King Abdul-Aziz University
Osama Albishri is working as a teaching assistant at King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He earned a master degree in Educational Administration and Planning from Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Currently, Osama is a second-year Master student at the College of Journalism and Communication at the University of Florida. His major is International Communication, and his primary research focus is on media representation of Muslims, and the influence of political rhetoric on media framing of Muslims. Osama is currently working on a large project in cooperation with a number Ph.D. students and professors from different Universities to analyze the international and domestic news coverage of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. For his Master’s thesis to earn a degree in International Communication, Osama will conduct a content analysis of the news coverage of Muslims before and during the 2016 election to compare how Muslims have portrayed in the U.S media during these two periods, and whether the political rhetoric has an influence on new framing of Muslims. Osama is planning to pursue his Ph.D. in political communication as soon as he graduates from the University of Florida. Then he will be back to Saudi Arabia to work as an assistant professor at King Abdul-Aziz University.