A Special Issue on Media and Crisis in AUC's Arab Media & Society Journal

February 26, 2018, Cairo – The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo (AUC) has published its Winter/Spring issue of Arab Media & Society (AMS) on “Media and Crisis”.AMS is a biannual peer-reviewed journal, published in both English and Arabic. In addition to scholarly research, the publication offers quality reporting, analysis, and reviews on a wide array of topics pertaining to the dynamic media landscape across the Arab world. This extends beyond the news, to entertainment, social media, technology, press freedoms and more. The digital release of this issue coincides with the launch of Arab Media & Society’s new website, which has been designed to provide readers and researchers with a more functional, easy to navigate platform. With the new site, the audience will have better access to AMS’s rich content, spanning two decades of contributions at the intersection of media studies in the Arab region, global affairs, political science, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology. "We are keen to maintain and enhance our reputation as an internationally recognized and respected specialized scholarly outlet to help elevate the conversation about the region in general," explained Hussein Amin, director of the Adham Center and editor-in-chief of the journal. The digital release comes in advance of the print edition, which includes all refereed scientific articles in English and Arabic. In addition to the published content, Arab Media & Society regularly hosts forums and roundtable discussions “to bring an experienced media perspective to current local and international events," explained Amin.   The English edition of this issue includes scholarship on the visual framing techniques of Daesh, digital media and the resilience of political Islam, analysis on the media’s coverage of the Qatar crisis and media framing of the Egyptian economic crisis. The Arabic edition features articles on social media use for public health crises, international media discourse on the Rohingya crisis, analysis on Arabic news coverage of the Qatar crisis, and media and crisis management in the United States.

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