Ahmad Murad Merican

Ahmad Murad Merican is currently a professor at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation, International Islamic University Malaysia. Prior, he was at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA). He taught various aspects of journalism and the social sciences for three decades. He also founded the Institute of Journalism Studies at a public university in the Klang Valley. His other books include one on media history and the other on the history of journalism and communication study in Malaysia. His first book on journalism is titled The Journalist as Storyteller: Essays on the Scribe and His Times (2001). His other interest is in national, local history and historiography, reflected in the publication of Batu Uban: Sejarah Awal Pulau Pinang (2015). A columnist for the New Sunday Times, he also contributes to several other periodicals. Ahmad Murad was a journalist with BERNAMA, the national news agency in the early 1980s.