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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

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Worlds of Journalism - Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe

 

Columbia University Press published "Worlds of Journalism - Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe", edited by Thomas Hanitzsch, Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad, and Arnold S. de Beer.

Based on a landmark study that has collected data from more than 27,500 journalists in 67 countries, Worlds of Journalism offers a groundbreaking analysis of the different ways journalists perceive their duties, their relationship to society and government, and the nature and meaning of their work.

  

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The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies

 

Folker Hanusch and Tim P. Vos (University of Missouri School of Journalism) are co-chief editors of the official encyclopedia of the International Communication Association (ICA), this invaluable text includes more than 250 entries that form a comprehensive overview of the study of journalism as a distinct field.

The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies is an indispensable resource for students in all areas of journalism, as well as academics, scholars, and practitioners seeking a timely and relevant reference work.

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News

  • 28.10.2019 New Publication!
    Hanusch, F., Banjac, S., & Maares, P. (2019). The Power of Commercial Influences: How Lifestyle Journalists Experience Pressure from Advertising and Public Relations. Journalism Practice. doi:10.1080/17512786.2019.1682942
  • 22.08.2019 New Publications!
    Nölleke, D. & Birkner, T. (2019). Bypassing traditional news media? Why and how professional volleyball players use social networking sites. SCM Studies in Communication and Media, 8(3), 287-310.

    Nölleke, D. (2019). Der Trauzeuge als origineller Redakteur. Hochzeitszeitungen aus der Sicht der Journalismusforschung. In W. Hömberg (Hrsg.), Marginalistik. Almanach für Freunde fröhlicher Wissenschaft (S. 53-67). München: Alliteration Verlag.

  • 07.08.2019 New Publication!
    Hanusch, F. (2019). Journalism and Everyday Life. In K. Wahl-Jorgensen & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), The Handbook of Journalism Studies (pp. 406-419). London, England: Routledge.

  • 05.08.2019 New Podcast!
    In this episode we talked with Edson Tandoc about fake news, what it looks like and its impact.
  • 24.05.2019 New Publications!
    Hanusch, F. (2019). Indigenous Journalism. In T. P. Vos, F. Hanusch, D. Dimitrakopoulou, M. Geertsema-Sligh and A. Sehl (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Vol. 2, pp. 746-750). doi:10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0131
     
    Hanusch, F. (2019). Lifestyle Coverage. In In T. P. Vos, F. Hanusch, D. Dimitrakopoulou, M. Geertsema-Sligh and A. Sehl (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Vol. 2, pp. 891-897). doi:10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0210
     
    Nölleke, D. (2019). Constructive Journalism. In In T. P. Vos, F. Hanusch, D. Dimitrakopoulou, M. Geertsema-Sligh and A. Sehl (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Vol. 1, pp. 341-345). doi:10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0121

  • 23.05.2019 ICA in Washington
    Phoebe Maares will present a paper at the 69th annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) from May 24-28 in Washington, USA!
    • Phoebe Maares, Esther Greussing, and Fabienne Lind. "Showing Off Your Social Capital: Homophily of Professional Reputation and Gender in Journalistic Networks on Twitter"