The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change is an initiative of the Salzburg Global Seminar and the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda.
The Salzburg Academy program brings together for three weeks every summer top undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Faculty and deans from more than a dozen different universities across the globe participate in the Academy, giving lectures and acting as mentors to small teams of students.
The students and faculty study and live at the Salzburg Global Seminar’s home, the world-renowned Schloss Leopoldskron, celebrated as an historic center of scholarship—as well as the movie “home” of the Von Trapp family in “The Sound of Music.” To hear students from the 2007 Salzburg Academy talk about what they created and experienced click here.
Following each summer's session, the Academy's university and other partners collaborate in a range of shared projects focused on media’s roles and responsibilities in the public consideration of global issues. Global Media Literacy and Freedom of Expression are at the core of the Academy's agenda.
The Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent, non-governmental organization that for 60 years has convened imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions to solve issues of global concern. The International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) is an academic institute for media and public policy teaching and research based at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and affiliated with the University's School of Public Policy.
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Mission: The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development and engages opinion makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.
Primary Programs: The Salzburg Global Seminar implements a variety of programs and initiatives that bring together emerging and established leaders from government, business, academe and the non-governmental sector to interact, engage differences, forge relationships and apply new ideas for solving global problems. The launching of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in 2007 and the Salzburg Media Initiative in 2008 formalizes the Seminar’s intention to develop global leadership programs on the future of journalism and media development.
is the director of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change.Paul Mihailidis's research explores media literacy, civic voices, and participatory culture. His new book News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom was published in 2012 by Peter Lang Publishers.
Additionally, Mihailidis is co-author of The Media Literacy Project (Pearson, 2012). and The Media Literacy Learning Commons Model (ABC-CLIO, 2013), which is predicated on new participatory civic voices within the new learning commons model for school and public libraries. He has also published widely in academic journals on media literacy, global media, civic behavior, and digital citizenship
As a result of this work, Mihailidis has been nominated to the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and asked to serve on the Editorial Board of the new Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE). Mihailidis has also presented his research to the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), UNESCO, and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and travelled to China to join the board of the Academy for Global Media in Chongqing.
At Emerson, Mihailidis teaches Interactive Communication, Understanding Consumers, and Media Literacy.
Salzburg Global Seminar Officers & Staff
Stephen Salyer is the president and CEO of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Salyer co-founded the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global change with Susan Moeller, the director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda.
Before joining the Seminar, Salyer spent more than 25 years in public television and radio, focused on bringing international news and perspective into the U.S. media market. His early career was spent examining the linkages between population trends and policies and economic and social development.
Edward Mortimer is senior vice president and chief program officer at the Salzburg Global Seminar.
From 2001 to 2006, Mortimer first served as chief speechwriter to Kofi Annan, Secretary General at the United Nations and later as director of communications, where he played a lead role in shaping the Secretary General’s overall public strategy. He has spent much of his career as a journalist, first with The Times of London, where he developed an expertise in Middle East affairs, and later with The Financial Times, where from 1987 to 1998 he was the main commentator and columnist on foreign affairs.
Mortimer's books include Faith and Power: the Politics of Islam (1982); and The World That FDR Built (1989). Mortimer has also served as a fellow and faculty at several institutions, including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Oxford University, and on the governing bodies of several non-governmental organizations, including Chatham House, the Institute of War and Peace Reporting, the John Stuart Mill Institute, and Minority Rights Group International (whose governing Council he currently chairs). Mr. Mortimer received an M.A. in modern history from Oxford University.
Jochen Fried is the director of education initiatives and academic director of the International Study Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar. Fried was the co-director of the Salzburg Academy for the first two years of the program.
Fried was also the former director of the Universities Project of the Salzburg Seminar. Prior to joining the Seminar in 1998, he 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. Fried’s main area of professional interest is higher education and research policy.
Fried 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 editorial board of the UNESCO-CEPES quarterly review Higher Education in Europe.
David Goldman is the coordinator of the International Studies Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar. Based in Austria, he is responsible for developmental, academic, administrative, and logistical preparations for the Salzburg Seminar’s International Study Program for college students and faculty as well as Salzburg's other educational initiatives.
Goldman received a B.A. in history and African studies from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. As part of his studies, he lived in Zimbabwe, where he developed a particular interest in southern African political, social, and cultural issues. In addition to his work at the Salzburg Seminar, Goldman is pursuing a Master’s degree in history at the University of Salzburg.
Rob Fish is the Associate Director of Technology at the Salzburg Global Seminar, where he has worked for over 10 years. He holds a bachelor of fine arts in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and enjoys combining creativity and technology in order to produce multi-media and Internet projects.
Intl Ctr for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA)
The International Center for Media and the Public Agenda was established by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in summer of 2006. ICMPA aims to create on campus a central place for media and public policy teaching and research. ICMPA takes as its focus the study of global media and public policy; its projects investigate media’s roles and responsibilities in public consideration of political issues. ICMPA research and other projects extend the College of Journalism’s teaching and research mission. ICMPA is also affiliated with the School of Public Policy.
To learn more about the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA), please visit: www.icmpa.umd.edu
Susan Moeller is the lead faculty member of the Salzburg Academy. Moeller is also the former co-director as well as the co-founder of the Academy together with Stephen Salyer, the president and CEO of the Salzburg Global Seminar.
Moeller is the director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also an associate professor of media and international affairs in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and an affiliated faculty member at the School of Public Policy also at Maryland.
Moeller has a book Packaging Terrorism: Co‐opting the News for Politics and Profit (Wiley‐Blackwell) forthcoming in November 2008, and is the author of Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death (Routledge) and Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat (Basic Books). Moeller is also the lead author and editor of a Freedom of Expression Toolkit and Model Curriculum for UNESCO's Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace (CI/FED). She is a founding member of The Media Literacy Education Initiative as part of the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations.
Recently, Moeller was recognized for her work with two honors. The Carnegie Corporation of New York named her a 2008 Carnegie Scholar for her work on how US and UK media have covered Muslims and Islam, and the Maryland Board of Regents, the governing body of the public university system, named her as one of its top teachers of the year.
Moeller received her AM and PhD from Harvard University and her BA from Yale University. Prior to her graduate work, Moeller was a journalist in Washington, DC. For more information, see her faculty web page.
Jad Melki, PhD, the research director of ICMPA and a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy, is a visiting professor at The Johns Hopkins University and Towson University, teaching courses on research methods, media and society, media literacy, and media, war and terrorism.
Melki has been a broadcast and online journalist for over 10 years, working with American and Arabic media. He was part of the webby award and Press Club award winning Hot Zone team (Yahoo! News), covering the Hezbollah-Israel war of summer 2006.
Melki will be joining as a full time faculty the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the American University of Beirut in Spring 2009. Melki received his Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kent State University and his Ph.D. in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Megan Fromm is a doctoral candidate in the College whose research includes media literacy, scholastic press rights and journalism education. She is an adjunct professor at Towson University and a part-time teacher at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C. Fromm holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Mesa State College in Colorado. She has worked as a reporter and copy editor at newspapers in Colorado and California, and D.C. While an undergraduate, she was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine Award and the Colorado Press Association's Friend of the First Award for pursuing open government and freedom of information principles.
Funders of the Salzburg Academy have included:
The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change is greatful to the following organizations for their generous support of the Academy and global media education
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of 26 U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (AoC): aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions and, in the process, to help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.
The Salzburg Global Seminar: convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society.
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Multiple institutions across the globe have partnered with the Salzburg Academy over the years in both large and small ways. See our Partner University page for more on those schools that have sent students and faculty to Salzburg.
But beyond those institutions, there have been other international schools as well as local, regional and international organizations that have contributed in substantive ways.
Below is a list of over 100 countries where individual or institutions have downloaded the online GML lesson plans and contributed to the dissemination of the skills of media literacy explicated on this site.
Following this list is a summary of a few especially key partners of the Salzburg Academy over the years: UNESCO, WAN and LinkTV.
Asia/Pacific Region (AP)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
New Zealand (NZ)
Brunei Darussalam (BN)
Palestinian Territory (PS)
Costa Rica (CR)
Cote D'Ivoire (CI)
Czech Republic (CZ)
Puerto Rico (PR)
Dominican Republic (DO)
Russian Federation (RU)
Saudi Arabia (SA)
South Africa (ZA)
Sri Lanka (LK)
Hong Kong (HK)
Tanzania, United Republic of (TZ)
Iran, Islamic Republic of (IR)
Trinidad and Tobago (TT)
United Arab Emirates (AE)
United Kingdom (GB)
United States (US)
Korea, Republic of (KR)
Virgin Islands, U.S. (VI)
UNESCO promotes freedom of expression and freedom of the press as a basic human right, through sensitization and monitoring activities and fosters media independence and pluralism as prerequisites and major factors of democratization by providing advisory services on media legislation and sensitizing governments, parliamentarians and other decision-makers.
Chief among other UNESCO activities in this field: the proclamation in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly of a World Press Freedom Day to be celebrated on May 3; the establishment of an advisory group on press freedom including media professionals from all parts of the world; the establishment in 1997 of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
UNESCO supports independent media in zones of conflict in order to enable them to play an active role in conflict prevention and resolution and the transition towards a culture of peace.
Founded in 1958, the World Association of Newspapers, a non-profit, non-government organization, groups 76 national newspaper associations, individual newspaper executives in 102 nations, 10 news agencies and 10 regional press organizations. In all, the Association represents more than 18,000 publications on five continents.
WAN has a vibrant Young Reader program that conducts readership development activities in areas affecting the newspaper and electronic information (SMS/text and Internet) industries. WAN also hosts an NIE or Newspaper in Education program that encourages the use of newspapers as an additional classroom "textbook" to provide lessons in basic reading, mathematics, politics, science, social studies, geography and critical thinking.
One of WAN's most dynamic projects is its World Newspaper Reading Passport. The passport gives young readers over a dozen fun activities to complete that stimulate interest in reading newspapers and an awareness of current events.
At least 50,000 children throughout Indonesia have begun using the World Newspaper Reading Passport, along with 30,000 children in Norway, 45,000 children in 10 regions of Ghana and more than 100,000 all over the United Kingdom.
Gerard van der Weijden created and co-authored the World Newspaper Reading Passport for WAN with Jan Vincens Steen, manager of NIE in Norway. The first version was tested by six schools throughout Ghana with the help of Media in Education Trust-Ghana, an NGO that specializes in promoting the use of newspapers in schools.
Van der Weijden participated in the July 2008 Paris meeting on the UNESCO curriculum.
Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the U.S. media. Global Pulse, Mosaic, and Pulso Latino contrast and analyze news coverage produced by more than 70 national broadcasters.
With a grant from the Knight Foundation, LinkTV has launched a valuable new media literacy tool called "Know the News" that launched in beta, especially for the Salzburg Academy. Know the News is part of the national satellite channel Link TV’s Global Pulse News Service. The remixing tool allows users to compare news coverage from around the world, test their knowledge of how news is shaped, and shape some news packages themselves. Note that this tool is used as a possible exercise in a number of the Global Media Literacy lesson plans archived on this site.
Susan MOELLER (Lead Professor) is director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda at the University of Maryland in College Park, and associate 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 (published in Nov. 2008), 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.
Stuart ALLAN is a professor of journalism at the Media School at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. Prior to this, he was professor of media and journalism studies at University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. Dr. Allan is the author of News Culture (1999, second edition, 2004), Media, Risk and Society (2002) and Online News: Journalism and the Internet (2006). His edited collections include Journalism after September 11 (2002) and Reporting War: Journalism in Wartime (2004), both co-edited with Barbie Zelizer, and Journalism: Critical Issues (2005). Several of his books have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, and Polish editions. Much of Dr. Allan’s current research focuses on the online reporting of crises, conflict and war, with a special interest in blogging and citizen journalism. He is also interested in journalism history, with a special interest in the ways certain reportorial forms and practices have become conventionalized. Dr. Allan is the founding editor of the book series Issues in Cultural and Media Studies for Open University Press, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals.
Emily BROWN is head of the Department of Media Technology and senior lecturer at the Polytechnic of Namibia in Windhoek. She teaches courses on communication and the law; media advertising strategies; information gathering and writing for the media and public relations. She is also involved in curriculum development activities. Ms. Brown has co-authored a number of books on gender and the media in Africa and is editor of The Harassment of Black Elected Officials: Ten Years Later (1987). In addition to her academic duties, she has worked in the Polytechnic’s administration as dean and manager of institutional development and fundraising. Prior to the Polytechnic, Ms. Brown held the position of communication manager at the Urban Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, where she devised communication strategies, compiled internal and external communication policies, initiated and edited the organization’s first newsletter and maintained contact with donors. She is chair of the Southern Africa Media Trainer’s Network and the Gender and Media Southern Africa Education Subcommittee, and she is co-chair of the Namibia-United States Alumni Association. Ms. Brown holds a B.A. from the University of South Africa and an M.Sc. in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
Sanjeev CHATTERJEE is a documentary filmmaker and vice dean, professor and executive director of the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami School of Communication in Florida, USA. He teaches courses in studio and field production, media and society, writing and documentary production and works with students in the Documentary Unit, which he founded in 1994. He received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002 and has been nominated two more times since. Professor Chatterjee is producer, co-director and writer of a global motion picture project about potable water entitled One Water. He has completed numerous prize-winning documentary films focusing on topics ranging from the Indian diaspora in various parts of the world to women photojournalists of note to the role of preventive diplomacy in the Republic of Macedonia during the Yugoslav war. From 1999 to 2000, Professor Chatterjee was commissioned by the National Geographic Channel to produce television reports about environment and culture in India. He holds an M.A in English literature from Delhi University, India and an M.F.A. in television production from Brooklyn College, USA.
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.
LI Xiguang is the executive dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He was the founding director of the Center for International Communications Studies at Tsinghua University, which focuses on reform in the Chinese press and journalism education systems. Since 2001, Professor Li has been leading a national program aimed at training government spokesmen and heads the of government press offices at the provincial and ministerial level. He is the author and co-author of many books including, A Manual for Human Rights Reporting (2007), Journalism in Transition (2005), The Soft Power and Global Communication (2005), and New Global Communications (2002). Professor Li was an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow with the Washington Post in 1995, and a fellow with the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy of Harvard University in 1999. He was a science writer, an editor, a senior editor, and a director of the political desk of the Xinhua News Agency for eleven years before joining Tsinghua University. He received an LL.M. degree from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Li has attended several Salzburg Global Seminar programs and served on the Faculty of the first Salzburg Academy in 2007.
George LUGALAMBI is head of the Mass Communication Department at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He teaches communication theory, contemporary media and society issues, and communication research methods. Prior to this, he taught media studies at Penn State University’s College of Communications. Dr. Lugalambi’s research interests include political communication, deliberative democracy, communication policy, and journalism and media training. His published scholarly works have dealt with the subjects of media freedom in Africa, peace and conflict journalism, and the growth of media and information communication technologies in Uganda. He began his career as a freelance reporter in 1990 eventually becoming the editor and columnist of The Crusader newspaper until 1999. Dr. Lugalambi then became the founding editor of the Uganda Journalism Review and has also done communication and consulting work with UNICEF, the Ugandan Ministry of Health, the Nile Basin Initiative, the AIDS Support Organization, AIDS/HIV Integrated District Model and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. A William J. Fulbright and Commonwealth alumnus, Dr. Lugalambi holds a B.A. from Makerere University, Uganda; M.Phil. in mass communication from Leicester University, United Kingdom; and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Jad MELKI the research director of ICMPA and a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy, is a visiting professor at The Johns Hopkins University and Towson University, teaching courses on research methods, media and society, media literacy, and media, war and terrorism. Melki has been a broadcast and online journalist for over 10 years, working with American and Arabic media. He was part of the webby award and Press Club award winning Hot Zone team (Yahoo! News), covering the Hezbollah-Israel war of summer 2006. Melki will be joining as a full time faculty the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the American University of Beirut in Spring 2009. Melki received his Ph.D. in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Paul MIHAILIDIS is in-coming 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. 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).
Maria Constanza MUJICA HOLLEY is a faculty member in the Faculty of Communication at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School in Santiago where she focuses on journalistic quality. Her most recent research centers on the South American press and she has been a lead investigator in a comparative analysis of press and television in Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Chile. She also served as assistant investigator on a study on measurement criteria in the validation of journalistic quality in Chilean newspapers and attending investigator on a comparative analysis of the quality of information in Chilean and Argentine newspapers. In 2006, Dr. Mujica Holley published a book chapter on Chilean news in News around of the World: Content, Practitioners and the Public (Cohen and Shoemaker) and she has published several articles on journalistic quality in South America, focusing on Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Dr. Mujica Holley holds a Ph.D. in literature and a degree in journalism from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Lizette RABE is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, the first woman to hold this position. She began her professional career in 1979 as a reporter with Die Burger, a Naspers publication in Cape Town, where she also shared responsibilities for managing and publishing a regional newspaper. In 1982, Dr. Rabe was transferred to the magazine, Sarie, another Naspers publication, where she held several positions including assistant editor, deputy editor, and eventually editor. She has authored or co-authored seven books and is a member of several journalism-related organizations including the South African Communication Association, the American Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the South African Society for Cultural History, and the Cape Town Press Club She received a B.A. in Afrikaans-Dutch and philosophy, a B.A. in journalism, and a Ph.D. from Stellenbosch University. Dr. Rabe served on the Faculty of the first Salzburg Academy in 2007.
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.
Christian SCHWARZ is a professor at the Institute of Social Communication, Journalism, and Advertising at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires. He teaches courses related to 20th Century history, public opinion, communication, and politics. He also publishes a news blog, The Tilcarallajta Herald, based in a small town of northern Argentina. Professor Schwarz previously taught social theory at the University of Buenos Aires and worked for Grupo Clarín, Argentina’s biggest media group, as a political analyst where he developed political and social scenarios based on global business network models, and was in contact with local and international media organizations such as AIR-IAB, SIP-IAPA, WAN and Reporters sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders). In addition to speaking several languages, he is interested in Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire. Professor Schwarz studied political science at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
SUN Jingwei is research director of the International Centre for Communication Studies at Tsinghua University and co-lecturer at the Tsinghua Global Media Literacy Seminar. She is a lead lecturer for the Chinese national program on global media literacy for the Beijing Summer Olympics and also runs a training program for journalists covering HIV/AIDS. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at Takungpao, a leading newspaper in Hong Kong, where she won the 2003 Hong Kong Best News Report Award for her exclusive report on The Arabic World before and after Saddam was Captured. She has authored and co-authored several books, including Handbook for Spokespersons, Being a Journalist, New Global Communication and The Next Media. Ms. Sun holds degrees in computer engineering and science as well as Chinese language and literature from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
ZHU Lian is a lecturer of journalism and communication theory at the Media School at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. Her main research interests are commercialization and political communication of modern television, globalization, international journalism. Her specific research interest is in the changing landscape of Chinese media over the past three decades with a particular emphasis on how broadcasters balance forces of commercial imperatives and party demands. Dr. Zhu previously worked as a freelance journalist, program director and editor across different media sectors and for different media companies in China. She received a B.A. in film and television production from Shanghai University in China; and an M.A. in cultural analysis and Ph.D. in political communication in broadcasting from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
ARGENTINA Julieta Garcia Pena Malena Sanchez Maria Belen Aleman Maria Cruz Natalia Bocassi
UNITED STATES Anna Eisenberg Brian Hooks Celia Scheff Frank Cervarich Jessica Castle Kristi Tousignant Laura Clark Leah Yngve Matt Chen Melanie Yuill Moses Shumow Rachel Leven Samantha Ku Sarah Eddy
2007 Faculty & Students
Susan MOELLER (Lead Professor), University of Maryland, USA Susan SMITH, American University of Sharjah, UAE Xiguang LI, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Jad MELKI, University of Maryland, USA
Paul MIHAILIDIS, University of Maryland, USA
David BURNS, Zayed University, UAE Liz RABETTE, Stellenbosch University, SOUTH AFRICA Stephen JUKES, Bournemouth University, UK Manuel Alejandro GUERRERO Martínez, Universidad Iberoamericana, MEXICO William PORATH, Pontificia Unversidad Catolica, CHILE Cecilia BALBIN, Pontificia Unversidad Catolica, ARGENTINA Noman SATTAR, Quaid-i-Azam University, PAKISTAN Dan HOGAN, Bournemouth University, UK
ARGENTINA Eduardo Blake Jorgelina Do Rosario Josefina M. Garcia Pullés Gaspar Segafredo Pablo Sorondo
Rosario V. Aranda
Yue Ben Yun Ling Lu Liu Siyang Wang Bo Zheng
Monira Al Qatami
Sarah Aguilar Flaschka Christina Darvasi Orly Goldsmith Oppenheim Ana Laura Peñalosa Mendoza Maria Fernanda Rivera Hoyos
Merheen Ali Hamdany
Shahida Asghar Tasawar Hussain Khwaja Tehmina
Deema J. Al Ansari
Fidelia A. van der Linde Caryn A. Voigt
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Nada A. Al Midfa Aisha A. Al-Hashemi Manar M. Al-Hinai Noaf H. Ahmad Hessa J. Al Hameli Nojood Al Nuaimi
Clare M. Boyle Kimberly M. Cauti Caitlin A. Chamberlain Sally C. Dadisman Adam R. Fizyta Megan E. Fromm Douglas Jackson-Quzack Aaron Novak Danielle Parnass Sara M. Rahnama Matthew A. Reisner Genevieve W. Roe Sam Salyer Ian T. Sbalcio Alyssa R. Schimmel Rachel Smith-Osborne
Stephen Salyer, Salzburg Global Seminar
Edward Mortimer, Salzburg Global Seminar
Jochen Fried, Salzburg Global Seminar
David Goldman, Salzburg Global Seminar
Thomas Kunkel, University of Maryland, USA
Rosental Alves, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jim Detjen, Michigan State University, USA
The Salzburg Academy would like to thank the following individuals for their support and participation:
James BLUE Producer, Discovery Channel
Liz LUFKIN Front Page Director, Yahoo News
Tegan BEDSER Online News Producer, Dispatch, South Africa
Evelyn MESSENGER Producer, Global Pulse, LinkTV
Jenna MCWILLIAMS Curriculum Specialist, Project New Media Literacies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
George PAPAGIANNIS Program Specialist, UNESCO, Division of Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace