Media Communications

Webster Vienna Private University to Launch Competitive Strategic Communication Bachelors Program in Fall 2020

Webster Vienna Private University to Launch Competitive Strategic Communication Bachelors Program in Fall 2020

The unique program will be taught in English by top communications professionals, with special focus on workforce preparation

The sixth annual Mobile Journalism Workshop took place this July 2019 in Anif as part of the Anifer Journalismustage, which is organized by Webster Vienna Private University in cooperation with the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung (KfJ).

A Reflection on the 2019 Mobile Journalism Workshop in Anif, Salzburg

The sixth annual Mobile Journalism Workshop took place this July 2019 in Anif as part of the Anifer Journalismustage, which is organized by Webster Vienna Private University in cooperation with the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung (KfJ). Fifteen young professionals and media communication students, some of them - Webster Vienna students, had the unique opportunity to travel to Anif for the weekend to learn from one of the leading experts of mobile journalism, Glen Mulcahy, founder of Mojofest Ltd, the company behind Mojofest and Titanium Media, a media training and consultancy firm which specializes in mobile journalism and social video storytelling. Glen introduced various mobile journalism or mojo tools to the participants in order to foster an objective and independent stance to journalism in Europe and further afield.

 In a unique ‘group’ interview with incoming Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) scholarship recipient Rania Ali, Nour Barakeh, and with Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal President of the Republic of Austria and co-chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, views were shared on a number of pressing issues in international relations, including global citizenry, youth and female empowerment and world politics generally.

Global Citizens: Moving From the National to the International Contribution

In a unique ‘group’ interview with incoming Webster Vienna Private University (WVPU) scholarship recipient Rania Ali, Nour Barakeh, and with Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal President of the Republic of Austria and co-chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, views were shared on a number of pressing issues in international relations, including global citizenry, youth and female empowerment and world politics generally.

Webster Professor Takes Her Research Global

Recently, Dr. Meng Chen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Communications at Webster Vienna, had the notable opportunity to present at two high-level academic conferences on her research of breast cancer patients’ language use and its effect.

Anifer Journalismustage

The Journalism Weekend Workshop in Anif (Anifer Journalismustage) will take place once again for the 6th year in July 2019. It has established itself as a standard in the Austrian media scene. Major features include a continually growing number of applicants, high-quality presenters/trainers and memorable keynote speakers from domestic as well as international organizations. These features guarantee that this event is well received in the community.

Dzuljeta Kastujeva, BA graduate in Media Communications, has shared her experiences and tips for those wishing to study at Webster Vienna. Dzuljeta describes how she deepened her knowledge of the media and how it influences society, how the broad range of elective courses available at Webster allowed her to pursue and combine other interests, and the importance of the undergraduate thesis to continuing her academic career after Webster.

Dzuljeta Kastujeva: Webster Deepened My Knowledge of the Media and How It Influences Society

Dzuljeta Kastujeva, BA graduate in Media Communications, has shared her experiences and tips for those wishing to study at Webster Vienna. Dzuljeta describes how she deepened her knowledge of the media and how it influences society, how the broad range of elective courses available at Webster allowed her to pursue and combine other interests, and the importance of the undergraduate thesis to continuing her academic career after Webster.

 

by Dzuljeta Kastujeva

The (Populist) Radical Right, the Internet and European Democracies

Read the opinion piece "The (populist) radical right, the internet, and European democracy" by Manuela Caiani.

Professor Kraidy: Can Political Humor Be a Weapon for Activism and Against Extremism?

“This is clearly demonstrated through how humorists use situation comedy to defang ISIS and its message”, stated Professor Kraidy during his lunch with WVPU students and faculty for a scholarly exchange.

The Power Of A Meme: New Book Written By Our Department Head of Media Communications

Shared, posted, tweeted, commented upon, and discussed online as well as offline, internet memes represent a new genre of online communication, and an understanding of their production, dissemination, and implications in the real world enables an improved ability to navigate digital culture. This book, written by Dr. Bradley Wiggins, assistant professor and head of the media communications department at Webster Vienna Private University, explores cases of cultural, economic, and political critique levied by the purposeful production and consumption of internet memes.

Media Communications public lecture with professor Marwan M. Kraidy

Wednesday, March 6th, 16:00 - 18:00 Room 0.16 

Webster Vienna Private University is pleased to announce the public lecture with professor Marwan M. Kraidy under the title "The Torch and the Hearth: Islamic State and the Age of Pyropolitics" will take place on March 6th, 2019 in the afternoon.

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