The Journalism Studies Center, located in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna, is concerned with the interdisciplinary study of journalism and its interaction with societal fields across different cultural contexts, employing qualitative and quantitative approaches. In doing so, we aspire to generate knowledge that is theoretically innovative and of relevance for society.

Key foci of reserach conducted at the Center include:

  • Transformations of journalism and journalism education against the background of political, economic, technological and cultural influences
  • (Re-)Conceptualizations of journalism
  • Journalism and Collective Memory
  • Reciprocal relationships between journalism and other societal fields


  • 29.11.2017 New Podcast with Klaus Schönbach!
    Klaus Schönbach, Northwestern University of Qatar, talks about health communication and journalism in Qatar and the MENA region.
  • 09.10.2017 Research Award!
    Sandra Banjac receives Research Award! The University of Vienna's Department of Communication awarded Sandra the competitive "Research Award 2017" for her proposal "'D(Re-)conceptualising
    journalistic role conceptions through audience expectations: Considering journalists and audiences in South Africa
    The award, established in 2014, offers financial support for young scholars to conduct innovative research projects. Congratulations, Sandra!
  • 20.09.2017 New publication!
    Hanusch, F. (2017). Journalistic Roles and Everyday Life: An empirical account of lifestyle journalists’ professional views. Journalism Studies, doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2017.1370977
  • 18.09.2017 Journalism Studies - New editor!
    Folker Hanusch
    has been appointed as new editor of the academic journal Journalism Studies. Publishers Routledge announced the news during the Future of Journalism Conference, which was recently held in Cardiff. Prof. Hanusch will take up the position in January, 2018, and succeed Prof. Bob Franklin, who had founded the journal in the year 2000, and was its editor since. Journalism Studies is considered one of the field’s leading international journals, with an impact factor in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index of 1.927 for 2016.
  • 29.08.2017 New publication!
    Bruns, A., & Hanusch, F. (2017). Conflict imagery in a connective environment: audiovisual content on Twitter following the 2015/2016 terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. http://journals.sagepub.com/home/mcsMedia, Culture & Society, doi:10.1177/0163443717725574

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