JRMC Professor Fahmy wins the top paper award at the top annual convention for The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

JRMC Professor Fahmy

Professor Shahira Fahmy from JRMC won the top paper award at the top annual convention for The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for the second year in a row. 

The paper The narrow-minded world in the free atmosphere of Twitter: Exploring the visual narratives and patterns of Personalized Journalism in the Yemen Civil War was awarded first place at the visual communication division of AEJMC. The work is co-authored with AUC graduate students Mr. Hasan Karademir and Ms. Basma Mostafa.  

The paper analyzes Yemen war images shared in personal Twitter accounts of Western, Saudi, Yemeni and Iranian journalists. Findings suggest the presence of different narratives and patterns of visual framing by journalists from different backgrounds. The study contributes to the growing literature on journalistic practices on social media and allows for a deeper understanding of the extent and role of Personalized Journalism, specifically in the context of visual reporting on Twitter.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is the major international membership organization for academics in the journalism and mass communication field.