Welcome!

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

News

  • 30.01.2020 New year, new podcast!
    in the first episode of 2020, we talked with Joy Jenkins (University of Tennessee) about local journalism.
  • 17.01.2020 Australia, here we come!
    Our team will present four papers at the 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) from May 21-25, Gold Coast, Australia!
    • Banjac, Sandra, Hanusch, Folker, and Maares, Phoebe (2020). Aspirational lifestyle journalism: Exploring producers’ and audiences’ views in countries with pronounced economic inequality. International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-25, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Maares, Phoebe, Banjac, Sandra, and Hanusch, Folker (2020). The labour of visual authenticity on social media. Exploring producers’ and audiences’ perceptions on instagram. International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-25, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Maares, Phoebe, Hanusch, Folker, and Banjac, Sandra (2020). Pierre Bourdieu and journalism studies: A systematic analysis of how the field appropriates Bourdieusian thought. International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-25, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Nölleke, Daniel, and Maares, Phoebe (2020). Illusio and disillusionment. Expectations met or disappointed among young journalists. International Communication Association (ICA), May 21-25, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • 17.12.2019 New Publication!
    Schapals, A. K., Maares, P., & Hanusch, F. (2019). Working on the margins: Comparative perspectives on the roles and motivations of peripheral actors in journalism. Media and Communication, 7(4), 19-30.
    It's open access, so please feel free to download it here!
  • 02.12.2019 New Podcast!
    In this episode we talked with Birgit Røe Mathisen about local journalism and audience participation in rural communities.