Pintak, senior editor, is the director
of the Adham Center for Electronic Journalism at
the American University in Cairo. A veteran of 30
years in journalism on four continents, Pintak has
contributed to many of the world’s leading
news organizations. He previously served as Howard
R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at the
University of Michigan, lecturing on the intersection
of communications and international policy at the
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and in the
Communications, Middle East and Southeast Asia studies
programs. His books include Beirut Outtakes:
A TV Correspondent’s Portrait of America’s
Encounter with Terror (Lexington 1988), Seeds
of Hate: How America’s flawed Middle East
policy ignited the jihad (Pluto 2003), and
Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam
& the War of Ideas, which will be published
in January 2006 (Pluto Books UK/Univ of Michigan
Armbrust, senior editor, is Hourani Fellow and
University Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern Studies
at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford. He
is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests
focus on popular culture and mass media in the Middle
East. He is the author of Mass Culture and Modernism
in Egypt, and editor of Mass Mediations:
New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle
East and Beyond. Dr Armbrust is currently working
on a cultural history of the Egyptian cinema.
Schleifer, publisher, is the former director
of the Adham Center and now professor emeritus in
journalism and mass communication at the American
University in Cairo (AUC). Prior to joining the AUC
faculty, Schleifer served as NBC News Cairo Bureau
Chief and Middle East producer/reporter based in Beirut,
and has covered the Middle East for American and Arab
media for over 20 years. In 1997-8, on sabbatical
leave from AUC for the academic year, Schleifer signed
on for a one-year assignment to reorganize along professional
lines the ART Broadcast and Production Center in Avezzano
as its managing director, reporting directly to Sheikh
Saleh Kamel. Schleifer is honorary and former chairman
of the Foreign Press Association in Cairo.
Y. Amin, senior editor, is professor and chair
of the department of Journalism and Mass Communication
at the American University in Cairo. Amin is the chairman
of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)'s
Research and Development committee and member of the
Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Radio and Television
Union (ERTU). Amin serves as a member of the advisory
boards of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies
(WOCMES), the Journal of International Communication
(JIC), and the Global Media Journal (GMJ).
Amin has published many research articles related
to international and transnational broadcasting with
specific reference to the Middle East.
Wise, managing editor of TBS, also is the managing
editor for Adham Online and webmaster for both Adham
and TBS. She has a B.A. in English and Foreign Affairs
from the University of Virginia and an M.Phil. in
Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony's College,
University of Oxford, where she earned distinction
for her thesis on popular Egyptian da'iya Amr Khaled.
Titled "Words from the Heart: New Forms of Islamic
Preaching in Egypt," the thesis explored the
recent rise of Islamic "televangelists"
through satellite television and the Internet. In
addition to her work with TBS, she is also a freelance
journalist in Cairo, reporting for TIME magazine,
the Sunday Times (London), Scripps Howard
News Service and Cairo magazine.
Friedlander, creative director, is an award-winning
New York graphic designer who is now a senior lecturer
in the department of journalism and mass communication
and director of the Apple Center for Graphic Communications
at the American University in Cairo. He is the author
of nine books and has written many articles for
Armbrust (Chairman), director of the Middle East
Centre at Saint Anthony's College, Albert Hourani
Fellow and University Lecturer in Modern Middle East
Studies, University of Oxford, U.K.
Alterman, director of the Middle East Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington,
Amin, chair of the Department of Journalism and
Mass Communication, American University in Cairo,
Anderson, chair of the Department of Anthropology,
Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
A. Boyd, chief of staff, office of the president
and former dean, School of Communication, University
of Kentucky, U.S.
Hafez, University of Erfurt, Germany.
Hudson , director of the Arab Information Project,
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Eddin Ibrahim, American University in Cairo, Egypt,
and chairman of the board, Ibn Khaldun Center for
A. Rugh, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy,
Georgetown University, U.S.
Sabry, University of Westminster, U.K.
Sakr, University of Westminster, U.K.
El Amrani, book reviews editor, is a Moroccan-American
Cairo-based freelance journalist. His work has appeared
in The Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston
Globe, Salon.com, Bidoun, The Daily Star, Middle East
International and elsewhere. He is the former
editor of the Cairo Times and managing editor
of Cairo magazine.
is a freelance correspondent and short story writer
whose work has appeared in the Massachusetts
Literary Review, Davos Global Report, New York Times,
Los Angeles Times, Egypt Today, Hollywood Reporter,
Book Forum, Good Housekeeping, National Public Radio,
Glamour, and other publications. She divides
her time between Cairo and Santa Barbara.
Exum was born in East Tennessee and graduated
from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. After
university, he accepted a commission in the US Army
and was decorated for valor while leading a platoon
of infantrymen in Afghanistan in early 2002. Exum
subsequently led a platoon of Army Rangers into
Iraq in 2003 and developed his academic interest
in the Middle East while serving there. After leaving
the Army, Exum earned a master's degree in the Middle
Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut
in early 2006 and has accepted a fellowship in the
Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Military
and Security Studies Program for the 2006-2007 academic
year. Exum is the author of one book, This Man's
Army, which won a 2005 Distinguished Writing Award
from the Army Historical Foundation. Exum lives
Forrester is a well-known broadcast journalist,
with columns regularly published in Middle East-related
magazines and newspapers. A frequent broadcaster,
he is also author of Digital Television Broadcasting:
Drivers for Growth and Pattern of Uptake,published
in June 1998 by Phillips Business Information.
Hamdy is a lecturer in the Department of Journalism
and Mass Communication at the American University
in Cairo. She worked for 15 years in TV news, as a
producer/reporter and videotape editor, for a variety
of international stations including CBS News and ZDF.
|Marwan M. Kraidy
is assistant professor of International Relations
and International Communication at American University
in Washington, DC. He is the author of Hybridity,
or, The Cultural Logic of Globalization (Temple
University Press, 2005), and co-editor of Global
Media Studies: Ethnographic Perspectives (Routledge,
2003). He is working on his current book project,
Screens of Contention: Arab Media and the Challenges
of Modernity, as a 2005-2006 Fellow at the Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Levinson is a journalist for Agence France Press
based in Jerusalem. He is former news editor of Cairo
Miles is an award-winning freelance journalist
who has written for The Guardian, the London
Review of Books, and the Sunday Times.
Al Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News
Channel that Challenged the World is his first
Wilmsen is director of the Arabic and Translation
Studies Division at the American University in Cairo’s
Center for Adult and Continuing Education. He provides
TBS with English translations of Arabic-language material.
He has seven years’ experience in public and community
radio broadcasting, with a focus on international
and cross-cultural programming.
Derr, Stanford University, CA
Nadir, University of Oxford, UK
Najeeb, American University in Cairo, EGYPT
Shokatfard, American University in Cairo, EGYPT
Wrigley, University of Oxford, UK
Foote (Chairman) Gaylord Chair, Professor, Gaylord
College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University
A. Alkhas, ART Vice President for Technology and
Development; former Director General, Jordan Radio
Chambers, Head of Middle East Program, the Middle
East Institute, Washington, D.C.
Gher, Head of Electronic Media Marketing and Management,
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Chairman
and CEO of Avery Media, Inc.
Gold , Managing Director, News Xchange, London
Hamelink, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Editor-in-chief of Gazette/The International Journal
for Communication Studies
R. Kamalipour, Department of Communication and
Creative Arts, Purdue University Calumet
W. Ross, CEO of New Skies Satellite and former
president of Turner International, Inc.
Teel, Professor of Communication and Director
of the Center for International Media Education, Georgia