Media Communications News and Events

  • Dr. Wiggins' "Boogaloo and Civil War 2: Memetic Antagonism in Expressions of Covert Activism" Published in Prestigious New Media & Society

    Dr. Bradley Wiggins, associate professor and department head of media communications, was informed that an article he wrote was recently accepted for publication by the prestigious and highly-ranked academic journal, New Media & Society and according to Journal Citation Reports, its 2019 impact factor of 4.577 gives it a ranking of 1 out of 79 journals in the category 'Communication'.

  • A Strategic View of Communication

    Students graduating from Webster Vienna Private University’s program in Strategic Communication will gain multimodal literacies required for the successful navigation of a professional career in various such as, among others, international affairs, corporate communication, public relations, crisis management, promotional campaigns, and more.

  • #BlackLivesMatter Movement - A Sprawling Global Force

    The current #blacklivesmatter movement, now a sprawling global force, seeks ostensibly to commiserate with Americans still grieving from the widely shared video-recorded murder of George Floyd, but also to draw attention to regional concerns of police brutality. A polyvocal outpouring of condolences and support occurs in the streets and communities within the United States but also across the globe, from London to Tokyo, Amsterdam to Brisbane, Vienna to São Paulo. The polyvocality emerges in marches and die-ins on bridges and main squares, on posters with phrases ranging from Racism is a Virus to All Lives Matter Once Black Lives Matter, but also in online spaces of discourse, where voices of solidarity are embattled by individuals seeking to confuse and obfuscate the veracity of the pain and trauma endemic to #blacklivesmatter.

  • Rave Reviews for Professor Bradley Wiggins’ Book in Prestigious European Journal of Communication

    Associate Professor and Department Head of Media Communications at Webster Vienna Private University, Dr. Bradley Wiggins’ book, “The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality, Routledge: New York and London”, published last year was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

  • 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.

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  • Webster World Report: The Pandemic, Impunity and Police Brutality

    The tenth edition of the Webster World Report, the discussion linking Webster University’s global operations during this year of crises, features a panel-style discussion this week with two of Webster’s international relations faculty about the effects of the pandemic on the global scene.

  • Schöllhammer Discusses the Ongoing Protests in the US

    Webster Vienna faculty member in the International Relations & Business and Management Department, Ralph Schöllhammer in his op-ed published in the Wiener Zeitung, discusses the ongoing protests in the US and the emerging vacuum of the US human rights protection. 

  • COVID-19 Impact on Global Economy

    Dr. Franco Algieri, Webster Vienna Head of the International Relations Department, is talking about the forthcoming impact of the COVID19 on the global economy. The ORF reportage with dr. Algieri starts at 20 minutes 40 seconds. Click on the photo to watch it!

  • Webster World Report Podcast: Voices from Vienna, Accra and San Antonio

    On the fourth special edition of the Webster World Report, we hear voices from campuses and locations in Vienna, Austria; Accra, Ghana; and Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, USA. 

  • Kickstart Your Career with a Dual Degree at Webster Vienna Private University

    An education is one of life’s most valuable assets, and as the biggest university city in the Germansphere, Vienna has plenty to offer. But graduates often find themselves with a degree and no real job prospects. Companies can capitalize on practical experience and skills that most traditional degree programs – with their overcrowded auditoriums – simply cannot provide. It pays off to seek out a school that focusses on expanding its students’ horizons beyond the pages of their textbooks. With a student to teacher ratio of 20:1 at most, Webster Vienna Private University does just that.

  • The Effects of the "COVID19 on the Economy

    Our Webster Vienna Head of the International Relations Department, Dr. Franco Algieri is talking about the effects of the "COVID19 on the economy", for "Eco" and "Eco Spezial" on ORF. The interview starts at 26 minutes 30 seconds. Click on the photo to watch it!

     

  • Studying by the American Curriculum in the Heart of Europe

    As a student from Bulgaria, Dilyana Pavlova lights up when discussing her choice to pursue her studies abroad in beautiful Vienna. A second-year student of Business Administration shares her experience of studying at an American university in the heart of Europe, and her everyday life as a student at the Webster Vienna Private University.

    The interview with our, Webster Vienna student, Diliyana Pavlova, was published in the latest STA Magazine edition. 

  • Brexit! When, How? All important questions concerning Brexit are still unclear.

    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.