Past Program

Jul 22 - Aug 11, 2012

The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

Salzburg, Austria


The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change is a multi-dimensional initiative that provides curricular materials, training and support for journalism schools, programs and classrooms across the world. It is organized through a network of participating universities in China, East Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the UK, Latin and North America and brings together expert faculty and around 70 students, from undergraduate to PhD level.

The Academy's objective is to lead the creation of global media literacy curricula, multimedia stories, and comparative research, and to become a leading hub for global media education in the 21st century. The curriculum developed over the past six years has led to the publication of 'News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom' by Academy Director, Paul Mihailidis.

Students work in international teams and across disciplines.

Key questions to be addressed by students include:

  • How do news media affect our understanding of ourselves, our cultures, our politics?
  • How can we use media to better cover global problems and better report on possible solutions?
  • How can media literacy make students more engaged citizens?

Each year, participants build web-based and downloadable lesson modules on how global media cover issues of critical importance. Past topics have included Terrorism, Climate Change, Religion and Civic Voice and Protest.


Cornelia Bogen
Post Doc researcher (DAAD), Tsinghua University, Beijing
Roman Gerodimos
Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs, Bournemouth University
Manuel Guerrero
Director, Department of Communication, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Vanja Ibrahimbegovic Tihak
Institution Development Expert, Internews, Sarajevo
Monica Luengas Restrepo
Academic, Iberoamericana University, Mexico City
Sarah Mallat
Instructor of Media Studies and Researcher, American University of Beirut, Beirut
Jad Melki
Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and Director of the Institute of Media Research and Training, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Susan Moeller
Susan Moeller, Director of the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda and Professor, College of Journalism and the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland.
Rosemary Nyaole
Senior Lecturer, Chair of Communication Department, Daystar University, Kenya
Stephen Reese
Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Christian Schwarz
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires
Moses Shumow
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Broadcasting, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Florida International University, USA
Sanjeev Chatterjee
Professor of Cinema and Interactive Media, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Renee Hobbs
Anthony Ioannidis
Usability & Corporate Training Expert, Founder of IAsquare, UK
Juliana Laluhova
Edward Mortimer
Senior Program Advisor and former Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar; Former Chief Speechwriter and Director of Communications to the Secretary General of the United Nations
Christy Pipkin
JoAnna Wasserman