Maha Abdelmegid Salah A. Attia

Maha Abdelmegid Salah A. Attia

Associate Professor
Ext: 6685

Maha Abdul Majeed is specialized in online media. She has over 20 years of experience in media research, academic teaching, training and consultancy in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE. She is an associate professor in AU and the chairperson of the Research Committee in Mass Communication College. Maha has practical experience in online learning, provided an online course in Interactive Media Research in co-operation with Edraak Organization. Besides, she also achieved the Digital Media Professional Diploma from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Maha had been rewarded twice for the “Excellence in Research Award", her research interests and contributions include New media, Online Journalism, Security Media, Communication Research Methods, Crisis Management and Journalism Education. She worked as a senior media expert in the National Center for Social and Criminal Research, Egypt.

Education
  • Ph. D in Mass Communication, College of Mass Communication, Cairo University, 2008.
  • Master Degree in Mass Communication, College of Mass Communication, Cairo University, 2005.
  • BA in Mass Communication, College of Mass Communication, Cairo University, 1998.
Experience
  • - Associate professor, College of Mass Communication and Humanities, Ajman University, 2014.
  • Senior Media Expert, National center for Social and Criminal Research, Egypt, 2013.
  • Chairperson of the Research Committee, College of Mass Communication and Humanities, Ajman University, since March 2013.
  • Member of the Council for Graduate Students Research, and the Delegation Committee, Ajman University, January 2017.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the International conference “Media in the Age of Social Changes”, College of Mass Communication and Humanities, supposed to be hold on April 2017.
  • - Coordinator of Printed and Electronic Journalism Track, College of Mass Communication and Humanities, Ajman University, March 2013: March 2015.
  • - Coordinator of the monthly scientific seminar for students, since 2012.
  • Coordinator of Staff scientific symposium, College of Mass Communication and Humanities, since November 2016.
  • Coordinator of Mass Communication students’ participation in the Scientific Annual Students Conference of Ajman University, May 2014.
  • Member of Academic Accreditation Committee, College of Mass Communication and Humanities, Ajman University, since March 2013.
  • Member of the scientific unit of “Media Monitor”, the National Center of Social and Criminal Research, 2011- 2012.
  • Editor in chief in, the National Social Magazine, National Center of Social and Criminal Research, 2010-2011.
  • - Lecturer at the scientific research training program for post graduate students, College of Mass Communication, Emam Mohamed ben Soud University, Riyadh, 2010.
  • Researcher at the National Center of Social and Criminal Research, June 2006, then Media Expert since March 2008.
  • - Part timer teaching staff at number of Egyptian Universities during the years from 1999 to 2012, Ain shams University, Modern Science and Arts University, Misr International University, 6th of October University, Akhbar Al youm Academy.
  • Trainer of specialized training courses and workshops from 2007 to 2016 for number of various organizations in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Digital Media Professional Diploma (2020), American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Teaching Area
  • Media research methods, Communication Theories, Online Journalism, Specialized Journalism, New Trends in Electronic Communication, Online Media, News Writing, and Special Topic in Journalism.
Research
  • Data Journalism
  • Online Media
  • Media and Terrorism
  • Online Media
  • Online Media
  • Online Media Methodologies
  • Online Media
  • Media and Youth
  • Media and youth
  • Media and Terrorism
  • Online alternative media
  • Online alternative media
Publications
  • A Field Study of Arab Data Journalism Practices in the Digital Era. (2020). Journalism Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2019.1709532
  • Sharing News on Social Media: A Study of Arab Audience Behavior - Paper has been accepted for publishing in the Journal of Social Sciences (2019-2020)- Kuwait University
  • Religious content Via Smart Applications: Field and Analytical Study. Arab Journal for Media and Communication Research. (2018). Issue (22-6) Pp: 134-161. http://www.acu.edu.eg/en/issue-22-6
  • “Sources of Religious Information and Arab Youth Perceptions’ of Terrorist Attacks”. Individual research. Peer-reviewed paper published in “Arab Media & Society Journal. Issue 24. “Media and Politics”. Summer/Fall 2017. (Pp: 1:54)
  • “The Use of News Content through Electronic Portal Platforms”. Co-authoring research with Dr. Nagwa Fahmy. Paper published in the Arabic Journal for Media and Communication (AJMC), Vol (18). Nov. 2017.
  • “Methodological Problems in Social Media Research”. Paper published in the Arabic Journal for Media and Communication (AJMC), Vol (15). May 2016.
  • The Rise and Development of Online Journalism in Egypt. The Media Report. Vol (1). 2016. published by the National Center for Social and Criminal Research. Egypt.
Conference Presentation
  • Road Map for Egyptian Mid-Career Training Ecosystem. Paper presented in the World Journalism Education Congress, Paris 7-9 July 2019
  • Social Media Usage in Enhancing Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication: A Case Study of Cultural Organizations in UAE. Cross- Cultural Communication Conference, 23-24 January, 2019. Zayed University – Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Data Journalism Practice in the Arab World: Field Approach. The 7th International Conference of Journalism and Mass Communication. Singapore 20-22 October. 2018.
  • Sharing news on social media – studying the sociology of news consumption”. Paper presented in the 18th international annual conference of the Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE), November 11-15, 2016 in Tangier, Morocco at King Fahd School of Translation under the theme: “New horizons of communication in a time of crisis.
  • Media discourse of Terrorist organizations on Social Media”. Peer-reviewed paper, presented in the 40th Conference of Statistics, Computer Science and Applications “Media and Society Issues: Professionality and Social Responsibility”, organized by The National Center for Social and Criminal Research (NCSCR). Cairo, Egypt. 28-29 April 2015. Paper is also published in the conference annual book.
  • The Effectiveness of Linguistics Academic Preparation of Media Students in Arab Universities.” Paper presented in the first International Scientific Conference of Linguistics Center, Jordanian University, Amman, April 2014
  • Violence against Woman in New Media- Case Study of Sexual Harassment.” Paper presented in the 3rd International Conference “the State of Arab Woman in Law”. Morocco, Asefy, April, 2013. 2. New media and Security Crisis Management. Paper presented in the Second Annual Arab Police Symposium. The League of Arab States and Naif Arab University for Security Sciences. Amman. Jordan, 22:24 June. 2012
  • Media and Police Image Repairing. Paper presented in the First Annual Arab Police Symposium. The League of Arab States and Naif Arab University for Security Sciences. Amman. Jordan, 3-5 January. 2011
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • The Laureate of the Community Leader board Contest (1st Place) of the Whova App. World Journalism Education Congress, Paris 7-9 July 2019
  • Excellence in Research Award, the First place”. Paper presented in the 20th Annual Conference of AUSACE, hosted by Qatar University, 24- 26 October 2015. Co-authoring research with Prof. Nagwa Fahmy.
  • Supervisor of the First-place winner in the fifth Undergraduate Research Competition, Abu Dhabi University, Category of “Mass communication and Public Relations”, 8 May 2017.
  • Supervisor of the Second-place winner in the Research Competition organized by Dubai Press”, 16 Nov. 2017
  • The winner of “Excellence in Academic Work Award”, College of Mass Communication and Humanities, Ajman University, 2013.
  • The best individual research paper published in 2008 – 2009, in the peer-reviewed National Social Journal, the National Center for Social and Criminal Research (NCSCR).