About Me


Bilge Narin is an academic in the field of journalism. She has received both her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in journalism from Ankara University in Turkey. She also finished her second master’s program at Middle East Technical University / Science and Technology Policy Studies. She has been working as a doctor at Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University/Faculty of Communication/Department of Journalism in Turkey since 2018. She worked as a research assistant at Gazi University from 2012 to 2018. Before that, she was a "press analysis specialist" for the Turkish General Staff. Most recently, she worked in the USA as a postdoctoral researcher (from March 2017 to March 2018). Her current research interests include new media studies, algorithmic (robot) journalism, online journalism, coding for journalists, data visualization, media ethics, and gender. You can find her work in these areas columns and journals, both popular and academic. She also has an interest in coding and mind-mapping, and it’s her passion to spread these skills – She organizes workshops for journalists; she also collaborates with numerous NGO’s to teach coding skills to girls. If you are interested in any of these research areas, you are welcome to contact her.

Work Experience:

  • Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism: Research Assistant Dr. (2018- still working)
  • University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Department of Communication: Visiting Scholar / Postdoctoral Researcher (March 15th 2017-March 15th 2018 / TUBITAK Postdoctoral Fellowsip)
  • Gazi University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism: Research Assistant (2012-2018)
  • Istanbul Arel University, Faculty of Communication, Journalism Department : Lecturer (2010-2012)
  • Turkish General Staff (Turkish Army) : Press Analysis Specialist (2005-2010)
  • Talk:

  • NARİN, Bilge (2018). “Reading Digital News: The Usage, Habits and Learning Practices from Hypertext’” by Dr. Bilge Narin (Gazi University, Turkey), visiting scholar at the UMASS Department of Communication 2017-2018. March 5th 2018 Monday @ 12:30 p.m., COMM HUB, COMM RaIL Committee
  • Publications (in English):

  • NARİN, Bilge (2018). "Teaching High Tech Storytelling: Reorganizing Journalism Education For Programmer Journalists and Data Journalists" in Nuevos Escenarious De La Comunicacion: Retos Y Convergencias, ed. Marco Lopez Parades, Chapter 7, Centro de Publicaciones PUCE, pp.169-201.
  • NARİN, Bilge (2018). "A Netnography Study About Wapa as a Mobile Dating Application", Moment Journal: Journal of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Communication, Hacettepe University, Aralık 2018, 5(2), pp.343-367, ISSN: 2148-970X
  • http://www.momentdergi.org/index.php/momentdergi/article/view/353/606
  • NARİN, Bilge (2018). "Reading digital news: Hypertextual usage habits and learning practices among U.S. communication undergraduates",Connectist: Istanbul University Journal of Communication Sciences, 55, pp. 143-169,
  • https://cdn.istanbul.edu.tr/file/1CD58DF90A/3D0F1309B08C493C8AA3491C74F4D344?doi=10.26650/CONNECTIST497463
  • NARİN, Bilge (2018). "Less is More or Less is Biased: Glance Journalism", Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium Communication in the Millennium, pp.92-99, April 25-28, 2018, ISBN: 978-605-83703-5-7
  • NARİN, Bilge (2018). "The Turkish People’s Perception of 'Black' on Turkish Twittersphere", NEPCA 2017: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association, October 27-28, 2017, University of Massachusetts Amherst, edited by Martin F. Norden and Robert E. Weir. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming.
  • NARİN, Bilge and AYAZ, Bahar (2018). "Tweeting for Jihad: Turkish Isis Supporters on Twitter" Chapter 11, (İçinde) Non-State Actors in Conflicts: Conspiraces, Myths, and Practices,ed. by Banu Baybars-Hawks, s.172-185, UK., Cambridge Scholars Publishing. https://www.amazon.com/Non-State-Actors-Conflicts-Baybars-Hawks/dp/1527504115/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518383881&sr=1-5&keywords=Non-State+Actors+in+Conflicts
  • ​NARİN, Bilge and AYAZ, Bahar. (2015). "Opinion Production by UGC: An Analysis of Readers' Reviews about Online News related to Al-Qaeda", Chapter 12, (in) New Media Politics- Rethinking Activism and National Security in Cyberspace, s.186-197, UK. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. http://www.amazon.com/New-Media-Politics-Rethinking-Cyberspace/dp/1443877107
  • NARİN, Bilge (2011). “A Framing Analysis: How Three Prominent Turkish Newspapers Addressed Terrorism”, If It Was Not For Terrorism: Crisis, Compromise, and Elite Discourse in the Age of “War on Terror”, ed. by Banu Baybars-Hawks and Lemi Baruh, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, 2011, pp.78-86., ISBN (10): 1-4438-3162-X; ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-3162-8, http://www.amazon.com/Was-Not-Terrorism-Compromise-Discourse/dp/144383162X
  • NARİN, Bilge (2011).“Communication Graduates’ Employment Issues on Social Media in Turkey: Complaints and Suggestions”, The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), 13- 17 July 2011, İstanbul.​
  • NARİN, Bilge (2010). "Visuality and New Media: The Transformation of The ‘Seen’ / ‘Seer’ and The Stability of Visual Content” (Abstract). ECREA Summer School Proceedings (SUSO book 2010), August 2010, pp.321-322., ISSN: 1736-4744, ISBN: 978-9949-19-553-4