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 research 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


  • 25.05.2020 Best Book Award for Folker Hanusch!
    A book co-edited by Folker Hanusch has been announced as the winner of the prestigious International Journal of Press/Politics Best Book Award. ‘Worlds of Journalism: Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe’ was published by Columbia University Press last year, and reports the results from the Worlds of Journalism Study, which surveyed more than 27,500 journalists in 67 countries. The book is edited by Thomas Hanitzsch, Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad and Arnold S. de Beer, and includes chapters from more than 40 co-authors, in a truly collaborative project. Congratulations!!
  • 13.05.2020 New research report!
    The Journalism Studies Center has released a new research report that examines how Austrian journalists use web analyses. Download HERE.
  • 04.05.2020 Daniel Nölleke as Chair
    Daniel got elected as the chair of the Journalism Studies Division in the German Communication Association. Congratulations!
  • 30.01.2020 New year, new podcast!
    in the first episode of 2020, we talked with Joy Jenkins (University of Tennessee) about local journalism.