TBS Editors

Larwrence 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 Press).

Walter 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.

S. Abdallah 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.
Hussein 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.
Lindsay Wise, managing editor of TBS, is also 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.

Shems 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 publications worldwide.

Editorial Board
Walter 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.
Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
Hussein Amin, chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Jon Anderson, chair of the Department of Anthropology, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Douglas A. Boyd, chief of staff, office of the president and former dean, School of Communication, University of Kentucky, U.S.

Kai Hafez, University of Erfurt, Germany.

Michael Hudson , director of the Arab Information Project, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, American University in Cairo, Egypt, and chairman of the board, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies.
William A. Rugh, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, U.S.
Tarik Sabry, University of Westminster, U.K.
Naomi Sakr, University of Westminster, U.K.
Contributing Editors
Ralph Berenger, book reviews editor, is assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the American University in Cairo, where he teaches international communications, mass media theory, and mass media management. Berenger has held academic positions in the United States and has worked on newspaper and journals in the US and East Africa.

Brooke Comer 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, Playboy, Hollywood Reporter, Book Forum, Good Housekeeping, National Public Radio, Glamour, and other publications. She divides her time between Cairo and Santa Barbara.

Chris 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.
Naila 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.
Charles Levinson is a freelance journalist who writes for The Christian Science Monitor, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Dallas Morning News and The Guardian. He is news editor of Cairo magazine.
Hugh 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 book.
David 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.
Assistant Editors
Jennifer Derr, Stanford University, CA
Leila Nadir, University of Oxford, UK
Usama Najeeb, American University in Cairo, EGYPT
Raya Shokatfard, American University in Cairo, EGYPT
Patrick Wrigley, University of Oxford, UK
International Advisory Board
Joe Foote (Chairman) Gaylord Chair, Professor, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma
Radi A. Alkhas, ART Vice President for Technology and Development; former Director General, Jordan Radio and Television
David Chambers, Head of Middle East Program, the Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.
Leo Gher, Head of Electronic Media Marketing and Management, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Chairman and CEO of Avery Media, Inc.
Jim Gold , Managing Director, News Xchange, London
Cees Hamelink, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Editor-in-chief of Gazette/The International Journal for Communication Studies
Yahya R. Kamalipour, Department of Communication and Creative Arts, Purdue University Calumet
Robert W. Ross, CEO of New Skies Satellite and former president of Turner International, Inc.
Leonard Teel, Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for International Media Education, Georgia State University
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