Upcoming Program


What are we learning about COVID-19 and its impacts on our communities? How are media-makers and researchers using  the pandemic to change the ways in which we understand risk, solidarity, and mutual dependence? How has COVID-19 impacted media production, consumption and public trust in media? How could this pandemic help us imagine and achieve different future?

To address these questions, the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change is hosting a series of online workshops under the theme Protest, Pandemic and Power. In this workshop we will hear from prominent researchers about current creative and cutting edge research projects that are seeking to better understand how pandemics and protests are impacting our media and civic ecosystems. Each project features unique forms of inquiry, global samples, and insights about how people around the world understand and visualize the impact of the global pandemic on their lives, societies, and futures.


Len Apcar
Switzer Endowed Chair, Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication, USA
Allan Au
Knight Fellow, Stanford University, USA; Professional Consultant of the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Sanjeev Chatterjee
Professor of Cinema and Interactive Media, University of Miami, Florida, USA
Anunaya Chaubey
Provost, Anant National University, India
Meg Fromm
Journalism Teacher and Educational Initiatives Director for the Journalism Education Association, Colorado, USA
Roman Gerodimos
Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs, Bournemouth University
Eric Gordon
Professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, USA
Manuel Guerrero
Director, Department of Communication, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Chris Harris
Associate Professor of Communication, Department Chair for Social Sciences and Business, Nevada State College, USA
Claudia Kozman
Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Pablo Martinez Zarate
Head Professor, Documentary Film & Digital Narrative, Iberoamericana University, Mexico
Jad Melki
Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and Director of the Institute of Media Research and Training, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Paul Mihailidis
Program Director, Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
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.
Stephen Reese
Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Stephen Salyer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Clare Shine
Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar
Sangita Shresthova
Director of Research, @CivicPaths, University of Southern California
Javier Siriani
Multiplatform Manager at Viacom; Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Buenos Aires (UCA), Buenos Aires, Argentina

11.00 - 12.15 EST / 17.00 - 18.15 CEST


In this 75-minute workshop, we will hear about three creative and cutting-edge research projects, that allow for questions and answers, whiteboard brainstorms, and open time for dialog, engagement and debrief.


This program is open to public registration. Participation will not be capped. All partner organizations and Salzburg Global Fellows are welcome to participate.