups were enthusiastic about their topics and executed excellent PR activities, beside creative advertising ideas”, Dr. El Gazzar mentioned.

Prof. Scott MacLeod
Scott MacLeod Serves on Overseas Press Club of America Jury

17 May, 2017

Scott MacLeod, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and managing editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, served on the jury that honored journalist Masha Gessen with the 2016 Best Commentary Award from the Overseas Press Club of America at a gala awards dinner in New York on April 27. Gessen won for essays written for The New York Review of Books in which she “brilliantly deconstructed the Trump-Putin relationship, confronted unquestioned assumptions about how power works, and described a profound crisis of democracy.” Other members of the Best Commentary jury were Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project and former executive editor of The New York Times; Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; and David Shipley, executive editor of Bloomberg View. Previously, MacLeod served on the 2014 and 2015 juries for the Hal Boyle Award, honoring the best newspaper, news service, or digital reporting from abroad. 


Dr. Hussein Amin
Daily News Egypt Article on the Adham Center’s Recent Virtual Speaker Lecture

11 May, 2017

Please check the link to the article in Daily News Egypt on the Adham Center’s recent virtual speaker lecture with Vince Gonzales, who is an investigative journalist, professor of professional practice at the University of South California, and coordinator of the University’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s masters degree programme in journalism. He spoke to students about credible news-making on social media. The discussion was titled “Critical News-Making for Social Media.” The session was moderated by professor Dr. Hussein Amin, director of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, and in the presence of guest of honour Mr. Brian A. Shott, press attaché at the US embassy.

Prof. Firas Al-Atraqchi
Toronto-based Arabic Language Canadawy Radio

11 May, 2017

On May 1, Firas Al-Atraqchi joined the crew of the Toronto-based Arabic language Canadawy radio station as a political analyst. His first report aired on May 7 and focused on strengthened military ties between Russia and Turkey.

Prof. Sean David Hobbs
JRMC 2201 on a Field Trip to the Associated Press

10 May, 2017

Sean Hobbs' JRMC 2201 class paid a special visit to  the Associated Press' offices in Zamalek on Tuesday, May 2. Students and Sean met with Middle East Editor Dan Perry and editor Lamia Radi and journalist Maggie Michael. 
The Editor Perry discussed the kind of commitment it takes to be a successful journalist in today's digital age. The students asked wide ranging questions from the kind of visual representations that the news should show about conflicts in Syria and Palestine to AP's role in Egypt and relationship with the Egyptian government.



Dr. Tara Al Kadi
Awarded Ph D from the University of Roehampton, UK, May 2017

10 May, 2017

JRMC Adjunct Faculty, Tara Al Kadi, has just got awarded Doctoral degree from the University of Roehampton on May 2nd upon passing the VIVA examination. Department: media and cultural studies. Title: TV Advertising and Product Placement Regulation in Egypt: Policy Developments and Audience and Industry Perspectives.



Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Broadcast Education Association Convention 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada.

4 May, 2017

Dr. Rasha Abdulla organized, moderated, and participated in a panel on public service broadcasting at the Broadcast Education Association convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in April. The diverse panel hosted four reputed scholars from different parts of the world, who are all well published in the area of public service broadcasting in their respected territories. While Dr. Abdulla presented on the latest updates in public service broadcasting in Egypt, the panel also featured Dr. Des Freedman, Professor of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, and project lead for the Future of Public Service Television Inquiry, who presented on public service television in the UK; Dr, Matthew Powers of the University of Washington - Seattle, who presented on "Insights from a comparative analysis of 12 democracies;" and Dr. Minna Aslama Horowitz of St. John's University, New York, who presented on the Global Public Service Media Experts Network, a project she coordinates which links public service media experts worldwide. The panel was warmly received with interesting questions and comments from the audience.


Dr. Naila Hamdy
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) 2017 Convention

3 May, 2017

Dr. Naila Hamdy attended the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) 2017 Convention held April 22-25 to present a study on “teaching social media in Egyptian journalism and mass communication programs.” The presentation was made on a panel that addressed “Media Education for a Digital Generation in the Middle East” and chaired by Dr. Douglas Boyd, Professor, Department of Communication, School of Journalism and Media, University of Kentucky.




JRMC Department
JRMC Professors meet with DMJX Coordinator

3 May, 2017

At the 2017 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in April, Kim Fox (left) and Naila Hamdy (right) met with the coordinator of the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) Inger Munk (center). JRMC and DMJX have had a faculty and student exchange since 2011.


Prof. Scott MacLeod
The Overseas Press Club of America Jury

3 May, 2017

Scott MacLeod, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and managing editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, served on the jury that honored journalist Masha Gessen with the 2016 Best Commentary Award from the Overseas Press Club of America at a gala awards dinner in New York April 27. Gessen won for essays written for The New York Review of Books in which she “brilliantly deconstructed the Trump-Putin relationship, confronted unquestioned assumptions about how power works, and described a profound crisis of democracy.” Other members of the Best Commentary jury were Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project and former executive editor of The New York Times; Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; and David Shipley, executive editor of Bloomberg View. Previously, MacLeod served on the 2014 and 2015 juries for the Hal Boyle Award honoring the best newspaper, news service, or digital reporting from abroad.

Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
Prof. Mervat Abou Oaf Represents Chamber of Cinema Industry in 3rd CSR Annual Conference

27 Apr, 2017

In her capacity as Directory Board Consultant of the Chamber of Cinema Industry (CCI), Federation in Egypt, and a media law expert and educator, Dr. Abou Oaf participated in the conference promoting this round’s theme which witnessed the organization of the “First CSR Matchmaking Forum” providing the necessary platform for the Chamber to investigate and initiate potential collaboration with a variety of companies, universities, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), ministries and NGOs to negotiate and arrange CSR partnerships targeting development projects.
The Third Egyptian CSR Conference titled "Impact of CSR Initiatives on Improving Egypt’s Economic Competitiveness" conference was organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Cairo Office Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) with the support of the USAID in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, and was held on April 10-11, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Link here. Minister of Investment and International Cooperation HE Dr. Sahar Nasr speech in the event focused on the government's commitment to achieving comprehensive and sustainable development in Egypt together with the collaboration of the private sector's needed dedication to supporting the community. Abou Oaf was involved in discussions regarding the social compliance requirements and the potential role to be played by CCI among other ministries, chambers, universities, research centers, and NGOs in promoting and developing CSR policies in Egypt. The conference highlighted opportunities offered by businesses through CSR programs to create new jobs opportunities, to develop entrepreneurship, and to support supply chains.





Dr. Rasha Allam
Alexandria Media Forum

27 Apr, 2017

Dr. Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication Department, was a keynote speaker during the opening session of Alexandria Media Forum on April 25, 2017. Dr. Allam's speech was on Creativity and Media Education in the Digital Era. The Opening session was attended by many important figures from media academics and media professionals, together with Mr. Ahmed Essmat, head of Alexandria Media Forum (second pic). The forum was covered by many media outlets, such as Al Watan Newspaper, Al Masry Al Youm, Alyoum7, and Extra News TV. See links here: 1, 2, and 3.

 




Prof. Salma Amer
Investigative TV Journalists as Guest Speakers in JRMC 3337

27 Apr, 2017

Over the past week, students of JRMC 337 TV Script writing and Production class delved into understanding the step by step process of in-depth investigative journalism. Part of this was watching and analyzing the political investigative documentary film Kornet. After breaking down their understanding of the films content, structure and outline; students were joined on April 26 by journalists Sayed Torky and Wael Mamdouh for an open discussion about their own process in unfolding the truth about arms smuggling routes to Egypt and through Sinai. The story specifically focuses on how certain weapons end up falling into the hands of Sinai based terrorist groups. Kornet was investigated by Sayed Torky and Wael Mamdouh in full production with ARIJ . The investigation narrated by Yosri Fouda aired on DW during February 2017.






Dr. Nagwa El Gazzar
Introduction to Advertising class visits Tarek Nour Communications

27 Apr, 2017

Dr. Nagwa El Gazzar and her JRMC 3315 students went on an exciting field  trip to TNC on Tuesday, February 28.  The class was hosted by Amira Atef, who guided the students in a tour inside the agency, visiting the studios and talking to professionals. Students toured inside DDB, and discussed several issues concerning advertising production with the managers.




Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
National Council for Women and Egyptian Demographers Association Symposium

20 Apr, 2017

As a member of the National Council of Women (NCW)’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and a media law expert and educator, Dr. Abou Oaf delivered a presentation on “Media Role in the Political Awareness of Egyptian Women,”in a panel that included distinguished researchers demonstrating the current status of women in Egypt. The symposium dubbed “Egyptian Women Realism In light of the requirements and challenges of Egypt's vision for sustainable development 2030” was held on 4 April 2017, in the framework of collaborations between the National Council for Women and the Egyptian Demographers Association, at the headquarters of the Demographic Center in Cairo. In her presentation, Abou Oaf discussed the major challenges facing women’s stigmatized image in media in Egypt and worldwide, the media role in promoting political, health, cultural and educational awareness, the elimination of gender discrimination and the endorsement of equality, and equity all with special emphasis on establishing human principles of morality and humanity, developing a sense of pertinence and belonging to our Egypt.





Prof. Sean David Hobbs
JRMC 2201 on a Field Trip to DMC-TV

19 Apr, 2017

Prof. Hobbs and JRMC 2201 students went on an exciting trip to visit the well-known tv host and jrmc alum Ramy Radwan on the studio of Ramy's new show "8 Al-Sabah" at Egyptian Media Production City, on Tuesday March 28. It was informative to have Ramy show them all around 8 Al-Sabah's studio and also see the entire control room at DMC-TV. After showing them DMC-TV, Ramy spoke separately with the class for nearly 2 hours. It was really a special experience. The students enjoyed it and connected well with Ramy. 





Prof. Kim Fox
2017 Region 7 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Finalists

19 Apr, 2017

Several JRMC students have been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2017 Mark of Excellence Awards as a finalists. This is a student competition. The award winners will be announced at the SPJ Region 7 Awards on May 6 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The details of the finalists are :
*Mariam Seif, Reem Mohamed and Hanien Gaballah (current students) JRMC 2202 Covering an Event Assignment Second University Forum Leaves the American University in Cairo Administration Disappointed and Students Furious **A finalist in two categories: Online News Reporting and Best Use of Multimedia. 
*Yasmine Hassan, Yasmine Shaheen and Farah Tawfeek (recent grads; all MMJ) JRMC 4480 Multimedia Journalism Capstone Group Project Excluded and Forgotten **A finalist in Online In-Depth Reporting category.
*Yasmine Hassan JRMC 4480 Multimedia Journalism Capstone Individual Project Egypt Floats the Pound. **A finalist in Online News Reporting category.
*Yasmeen Shaheen JRMC 4480 Multimedia Journalism Capstone Individual Project Egypt - A Transit Station? **A finalist in Online Feature Reporting category.

Dr. Ahmed Taher
Guest Speaker in Dr. Ahmed Taher's Class JRMC 4415

19 Apr, 2017

Students in the Public Relations Theory course taught by Dr. Ahmed Taher had a lecture by PR professional, Heba Selim, who managed PR for Coca Cola, Microsoft, and Vodafone. The lecture that took place on Monday, March 20, was on crisis management. Topics covered by Selim included speculating crisis scenarios to put an action plan in advance, and addressing media during a crisis. Many examples were used to deliver different concepts. Comments and questions kept flowing as the time for the class came to an end. Selim promised to come again toward the end of the semester to expand and enrich the topic of crisis management. 


Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Rasha Abdulla Records Podcast with UN Special Rapporteur

4 Apr, 2017

Rasha Abdulla, asssociate professor of journalism and mass communications, recorded a podcast on the issue of fake news with David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. The podcast was part of a three-day conference hosted by Wilton Park in the United Kingdom. You can listen to the podcast here.

Dr. Mervat Abou Oaf
“AWLADNA International Arts Forum for the Gifted”

4 Apr, 2017

AWLADNA is launched under the auspices of HE President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi; the Ministry of Youth, embodied within the Egyptian Federation for Sports for the Disabled, as well as The Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of Immigration, and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Academy of Arts, the UNICEF, General Union of Professional Syndicates of Arts, and the Arab Artists Union.
Due to her expertise in the film industry domain and her extensive involvement in film festivals, Abou Oaf joined the Jury of “Awladna’s Creative Work of Films, Music, and Performances” sector. AWLADNA initiated the first round of our children with special needs’ forum on March 24, 2017, at the Grand hall, Cairo University. AWLADNA Forum comes as the first of its kind in Egypt, dedicated to feature the cultural and artistic work of the gifted, in pursuit of providing a venue to present their artistic and creative works to the whole world in the categories of: Cinema; Performance; Music; Handicrafts and Accessories; Painting and Fine Arts; and Sports.  More media coverage of the opening and closure ceremony.  



Dr. Rasha Allam
The Most Inspiring Women in Egypt and the Arab World Event

4 Apr, 2017

Dr Rasha Allam, Assistant Professor, was recognized by Cairo University among the "Most Inspiring Women" in Egypt and the Arab World event. The recognition ceremony took place on Thursday March 23 at Nile Towers Hotel.



Prof. Mona Salman
Guest Speaker in JRMC 4402

4 Apr, 2017

Mr Mahmoud Mosallam the chief editor of Al Watan newspaper and the DMC channel was our guest speaker on the 23rd of March in Arabic reporting class. This is a link to the coverage by the students of class for the lecture in the WordPress blog.



Prof. Sherin Moody
Introduction to Advertising Class (JRMC 3315) Presentations

4 Apr, 2017

Six groups presented a product or service that needed to be re-positioned during the Introduction to Advertising class taught by Professor Sherin Moody on March 30th. The products/services that were re-positioned were Luna, Omar Effendi, Best juice, Bon Appetit, Corona and Kalbaz. Each group changed the package, came up with a Big Unifying Idea (BUI), Slogan, Positioning Statement, A/V scripts and a series of TV and radio ads.






Prof. Sherin Moody
Guest Speaker in Prof. Moody's Class JRMC 3315

29 Mar, 2017

Dina El Hawary, Creative Director for DDB (Tarek Nour) delivered a lecture for the Introduction to Advertising class taught by Professor Sherin Moody on March 27th during assembly hour. Her lecture was about the campaign “Taa Marbota ة - Empowering Women” for  UNFPA and UN Women.  The lecture also covered the campaign for "Vodafone" which won an award at "Dubai Lynx." At the end, the lecture was open to questions.



Dr. Ronnie Close
JRMC 2230 Photography Field Trip

29 Mar, 2017

View some photos from a second filed trip to Moaz Street on Saturday 18th of March. The students had an assignment to photograph a stranger and spent the day asking people to stop and pose for an image. More details can be seen on the photography course blog here.