CV

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas, School of Journalism, Austin, TX

Ph.D. in Journalism – Expected to graduate in May 2018

  • University of Missouri, School of Journalism, Columbia, MO

MA in Journalism - May 2014

  •  Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

BA in Communication and Journalism - May 2009

  • University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Media Studies – 2007-2008

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Istek, P. (2017). On Their Own: Freelance Photojournalists in Conflict Zones. Visual Communication Quarterly24(1), 32-39. 

Bock, M. A., Istek, P., Pain, P., & Araiza, J. A. (2016). Mastering the Mug Shot: Visual journalism and embodied gatekeeping. Journalism Studies, 1-20. 

Araiza, J. A., Sturm, H. A., Istek, P. & Bock, M.A. (2015).  "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, Whose Side Are You On? Journalists Tweeting the Ferguson Protests." Cultural Studies↔ Critical Methodologies (2016).

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS 

Istek, P. (2017). “A Warm Body with a Camera”: What Does Remoteness Mean for Freelance Photographers? (Presented at 2017 International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA).

Istek, P. (2017). Meta-Voyeurism: Photojournalism as the Mediator. (Poster presentation at 2017 International Communication Association Conference, Visual Communication Division Pre-Conference, San Diego, CA).

Istek, P. (2017). Framing of the First Kobanî Siege: The New York Times versus Hürriyet. (Presented at AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Norman, OK).

Istek, P. (2016). Texas Voter ID Law: A Content Analysis of How Austin American-Statesman and Texas Tribune Covered the Issue (Poster presentation at MAPOR 2016).

Istek, P. (2016). Framing of the First Kobanî Siege: The New York Times versus Hürriyet. (presented at 2016 Midwinter AEJMC, Norman, OK).

Istek, P. (2016). Remoteness: What Does It Mean for Freelance Photographers? (presented at 2016 Midwinter AEJMC, Norman, OK).

Istek, P. (2015). On Their Own: Freelance Photojournalists in Conflict Zones. (presented at 2015 AEJMC annual conference, San Francisco, CA). * Award of Excellence winner

 

SERVICE

  • 2018 ICA Visual Communication Division pre-conference organizer
  • 2018 ICA annual conference paper review
  • 2017 AEJMC conference paper review
  • 2017 ICA annual conference paper review
  • 2016 MAPOR session moderator
  • 2016 Midwinter AEJMC session moderator

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Introduction to Photographic Communication (Aug. – Dec. 2017)

  • Instructor of Record, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Reporting Images (Jan. – May 2017)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

TV Reporting (Aug. – Dec. 2016)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Photography for Reporting Texas (Jan. - May 2016)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Graphic Design Print and Online (Jan. - May 2016)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Visual Journalism (Aug. – Dec. 2015)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Graphic Design Print and Online (Aug. - Dec. 2015)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Photojournalist for Doing Innovation Research Project (Since June 2015)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Reporting Images (Summer 2015)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Introduction to Photographic Communication (Aug. 2014 – May 2015)

  • Instructor, KA Photo Workshop, Ankara, Turkey

Picture Story (March – April. 2014)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Assistant Director of Photography (May – Dec. 2012)

  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Pictures of the Year International (Jan.- May 2012)

  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Missouri Photo Workshop (Aug. – Dec. 2012)

  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri, School of Journalism

News Bureau (Aug. 2009 – May. 2010)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Photo Editor

Reporting Texas, Austin, TX (Aug. – Dec. 2016)

  • PR Photographer and Reporter

RPR Public Relations Agency, Turkey (Jan. 2014 –Aug. 2014)

  • Freelance Photographer

Turkey (June 2013 –Aug. 2014)

  • Translator

www.fotomuhabiri.com, Turkey (June 2013 –Aug. 2014)

  • Staff Photojournalist, Photo Editor, Reporter, Web Manager

The Voice of Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Jan 2013 – Jun. 2013) 

  • Assistant Director of Photography

Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO (May – Dec. 2012)

  • Photo Editor  

Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO (Jan. – May 2012)

  • Staff Photographer

Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO (Aug. – Dec. 2011) 

  • Intern Photojournalist, Photo Editor, Reporter

The Voice of Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Feb. 2011 – July 2011)

           

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • GS University Graduate Continuing Fellowship 2017 - 2018 nominee
  • The Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow (2016), Arizona State University 
  • Ada Frances Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship (2016) 
  • NAHJ Ford Blue Oval Scholarship for 2015 – 2016. 
  • The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School’s 2014 Recruitment Fellowship 
  • The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) - Undergraduate Action Research Grant recipient – 2008
  • Bilkent University full tuition scholarship - 2005

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND WORKSHOPS 

  • The New York Times Student Journalism Institute participant (May 2015) 
  • Missouri Photo Workshop participant (Sept. 2014)
  • The Mountain Workshop of Western Kentucky University participant (Oct. 2012)
  • National Press Photographers Association (member since 2011)
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) (member since 2014) 

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