Past Program


How have global protests and a global pandemic altered our lives? What media initiatives, and narratives are impactful? What media are harmful, and how? At this time of converging crises and personal risk, we will ask how citizens are interacting with media ecosystems and how these impact our ability to respond to unprecedented challenges.

The Coronavirus pandemic revealed many inequities, and tested the informative power of our media ecosystems. Prior-to and during the pandemic, global protests called attention both to ongoing issues of poverty and access, as well as the continued struggle for equality against systemic oppression. These protests also demonstrated that while protestors and activists are becoming more media literate, so too are governments and groups that aim to divide and oppress.

To address the above questions, the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change is hosting a series of online workshops, which will bringing together Academy alumni and stakeholders in media, education, policy, journalism, and beyond, to share their experiences and insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic, and protests, are reshaping media, civic life, and future prospects.

This interactive workshop will bringing together alumni from the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change and stakeholders in media, education, policy, journalism, and beyond, to share their experiences and insights on how the Covid-19 pandemic, and protests, are reshaping media, civic life, and future prospects.  

The workshop will last 75 minutes. We will have moderators to introduce the topic, opening remarks from 2-3 speakers, breakout rooms for discussion on the questions posed above, and a concluding whiteboard activity that helps identify shared responses for media to our current global situation.

This program is open to public registration. Participation will not be capped. All partner organizations and Salzburg Global Fellows are welcome to participate. If you are interested, please contact Robert Stearns at

Related News
Academy Faculty
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
Roman Gerodimos
Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs, Bournemouth University
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
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
Jessica Roberts
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
Stephen Salyer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Clare Shine
Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL),
Sangita Shresthova
Director of Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Javier Siriani
Multiplatform Manager at Viacom; Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Buenos Aires (UCA), Buenos Aires, Argentina