Ekmel Gecer is a bilingual freelance journalist, columnist and academician who writes for both print and online publications in the UK and Turkey. He has completed his doctorate in Media-Communication and Journalism studies at Loughborough University.
Gecer has studied theology in Turkey and also has an MA in Religion Psychology. Ekmel Gecer decided to pursue postgraduate research into Media and Communication at a UK University while being a regular contributor to Turkish periodicals and newspapers. He finished his MA in Media & Communication from Leicester University in 2009. He has maintained his journalistic passion alongside his hunger for academia ever since.
Ekmel Gecer has explored a broad range media and communication issues and presented papers in national and international conferences (USA, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Portugal etc.) that specialise in media-democracy relations, media and identity debates, and effects of television on popular culture production, political communication, journalism and psychology of religion. He has also conducted research on a wide range of new media, news production, media ownership, public relations and sociology of news issues. His two books (1) Media and Popular Culture: Soap Operas, TV and Society and (2) Understanding Turkish Media: A Democratic Structure is Possible? published in Turkey in 2013. He is also studying on his two new books about sociology of news and political communication.
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