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Mohamad Elmasry is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies, and an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of North Alabama. In 2009, Dr. Elmasry received his PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Iowa, where he was a Presidential Fellow. His PhD dissertation examined constraints on news production in Egypt. Dr. Elmasry held an assistant professorship at Qatar University from 2009 – 2011, and at the American University in Cairo from 2011 – 2014. His research has appeared in reputable refereed publications and focuses on the sociology of news, Arab press systems, and news coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Dr. Elmasry is also a political and media analyst and has appeared regularly on international television news networks, including CNN, The BBC, and Al-Jazeera English.