Dr. Mohamad Elmasry is an 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 assistant professorships at Qatar University from 2009 – 2011, and at the American University in Cairo from 2011 – 2014. His research on Arab press systems and the sociology of news has appeared in reputable refereed publications, including Journalism Practice, International Communication Gazette, the International Journal of Communication, the Journal of Middle East Media, the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, and the Global Media Journal. Dr. Elmasry is also a political and media analyst, specializing on Egypt. He has written for Al-Jazeera English, the Middle East Eye, Religion Dispatches, Open Democracy, PULSE, The Immanent Frame, Jadaliyya, and Egypt Independent. He has appeared regularly on local and international television, radio, and internet news networks, including CNN, BBC World News, BBC World Service Radio Al-Jazeera English, Al-Jazeera America, Al-Jazeera Live Egypt, Huff Post Live, NTV (Turkey), WMNF Radio (Tampa, FL), ARD (German Public Television & Radio), A9 Television Istanbul, SVT (Swedish TV News), RTTV, CKUT (Montreal, Quebec), KPFA Radio (Berkeley, CA), WBAI Radio (New York, NY), and ABC News Australia Radio.