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Prof. Shahira Fahmy

School Journalism

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Arizona, USA

Full Professor

Email: sfahmy@email.arizona.edu


2003 Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia

2000 M.A., The American University in Cairo

1991 B.A., The American University in Cairo

Publications (selected)

  1. Fahmy, S. & Neumann, R. (2012). Shooting War Or Peace Photographs? An examination of newswires’ coverage of the conflict in Gaza (2008-2009). The American Behavioral Scientist 56(2), NP1-NP26.
  2. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2012). Invasion vs. Occupation: A trend analysis of how embeds assess influences and performance in covering the Iraq War. International Communication Gazette, 74(1), 23–42.
  3. Neumann, R. & Fahmy, S. (2012). Analyzing the Spell of War: A War/peace framing analysis of the 2009 visual coverage of the Sri Lankan civil war in Western newswires. Mass Communication & Society, 15(2), 169-200.
  4. Huang, Y. & Fahmy, S. (2011). Same Events, Two Stories: Comparing the photographic coverage of the 2008 Anti-China/Olympics Demonstrations in Chinese And U.S. Newspapers. International Communication Gazette, 73(8), 732-752.
  5. Fahmy, S., Wanta, W., Johnson, T. & Zhang, J. (2011). The Path to War: Exploring a second-level agenda building analysis examining the relationship among the media, the public and the president.International Communication Gazette, 73(4), 322–342.
  6. Fahmy, S. & Al-Emad, M. (2011). Al-Jazeera Versus Al-Jazeera: A comparison of the network's English- and Arabic- online coverage of the U.S./Al Qaeda Conflict. International Communication Gazette, 73(3), 216-232.
  7. Fahmy, S. (2010). Contrasting Visual Frames of Our Times: A framing-analysis of English- and Arabic- language press coverage of War and terrorism. International Communication Gazette, 72(8), 695-717.
  8. Fahmy, S., Relly, J. & Wanta, W. (2010). President’s Power to Frame Stem Cell Views Limited. Newspaper Research Journal, 31(3), 62-74.
  9. Fahmy, S. & Roedl, S. (2010). Lessons from Virginia Tech: Exploring disparities and commonalities between visual coverage in U.S. newspapers and victims’ families’ perceptions. Visual Communication Quarterly, 17(2), 91-107.
  10. Zhang, J. & Fahmy, S. (2009). Color Revolutions in Colored Lenses: A comparative analysis of U.S. and Russian press coverage of political movements in Ukraine, Belarus and Uzbekistan. International Journal of Communication, 3, 517-539.
  11. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2009). How Embedded Journalists in Iraq Viewed the Arrest of Al-Jazeera’s Most Prominent Reporter Taysir Alouni. Media, War & Conflict, 2(1), 45-63.
  12. Johnson, T. & Fahmy, S. (2009). Embeds’ Perceptions of Censorship: Can you criticize a soldier then have breakfast with him the next morning? Mass Communication & Society, 12(1), 52-77.
  13. Fahmy, S. (2009). How could so much produce so little? Foreign affairs reporting in the wake of 9/11. In Guy Golan, Thomas J. Johnson and Wayne Wanta (Eds.), International Media in a Global Age. (pp. 147-159). Philadelphia: Routledge.
  14. Fahmy, S. & Kim, D. (2008). Picturing the Iraq War: Constructing the image of war in British and U.S. press. International Communication Gazette, 70(6), 443-462.
  15. Johnson, T. & Fahmy, S. (2008). The CNN of the Arab World or a Shill for Terrorists? How support for press freedom and political ideology predict credibility of Al-Jazeera among its audience. International Communication Gazette, 70(5), 339-362.
  16. Fahmy, S., Kelly, J. & Kim, Y.S. (2007). What Hurricane Katrina Revealed: A visual analysis of the hurricane coverage by news wires and U.S. newspapers. Journalism And Mass Communication Quarterly, 84(3), 546-561.
  17. Fahmy, S. (2007). ‘They Took it Down’: Exploring determinants of visual reporting in the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in national and international newspapers. Mass Communication And Society, 10(2), 143-170.
  18. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2007). Show the Truth and Let the Audience Decide: A web-based survey showing support for use of graphic imagery among viewers of Al-Jazeera. Journal of Broadcasting And Electronic Media, 51(2), 245-264.
  19. Fahmy, S. & Wanta, W. (2007). What Visual Journalists Think Others Think? The perceived impact of news photographs on public opinion formation. Visual Communication Quarterly, 14(1), 16-31.
  20. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2007). The Caged Bird Sings: How reliance on Al-Jazeera affects views regarding press freedom in the Arab World. In Phillip Seib (Ed.), New Media and the New Middle East. (pp. 81-100). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  21. Fahmy, S., Cho, S., Wanta, W. & Song, Y. (2006). Visual Agenda-setting After 9-11: individuals’ emotions, image recall and concern with terrorism. Visual Communication Quarterly, 13(1), 4-15.

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