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Prof.Leon Barkho Visiting Professor Academic RankProfessor
Leon Barkho

Specialization:

  • Media writing and editing | Media ethics | Research methods | Media analysis | Journalism theory and practice

Research Interests:

  • Critical linguistics | Praxis-based media and journalism research | Critical discourse analysis | Journalism Theory and Practice | Impartiality

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Leon Barkho is professor of media and communication sciences at University of Sharjah’s College of Communication and professor emeritus at Sweden’s Jönköping University. He holds an M.Sc. in applied linguistics and a Ph.D. in media and communication science. Previously, he held positions at Reuters News Agency as bureau chief and the Associated Press as staff writer. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies. He has written numerous papers on discourse analysis, language, impartiality, translation and media and communication studies. Barkho is the author of “News from the BBC, CNN and Aljazeera” and editor of “From Theory to Practice: How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs” and “Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research.” His most recent book “A Critique of Arab Media Discourse” was published in Arabic by Arab Scientific Publishers Inc.
International Communication Association (ICA) International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Lead Principal Investigator: Qatar National Research Fund (2019) Assessing the Qatari news media’s capacities for fostering public understanding of an engagement with science: issues, challenges, opportunities and their socio-political implications ( Grant Reference: NPRP-125-0317-190381 ) ( US$ 397,000 ) PI - Research Grants for Scholarship from the Truman Presidential Library & Museum (2018) to carry out research on the history of Foreign for Media Development. ( US$ 2,500 ) Co-I – AHRC (2017)- Defining Freedom of the Press: A Cross national examination of press ethics and regulation in ten European countries ( Grant Ref: AH/R00644X/1 ) ( UK £519,607 ) PI – The Leverhulme Trust (2017) Visiting Professorship – Professor Federico Subervi: Examining the Media in Latin America: The question of colonialism, post-colonialism and neo-colonialism in the news. ( Grant Ref: VP1-2017-044 ) ( UK£ 22,130 ) Co-I – AHRC (2016) – Development Assistance and independent journalism in Africa and Latin America: A cross-national and multidisciplinary research network. ( Grant Ref: AH/P00606X/1 ) ( UK£ 50,000 ) PI - HE Academy (2014). Teaching how to use and communicate statistics to journalism students: Statistics in Journalism Practice and Education: a cross-Atlantic comparison of best practices and approaches. ( UK£ 5,000 ) PI - Theodore C. Sorensen Fellowship from the John F. Kennedy Library (2013) – Media Coverage of the Programme Alliance for Progress ( US$ 2,000 ) PI - Grant for Fellowship at the Department of New Media and Communication, National University of Singapore (2012). ( UK£ 2,000 ) PI - The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland - Copyright Violation and Creative Industries: The Case of Digital Piracy Networks on the Colombian-Venezuelan Border (2010). ( UK£ 2,500 ) PI - CSAFEA (China State Administration of Foreign Experts’ Affairs) (2010). Scholarship: China-UK Language and Culture Exchange Programme. ( UK£ 3,000 ) The Higher Education Academy, ADM - Teaching Science and Environment to Journalism and Media Students (2010). ( UK£ 5,000 ) AHRC (UK) - Collaborative Doctoral Awards - Poverty, Migration and the Media Campaigns in Scotland (2009). ( UK£ 50,000 ) The Nuffield Foundation (UK) - Uses and representations of statistics in new media coverage of crime (2009). ( UK£ 6,000 ) Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Catholic. Church owned media and Public Service Broadcasting in Latin America (2007). ( UK£ 2,000 ) News Representations of Asylum Seekers in the Scottish Media and its Implications for Public Policy. TODA Institute (2006). ( UK£ 1,600 )
Books: (A Critique of Arab Media Discourse – A Critical Analysis of the Freedom of Expression and Impartiality in Arab Media Discourse. Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut. (In Arabic). Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research, London: Intellect, and the University of Chicago Press. Where You May Get It Wrong When Writing English, London: Bookboon. https://bookboon.com/en/where-you-may-get-it-wrong-when-writing-english-ebook From Theory to Practice: How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs, London: Intellect, and the University of Chicago Press. From Theory to Practice: How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs, Intellect, and University of Chicago Press “News from the BBC, CNN and al-Jazeera – How the three broadcasters cover the Middle East, Hampton Press, U.S. Strategies of Power in Multilingual Global Broadcasters. (ARK-tryckaren AB), Sweden. Journal Articles: “Editorial policies and news discourse–how Al Jazeera’s implicit guidelines shape its coverage of Middle East conflicts.” Journalism, 22(6), 1357-1374. “Investigating Disinformation in Middle East Mainstream News – Operationalization, Detection, and Implication.” Open Information Science. (Forthcoming). “Towards a theory of ‘haktology’ (Editorial Note), Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.3-10. “How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant, useful and practical research” (Editorial Note) Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp.319-326. “Burman’s news model: How to do journalism in the twenty-first century”. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Vo. 5, No. 3, pp. 485-502. Academia and Public Debate (Editorial Note), Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 145-150. Book Chapters: “The role of religion and culture in shaping news media discourses about the environment and its sustainability in the Middle East. In Environmental Journalism in Global South. Palgrave Macmillan. (Forthcoming). “Trump’s News Practices and Discursive Patterns in his New Moment as “Former President”. In The Future of the Presidency, Journalism and Democracy: After Trump. Taylor and Francis. “Without Fear or Favor? The Social Reality of Partisan Language. In Handbook of Global Media Ethics (pp. 459-478). Springer, Cham. “Haktology, Trump, and news practices,” in Gutsche Jr RE, The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy). Routledge “Theory is not enough: How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant and practical research,” in L. Barkho, Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research, London: Intellect, and the University of Chicago Press. “Bridging the chasm: Can theory help media and journalism practitioners”, in L. Barkho, Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research, London: Intellect, and the University of Chicago Press. “Linking theory to practice: Changing the approach of media and journalism research,” in L. Barkho, Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research, London: Intellect, and the University of Chicago Press. “Why practitioners resent academic writing,” in L. Barkho, Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research, London: Intellect, and the University of Chicago Press. “Media academics versus media practitioners: Who gets it right?” in L. Barkho, Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research, London: Intellect, and the University of Chicago Press.
Media writing and editing | Media ethics | Research methods | Media analysis | Journalism theory and practice
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