2011 Students/Faculty

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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 in the Department of Marketing Communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. Mihailidis’s research concerns the connections between media, education, and citizenship in the 21st Century. He has published widely on media literacy, global media, and digital citizenship. He is the editor of the forthcoming News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and Classroom (Peter Lang) and co-author of The Media Literacy Project (Pearson). His newest work is on a Media Literacy Learning Commons Model predicated on new participatory civic voices. Mihailidis sits on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and is reviews editor for the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE). At Emerson, Mihailidis teaches Interactive Communication, Understanding Consumers, Social Media, and Media Literacy.



 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.

Sarah MALLAT, Sarah Mallat is an instructor of media studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB). A Lebanese-American, she received her BA in Anthropology and Sociology, and her MA in Sociology, both from AUB. Her MA dissertation focused on the growing phenomenon of plastic and cosmetic surgery among upper-class female youth in Beirut. She is currently conducting a study on local activist groups’ use of social and digital media. Her research interests include Lebanese youth subcultures, the effects of popular media and advertising on body image, the roles of digital activism and youth in Arab civil society, and mixed-use urban development and the reclamation of public space in Lebanon. In her free time, Sarah enjoys cooking, gardening, astronomy, foreign films, and taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that Lebanon has to offer.

David BURNS is an assistant professor in Salisbury University’s Communication Arts Department where he teaches multimedia journalism courses.  Burns has worked for CNN and NBC News, in both permanent and freelance capacities, as a videotape editor and field camera operator in the United States and abroad. While living outside the US, he worked as a technology correspondent for the IDG Wire Service and for a Polish business and finance weekly newspaper.  He has taught new media courses to students and professional journalism workshops to media professionals in the United States, Poland, Russia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Afghanistan. Dr. Burns received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College. His Master’s thesis (University of Georgia) utilized diffusion of innovation theory to predict the success of global technological innovations. His doctoral dissertation (University of Maryland) analyzes Poland’s mass media changes leading up to and after Poland’s political transition.

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.

Cecilia BALBIN is international relations coordinator for the Institute of Social Communication, Journalism, and Advertising at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina (UCA) in Buenos Aires. Her responsibilities include oversight of exchange programs and activities for students and professors and inviting and hosting foreign professors and speakers to the University. She is an accrediting peer evaluator for the Latin American Journalism Education Accrediting Association sponsored by the International Press Association, which promotes a system of voluntary self-assessment and external review of educational institutions. She also serves as an assistant professor of journalism, communications, and advertising at UCA. From 1994 to 1997, she served as a political advisor to the Europeans Union’s European Commission Delegation to Argentina. Ms. Balbín received a degree in economics and a technical degree in journalism from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina as well as a number of post-graduate degrees in negotiation, public relations and corporate communication, international affairs, and corporate image and communications.

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.

LEE Seong-hyon (Sunny) is a chief China correspondent for The Korea Times, and a lecturer at Tsinghua University’s Center for International Communication in Beijing. Lee has been living in China since 2002. He grew up in South Korea and has degrees from the United States and China, graduating from Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Beijing Foreign Studies University, respectively. He’s completing his Ph.D. at Tsinghua University with a focus on “Media and political framing: How media report on North Korea.” He is fluent in English, Chinese and Korean. Lee’s articles and columns on China and North Korea have appeared in Foreign Policy, Harvard Magazine, Yale Global Online, Asia Times, Global Times, The National, Global Post, Liaoyang Dongfang Zhoukan, and JoongAng Ilbo China Institute. He appeared as a guest and commentator on CCTV, Al Jazeera TV, Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV, and China Radio International, and Korea Broadcasting System (KBS). He also gave talks at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, the Confucius Institute, the Journalists’ Association of Korea, Peking University and Tsinghua University, and Ewha Womans University.

Mireya MARQUEZ recently earned her PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London and holds a MA in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University, in the United Kingdom. As a journalist she has experience in subjects as varied as sport, international news, celebrity and mainly national Mexican politics. Moreover, she did work experience as a reporter in the Spanish Section of the BBC Worldservice in London, and worked as an editor or producer for key radio, online, print and TV news media in Mexico City. She now teaches theories of media and journalism Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, where she is a full-time lecturer and researcher. Her research interests include: comparative media cultures; digital media and production, sociology of news organisations; and journalism and professionalism She values her international experience as a catalyst to develop a teaching curricula which engages with global issues and comparative journalism cultures.


Charles M. SENNOT is Executive Editor, Vice President and Co-Founder of GlobalPost. He is an award-winning journalist and author with a distinguished career in international reporting for both print and broadcast news organizations. An experienced bureau chief, a hard hitting foreign correspondent and an energetic innovator in multimedia, Sennott is uniquely equipped to be a leader in the digital age of international journalism. Through nearly 25 years as a reporter and on-air analyst, Sennott has been on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in 15 countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine, Lebanon, Algeria, Colombia, Northern Ireland and elsewhere. He has covered a wide range of stories from religious extremism and the global arms trade to the papal transition in Rome and the oil industry in Saudi Arabia. A long-time foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe, Sennott served as the Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief based in Jerusalem from 1997 to 2001 and as Europe Bureau Chief based in London from 2001 to 2005. Sennott has received numerous awards, including the Livingston Award for National Reporting, “Story of the Year” by the Foreign Press Association for his coverage of Iraq, and he was named a finalist for Harvard University’s Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. In 2005, Sennott returned to his native New England when he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. In fall 2006, he returned to the Globe newsroom as a Staff Writer for Special Projects. In early 2008, Sennott left the Globe to join Philip S. Balboni as a co-founder of GlobalPost. As Executive Editor, Sennott oversaw the design and development of the site and traveled the world to build a stellar team of some 70 correspondents in 50 countries. He also assembled the team of eight full-time editors at GlobalPost’s headquarters in Boston. The site launched in January of 2009. Since then, GlobalPost has built a strong, engaged audience and been widely praised by the industry as a stealth news organization that is reinventing international coverage in the digital age. GlobalPost has also developed strong editorial partnerships with CBSNews, the PBS NewsHour and and NPR Digital. It also has syndication agreements in place with some 50 newspapers worldwide. Sennott holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and was awarded an honorary PhD by Providence College for reporting on religion and religious extremism in the Middle East.


Dana PRIEST is a two-time Pulitzer prize winning investigative reporter for The Washington Post. She spent three years as the Post’s intelligence reporter and was Pentagon correspondent for seven years before that. She covered the invasion of Panama (1989), reported from Iraq (1990), covered the Kosovo war (1999), and has traveled widely with Army Special Forces in Asia, Africa and South America and with Army infantry units on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. Priest has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for “The Other Walter Reed” and the 2006 Pulitzer for Beat Reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. Other honors include the Robert F. Kennedy Award, George Polk Award, American Society of Newspaper Editors, Annenberg School of Communication’s Selden Ring Award, the Overseas Press Club Award for interpretation of international affairs and the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis on Foreign Affairs. Priest’s widely acclaimed 2003 book about the military’s expanding responsibility and influence, THE MISSION: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America’s Military, earned the New York Public Library Bernstein Book Award and was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction. Priest is also a contributor to CBS News and 60 Minutes. She is a board member of the Reporters Committee for Free of the Press. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California at Santa Cruz and lives in Washington, D.C.

Denisa KRALOVICOVA 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.

Nadya KHLEBNIKOVA is from Russia. I am “Grantee” of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP). Now I’m doing my postgraduate study at the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University. I work above the dissertation in area of Public Journalism.

I have experience on doing media projects in local newspapers. Our journalists NGO have support through Russian and international foundations.   So, I’d like to continue the media projects. I’m interested to contact the people that are interested in public/civic/citizen journalism, RegioWiki, social entrepreneurship, new financial models in Journalism like Banyan Project, Spot us. 



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).


Clare Boyle served as program coordinator for the Seminar’s “Strengthening Independent Media” Initiative, a joint venture with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Global Forum for Media Development and the Salzburg Global Seminar in 2010-2011. She also served at the Program Associate for the 2011 Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. A 2009 alumna of the University of Maryland, Clare earned degrees in print journalism and French language and literature. She attended the inaugural Salzburg Academy in 2007 as an undergraduate, and loved the Seminar so much she decided never to leave.She returned to Salzburg in June 2009 as a program intern for three months, where she was responsible for many of the on-site logistics for the 2009 Academy and other sessions. She was also on site for the 2010 Salzburg Academy, working on a variety of projects.  Clare now assists Seminar and Academy staff with the program. She also maintains this blog and the Academy Facebook page. (Friend “Salzburg Academies”). Clare worked for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland throughout her undergraduate career. She also interned with a number of D.C. area newspapers while in college. She spent a semester in Nice, France studying abroad, and is fluent in French and not-quite-so-fluent in German.

Andrea López-Portillo is the Communications Program Associate at the Salzburg Global Seminar. Based in Austria and working closely with Paul Mihailidis, she is responsible for the preparations for the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change; she also produces videos and photographic documentation of all other sessions within the organisation. Andrea received a B.A. in communication with a major in film at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) in 2009. In 2010, she moved to London and volunteered in film festivals, photographic archives and art galleries, and worked as an intern for BBC Mundo; she also assisted photographers on a regular basis and worked as a freelance photographer. Her images and articles have been published in Mexican and English newspapers and online, and her artwork, which is inspired in Global Citizenship, has been exhibited across Mexico and London. Andrea was a fellow at The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change in 2008, which she credits for shaping her artistic statements.

Gisèle Laffont is a recently graduated journalist with a passion for communication and global issues. Living in different countries as a child gave her a first glimpse of the richness of multicultural experiences. But it wasn’t until she attended the Salzburg Academy in 2009 as a student that she realized that this was the way through which she wanted to achieve her professional goals. She has worked as a documentalist in Argentina the last couple of years, both for national and international projects. A fan of all sorts of expression, she is also passionate about art. She loves acting and performing when she’s onstage with her band. Offstage, she likes to spend time with her family –mom, dad, sister, brother, dog –and friends




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