Dr. Thomas Hanitzsch                                     ¦¦¦¦¦


   Comparative Media Research | Journalism Research | Political Communication

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¦¦¦¦¦ In Brief

I am currently Chair and Professor of Communication at the LMU Munich, Germany; my teaching and research focus on journalism research and comparative media studies. My home base is the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, which I am chairing since 2012.

A former journalist in the early 1990s, I have studied Journalism, Arabic Studies/Oriental Philology and Indonesian Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany and Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. I have earned my Ph.D. in 2004 from the Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany where I held various positions between 2002 and 2006. Prior to my move to Munich I have worked at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (2006-2009).

Since 2012, I am the Editor-in-Chief of Communication Theory, one of the field's most renowned journals published by the the International Communication Association (ICA) in association with Wiley.


I have edited und published six books, including the Handbook of Journalism Studies (Routledge, 2009) and the Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (Routledge, 2012). In addition, my work has been published in many of the field's most recognized journals, including Communication Research, Communication Theory, European Journal of Communication, International Communication Gazette, International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly , Mass Communication & Society, and Media, Culture & Society.

I have founded and chaired the International Communication Association's Journalism Studies Division and are currently the Chair of the European Communication Research and Education Association's Journalism Studies Section.


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