Naila Hamdy

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Chair of Department

Contact information (work)

Company name: 
The American University in Cairo
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Centre for American Studies, Room PO35, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo
+2 0226153431
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PhD, Cairo University, 2007

MA, The American University in Cairo, 1996

BA, University of San Francisco, 1980


Cross-cultural communication issues

Egyptian Journalism as profession and practice

Mass Communication

Media development, convergence, and transnational issues in the Arab region

Traditional and web-based news production, uses, and effects





Work history: 

Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the American University in Cairo

Teacher, The Adham Center for Television Journalism, American University in Cairo, 1997

Television journalist for prominent international television stations, has appeared on stations including CNN, NBC, NHK, Al Hurra and Nile TV, and has given frequent interviews to print media including the New York Times, AFP, Chicago Tribune, Egypt Today and the Daily Star

Honorary office and memberships: 

President, The Arab-US Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE)

Member of Editorial Board, The Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research and the Arabic edition of Global Media Journal

Member, The Broadcast Educators Association (BEA)

Member, The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

Member, The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

Productions and works: 

“Arab Citizen Journalism in Action: Challenging Mainstream Media Authorities and Media Laws,” Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (University of Westminster, London,) Vol. 6, No1., 2009.

“Building Capabilities of Egyptian Journalists in Preparation for a Media in Transition,” Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, (Intellect Publications) Vol. 1. Issue 3, 215-245, 2008.

Ramprasad, J. & Hamdy, N. “Egyptian Journalists: Predictors of Their Job Satisfaction,” The Journal of Middle East Media,Vol 3. No.1, 51-67, 2007.



Excellence in Teaching Award. School of Business, Economics and Communication, AUC, 2008

Poynter Institute Computer Assisted Reporting and Online Journalism Grant for Communication Educators, 2000

Adham Center for Television, Outstanding Executive Producer Award, 1996