Dr. Shahira Fahmy

School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Arizona, USA

Associate Professor



2003 Ph.D., School of Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia, USA

2000 M.A., Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

1991 B.A., Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Publications (Selected)

  1. Fahmy, S. & Neumann, R. (2012). Shooting War Or Peace Photographs? Anexamination of newswires’ coverage of the conflict in Gaza (2008-2009).The American Behavioral Scientist 56(2), NP1-NP26.
  2. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2012). Invasion vs. Occupation: A trend analysis of how embeds assess influences and performance in covering the Iraq War. International Communication Gazette, 74(1), 23–42.
  3. 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 Westernnewswires. Mass Communication & Society, 15(2), 169-200.
  4. 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.
  5. Fahmy, S., Wanta, W., Johnson, T. & Zhang, J. (2011). The Path to War: Exploring a second-level agenda building analysis examining the relationship among the media, the public and the president. International Communication Gazette, 73(4), 322–342.
  6. Fahmy, S. & Al-Emad, M. (2011). Al-Jazeera Versus 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Fahmy, S., Relly, J. & Wanta, W. (2010). President’s Power to Frame Stem Cell Views Limited. Newspaper Research Journal, 31(3), 62-74.
  9. Fahmy, S. & Roedl, S. (2010). Lessons from Virginia Tech: Exploring disparities and commonalities between visual coverage in U.S. newspapers and victims’ families’ perceptions. Visual Communication Quarterly, 17(2), 91-107.
  10. Zhang, J. & Fahmy, S. (2009). Color Revolutions in Colored Lenses: A comparative analysis of U.S. and Russian press coverage of political movements in Ukraine, Belarus and Uzbekistan. International Journal of Communication, 3, 517-539.
  11. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2009). How Embedded Journalists in Iraq Viewed the Arrest of Al-Jazeera’s Most Prominent Reporter Taysir Alouni. Media, War & Conflict, 2(1), 45-63.
  12. Johnson, T. & Fahmy, S. (2009). Embeds’ Perceptions of Censorship: Can you criticize a soldier then have breakfast with him the next morning? MassCommunication & Society, 12(1), 52-77.
  13. 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.
  14. Fahmy, S. & Kim, D. (2008). Picturing the Iraq War: Constructing the image of war in British and U.S. press. International Communication Gazette, 70(6), 443-462.
  15. Johnson, T. & Fahmy, S. (2008). The CNN of the Arab World or a Shill forTerrorists? How support for press freedom and political ideology predict credibility of Al-Jazeera among its audience. International Communication Gazette, 70(5), 339-362.
  16. Fahmy, S., Kelly, J. & Kim, Y.S. (2007). What Hurricane Katrina Revealed: A visual analysis of the hurricane coverage by news wires and U.S. newspapers. Journalism And Mass Communication Quarterly, 84(3), 546-561.
  17. Fahmy, S. (2007). ‘They Took it Down’: Exploring determinants of visual reporting in the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in national and international newspapers. Mass Communication And Society, 10(2), 143-170.
  18. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2007). Show the Truth and Let the Audience Decide: A web-based survey showing support for use of graphic imagery among viewers of Al-Jazeera. Journal of Broadcasting And Electronic Media,51(2), 245-264.
  19. Fahmy, S. & Wanta, W. (2007). What Visual Journalists Think OthersThink? The perceived impact of news photographs on public opinion formation. Visual Communication Quarterly, 14(1), 16-31.
  20. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2007). The Caged Bird Sings: How reliance onAl- Jazeera affects views regarding press freedom in the Arab World. In Phillip Seib (Ed.), New Media and the New Middle East. (pp. 81-100). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  21. Fahmy, S., Cho, S., Wanta, W. & Song, Y. (2006). Visual Agenda-setting After 9-11: individuals’ emotions, image recall and concern with terrorism. Visua Communication Quarterly, 13(1), 4-15.
  22. Fahmy, S. & Johnson, T. (2005). ‘How We Performed’: Embedded journalists’ attitudes and perceptions towards covering the Iraq War.Journalism And Mass Communication Quarterly, 82(2), 301-317.
  23. Fahmy, S. (2005). Emerging Alternatives Or Traditional News Gates: Which news sources were used to picture the 9/11 attack and the Afghan War?International Communication Gazette, 67(5), 383-400.
  24. Fahmy, S. (2005). Photojournalists’ And Photo-editors’ Attitudes And Perceptions: The visual coverage of 9/11 and the Afghan War. Visual Communication Quarterly,12(3-4), 146-163.
  25. Fahmy, S. (2004). Picturing Afghan Women: A content analysis of AP wirephotographs during the Taliban regime and after the fall of the Taliban regime. International Communication Gazette, 66(2), 91-112.

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