Suncem Koçer received her double PhD in Anthropology and Communication & Culture from Indiana University in 2012. Her research interests revolve around anthropological understanding of publics, identity, and media discourses. Currently a member of the Communication Faculty at Kadir Has University, she has been teaching media anthropology, film and ethnography, persuasion and propaganda, interpersonal communication, news culture, and communication campaigns since 2005. Koçer has also worked as a TV editor and anchor between 2011 and 2016.

Ozan Aşık is a lecturer-researcher in the Department of Sociology at Uludag University, Bursa Turkey. He completed his MSc in Middle East Studies at Middle East Technical University and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Cambridge. His current research focuses on television journalists in Turkish mainstream news media and how they imagine, define and categorize the Kurds and Arabs –Turkey’s two significant national ‘Others’– in the news production process.