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Thomas Hanitzsch CHARRETTE


th_photoThomas Hanitzsch
Professor & Head of the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research // Ludwig-Maximilians University

18 April (15h30-17h)
CELSA, Room 115 (Petit Amphithéâtre)
77 rue Villiers, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

The Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS) is an academically driven project that was founded to regularly assess the state of journalism throughout the world. Project founder Thomas Hanitzsch will visit CELSA to discuss this large-scale project, whose primary objective is to help journalism researchers and policy makers better understand worldviews and changes that are taking place in the professional orientations of journalists, the conditions and limitations under which they operate, as well as the social functions of journalism in a changing world. The talk will be moderated by CELSA Ph.D. candidate Juliette Charbonneaux, and CELSA graduate fellow Brian J. Bowe will be the respondent.

Hanitzsch’s research focuses on the shape and transformation of journalism around the world, in foreign news and the coverage of war, the intersection between celebrity and media, as well as in the relationship between journalism and public trust. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Communication Theory, one of the field’s flagship journals published by the International Communication Association (ICA).

Hanitzsch is currently Head of the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research and Professor of Communication at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. A former journalist, he studied Journalism, Arabic Studies/Oriental Philology and Indonesian Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany and Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. He earned his Ph.D. in 2004 from Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany. He also worked for three years at the University of Zurich.