Research that include internet, radio, and satellite broadcasting from state-run broadcasters. It can also include more traditional journalism and the media’s impact on public diplomacy.

 

International Broadcasting

In the midst of what some scholars have called a “global communications arms race” the U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation to overhaul the structure of U.S. international broadcasting (USIB).

This research project will examine best practices as broadcasting and Internet-based media converge by government broadcasters. The broadcasters which will be evaluated in this research include: Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Marti, and Radio Free Asia, CCTV, Al Jazeera and the BBC. Particular attention will be paid to how these broadcasters use social media to reach their audiences.

This project examined core issues at the intersection of media and public diplomacy in the Middle East from 2004 to 2005.

An Evaluation of Alhurra Television Programming is a multi-method evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of Alhurra's news broadcasting to the Middle East. The study is based upon a content analysis of over 75 hours of Alhurra's news programming, and on three working groups with over 40 Arab journalists and professors of media and journalism studies at universities across the Middle East.

In collaboration with Queens University of Charlotte, this project involved audience and organizational analysis to evaluate the conciliatory potential of Al-Jazeera English (AJE).