Dr. Shahira Fahmy
School of Journalism

The University of Arizona, USA

Associate Professor



2003 Ph.D., School of Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia, Journalism: International/Visual

2000 M.A., Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, The American University in Cairo, Journalism: Filmand Cross-Cultural Communication

Publications (selected)

  1. Bowe, B.J., Fahmy, S.& Wanta, W. (2013). The second level agenda setting effect of news coverage of Islam in American newspapers. International Communication Gazette Shalchian H., M’Zali B., Paquet A. and Ouenniche J. (2006), Corporate Social Responsibility and Portfolio’s Performance: A Theoretical Analysis Framework, Finance Letters, 4, 3, 1-8.
  2. Ali, S. & Fahmy, S.(2013). Gatekeeping & citizen journalism: The use of social media during the recent uprisings in Iran, Egypt, and Libya. Media, War & Conflict.
  3. Fahmy, S., Wanta, W. & Nisbet, E. (2012). Mediated public diplomacy: Satellite TV news in the Arab World and perception effects. International Communication Gazette, 74(8), 728-49.
  4. 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), 1-26.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. McKinley, C.&Fahmy, S.(2011).Passing the ‘Breakfast Test’: Exploring the effects of varying degrees of graphicness of war photography. Visual Communication Quarterly, 18(2), 70-83.
  8. Fahmy, S., Wanta, W., Johnson, T. & Zhang, J. (2011). The path to war: Exploringa second-level agenda building analysis examining the relationship among the media, the public and the president. International Communication Gazette, 73(4), 322–342.
  9. Fahmy, S.& Al-Emad, M. (2011). Al-Jazeeraversus 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Johnson, T. & Fahmy, S.(2010). When "good" conflicts go bad: Testing a frame-building model on embeds’ attitudes toward government news management in the Iraq War.
  12. Fahmy, S., Relly, J. & Wanta, W. (2010). President’s power to frame stem cell views limited. Newspaper Research Journal, 31(3), 62-74.
  13. Johnson, T. & Fahmy, S.(2010). When blood becomes cheaper than a bottle of water: How viewers of the English version of Al-Jazeerawebsite judge graphic images of conflict. Media, War & Conflict, 3(1), 43-66.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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