Ibrahim PhD, Dina

Ibrahim PhD, Dina

Executive Director, The CSU Entertainment Alliance and Professor of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State

Dr. Dina Ibrahim is a Professor of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She teaches video and audio news production, live streaming, esports, interviewing techniques and optimizing audio visual performance. She spent over ten years reporting and producing for the BBC World Service, United Press International, CNN & NPR. Her research interests include innovative content creation, audience identity impact, news depictions of Islam, as well as post-revolution Egypt. She has a B.A. in Journalism & M.A. in Mideast Studies from the American University in Cairo and a Journalism Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. 

She is also Executive Director of the CSU Entertainment Alliance, which connects campuses to entertainment and technology companies.  The CSUEA prepares students to serve the creative, business, and technical needs of California’s multi-billion dollar Entertainment Industry. It sustains, amplifies and adds value to current partnerships between CSU campuses and the Entertainment Industry. The CSUEA seeks to ensure ongoing alignment of CSU curriculum and industry standards via expanding key partnerships with entertainment companies and technology providers, and collaborations with entertainment professionals and industry leaders.  Promoting innovation and excellence at the CSU through grants, internships, an advisory board and technology acquisition, the CSUEA strives to provide promote accessible opportunities to students aspiring to entertainment careers and to help support CSU efforts to maintain and expand strategic industry relationships.

Dr. Ibrahim co-authored the seminal media performance textbook, “Television and Radio Announcing (2013) and serves on the advisory board of two content startups, esports Family and Radivision. Her publications include, “The Birth and Death of 25TV: Innovation in Post-Revolution Egyptian TV News Formats” (2017) .“Activism, the Internet and the Struggle for Human Rights: Youth Movements in Tunisia & Egypt” (2016), “Maybe Brown People Aren’t So Scary if They’re Funny: Audience Readings of Arabs and Muslims on Cable Television Comedies” (2014), and “How TV News Makes Arabs and Muslims Feel About Themselves” (2012).

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