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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Brexit! When, How? All important questions concerning Brexit are still unclear.
Which Brexit variant is the most likely from a current perspective?
Check and comment the discussion held at the Ö1 radio talk show with Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak, director of the Webster Vienna Private University, as well as Cornelia Primosch, ORF London; Dieter Reinisch, Experta at the University of Vienna, and Gregor Schusterschitz, Ambassador - Austrian delegation to the Brexit negotiations.
Dr. Franco Algieri, WVPU International Relations Department Head, has recently been interviewed by Austrian military magazine “Militär Aktuell.” The China expert talked about the economic and political background of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) and their new military assuredness.
In his article „Eine europäische Armee – mehr als Zukunftsmusik?“, in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse (Saturday 24 November 2018), Franco Algieri analyzes the recent calls for a true European army by French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Dr. Gernot Gerger from the Psychology department at Webster Vienna Private University was recently featured in a TV special which focused on what makes someone attractive and the science behind this phenomenon.