Jad Melki, Adjunct Faculty

Jad Melki, PhD, the research director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda and a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, is a professor of journalism and media studies at the American University of Beirut. Melki was a broadcast and online journalist for over 10 years working with American and Arabic media. He was part of the Webby award and Press Club award winning Hot Zone team (Yahoo! News), covering the Hezbollah-Israel war of summer 2006.

Melki’s research focuses on journalism and media education and curricular development, global media literacy, media development, coverage of war and terrorism, trauma journalism, and new and digital media.

Melki received his Ph.D. in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He teaches Research and Writing MethodsMultimedia Authoring, and Thesis.