Banu Baybars Hawks

Banu Baybars Hawks (PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, 2002) is Professor, Chair of Public Relations Department in the Faculty of Communications at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey. Baybars Hawks’s research interests include media studies, media law, political economy of media, and terrorism. Her research appeared in journals such as the International Journal of the Humanities, and Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. She is the author of Freedom’s Razored Edge: Terrorism and Media Controls in the United States and Turkey (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010), the co-editor of If It Was Not for Terrorism: Crisis, Compromise, and Elite Discourse in the Age of “War on Terror” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), and the editor of New Challenges, New Opportunities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Reputation Management (Reputation Management Institute, 2013) and Non-State Actors in Conflicts: Conspiracies, Myths and Practices (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018).

Kerem Karaosmanoğlu

Kerem Karaosmanoğlu spent a good part of his life learning and teaching. He did undergraduate and graduate studies at Bilkent University, Political Science Department, after which he went to Goldsmiths at University of London to get PhD degree in 2006 in Media and Communications. Since 2007 he has been teaching at the Department of Humanities and Social Science at Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul. Among his research interests are conspiracy theories, minorities in Turkey, cultural identities and the new urban Islamic identity in Turkey.

Burak Özçetin

Burak Özçetin is currently working as an Associate Professor of Communication at Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communication. Dr. Özçetin completed his PhD at Middle East Technical University Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Dr. Özçetin is teaching and researching on political communication, communication theory, new media and research methods. Dr. Özçetin has recently finalized a nationwide TUBITAK project on television viewing and cultural consumption patterns of religious conservative audiences in Turkey. His most recent work Communication Theories, which is a comprehensive work on mainstream and critical communication theories was published by İletişim Publishing House in July 2018. Özçetin is currently working on his book Media and Populism in Turkey: A Comparative Study.

Erol Nezih Orhon

Erol Nezih Orhon is currently working as a Professor of Film, TV and Media at Anadolu University Faculty of Communication Sciences. Dr. Orhon is teaching and researching on cultural diversity and communication, crisis and conflict reporting, peace journalism, film production theory and TV programming.  Dr. Orhon took part in than 30 national and international research projects. Some of Dr. Orhon’s projects include “Our Common Future – Open Journalism Challenge”, “Health literacy and communication in crisis: gender-based violence and Syrian refugees”,  “GATE for Women”, “Population and Elderliness”, and “Europe on Air”.