Beyond the Ivory Tower: Conversations on Journalism

Beyond the Ivory Tower: Conversations on Journalism is a podcast that aims to create an accessible conversation about current research in journalism, intended for academic and broader audiences. Every month, we catch up with different scholars and journalism professionals and chat to them about their research and some of the most pressing questions they are tackling.


July: Scott Eldridge II

For our seventh episode we talked with Scott Eldridge II, Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, about digital journalism and journalistic boundaries, new actors in the field, and why we need to study them: issues he discusses in his new book "Online Journalism from the Periphery: Interloper Media and the Journalistic Field“.

May: Erik Albæk

For our sixth episode we talked with Erik Albæk, professor at SDU, the University of Southern Denmark, about the history of journalism studies in Denmark, political journalism, and the value of participation for democracy.

February: Aljosha Karim Schapals

For our fifth episode we chatted with Aljosha Karim Schapals, research associate at QUT, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, about emerging forms of journalism in the digital environment.


November: Klaus Schönbach

For our fourth episode we chatted with Klaus Schönbach, senior associate dean and professor in residence at the Northwestern University of Qatar about journalism and health communication in Qatar and the MENA region.

August: Hemmady Mora

This time we talked with Hemmady Mora, Chair of Journalism at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, about the importance of citizen journalism for archipelagos and media literacy.

July: Michael Harnischmacher

For the second round we chatted with Michael Harnischmacher, senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Passau in Germany and talked about the special brains of journalists.

June: Wiebke Loosen + Julius Reimer

For our first podcast we caught up with PD Dr. Wiebke Loosen, senior researcher for journalism studies, and Julius Reimer, MA, who is a junior researcher from the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, Germany.