© Shangyuan Wu, Phillip Santos, Admire Mare, Svetlana Bodrunova (Belenky), Zvi Reich, Claudia Mellado, Axel Bruns, Tim Vos, Larissa Schwedes

Global Journalism: Journalism researchers from six continents as guests in master seminar

(27.04.2021) This semester, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt was able to invite eight international journalism researchers, as well as a journalist of a major news agency, to give guest lectures in his Master's seminar "Global journalism: News systems, organizations and actors across the world".

Journalism is often understood as something inherent to a language zone or a nation and thus bound to the political and cultural specifics of a certain place and time. However, this does not mean that journalism research must be limited to analyzing "our own" national journalism system - on the contrary, an international and potentially global approach broadens our understanding of what "journalism" can mean in different contexts. 

Such a perspective can be case-based or comparative, focusing on individual examples or comparing characteristics across countries. In either case, it helps to not only understand "the other," but also to clarify the particularities and limitations of one's own system vis-à-vis comparative cases.

True to its global perspective, the Global Journalism seminar is covering journalism systems from around the world (i.e., multiple continents, with variability between examples from North/South, East/West). 

In a series of interactive Zoom meetings, invited experts from research and practice will provide insights into these journalism systems and their research, as well as opportunities for discussion with students.

  • 03.05.21  Shangyuan Wu, National University of Singapore (Singapore), 12 a.m.
  • 17.05.21  Svetlana Bodrunova, St.Petersburg State University (Russia), 12 a.m.
  • 31.05.21  Tim Vos, Michigan State University (USA), 6 p.m.
  • 07.06.21  Admire Mare & Phillip Santos, Namibia University of Science & Technology (Namibia),  12 a.m.
  • 14.06.21  Larissa Schwedes, dpa London (GB), 6 p.m.
  • 28.06.21  Zvi Reich, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel),  12 a.m.
  • 12.07.21  Claudia Mellado, Pontifica Universida Católica de Valparaíso (Chile), 6 p.m.
  • 19.07.21  Axel Bruns, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), 9 a.m.

Interested students of the IfK and academic guests can contact Prof. Quandt (thorsten.quandt@uni-muenster.de) by mail to participate in the guest lectures. Please note that there are only limited seats available.

The access data for the respective Zoom meetings will be communicated individually.

 Contact person public relations:
Dr. Stephan Völlmicke
Telefon: +49 251 83-23006
Telefax: +49 251 83-21310 (Geschäftszimmer IfK)