Salvatore Scifo is an Associate Professor in Communication and Social Media at the School of Journalism, English and Communication at Bournemouth University (UK). Prior to that he has worked in Istanbul between 2008 and 2016 at Marmara University, Koc University and Maltepe University. His main research interests are Community Media in the British and European context, as well as use the use of social media in the context of crises. Recent work includes a contribution to a report for the Council of Europe 'Spaces of Inclusion - An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media, released in March 2018, and the co-authorship of a the book chapter 'Mapping the citizen news landscape: blurring boundaries, promises, perils and beyond' for 'The Handbook of Communication Science' edited by Tim Vos and to be published by De Gruyter. in 2018.
He is the co-chair of the Community Communication and Alternative Media section of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) for 2016-2020 and a member of Steering Group of the MeCCSA Radio Studies Network. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and of the Board of Experts Group of the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE).