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Awais Saleem

Assistant Professor, Lamar University

Awais Saleem received his Ph.D in Communication Theory & Research from the School of Communication in Summer 2017. As a doctoral student at FSU, he taught journalism and mass communication courses as a lead instructor, and served as the coordinator of the Center for South Asian Media Studies. Earlier, he worked as a reporter, producer, and newsroom manager for mainstream print, television, and online platforms for more than 12 years in Pakistan, India, and the U.S. In his spare time, he writes on Pakistani politics and media landscape as a freelancer and tweets  @awaissaleem77.

Education

Ph.D - Communication Theory and Research
  • School of Communication, Florida State University
    • Primary area of study: Political Communication
    • Secondary area of study: Social Media
    • Cognate: Quantitative Research
      • Graduation: August 2017
      • Dissertation committee chair: Dr. Stephen McDowell
M.Phil - Mass Communication
  • Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
    • Graduation: 2004
M.A - Development Journalism
  • Department of Mass Communication, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
    • Graduation: 2001
B.A - Journalism, Sociology
  • Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
    1. Graduation: 1999

Research Interests

Political Communication, environmental communication, social media and emerging technologies, South Asian media, political economy, qualitative methods, quantitative methods.

Teaching Interests

Multiplatform journalism, broadcast techniques, new media, newsroom management, international communication.

Publications & Research

Publication:
  • Saleem, A. & McDowell S. D. (2016). Social Media and Indian Politics in the Global Context: Promise and Implications. In S. S. Narayan, & S. Narayanan (Eds.), India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media (1st ed., pp. 79-105). New Delhi: Sage.
Conference presentations:
  • Saleem, Lee, J., & Wang, C. (2017). Social Media and Political Consumerism Among College-Going Youth. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference in San Diego, California.
  • Saleem, A. (2017). Silencing the alternative media: Analyzing the case of missing bloggers in Pakistan. Paper presented at the Souh Asian Media and Cultural Studies conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee.
  • Saleem, A., & McDowell, S. D. (2016). Dreaming Peace: A Content Analysis of AfPak Intelligence Agreement Coverage in Pakistani, Afghan, and Indian Newspapers. Paper presented at the International Studies Association annual convention, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Saleem, , & McDowell, S. D. (2016). Framing Terrorism: A Content-Analysis of the Coverage of Paris Attacks in Pakistani Newspapers. Paper presented at the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee.
  • Saleem, A. (2015). Social Media in Indian Politics: Promises and Implications. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Saleem, A. (2015). Framing the Conflict: Coverage of Indian Elections 2014 in Pakistani Press. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Saleem, A. (2015). Siachen Conflict between India and Pakistan: How Politics and National Security Trumps Environmental Concerns. Paper presented at the Conference on Communication & Environment. University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Saleem, A., & McDowell, S. D. (2015). Political Economy of News Television in Pakistan. Paper presented at the 2015 Union for Democratic Communication conference. Toronto, Canada.
  • Saleem, A., & McDowell, S. D. (2015). Internet Governance in Pakistan: Understanding the Roles of Domestic and Transnational Civil Society Groups. Paper presented at the International Studies Association conference. New Orleans,
  • Saleem, A. (2015). Divided by Conflict, Tied Together by Peace: A Content Analysis of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Award Winners in Indian and Pakistani Newspapers. Paper presented at the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies conference. Florida State University, Tallahassee.
  • Saleem, A., McDowell, S. D., and Rasul A. (2014). Political Context and Institutional Performance: Understanding Internet Governance in Pakistan. Paper presented at the Global Fusion Conference. University of Texas, Austin.
  • Saleem, A. (2013). Reporting Education in Pakistan: Problems and Prospects. Paper presented at the Southeast Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Educational Society. Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Grants & Awards

  • John H. Phipps Fund for Excellence in Communication Scholarship 2013-14, School of Communication, Florida State University, Tallahassee.
  • Fulbright scholarship 2008, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • UNESCO fellowship on United Nation's 'Education for All' goals, August 2004, Kualalumpur, Malaysia,