Univ.-Prof. Folker Hanusch, BA (Hons) PhD

Professor of Journalism
Vice-Director of Studies
Bachelor / Master Publizistik- und KOWI (SPL 22)

Währinger Straße 29 (R. 7.20), 1090 Vienna

✆  +43-1-4277-48355
✉  folker.hanusch@univie.ac.at

Personal Website: Folker Hanusch

Web: Journalism Studies Center

Consultation: Tuesday, 13-14:00 (based upon prior agreement via Meike Müller)

➥  Comparative journalism studies
➥  Journalism culture
➥  Lifestyle journalism
➥  Indigenous journalism
➥  Journalism and memory

Folker Hanusch is Professor of Journalism at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna. Originally from Germany, Prof Hanusch spent the previous 17 years in Australia, where most recently he was Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor' Research Fellow in Journalism at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His research interests are in comparative journalism studies, journalism culture, lifestyle journalism, Indigenous journalism and journalism and memory. 

He was a chief investigator in QUT's Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), co-leading Programme 1 on Journalism, Public Communication and Democracy. Related to this, he is currently a co-chief investigator on the research project Journalism Beyond the Crisis: Emerging Forms, Practices, and Uses, which was funded by the Australian Research Council for the period 2016-18. Co-investigators on the project include Brian McNair, Axel Bruns, Mark Deuze, Christoph Neuberger and Tamara Witschge. 

Prior to joining QUT in early 2014, he was a lecturer (later senior lecturer) and journalism program leader at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He also held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Queensland in 2006-2008. Prof Hanusch is the author of Representing Death in the News: Journalism, Media and Mortality (Palgrave, 2010); co-author of Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction (with Levi Obijiofor, Palgrave, 2011); editor of Lifestyle Journalism (Routledge, 2013) and co-editor of Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture (with Elfriede Fürsich, Palgrave, 2014). He is currently working, with Dr Sue Abel (University of Auckland), on two book projects: The first is an authored book about Indigenous journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, to be published by Palgrave in 2017. The second is an edited collection about Indigenous journalism around the globe, to be published by Peter Lang in 2017. 

His work has further been published in more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in a wide range of national and international journals, such as Media, Culture & Society; European Journal of Communication; International Communication Gazette; Journalism: Theory, Practice; Criticism; Journalism Studies; Digital Journalism; Journalism Practice; International Journal of Communication; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Media International Australia and Australian Journalism Review

Prof Hanusch is heavily involved in cross-national collaborative research projects. He is Vice-Chair of the Worlds of Journalism Study, which studies journalism culture in more than 60 countries. He also co-leads (with Dr Claudia Mellado) the 30-country study Journalism Students Across the Globe. He further serves on the editorial boards of Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism, Communication Theory and Practice, as well as Australian Journalism Review.