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Janet E Steele Faculty Member

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Janet Steele is Professor of Journalism in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University and the director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. She received her Ph.D. in History from the Johns Hopkins University, and studies how politics and culture are communicated through the mass media. Her book Wars Within: The Story of Tempo, an Independent Magazine in Soeharto’s Indonesia, focused on Tempo magazine and its relationship to the politics and culture of New Order Indonesia. A frequent visitor to Southeast Asia, she lectures on topics ranging from the role of the press in a democratic society to specialized courses on narrative journalism. Awarded two Fulbright teaching and research grants, she has served as a State Department speaker-specialist in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, the Philippines, East Timor, Taiwan, Burma, Jamaica, Sudan, Egypt, India and Bangladesh. Her most recent book, Mediating Islam, Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia, focuses on what she refers to as an “Islamic idiom” in journalism.

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