Media & Trust Across the Globe: Shafi Presents at National Conference

Dr. Ashik Shafi standing with his presentation poster.

Dr. Ashik Shafi

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Bemidji State University’s Dr. Ashik Shafi, assistant professor of integrated media, recently presented two research papers at the annual conference of the National Communication Association in Baltimore, Maryland.

His paper titled “Vulnerability as News Frame: Media Coverage of Climate Change in Five Different Countries” was presented during a session dedicated to understanding contributions from scholars specializing in diverse topics including environmental communication, LGBTQ studies and critical cultural research.

During the conference’s session on media trust and credibility, Shafi presented “I Support the Media Although I Do Not Trust Them: Predictors of Media Trust During the NSA Surveillance Scandal” with Keith A. Brown of Wayne State University located in Detroit, Michigan.

Shafi received this bachelor’s degree from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh and went on to pursue a master’s degree from Texas Tech University. In 2017, he graduated with a doctorate degree from Wayne State. His research has been published in the Journal of Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal and Communication Booknotes Quarterly.

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