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Prof. Dr. Thomas Hanitzsch

Academic Year 2014/15

The project proposed by Thomas Hanitzsch is concerned with the various paths that the historically unprecedented transformation of journalism, which can currently be observed worldwide, is taking in different societies around the world and the consequences this has for social and political discourse. This project is embedded within the "Worlds of Journalism Study", which is coordinated by Thomas Hanitzsch at the LMU, involving researchers from more than 80 countries. The subject of investigation is the change taking place in various areas of journalism, for example concerning the professional working conditions of journalists, the role of journalism in society, the journalistic trust in politics and finally the role of journalism in conflicts and wars.

Thomas Hanitzsch's work group includes Abit H. Hoxha, M.A., M.Sc., Corinna Maria Lauerer, M.A. and Mag. phil. Nina Steindl, M.A.

Visiting Fellows

  • Helle Sjøvaag, Ph.D.
    (Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway)
  • Rune Ottosen
    (Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway)
  • Arjen van Dalen, Ph.D.
    (Center for Journalistik, Institut for Statskundskab, Syddansk Universitet, Odensee, Dänemark)
  • Prof. Lars Willnat, Ph.D.
    (Center for the Study of Global Change, School of Journalism, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA)