Paul MIHAILIDIS is the director of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change. He was a faculty member at the Academy for the first two years of the program, and continues in that role. Mihailidis is an Assistant Professor of Journalism, Media & PR at Hofstra University in New York. He is also a consultant to European Union-funded projects through Stockholm University in Sweden. Mihailidis’s current research concerns the effectiveness of media education in teaching about media’s roles and responsibilities in democratic society. He has published articles on media literacy, global media education, journalism education, and new media influences on international education. Mihailidis currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE).
Susan MOELLER is director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda at the University of Maryland in College Park, and professor of media and international affairs at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the School of Public Policy. She was recently named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York one of twenty Carnegie Scholars for 2008 for her work on how the American and British media depict Islam and Muslims. Dr. Moeller also received the State of Maryland Board of Regents Teaching Award for 2008. Dr. Moeller served for 8 years as director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts and was a former senior fellow in the International Security Program and a former fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy both at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was also twice a Fulbright professor in international relations, in Pakistan and in Thailand. Dr. Moeller is the author of Packaging Terrorism: Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit, Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death and Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat. Moeller received her B.A. from Yale University and her AM and Ph.D. from Harvard.
Jad Melki the research director of ICMPA  and a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy , is an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at the American University of Beirut. Before that, Melki was a visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Towson University, teaching courses on research methods, media and society, media literacy, and broadcast and digital journalism. Melki has been a broadcast and online journalist for over 10 years working with US and Arabic media. He was part of the Webby award and Press Club award winning Hot Zone  team (Yahoo! News), covering the 2006 Lebanon war. His research interests include Arab media education, Arab youth and media habits, media coverage of war and political violence, trauma journalism and media transparency.
Manuel Alejandro GUERRERO MARTÍNEZ is a professor, head of the graduate program in communication, director of Revista Iberoamericana de Comunicación, and chair of advanced studies on television audiences and media consumption at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Previous academic positions include serving as a lecturer in the Social Sciences Department and Communications Department at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey’s Mexico City campus and a research assistant at El Colegio de Mexico’s Center of International Studies. Dr. Guerrero’s professional experience includes several posts with the Mexican Ministry of Internal Affairs, work with the Federal Electoral Institute, and consultancy work with a firm focused on transparency and fighting corruption. Dr. Guerrero’s research focuses on voting preferences and behavior, the efficiency of transparency laws in the Mexican states, openness and professionalism of the electronic media in Mexico, youth and television news consumption, television and political trust, and the trustworthiness of television campaigns. He holds a B.A. in international relations from El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City, an M.Phil. in Latin American studies from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a Ph.D. in political science from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Dr. Guerrero served on the Faculty of the first Salzburg Academy in 2007.
Stephen JUKES is dean of the Media School at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. He spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent, covering news in Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and the United States for the international news agency Reuters. He began his career as a local newspaper reporter in Brighton before switching to Reuters. During a series of postings over more than 20 years, Dean Jukes covered numerous top stories, ranging from the ousting of Margaret Thatcher and disappearance of Robert Maxwell to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal and has reported extensively from the Middle East. In his final position at Reuters, Dean Jukes was global head of news, responsible for the quality of all editorial output including text, television, news pictures, and graphics. He also ran Reuters publishing program, overseeing a series of books on foreign and financial affairs in conjunction with Pearson and Prentice Hall. Dean Jukes is a member of the Dart Centre's advisory board, deputy chair of the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, and a trustee of MediaWise. Before taking up his appointment at Bournemouth, Dean Jukes was a visiting scholar at Green College, Oxford, where he has been working on two books on the media, focusing on the issues of spin and trauma. He has an M.A. in modern languages from Hertford College, Oxford. Dean Jukes served on the Faculty of the first Salzburg Academy in 2007.
Julia Eugenia Martinez, a Chilean journalist, has worked for the radio, television, newspapers and magazines in her country and in Great Britain. She began her professional career after obtaining a BA in Journalism at the Catholic University of Santiago, Chile. Later, Ms. Martinez got a Master’s Degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at Leeds University, England.
George Lugalambi is a senior lecturer and head of the Department of Mass Communication at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. My research interests are in political communication, African media and democracy, and media literacy. He has researched and published on the subjects of media freedom, peace and conflict journalism, the development of information and communication technologies, and comparative media systems. He has over 10 years of consulting experience in communication and the media. Professor Lugalambi is a former journalist and editor and my work appeared in Ugandan newspapers and in the international media. He is actively engaged in advocacy for media development and journalism education in Uganda and Africa. In 2008 Lugalambi served as a faculty advisor at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change and continues to work with the Salzburg Global Seminar on journalism training programs.
Stephen REESE is the Jesse H. Jones Professor and associate dean for academic affairs at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Communication. He has taught a wide range of subjects, from broadcast news to critical thinking for journalists, and he has served in a number of administrative positions, including graduate advisor and director of the School. Dr. Reese’s research focuses on media effects and press performance. He is co-author, with Pamela Shoemaker, of the highly praised Mediating the Message: Theories of Influence on Mass Media Content, now in its second edition. His most recent work is Framing Public Life: Perspectives on the Media and How We Understand the Social World (Erlbaum, 2001). Dr. Reese’s professional media work has been in public and commercial radio, beginning in Knoxville, Tennessee, and later in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Madison, Wisconsin. He has held major editorial and administrative positions with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and served as political communication division head for the International Communication Association. Dr. Reese was awarded AEJMC’s Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for outstanding achievement in research, teaching, and public service. Dr. Reese received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA.
Jorge Liotti - I am the Director of the School of Journalism at the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). I teach a module about International Journalism and Global Media at UCA and in a postgraduate course at Universidad del Salvador. I have conducted some research about international news agenda. I wrote a unit of the Module Curricula for Journalism Education for Developing Countries and Emerging Democracies (published as a part of the UNESCO series on Journalism Education) and I took part in the process of accreditation of school of Journalism for the Consejo Latinoamericano de Acreditación de la Educación en Periodismo (CLAEP). I also work as an editor of the Politics Section for Perfil newspaper and I work as a correspondent for Special Broadcasting Service, an Australian radio. In the past, I worked for different local (Clarín, La Nación) and international newspapers (El País, Colombia; La Repubblica, Italia), news agencies (DyN, Argentina) and magazine (Debate, Argentina). I´am interested in international news, politics and global media
Roman Gerodimos is a Lecturer at the Media School, Bournemouth University (UK), where he teaches global current affairs, media theory and political communication. Roman recently submitted his PhD thesis on youth civic participation looking particularly at the factors that motivate young people to engage with NGO websites. His other academic interests include European politics and government, civic behaviour and the global public sphere. Roman is the Founder and Convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (www.gpsg.org.uk ), which is one of the biggest and most active groups of the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA). In 2009, he organized an international conference on nation branding and strategic communications in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Roman has also been working on developing innovative teaching methods and won both the 2008 and 2009 Bournemouth University Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. He is a member of the UK’s Higher Education Academy and regularly contributes to international media and academic outlets.
Liu Juan (master of international journalism, 2006 Communication University of China) came to teach at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law after working as a radio host and journalist. She is now the Ph.D candidate of the School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University. Since teaching at SWUPL, Liu Juan has taught Interpersonal Communication, International News and Cross-cultural Communication across both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. She also teaches Intensive Chinese to foreign students. Her research interests include the related areas to her courses
Liz Lufkin is a senior director at Yahoo!, where she is responsible for front page editorial programming, including the Today Module, News, Trending Now and the editorial portion of the Content Carousel. She is also in charge of Yahoo’s Broadband portals and Today programming for Yahoo’s Canada site. She supervises editors in Sunnyvale, Santa Monica, New York, Dallas and Toronto, and consults to various International Yahoo! sites.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, she was deputy managing editor at USATODAY.com. She held the same role at the San Francisco Chronicle, supervising 10 daily and weekly sections and co-founding sfgate.com. Liz is on the board of the Online News Association and was co-chair of the ONA’s sold-out 2009 San Francisco conference. She holds degrees in Journalism and Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.
She lives in San Francisco with her husband Robert, a screenwriter.
Tegan Bedser is a Senior Online Producer for DispatchOnline, the Daily Dispatch newspaper’s website, based in East London in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. As an Online Producer, she is responsible for producing daily content packages, multimedia production, managing social media presence, graphics, content management and website maintenance as well as staff training. Recently, her role was extended to act as overseer of content quality on DispatchOnline as well as HeraldOnline, website of the Dispatch’s sister newspaper, The Herald. She has been employed in the Avusa Media Group (formerly Johnnic Communications) since December 2004 where she began as an online intern after completing her university degree. She then worked for a number of the group’s publication title websites including The Sunday Times and Sowetan as a Web Producer and Senior Multimedia Producer before joining the Daily Dispatch – another of the group’s titles – in April 2008.
She has played a central role in the paper’s reporting and online team – which have garnered some of South Africa’s most respected journalism awards, in particular for online journalism. The awards include two Vodacom National Online Awards and a CNN Africa Award for Digital Journalism. She holds a journalism degree, specialising in communication design, from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa and is currently completing further studies in Web Development part-time.
Slavomir Magal has started his academic career shortly after graduating from the Academy of Drama, Art and Music in Bratislava. His post graduate studies included International Relations and International Law. He spent some time as a visiting scholar at St. John´s College in Oxford, at VGIK in Moscow and at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has left twice the academic community. In the seventies he worked as an editor of World Literature Review and in the nineties he was a CEO of the international network of communication and media agencies. For the last twelve years he is the Head of Department of Media Studies at University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava. He is the editor of the international journal Communication Today and organizer of international conference on Media Studies in Smolenice. His hobbies are horse riding, golf and literature.
Dana Petranová is the Dean of Faculty of Mass Media Communication, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava. She teaches subjects: Media Education, Medial Effects and Audience, Violence in Media. She was the member of working groups, which created conceptions of the media education for elementary and secondary schools as well as conception of the media education in the whole-life learning and education in Slovakia. She tries to increase an accent and interest in the development of critical thinking in media education. Her try is to create the Center of media literacy, which would work under the patronage of FMK, as well as to make professional web-sites related to media education in Slovakia.
Denisa Kraľovičová comes from Slovakia, Trnava. She works as a lecturer at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Mass Media Communication, Department of Linguistic Communication. Her working responsibilities are as follows: translating, teaching English, interpreting. She has been attending PhD. program – marketing communication at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication. She also co-operates in various projects and supervises the international exchange program LLP/Erasmus at the university.
Rhys Daunic is a Brooklyn, NY based educator and consultant who integrates media literacy education into a variety of learning environments around the country. He is co-founder and director of The Media Spot, where he specializes in working with organizations, educators and students to design and implement curricula that align media literacy concepts with learning goals through 21st century forms of communication. He also works with schools and non-profits to create and maintain customized online learning networks, sharing all teaching resources, production notes, articles, tutorials, and archived student productions with the educational community through themediaspot.org. Additionally, Rhys provides workshops and embedded professional development to K-12 schools throughout New York City as an educational technology consultant with Digital School Solutions (DSS). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and the editorial board of the Journal of Media Literacy Education.
Jochen FRIED is the director of education at the Salzburg Global Seminar. In this capacity he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Seminar’s Mellon Fellow Community Initiative, International Study Programs for students and faculty, and other related education programs. He is the former director of the Universities Project of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Prior to joining the Seminar in 1998, Dr. Fried worked as head of programs at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and as senior officer in the secretariat of the German Science Council in Cologne, Germany. After receiving a doctorate in German literature from Düsseldorf University, Germany in 1984, he was lecturer at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, and at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service. He has been a visiting scholar at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and recently spent a year as a Fulbright scholar-in-residence at San Jose State University in California and at Bronx Community College in New York during the 2007-2008 academic year. Dr. Fried’s main areas of professional interest are higher education and research policy. He serves as an expert for national and international institutions and organizations including the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture; the European Union; The Council of Europe; and is a member of the European Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ECOLAS).
My name is Daniel SIP and I am the Program Associate for this Media Academy. Having the chance to be part of this program is very exciting and I am looking forward meeting you all this summer. Before being asked to work as a PA I worked for the Bureau for International Relations in the city of Oldenburg, Germany, first as an intern and later as a project manager during the first International Citizens Meeting in 2008. I additionally a student assistant and am doing researching jobs at my University, where I study political sciences and English. I spent a semester in freezing cold of Stockholm, Sweden, studying at the Södertörns Högskola on a free mover scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service taking classes on Media and nationalism. I will finish my Magister Artium Degree in Political Sciences and English Studies in a few month and am my thesis on literature and human rights. I have worked for the seminar as an intern and PA before in 2008 and was asked to come again this summer because of my impressive knowledge on theories of zombies. Ask Rob from tech about it.
Khan Zeb Burki