Jad Melki

Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and Director of the Institute of Media Research and Training, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Jad Melki, Ph.D., is associate professor of journalism and media studies and chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University, where he also directs the Institute of Media Research and Training. Jad is also a visiting faculty at the Salzburg Academy and an affiliated researcher with the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda at the University of Maryland (UMD). His research is at the intersection of digital media literacy, journalism, war, and gender studies, and focuses on Arab media education. Previously, Jad was founding director of media studies at the American University of Beirut and has taught at UMD, Johns Hopkins, and Towson University. In 2015, he won the UNESCO-UNAoC International Media and Information Literacy Award for advancing media literacy education in the Arab region through founding the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut. As a former journalist, Jad was part of a team that won a Webby Award and a National Press Club Award for covering the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war.

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