Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication

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Dr Nur Kareelawati Abd Karim

Senior Lecturer at the Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia

PhD

Nur’s PhD research conceptualised the production culture of religious television. Her PhD was supervised by Professor David Hesmondhalgh and Dr Anna Zoellner.

Nur’s industrial experience at the ASTRO All Asia Broadcast Centre in Malaysia (between 2001 – 2009) sparked her research interest in media production and labour. Her PhD examines the production quality of television programmes and quality of working life in religious television. Her fieldwork involved participant observation and interviews of key personnel in the production of magazine talk show at the Islam Channel in Central London.

Nur’s PhD thesis demonstrates how religion shapes the production culture of religious television programming and changes the ways in which television production employees perceive their positions and manage their emotions in their everyday working lives.

Aside from labour in television production, Nur also interested in intersections of religion, media and popular culture.

She may be contacted via email at: kareelawati@usim.edu.my

Biography

Nur’s PhD was sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia. She taught broadcasting and will continue her academic tenure at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). She received a Bachelor Degree in Islamic Jurisprudence from the International Islamic University of Malaysia and MA in Islamic Studies (Da’wah/missionary) from National University of Malaysia (UKM).

 

 

Research Interests

Nur’s industrial experience at the ASTRO All Asia Broadcast Centre in Malaysia (between 2001 – 2009) sparked her interest in media production and labour. Her PhD examined the production quality of television programmes and quality of working life in religious television. Her fieldwork involved participant observation and interviews of key personnel in the production of magazine talk show at the Islam Channel in Central London. Aside from labour in television production, Nur also interested in intersections of religion, media and popular culture.

Research Centres & Groups

Cultural Industries and Media Policy Research Group

PhD Thesis

Nur’s PhD thesis demonstrates how religion shapes the production culture of religious television programming and changes the ways in which television production employees perceive their positions and manage their emotions in their everyday working lives.

Professional Practice

Career in Broadcasting

2001 – 2002: Nur’s career in the broadcast media began as a news translator for Al-Jazeera News Division in ASTRO All Asia Broadcast Centre in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

2002 – 2008: worked as a Presentation Editor. Her job was to censor inappropriate content on ‘live’ televised programmes in compliance with the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia.

2008 – 2009: Interactive Media Executive. She was responsible to create interactive/mobile content as well as to monitor ‘live’ voting system for a reality entertainment series ‘Akademi Fantasia’ (season 6).

Links

http://www.scribd.com/doc/204643794/The-London-Film-and-Media-Reader-1

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