The largest ever cohort of seventy-one students of twenty-three nationalities from sixteen colleges*, joined together for three weeks in order better their understanding of the role of media as an agent for change in the digital age– particularly in the context of their role as citizens of local and global communities.
In the annual Bailey Morris-Eck lecture at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, guest lecturer, Najib Sharifi delivered an insightful talk on conflict-sensitive journalism.

“An open mind is all you need to achieve change.” This was the message proposed to Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change students, during the session on “Media & Change: Empowerment and Civic Voice”.

Led by faculty members Roman Gerodimos and Jessica Roberts, the interactive and collaborative discussion aimed to evoke responses from students about the idea of change and being empowered to make change happen. 

Najib Sharifi got an unexpected call just moments after giving the 2014 Bailey Morris-Eck Lecture at this year’s Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, a program on comparative journalism and problem solving held 20 July to August 9 at Schloss Leopoldskron.  

Award-winning filmmaker Sanjeev Chatterjee has spoken to Salzburg Global Seminar on how his documentary work has been guided by an early notion of wanting to be a media maker for positive change.

At this year’s Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, the 71 students from 23 countries across five continents are helping the UN agency address real-life challenges in advancing the MDG and SDG agenda.

This summer from 20 July to 9 August, 70 students and 20 facutly and scholars from around the world will join together in Austria to participate in the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.

Academy fellows Marketa Zezulkova, Agustina Rodríguez and Yunyi Du present their work during a conference in Quito, Ecuador, this May.

A new study by ICMPA in conjunction with the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change outlines just how much university students around the world rely on media