Media Communications

Dr. Anthony Löwstedt at conference on Palestine

Dr. Anthony Löwstedt from the Media Communications Department chaired two sessions at 'State Formation in Palestine: An Assessment and the Way Forward', a conference held at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, January 26, 2015. The conference was organized by the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation, the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Bir Zeit University and the Open Society Institute.

  Dunja Mijatovic

Tycoons, Oligarchs and Media Conglomerates

From Silvio Berlusconi’s stronghold on Italian broadcasting to murky ownership of the press in Bulgaria, the problem of media plurality is increasing throughout Europe. Without a variety of voices able to reach its audience, basic freedoms cannot be practiced.

Dunja Mijatović, the Representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will speak on the problem of media plurality in this Guest Lecture at Webster Vienna.

Phil Moran

CTBTO's Integrated Field Exercise documented by Webster faculty

Webster Vienna’s adjunct faculty member, Dr. Phil Moran, is currently in the Middle East documenting efforts to uncover a possible nuclear weapons test. Don’t worry, it’s just an exercise; Phil Moran and his team are working with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) to cover the Integrated Field Exercise, IFE14.

Welcome to Wenkheim Video

Congratulations to Webster Media Communications student David Mahlich who has created this fantastic video showing how a Viennese palais has been transformed into a modern building for education. David has spent many hours to follow and capture the different steps in the renovation process. The whole production was supervised by Webster media faculty Elisabeth Zoe Knass and Holger Lang. The end result is an informative, fast moving, up-beat production that was first shown at the Grand Opening of Palais Wenkheim, October 29th, 2014.

Medianet - Bilder des "Lebens vor dem Tod"

Die Webster Vienna Private University analysierte Werbekampagnen der beiden Einrichtungen Caritas Socialis (CS) Hospiz und Haus der Barmherzigkeit zum Thema "Bilder des Lebens vor dem Tod": Provokante Bilder haben eine Chance, auf soziale veränderungsbedürftige Verhältnisse hinzuweisen. 

Faculty Recognized for Successful Symposium

In early May, Webster Vienna’s Media Communications faculty Holger Lang was invited to a honorary reception and dinner presented by the Convention Office at the Vienna City Hall.With this event, the City of Vienna recognized successful organizers of conferences during the year 2013.  Mr. Lang and his colleague and co-organizer Mrs. Elisabeth-Zoe Knass had put on the symposium “Under-the-Radar” already since 2011.

Dr. Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser

Dr. Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser at Helsinki Photomedia 2014

Dr. Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser, Senior Research Faculty in the department, recently attended Helsinki Photomedia 2014. The Second International Helsinki Photography Research Conference, hosted by Aalto University and gave a presentation there. In her presentation she dealt with the PR campaigns launched by CS Hospice in Vienna, giving an analysis of the image of old age designed in these campaigns. For her research project the institution´s  archive of visuals was made available to her.

Webster Vienna Film Premiere

On November 12th, 2013, the Vienna Media Communications department presented selected work from media-production courses at Top Kino in Vienna. It was a very successful screening at a sold out movie theatre. “The focus for us is to show examples of student work,” says Holger Lang, organizer of the event and professor at Webster. And, he added, the screening is also a reward for the students.

Webster Vienna working at the UN - Palace of Nations in Geneva

Students and faculty from Vienna supported Webster Geneva in a high-end production project during the public symposium of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. For two days the live video-presentation and recording of the international event was carried out by the small, but highly professional team from Vienna. After their successful work media-major Fidan Aliyeva and Jacqueline Thode received an official acknowledgement from UNCTAD for their contribution.


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