2009 Students/Faculty

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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).



 Susan MOELLER (Faculty Chair) 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.



 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.



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.



Raquel SAN MARTIN is a professor at the Institute of Social Communication, Journalism, and Advertising at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires. She teaches courses related to Journalistic Writing and Introduction to Journalism, and she is also member of the Advisory Board. She works as editor of Culture and Education in La Nación, a national newspaper in Argentina, where she also writes for the Literary Supplement. Her research interests include journalist’s self-perceptions about their job, journalistic quality and the construction of journalistic values, such as objectivity. She is currently working on her research about the way in which crime and violence is depicted in the media, especially in newspapers. She is also interested in art history. She holds a degree in Journalism from Salvador University (Argentina), a MA in Journalism from Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and is currently finishing a MA in Social and Political Anthropology from Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO).



Moses SHUMOW is in his final year of the doctoral program in the School of Communications at the University of Miami.  His dissertation is focused on media producers within the growing Venezuelan community in Miami and explores issues of globalization, immigration, and transnationalism, and the role that media and communication are playing in the formation of 21st century global immigrant networks. Prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program in 2007, Moses worked for nearly a decade in documentary production.  He was a part of production teams for nationally broadcast programs on PBS, Discovery Networks, History Channel, and National Geographic, among others.  He has a Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from New Mexico State University, and a Master’s in Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, MA.



Andy ZHOU QINGAN is an Assistant Professor, Director of Public Diplomacy Research Program,Research Fellow of Center for International Communications, Manage Director of Postgraduate Program, School of Journalism and Communications, Tsinghua University. His research work focusses on Public Diplomacy and Global Communications,Media and Foreign Policy Making. In 2006, Mr Qingan finished his Dissertation “Research on the Communication Mode of US Public Diplomacy after the Cold War. He was the Visiting Fellow of Journalism and Media Study Center in Hong Kong University in 2002 and was the member of Global Leading Visitors in 2008, which was formed by the State Department of the United States and specialized in Public Diplomacy Research. His most recent book Global Public Diplomacy Research was publish in 2009. together with Li Xiguang he co-authored Soft Power and Global Communications, Tsinghua University  Press, Beijing: 2005 ,Internet Journalism: An Introduction, Co-authored with Li Xiguang , Zhongguo sanxia Publishing House, Beijing: 2000. He has published more than 20 essays in the academic journals and given some speeches in such as World Culture Forum by UNESCO, Asia-Pacific Symposium on Press and Scientific and Social Progress, International Conference on “Global Communications and Non-traditional Security.” Since 1999, he was invited to participate research projects on Global Communications and Public Diplomacy sponsored by the State Council Information Office of China. He was also invited to be the lecture of the training program for spokes person in China by the SCIO from 2003. He has been the director of feature desk for the Chinese International Herald Newspaper by Xinhua News Agency. Now he is also the columnist and editorial writer of New Beijing Times, Guangzhou Daily and Southern Metropolis Daily. He has published more than 500 editorials and columns .



Cory TOLBERT HAIK is an online journalist who has spent her last decade managing the disruption of web media – which she likes. From reporting, to editing, to multimedia, to production, Cory has had her hands in most things that make online journalism work. Cory truly cut her teeth following the storms of the Gulf Coast at NOLA.com, site of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where she was the Managing Editor. She shared in two Pulitzer Prizes for covering Hurricane Katrina. Cory sits on the Board of Directors for the Online News Association and is currently the Assistant Managing Editor for Seattletimes.com. Cory holds a Masters of Arts in Communication Theory from the University of New Orleans and likes running…far.



Sawsan ZAIDAH is the manager and editor-in-chief of AmmanNet, the first local independent FM radio and the first internet-based radio in the Arab region. AmmanNet is being run by the Community Media Network, a Jordanian NGO which aims to promote independent, professional and alternative media, as well as community radio and citizen Journalism in the region. Sawsan has been involved in a number of researches and training programs on media ethics and freedoms and citizen journalism in Jordan. For the last five years she has been producing a media critique program “Eye on the Media” which monitors, reviews and analyzes the local media content on a weekly basis. She participated in producing the first professional handbook and stylebook for journalists, particularly writing for the web, in Jordan. She is a member in the advisory curriculum committee for The Jordan Media Institute. She has worked as a media consultant for a number media development projects in Jordan. Sawsan has a Masters degree, with distinction, in Online Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is still practicing journalism as a reporter for media, social and political issues.



Patrick COOPER is part of the Product Innovation team at USA TODAY, managing digital development projects for both editorial and business needs. He was previously the newsroom’s network editor, coordinating “network journalism” strategies for reader engagement and community building. Since joining the organization in 2003, Cooper has served as an online breaking-news editor, cofounded the On Deadline news blog, and developed storytelling-friendly workflows, CMS design and newsroom training. He has also been active in Gannett’s innovation leadership programs and USA TODAY’s strategic planning groups. Cooper has a bachelor’s and master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a native of Washington, D.C.


Mohammad SHAMMA is a radio producer and online editor at AmmanNet, the first local independent FM radio and the first internet-based radio in the Arab region. AmmanNet is being run by the Community Media Network, a Jordanian NGO which aims to promote independent, professional and alternative media, as well as community radio and citizen Journalism in the region. For 6 years he has produced radio programs, news, reports and documentaries, as well as online and print reports on human rights issues in Jordan, culture and the city council. Mohammad has participated in a number of workshops and internships which contributed to improving his professional skills and deepened his understanding of media issues. He won an award for the second best investigative report infighting poverty.



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).



My name is Daniel SIP and I am the Program Associate for this Media Academy. Having the chance to be part of this program is very exciting and I am looking forward meeting you all this summer. Before being asked to work as a PA I worked for the Bureau for International Relations in the city of Oldenburg, Germany, first as an intern and later as a project manager during the first International Citizens Meeting in 2008. I additionally a student assistant and am doing researching jobs at my University, where I study political sciences and English. I spent a semester in freezing cold of Stockholm, Sweden, studying at the Södertörns Högskola on a free mover scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service taking classes on Media and nationalism. I will finish my Magister Artium Degree in Political Sciences and English Studies in a few month and am my thesis on literature and human rights. I have worked for the seminar as an intern and PA before in 2008 and was asked to come again this summer because of my impressive knowledge on theories of zombies. Ask Rob from tech about it.




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