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.