Leon Barkho

Professor Media and Communication Studies
Department of Communication and Behavioral Sciences , School of Education and Communication
Ph.D.

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Research

As an academic he has written several papers on linguistics, translation, and media and communication. His most recent publications include Nordic Television at the Turn of the Century: An Overview of Broadcasters and Audiences (working paper); The Arabic Aljazeera Vs Britain's BBC and America's CNN — Who Does Journalism Right (American Communication Journal, 2006); Unpacking the discursive and social links in Aljazeera, BBC and CNN's Middle East reporting (Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 2007); BBC's discursive strategies and practices (Journalism Studies, 2008);  Fundamentalism through Arab and Muslim Eyes: A Hermeneutic Interpretation (book chapter, Colorado University, 2008); Strategies of power and control in multilingual global broadcasters — How Aljazeera, the BBC and CNN shape their Middle East news discourse (Studies in Language and Capitalism, 2008).

Background

Leon Barkho taught English and translation at Iraq's Mosul University, before leaving for Reuters News Agency in 1991 and becoming the agency's Baghdad bureau chief in 1993. He also spent three years covering for The Associated Press and Dow Jones News Wires. His reports as a journalist appeared in major world newspapers. Since 2001, he has been working at Sweden's Jönköping University.

Article

Barkho, L. (2021). Editorial policies and news discourse – how Al Jazeera’s implicit guidelines shape its coverage of middle east conflicts Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, 22(6), 1357-1374. More information
Barkho, L. (2016). Academia and Public Debate Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(2), 145-150. More information
Barkho, L. (2016). Burman’s news model: How to do journalism in the twenty-first century Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(3), 485-502. More information
Barkho, L. (2016). How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant, useful and practical research Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(3), 319-326. More information
Barkho, L. (2011). The Discursive and Social Paradigm of Al-Jazeera English in Comparison and Parallel with the BBC Communication Studies, 62(1), 23-40. More information
Barkho, L. (2011). The role of internal guidelines in shaping news narratives: ethnographic insights into the discursive rhetoric of Middle East reporting by the BBC and Al-Jazeera English Critical Discourse Studies, 8(4), 297-309. More information
Barkho, L., Richardson, J. (2010). A Critique of BBC's Middle East News Production Strategy American Communication Journal, 12(1), 1-16. More information
Richardson, J., Barkho, L. (2009). Reporting Israel/Palestine: Ethnographic insights into the verbal and visual rhetoric of BBC journalism Journalism Studies, 10(5), 594-622. More information
Barkho, L. (2008). The discursive and social power of news discourse: The case of Aljazeera in comparison and parallel with the BBC and CNN Studies in Language and Capitalism, 1(3/4), 111-159. More information
Barkho, L. (2008). Advertising resources in oil rich Arab Gulf states: Implications for international marketers International Journal of Business Studies, 15(2). More information
Barkho, L. (2008). The BBC's Discursive Strategy and Practices Vis-à-vis the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Journalism Studies, 9(2), 278-294. More information
Barkho, L. (2007). Unpacking the discursive and social links in BBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera's Middle East reporting Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, 1(1), 11-29. More information
Barkho, L. (2006). The Arabic Aljazeera vs Britain's BBC and America's CNN: who does journalism right? American Communication Journal, 8(1). More information

Book

Barkho, L. (2010). News from the BBC, CNN and al-Jazeera. More information
Barkho, L. (2010). Where swedes get it wrong when writing English. More information

Doctoral thesis

Barkho, L. (2008). Strategies of power in multilingual global broadcasters: How the BBC, CNN and Aljazeera shape their Middle East news discourse (Doctoral thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University Press). More information

Book chapter

Barkho, L. (2018). Haktology, Trump, and news practices. In: The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy (pp. 77 -98). More information
Barkho, L., Saleh, I. (2016). Towards a praxis-based media and journalism research. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism ResearchMore information
Barkho, L. (2016). Media academics versus media practitioners: Who gets it right?. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism ResearchMore information
Barkho, L. (2016). Why practitioners resent academic writing. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism ResearchMore information
Barkho, L. (2016). Linking theory to practice: Changing the approach of media and journalism research. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism ResearchMore information
Barkho, L. (2016). Bridging the chasm: Can theory help media and journalism practitioners. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism ResearchMore information
Barkho, L. (2016). Theory is not enough: How to convert media and journalism studies into relevant and practical research. In: L. Barkho (Ed.), Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism ResearchMore information
Barkho, L. (2013). How Mainstream Media can Learn from Philosophical deliberations of impartiality?. In: Leon Barkho (Ed.), From Theory to Practice How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs London: Intellect Ltd. More information
Barkho, L. (2013). The Theory and Practice of Impartiality in News and Current Affairs. In: Leon Barkho (Ed.), From Theory to Practice: How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs (pp. 1 -20). Bristol: Intellect Ltd. More information
Barkho, L. (2013). Towards a pragmatic view of impartiality. In: Leon Barkho (Ed.), From Theory to Practice How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs London: Intellect Ltd. More information
Picard, R., Barkho, L. (2011). Dubai Media City: Creating benefits from foreign media developments?. In: Charlie Carlsson, Robert Picard (Ed.), Media Clusters Spatial Agglomeration and Centent Capabilities (pp. 281 -305). More information
Barkho, L. (2009). Fundamentalism in Arab and Muslim Media: A Hermeneutic Interpretation. In: Stewart M. Hoover and Nadia Kaneva (Ed.), Fundamentalisms and the Media London: Continuum More information

Conference paper

Barkho, L. (2010). Critical Discourse Analysis in media Business Studies: a Strategic Critique of the BBC and Al Jazeera English. European Media Management Association Conference. More information
Barkho, L. (2010). Reporting the Holy Land: the religiosity of the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeeras coverage of Palestinian-Israeli conflict. International Conference on Islam and the Media. More information
Barkho, L. (2010). The Discursive and Social Paradigm of al-Jazeera English. International Mass Media and Communication Research Conference. More information

Collections

(2016). Towards a Praxis-based Media and Journalism Research. More information
(2013). From Theory to Practice: How to Assess and Apply Impartiality in News and Current Affairs. More information

Report

Barkho, L., Richardson, J. (2009). The Impact of BBC Production Strategies on News Discourse. More information
Barkho, L. (2005). Nordic Television at the Turn of the Century: An Overview of Broadcasters and Audiences. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School More information