Leon Barkho is associate professor of media and communication sciences at Sweden’s Jönköping University and Qatar University. He holds an MSc. in applied linguistics and a Ph.D. in media and communication science. Previously, he held positions at Reuters News Agency as bureau chief and the Associated Press as staff writer. He is the founder and editor of the international Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies and author of numerous books on discourse analysis, language and impartiality.