The Center for Arab and Islamic Studies & Department of Communications present:
The Mediated Strategy of ISIS: The synergistic use of terrorism, social media and branding
Jad Melki, Ph.D., is associate professor of the journalism and media studies and incoming chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University (LAU). He was founding director of Media Studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a former broadcast and digital journalist. Melki has taught at the University of Maryland, College Park, Johns Hopkins University, and Towson University. His research is at the intersection of digital media literacy, news framing of war, and gender studies, and focuses on Arab media and journalism education. He recently won the UNESCO-UNAoC International Media and Information Literacy Award for promoting media literacy in the Arab region through establishing the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB).