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Bradley Freeman

Professor of Communication and Information Studies

Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication

Ph.D., Mass Communications, Newhouse School, Syracuse University, USA
M.A., Public Communication Studies, Newhouse School, Syracuse University, USA
B.A., Political Science/German, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dr. Freeman joined AUD in August 2013. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He conducted research as a selected Taiwan Research Fellow, attached to Fu Jen University, Republic of China. Previously, he lectured in the Media Arts Department at Marist College in New York, and at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the Music & Video Business Program.
His main areas of research include Radio & Audio Media, Pop Culture & New Media, and Environmental & Political Communication Studies. Dr. Freeman is currently working on an introductory textbook for mass media in the Gulf region, tentatively titled “Introduction to Mass Media: Globe & Gulf.” He has also recently had a book chapter accepted entitled “Communication and media: types, functions, and key concepts” for the upcoming book, "Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments" from IGI Publishers.  
Dr. Freeman’s most recent presentations include:
Arab national media and politics: Morocco and Algeria. LSE/AUD Grant Project Seminar, 2017, Dubai, UAE.
South China, East Vietnam, or West Philippine? Comparative framing analysis of regional news coverage of Southeast Asian Sea disputes, 2011 - 2016. International Conference on Communication and Media, i-COME 2016, ICA Regional Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Comparing media regulations: Singapore, USA, and the UAE. German Academic Scholarship Foundation. Studienstiftung, Summer Akademie, St. Johann, Italy.
The Media and its effects on culture, tolerance, acceptance, and freedom in the Middle East. HCAP. Harvard College in Asia Program, Dubai, UAE.
Kabayan Voices: Ethnic Filipino radio programming in Dubai. JMCOMM 2015, Singapore. Best Research Paper Award.
Protecting the Gulf: Climate Change coverage in GCC print media. International Conference on Environment, Health, and Media, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
Bradley’s most recent publications include:
South China, East Vietnam or West Philippine? Comparative Framing Analysis of Regional News Coverage of Southeast Asian Sea Disputes. In SHS Web of Conferences (Vol. 33). London: EDP Sciences.
Singapore Radio: Then and Now. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 
Protecting the Gulf: Climate Change coverage in GCC print media. Cogent Arts & Humanities.
Machiavelli meets Michelangelo: Newspaper coverage of the arts in Singapore. Sage Open. 
Social Media and Ambient Journalism in Vietnam. In A. Azwan and R. Kahn (Eds.), Social media in Asia: Changing paradigms of communication (pp. 170-194). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Review of “Turkey’s public diplomacy,” Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. doi:10.1057/pb.2016.4
Review of “The music industry: Music in the cloud, 2nd edition”,” Australia Media International, 150, 212-213.
 Review of “Radio in the digital age,” Journal of Radio & Audio Media Studies, 21(2), 318-320.
Seeing Singapore: Portrayal of the city-state in global print media, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 8, 158–169.
Radio & Facebook: The relationship between broadcast and social media software in the U.S., German, and Singapore, First Monday, 17(4), online publication.
Review of “Arab media: Globalization and emerging media industries,” Journal of Middle East Media, 8(1), online publication.
Dr. Freeman has been an invited guest speaker at many universities and research centers throughout Asia, including: Fudan University, Shanghai, China; University of the Philippines, Diliman; De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines; Keynote Speaker at the Young Communicator’s Conference, Manila, Philippines; Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library, Taipei, Taiwan. He is regularly called upon to review manuscripts for many top communication journals, including International Journal of Communication (IJoC), Cogent OA, Place Branding, Plaridel, and many others.
Dr. Freeman also has served as a reviewer for numerous communication books. He has given many interviews to media organizations over the years on topics ranging from radio format choices in Singapore to the use of popular music at campaign rallies in the USA.