Vin Crosbie

Vin Crosbie

Vin Crosbie’s expertise is about how new technologies affect the ways by which consumers obtain news, entertainment, and other information, and how that changed consumption affects the media industries’ business models, viability, production, and even the very definitions of news, entertainment, and information. For the past ten years, Crosbie has been adjunct professor at Syracuse University, where he teaches New Media Business, a required course he wrote for master’s degree students in that university’s New Media Management (formerly Media Management) program.

Crosbie was the first person, sole academic, and only industry consultant, quoted in the United States of America’s Congressional Research Service report ‘The U.S. Newspaper Industry in Transition’, which in 2010 described him as “a noted Syracuse University professor and consultant”. That same year, he delivered Singapore’s annual media lecture in that nation’s National Library. Crosbie’s essay of strategic advice led the executive research report ‘Charting the Course for Newspapers’, published by the World Association of Newspapers; whose ‘Beyond the Printed Word’ conference he has co-chaired and co-moderated. His speech to the Broadcast Education Association session of the U.S. National Association of Broadcasters annual conference was one of two dozen orations (including speeches by Barak Obama, George W. Bush, and Hilary Clinton) published by a multi-university team of speech professors in the reference book ‘Representative American Speeches 2004-2005’.

Since 1996, Crosbie has consulted about New Media topics to dozens of media companies on five continents. Prior to that, he was a news executive with News Corporation, Reuters, United Press International, and published a daily newspaper in Connecticut. He is the fifth generation of his family in the new business.

Prof. Dr. Christian Zabel

Prof. Dr. Christian Zabel

Prof. Dr. Christian Zabel is Full Professor for Innovation and Corporate Management at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences since 2016. His research focuses on production and distribution processes in digital media, especially online video. Recent research projects included a survey of the Virtual and Augmented Reality Industry in North-Rhine-Westphalia and a survey on motivations and production routines of content creators on youtube. The second research area is the digital transformation of companies, especially from an organisational and change perspective.

Before becoming professor Christian headed the product management of t-online.de, Germany’s largest online publisher. From 2008 to 2012, he was executive assistant to Deutsche Telekom’s CEO René Obermann, overseeing strategic cooperations with the media industry. From 2006 to 2009 he led the research & consulting activities for media consulting firm HMR International.

Christian studied journalism in Dortmund and Brussels and holds a master degree in political science from Sciences-Po Paris. His Ph.D thesis focused on the innovation competition between German production firms.

 

 

Christian-Mathias Wellbrock

Christian-Mathias Wellbrock

Christian-Mathias Wellbrock is a Professor of Media and Technology Management at the University of Cologne. He joined the School of Management, Economics and Social Sciences in December 2016. His research interests are in the fields of media economics, media management, and sports economics. He currently works on projects dealing with cultural aspects of information technology acceptance as well as economic viability and societal impact of digital journalism.

Christian studied economics at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, and the University of Hamburg, Germany, where he received his Master’s degree. He holds a PhD from the School of Economics, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg for his work on economic analyses of journalistic quality.

Before his appointment in Cologne, he worked as an assistant professor of media management at the University of Hamburg from 2012 to 2016. In 2009, he was a visiting doctoral fellow at the Media Management and Transformation Center in Jönköping, Sweden, and in 2012, a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University. His research has been published in ‘Information Economics and Policy’, the ‘Journal of Business Economics’ and other academic outlets.

Cindy Price Schultz

Cindy Price Schultz

Cindy Price Schultz is Associate Professor and Department Head of Communication & Journalism at the University of Wyoming in the United States of America. Her research and teaching interests are Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Media Management, Sports, Quantitative Methods, and Mixed Methods. She has published in various journals including the Visual Communication Quarterly, Women’s Studies in Communication, and the Journal of Media Economics. She is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal on Media Management.

Cord Otten

Cord Otten

Cord Otten is a doctoral student jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sönke Albers (Kühne Logistics University) and Prof. Dr. Michel Clement (University of Hamburg). His work is embedded in a German Research Foundation (DFG) project about the marketing of hedonic media products in the context of digital social media. Here he investigates the influence of social networks on the sequential marketing of hedonic media products with short life cycles. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Hamburg.
Prior to this Cord worked with the strategy and marketing consultants Simon-Kucher & Partners for three years. In his role as consultant he supported companies in Europe and North America in formulating marketing and pricing strategies, and in developing price systems as well as in their implementation.
Cord received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in International Business with a focus on the marketing-finance interface from Maastricht University. He also spent an exchange semester at the Singapore Management University.

 

Dr. Cristóbal Benavides

Dr. Cristóbal Benavides

Dr. Cristóbal Benavides (cbenavides@uande.cl) is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Dean at the School of Communication of the Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de Chile. He holds a Master in Media Management (University of Navarra, 2006) and a PhD in Public Communication (University of Navarra, 2012). His research interests are focused on Media Management, Innovation, Leadership. He has published scientific papers in national and international journals, books and chapters in books and Handbooks edit by Sage and Springer. He has earned public funds to conduct research related to leadership in newsrooms (Fondecyt Nº11150020). Also he his is a regular consultant for the National Association of Newspaper (ANP), developing statistical reports and professional training courses. In the past, he has worked as economic journalist and economic editor for national newspaper and national TV station in Chile (Canal 13).

Dr. Dane S. Claussen

Dr. Dane S. Claussen

Dr. Dane S. Claussen is Editor of Newspaper Research Journal, the quarterly scholarly journal published by the Newspaper & Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), since November 2017. He was Editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator (J&MCE), the world’s oldest and largest scholarly journal devoted to journalism/public relations education, from March 2006 until September 2012. He is the author and/or editor four books, including Anti-intellectualism in American Media (2004) and editor/co-author of Sex, Religion, Media (2002). Dr. Claussen has also published or presented scores of scholarly journal articles, essays, editorials and book reviews; book chapters; national and international conference papers; and encyclopedia articles.

Before joining Thiel in July 2015, where he also advises The Thielensian online student news organization, he was Visiting Professor of International Journalism at Shanghai International Studies University in China (2013-15). He also was Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (2011-2013); Professor & Director of Graduate Programs and then Faculty Chair, School of Communication, Point Park University, Pittsburgh (2001-2010); and Assistant Professor of Media, Journalism & Film and of Gender Studies, Missouri State University (1999-2001). Dr. Claussen was a Fulbright Specialist (2009-14) and has done extensive consulting for universities and nonprofits in Bangladesh. In AEJMC, in addition to editing NRJ and J&MCE, he has headed the Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division; Mass Communication & Society Division; Magazine Media Division; History Division, and LGBTQ Interest Group, among other roles. Dr. Claussen also has been an elected member of AEJMC’s Teaching Committee; appointed member of its Publications Committee; and ex officio member of its Diversity Task Force.

At Point Park University, he designed the dual Masters of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication/Master of Business Administration program, one of only six in the United States and the only one not at a research university. Claussen holds a B.S., Journalism, University of Oregon (1984); M.B.A., Corporate Finance and Labor Relations/Human Resources, University of Chicago (1986); M.S., Mass Communications, Kansas State University (1996); and Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Georgia (1999). He has also completed postdoctoral courses in U.S. intellectual and religious history.

Prior to his academic career, Claussen was editor and/or publisher of daily, weekly, biweekly and monthly newspapers and magazines in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington state; a media mergers/acquisitions broker/appraiser; and president of a national consulting group for newspapers.

H.L. (Hans) van Kranenburg

H.L. (Hans) van Kranenburg

H.L. (Hans) van Kranenburg is full professor of Corporate Strategy at Radboud University, Nijmegen School of Management, the Netherlands. He is head of the Department Strategic Management at Business Administration. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Reuters Institute and Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), the Media Management and Transformation Center at Jönköping International Business School (Sweden), University of Navarra (Spain), and the University of Chicago (USA). He was head of Business Administration and director of research program Responsible Organisation at Nijmegen School of Management. He published on strategic behavior of organizations, nonmarket strategies, industry dynamics, alliances and networks, and foreign direct investments. He also is an expert in media management and economics. Furthermore, he advised companies such as publishing and chemical companies on strategic and antitrust issues. He is member of the editorial board of Journal of Media Economics, International Journal of Media Management, and Journal of Media Business Studies. He has published in books and international journals like Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, British Journal of Management, Global Strategy Journal, Industry and Corporate Change, Journal of Media Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Telecommunications Policy, Food Policy, and Voluntas. He also is the author of the following books: Management and Innovation in the Media Industry (2008, Edward Elgar), Innovation Policies in the European News Media Industry: A Comparative Study (2017, Springer), and Nonmarket Strategic Management (2017, Routledge).

Furthermore, he is chair of the charity foundation Nationale Rode Kruis Bloesemtocht (http://rodekruisbloesemtocht.nl/ ). One day walking event with more than 28000 walkers. Revenue will be donated to specific activities of charity organizations in particular Red Cross organization.

Board member of foundation Our Common Future 2.0 (OCF2.0). ‘OCF 2.0 Roadmaps for Our Common Future Society’ is a crowdsourcing organization to achieve new, challenging and exciting vision on sustainability for our society.

Member of Steer group Duurzame Dinsdag. (http://www.duurzamedinsdag.nl/ )

Dr. Hussein Amin

Dr. Hussein Amin

Hussein Amin is the Director of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism and Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication department at School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the American University in Cairo. He earned a Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University. He has been an invited lecturer to many universities around the world and has presented keynote addresses to different international media organizations and communication associations. Dr. Amin is an active contributor to an extensive list of communication journals and internationally recognized media publications. In addition to his academic work, he has been recognized for his media projects and professional work.  Dr. Amin has also received numerous awards in recognition for his contributions to the field. Dr. Amin’s research is mainly focused on global media systems with an emphasis on media law, regulations and policies in the Middle East.

Hussein Amin is an active contributor to an extensive list of academic and professional journals and internationally recognized publications in the field of communications and media. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ –USA), a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Journalism and  Mass Communication Educator (USA), A founding member and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Middle East Media (JMEM- USA)). Amin was a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of International Communication (JIC- USA) and on the editorial advisory board of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication (USA). He is a member of the editorial board of Journalism Practice (Routledge-USA), the Journal of African Studies of Westminster University (UK) and senior editor of Transnational Broadcasting Studies (TBS), now Arab Media and Society published by AUC’s Adham Center for Television and Digital journalism. Amin was the Arabic editor of the Global Media Journal(GMJ- USA) and was Middle East editor of the Global Media and Communication Journal (Sage-USA).

Professor Amin has served as a reviewer for The Journal of Communication (JC), The Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media, and The Journal of European Communication, the Highway Africa conference, The Binational Fulbright Commission, the Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange between the USA and the ARE, the Kuwaiti Scientific Establishment (Al Moa’sasah Al Almeih), and the American University in Cairo Press. He has has developed media strategies for organizations and governments in the Middle East, including Egypt’s Media City, NileSat, The Arab League Arab Women’s Media Strategy, the Arab Satellite Charter, Media Assessment in Egypt, The International Academy for Engineering and Media Science

Amin has received numerous awards in recognition for his contributions to the field including the Stephen H. Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communication Theory from the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS), the Medallion of Honor from both the Nilesat organization and the Egyptian Media City, and other associations in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

Iris Chyi

Iris Chyi

Iris Chyi (Ph.D.), is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in the economics of online and print news and identifies universal patterns of user demand for multiplatform newspapers. Her “Ramen Noodles Theory” suggests that online news, like ramen noodles, is an inferior good. Her book, Trial and Error: U.S. Newspapers’ Digital Struggles toward Inferiority (2015), challenges U.S. newspapers’ technology-driven strategy, calling for a critical reassessment of the future of the industry.

Chyi has received many research and teaching awards and has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters. In 2016, her research on 51 U.S. newspapers’ multiplatform readership (co-authored by Ori Tenenboim) received substantial attention from the newspaper industry worldwide and triggered an intense debate on the future of print media among newspaper publishers, journalists, and especially digital enthusiasts. She has since addressed key issues surfaced in the debate at major industry conferences in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe and offered advice to news organizations such as The New York Times.

Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab and Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Newspaper Association of America, New York Press Association, Editor & Publisher, and many other media outlets have recommended her research to news practitioners.

Prior to joining the faculty at UT Austin, Chyi taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2000 to 2004 and at the University of Arizona from 2004 to 2007. She also has worked for several online organizations in the U.S. and in Asia.

 

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Jil Sörensen

Jil Sörensen

Jil Sörensen is a PhD candidate at the department of Media Economics at the University of Hamburg and a research fellow at the Hamburg Media School. Most of her work focuses on the economics of news markets, especially from an empirical perspective. She is particularly interested in topics related to political issues, such as political media bias.

Jil Sörensen is also a member of the InnoLab, a digital innovation hub dealing with trends in media, marketing and management. The InnoLab publishes reports about current trends and developments in the media sector, conducts workshops with companies, and provides keynotes at several events.

After finishing her studies in Public Economics, Law, and Politics, she worked as a fact-checking journalist at Spiegel Publishing.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Eigler

Prof. Dr. Joachim Eigler

University of Siegen

Faculty III – School of Economic Disciplines

D-57068 Siegen

Website: http://www.wiwi.uni-siegen.de/bwlmewi/

Mr Joachim Eigler is head of the Chair in Business Administration and Media Management at the Faculty III – School of Economic Disciplines of the University of Siegen, Germany. He was born in 1966 and studied Business Administration at the University of Regensburg. He obtained a doctoral degree in 1995, habilitated and therefore qualified as professor in 2001. At the University of Siegen he completely set up Media Management as a new discipline in research and teaching both for bachelor and master degrees. His research interests lie on media products, media markets, movie business and film finance, E-Business and E-Commerce.

Joan Sabaté

Joan Sabaté

I am a professor at the School of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna (Ramon Llull University). I teach Sociology of Communication, Audiences and Markets Research, Journalism Projects Management and Journalism and Media Management. My field of research is mainly related to Media Economics and Audience Research. In 2009, I also was in charge of the Media Innovation Lab (MILAB http://www.milabblanquerna.cat/?page_id=3142&lang=en), the digital platform that the School offers to students and alumni for the development of their ideas and projects, and to help them to set the idea in the professional market.From 2005 to 2014, I was the managing director of the Communication and Culture Audiences Foundation, a non-profit organization that promoted the Barometer of Communication and Culture, a personal interview survey with 30,000 people in the Catalan speaking territories, which focused on the research of cultural industries and media audiences.

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  • Member of the Institute of Communication of the Bellaterra Autonomous University (UAB).
  • Member of the Board of the AIMC (Asociación para la Investigación de Medios de Comunicación) (2013-2016)
  • Managing director of several projects related to information and communication technologies and digital journalism.
Dr Jonas Randall

Dr Jonas Randall

Dr Randall boasts an elaborate curriculum vitae with more than 35 years’ working experience in both public and private sectors, including many years as Chief Executive Officer of the Eastcape Training Centre (ETC) and Private FET College, where he served industry and commerce in  the development of critical skills.

Dr Jonas has proven leadership and managerial skills and has led numerous public and private sector institutions. He has a commendable record of leading successful turnaround strategies in non-profit organisations and established best practices in corporate governance.

In his new role, Dr Jonas aims to continue building on the successes of the Business School, which he said had done exceptionally well in its short existence.

Dr Jonas has also demonstrated experience in generating third stream income, which has become key for South African universities in light of the threat to financial sustainability as highlighted by the calls for free higher education.

He has become widely known for selling his vision and getting staff to buy into it, effectively working towards a unified end goal.

Dr Jonas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Western Cape, a Higher Diploma in Education (HDE), a Masters in Sociology (University of Port Elizabeth) and a doctorate specialising in organisational management from NMMU.

He has demonstrated networking,  engagement and relationship management skills as evidenced by a wide range of professional and community involvement activities such as his work with the University, Eastern Cape Education Advisory Council, Centre for Integrated Post School Education and Training (CIPSET) and the national body for private tertiary education and training providers APPETD.

His work in higher education has largely been recognised with numerous awards, including a national one for outstanding leadership in private tertiary education in 2009.

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José M. Álvarez-Monzoncillo

José M. Álvarez-Monzoncillo

José M. Álvarez-Monzoncillo is Professor of Audio-visual Communications at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He is currently Vice rector for Post-graduate of the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid; Course Director for the Master in Television Journalism (URJC-RTVE); Coordinator of the Master in Film, Television and Interactive Media Studies at the URJC; and Director of the INFOCENT research group.

Author of 9 book: “El futuro del audiovisual en España” (1992), “La industria cinematográfica en España” (1993), “Imágenes de pago” (1997), “Presente y futuro de la televisión digital” (1999), y “El futuro del ocio en el hogar” (2004), “Alternativas de Política Cultural” (2007), “La televisión etiquetada: nuevas audiencias, nuevos negocios” (2011),  “Watching the Internet: The Future of TV”(2011) and “Millennials, la generación emprendedora” (2017).

Co-author of 39 books, over 40 articles in scientific journals and around 131 papers and lectures on topics related to the economics of media, cultural industries and information technology.

Juan P. Artero

Juan P. Artero

Juan P. Artero (Zaragoza, 1979) is an Associate Professor of Journalism at University of Zaragoza, Spain. He attended a BA in Audiovisual Communication at University of Navarra (2001), a MSc in Management at City University London (2005) and a PhD in Media Management at University of Navarra (2006). He also holds a BA in Political Science from UNED (2001). He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Media and Entertainment (2004) and Fordham University (2007), both in New York City. Since then, he has taught Media Management and Structure of Media Industries at University of Navarra and University of Zaragoza. His research interest are focused on competition, strategy and quality in media environments. He has published articles in Spanish and English at journals such as European Journal of Communication, Journal of Spanish Language Media, Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Comunicación y Sociedad, Sphera Publica, Palabra Clave, Observatorio, Telos, ZER, Doxa or Quaderns del CAC. Books and book chapters written by him have been published at houses like Oxford University Press, Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan,  Deusto, Fragua, Eunsa, Ulzama, Ariel, CEU or Comunicación Social. He is also an active member of the European Media Management  Education Association and the World Media Economics and Management Conference and has attended scientific meetings in more than 25 countries.

Kenton T. Wilkinson

Kenton T. Wilkinson

Kenton T. Wilkinson is Regents Professor and director of the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.  He holds a BA in English and History (University of Colorado/Boulder), an MA in Latin American Studies (University of California/Berkeley), and a PhD in Radio-TV-Film (University of Texas at Austin).  He is editor of the International Journal of Hispanic Media and serves on the editorial boards of four other academic journals and an international book series.  Wilkinson’s research interests include international communication, Hispanic-oriented media in the U.S., and health communication.  His book, Spanish-Language Television in the United States: Fifty Years of Development, was published by Routledge in 2016.

The book analyzes how, since its introduction in the early 1960s, Spanish-language television in the U.S. has grown in step with the Hispanic population.  The industry’s development is examined through 2013, illustrating how business, regulation, politics, demographics and technological change have interwoven during a half century of remarkable change for electronic media.  International influences, especially from Mexico, have existed throughout the industry’s intriguing history.

Wilkinson has recently collaborated with Latin American colleagues to conduct eye-tracking research as well as comparative studies of how and why millennial populations use their smartphones.  He also participates in an interdisciplinary collaborative of researchers and creators at Texas Tech who engage the landscapes of West Texas in unique ways.  His current book project concerns language difference in electronic media, approaching the topic from a variety of vantage points.

 

Kyriakos Riskos

Kyriakos Riskos

Kyriakos Riskos, Ph.D. Candidate, Egnatia 46, Thessaloniki 54625, Greece, 00302310992076, riskoskyriakos@gmail.com

Kyriakos Riskos is currently a PhD Candidate in Media Economics and Management at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a MSc in Informatics and Management (Departments of Informatics and Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), and a BSc in Economics (Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). His research interests include Interactivity in New Media, e-media Business Models, Marketing Communications, Social Media.

Laurie Thomas Lee

Laurie Thomas Lee

Laurie Thomas Lee (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is Professor of Broadcasting in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Her research interests are in media law, media economics, and telecommunications, particularly in the areas of privacy and new technologies.  Her work appears in law review journals as well as academic journals and book chapters. She teaches courses in television production, media law, and advanced production.

Leonard Rackowitz

Leonard Rackowitz

Leonard Rackowitz is a PhD student at the Institute of Marketing at the University of Hamburg. He is part of a research unit consisting of leading researchers approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) which focusses on marketing of hedonic media products in the age of digital social media. His research interests are consumer behavior and marketing strategy.

Before joining the University of Hamburg, he worked as a senior consultant at the international consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners. He holds a diploma in Business Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Linda Jones

Linda Jones

Linda Jones is a freelance journalist and PhD scholar at Deakin University where she is currently researching into how digital technology and the Internet are shaping the business of newspapers and journalism. Her major interest is researching on the history of newspapers and diversity in local and online communities. In 1984, when there were no computers in the newsroom, she was lucky to land a cadetship as reporter with the Geelong News. Since then, she has worked as journalist, and sometimes photojournalist, on a range of community weekly newspapers, including the Geelong News, Fairfax Community Network and the Northern Times in the Riverina. She has written articles for trade magazines and had the pleasure of reviewing New South Wales and Victorian pubs for the Good Food Pub Guide. She is currently a ghostwriter, providing content and managing the Facebook and Twitter accounts for a couple of clients.

Lisa-Charlotte Wolter

Lisa-Charlotte Wolter

Lisa-Charlotte Wolter, Ph.D., is head of the Brand&Consumer research department and NeuroLab at Hamburg Media School (HMS) and researcher at the University of Florida (UF) in the Media Consumer Research Dpt. She is conducting international and interdiscipline research projects in the field of media and brand management, with a focus on industry-relevant questions. Her current studies, also in cooperation with Google or OWM, mainly include consumer engagement measurememt and management issues.

Lizette Rabe

Lizette Rabe

Lizette Rabe is professor and chair of the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University (SU). She obtained a BA degree (with Philosophy, cum laude), an Honours in Journalism (cum laude), and the MA in Journalism (cum laude) from the SU, as well as a PhD. She began her journalism career at Naspers and was for more than twenty years in the media industry, including as editor of Sarie magazine, at the time the biggest women’s magazine on the continent of Africa. She was appointed as Head of Department of the Stellenbosch Journalism School in 2001. She was the first woman to be appointed as editor of an Afrikaans publication at Naspers, and the first woman to head the SU’s journalism school. She is author, co-author, or editor of several publications. Rabe is a member of several professional associations, nationally and internationally. Her research interests are media history and cultural history. She was, amongst others, council member of the South African National Editors’ Forum and acted as convener and member of several journalistic judging panels, including for Media24 and Vodacom. She is a founding member of the Salzburg Seminar’s Academy. She is a recipient of the Rector’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and was on the first Rector’s List of the SU’s 25 top researchers across all faculties. She is also holder of the Chancellor’s Award and was honoured with the South African Academy for Science and Art’s Stals Award for Communication and Journalism. Prof Rabe is an activist for mental health awareness. She founded the Ithemba Foundation, a non-profit organisation that focuses on awareness raising of depression and related diseases as biological diseases. The Hope Hike and Hope Bike are held annually in October, around the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Aw

Mandla J. Radebe

Mandla J. Radebe

Mandla J. Radebe is an experienced corporate communication practitioner who has worked in the field of media and communication for over almost two decades in various sectors which include Financial Services, ICT, Government and Higher Education. He is currently the Business Executive responsible for Communication, Brand and Stakeholder Management at the Auditor-General of South Africa where he looks after the Information Knowledge Management Business Unit. He has worked for Absa bank (Barclays Africa) where he held various positions including heading the communication function for the Retail Banking, which include Branch Network, Private Bank, Islamic Banking, Homeloans and vehicle finance, Digital Channels and the Contact Centres, amongst others.

Mandla has also been Chief Director: Media Liaison for the Gauteng Department of Economic Development. He has also worked for Telkom SA Limited as Manager: Employee & Business Communications and for Wits University as Media Relations Officer. Mandla has worked in the NGO and Community radio field.

He holds a PhD in Media Studies, MA and BA (Hons) in Journalism & Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as B.Sc. degree in Computer and Information Technology from Vista University, Soweto.

 

Marc Edge

Marc Edge

Marc Edge is an Associate Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Malta. He was a newspaper journalist for twenty years in Canada and holds a PhD in Mass Communication from Ohio University (2001).

He is the author of five books, including Greatly Exaggerated: The Myth of the Death of Newspapers (Vancouver: New Star Books, 2014), which examined the finances of newspaper companies in the U.S. and Canada. His latest book, The News We Deserve: The Transformation of Canada’s Media Landscape, was published in late 2016. He is currently writing a book for Routledge titled Re-examining the UK newspaper industry. Find his research, including PDFs of his books, at www.marcedge.com.

Dr Mashilo Boloka

Dr Mashilo Boloka

 

Dr Mashilo Boloka is currently a Chief Director for public entities oversight at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services and honorary research fellow at Durban University of Technology (DUT).  Prior to this responsibilities which include monitoring the performance of State Owned Enterprises, Dr Boloka spend 7 years as the head of broadcasting policy and broadcasting industry development at the Department of Communications.  During this period he represented South Africa on various multilateral organisations on broadcasting matters including World Intellectual Property Organisations (WIPO) where he led the discussions on the treaty for the protection of broadcasting organisations against signal piracy.  Dr Boloka has worked for the South African public Broadcaster, the SABC and he has taught media studies at different academic institutions, namely: University of Limpopo, University of Fort Hare and Durban University of Technology.  He is a founder Board member of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (2003-2008).  Dr Boloka has researched and published academic articles on issues of media transformation, including, New Perspectives in media Economics: Examining Economic conduct cases in South African media in Ecquid Novi  (2003) 24 (1) and Economic Analysis of Black Economic Empowerment in the Media Industry 1994–1999: Political Economy of Media Transformation in South Africa (2011).  Dr Boloka continues to offer ad hoc teaching at academic institutions.  He holds a doctoral degree in Media Studies from the University of Natal (now University of Kwazulu-Natal) in 2003.

Dr. Miao Guo

Dr. Miao Guo

Dr. Miao Guo is an Assistant Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University. She teaches courses in audience analytics, media research, telecommunication programming, and digital media marketing and promotion at both graduate and undergraduate level. Her research interests include digital technologies and audience behavior, with specialization in the usage and impacts of second-screen mobile devices, apps, and social media in a multitasking media consumption environment.

Dr. Guo has published her work in such journals as Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Media Business, and others. Dr. Guo’s research work has been funded by the industry like Time Warner Global Group, as well as academic professional associations, including the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). She is the recipient of the 2013 AEJMC Emerging Scholar Award, 2013 Ball State University Junior Faculty Research Award, 2016 BEA New Faculty Research Award, and Distinguished Researcher Award from her College of Communication, Information, and Media. Dr. Guo currently serves as chair of the Division of Management, Marketing & Programming of BEA.

Dr. Guo received her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of North Texas, as well as a Communication master’s degree from Tsinghua University in China.

Minzheong Song

Minzheong Song

Minzheong Song currently has an assistant professor position of Dept. of Media and Adverting at Hansei University. She worked for the Economics & Management Research Lab of Korea Telecom starting from Aug. 1996 to Apr. 2014 and to have a research professor position of Dept. of Human ICT convergence for one year at Seongkyunkwan University. She is now also a lecturer at graduate school of Media and Communication in several universities like Yonsei, Seogang, Hanyang and so on.

For academic activity, she was executive director of Korea Media Management Association (2002-2011) and has been auditor for 3 years from 2011 to 2013. She has also served as auditor of Communication Academic Society (2008-2011). Since 2012, she has also worked as director at Korean Association for Broadcasting & Telecommunications Studies and vice-president of Cybercommunication Academic Society from 2012 to 2013. She was also a vice-president of the Korea Academic Association of Business Administration and the Academic Association of Digital management from 2014 to 2015.

In terms of academic background, she received B.A. in German Literature (major) and Communications (minor) from Ewha Womans University and M.A. in Media and Communication (former Newspapers & Broadcasting) from Jungang University. She finished her Ph.D. course in Media and Communication from University of Zuerich in Switzerland and took a Post-doc course from the same school for one year and worked for the Media and Communication Department of Prognos AG in Basel from August 1995 to August 1996. For her career on the job, she had MBA course of KAIST (2001) in Korea and MBA course of Seoul National University (2008) during her yearly leave of KT. During the summer 2008, she finished Media MBA summer course at UCLA in the US.

Mona Solvoll

Mona Solvoll

Mona Solvoll is associate professor of communication at BI Norwegian Business School. Solvoll received her Ph.D. degree in organisational theory in 2009 from BI Norwegian Business School. Prior to her Ph.D. Solvoll studied media and communication at the University of Oslo.

At BI Norwegian School of Management Solvoll teaches classes in digital communication, media economy and strategic media planning at various levels.
Solvoll is the research leader of the project Digitization and Diversity in the Media Sector. Her research focus is digital business models in local newspapers. Her latest work deal with the introduction of paywalls and the use of social media features in newspapers.

Nando Malmelin

Nando Malmelin

PhD Nando Malmelin is Professor of Practice at the Department of Management Studies in the Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland. He is also Adjunct Professor of media and communication studies in the University of Helsinki. He has written articles and books on media management, media work, creativity, communication, organizations and brand management.

Naushad Khan

Naushad Khan

Media and marketing is his passion and the leisure industry is where his heart and mind is most at peace.

Naushad has worked at various media houses throughout South Africa as well as a short stint as the Admin Manager for Hi-Fi Corporation at their head office in Johannesburg. This has allowed him to develop a skill set that enables him to get into any corporate environment and get things done efficiently.

He is the founder and publisher of the successful lifestyle and entertainment weekly The Next 48hOURS in Cape Town. The Next 48hOURS was awarded the Best Niche Publication Award at the Sanlam Press Award in 2005.

Naushad has been a director at Cape Town Opera for four years and also served as their vice-chairman for 2 years. His experience in the media and entertainment industry has allowed him the opportunity to add value to this world class opera company.

PROF NOEL PEARSE

PROF NOEL PEARSE

Noel Pearse is an Associate Professor and Research Co-ordinator in the Rhodes Business School at Rhodes University. He lectures in Leadership, People Management, Strategy Implementation, Change Management and Research Design.  His current research interest is in leadership and its development, particularly exploring sustainable leadership, health leadership, stakeholder engagement and leadership identity.

He is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa. He has consulted to, and conducted training on behalf of government departments, NGO’s and private companies, including extensive work with an Original equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the automotive industry and in automotive retail. He has also lectured for the Sol Plaatje Media Leadership Institute at Rhodes University, on their Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management and various short course offerings in media management.

He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees while studying full time at the University of Cape Town, graduating with a BBusSc (Personnel Management), a BA (Hons), and a MSocSc (Industrial and Organisational Psychology) degree. More recently, he completed part time studies at Rhodes University, where he graduated with a PhD (Education) degree.

PÄIVI MAIJANEN

PÄIVI MAIJANEN

PÄIVI MAIJANEN, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.), is a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Business and Management at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland. Her research interests are focused on strategic management and organizational change, and in particular, on issues related to media management and digital transformation, such as changes in managerial and journalistic practices and culture. In the media sector, public media is one of her special research areas. Before starting in the academia, she had built a long career as journalist and manager at the Finnish Broadcasting Company.

Petra Schulz

Petra Schulz

Petra Schulz is a doctoral student at the University of Hamburg, Chair of Marketing & Media since 2015. Her research projects relate to the media and especially publishing industry. She is currently working on international projects in cooperation with researchers from the Universities of the Netherlands and France. Prior to this, Petra worked for 2.5 years as a Global Marketing Manager at a manufacturer for fragrances. She received a bi-national Master degree in Media Management from the Universities of Weimar and Lyon (France) and a Bachelor degree of Business Administration from the University of Lüneburg.

Patricia Phalen

Patricia Phalen

Patricia Phalen is an Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs at the George
Washington University in Washington, DC. She has an MBA from Boston College, and a
PhD in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University. Dr. Phalen worked in
media planning at Foote, Cone & Belding and in audience research at Chicago’s public
television station, WTTW. Her primary research interests are the socio-economics of
media industries and the role of audience information in television production. Her most
recent book is Writing Hollywood: The Work and Professional Culture of Television
Writers. She has co-authored two books, The Mass Audience: Rediscovering the
Dominant Model, with James Webster, and Ratings Analysis: the Theory and Practice of
Audience Research, with James Webster and Lawrence Lichty. Dr. Phalen has also
published articles in several scholarly journals, including The Journal of Media
Economics, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, the American Journal of
Political Science, and the Journal of Radio Studies.

Dr. Rasha Allam

Dr. Rasha Allam

Dr. Rasha Allam

Rasha Allam, assistant professor and associate chair at the Department Journalism and Mass Communication, is a graduate of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo. She is an Honorary Alumni of the Annenberg school for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and an associate of the Oxford University program of Media Laws and Regulations. Her BA and MA are in Journalism and Mass Communication and her Doctorate is in Business Administration, with specialization in Media Management from Maastricht School of Management.

Allam’s areas of teaching include media management, media economics, and mass media policies, laws and regulations. Allam’s research record include conference presentations on local, regional, and global levels; publishing book chapters and reports with specific reference to media in the Middle East. Allam served as a reviewer for The Journal of Media Literacy, The Journal of New Media and Society, and The Journal of the Arab Media and Society.

For years, Rasha Allam has a weekly column at Al Masry Al Youm, one of the leading independent newspapers in Egypt where she introduced the Twitter debate, Engaging with your Readers on Twitter. In addition, she contributed to other newspapers such as Al-Watan as well as other Radio and Television news and talk programs. In 2015, Dr. Allam has been appointed as the director of the Media Office of the President of Egypt.

 

 

Roxana Bodea

Roxana Bodea

Roxana (MSc Vrije Universiteit, Brussels) is the Executive Director of the Median Research Centre in Bucharest. She was also the leader of the work package that deals with the moderation of online comments in the Less Hate, More Speech project.

Roxana has over 13 years of experience in marketing and communications in several media companies and at MRC has been focusing on researching the new ways in which legacy media can sustain their business and the effects within the newsroom.

One of her marketing campaigns related to the Bute Gala journalistic investigation won Gazeta Sporturilor the First Place in the ‘Best Use of an Event to Build a News Brand’ at the 2014 International News Media Association (INMA) Awards, a first for the Romanian media market.

Sabine Baumann

Sabine Baumann

Sabine Baumann is professor of Business Administration at Jade University and Adjunct Professor for Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. She teaches courses on master and bachelor level in Strategic Management, Information Technology, Media, and Production Management. Before rejoining academia she worked for Bertelsmann, Germany’s largest media conglomerate, in various positions including Director of their Content Management Competence Center. She supervised the development of an issues management platform for Bertelsmann‘s Corporate Communication that received the German Public Relations Award. She has served Wedel University for six years as Head of the International Office and Jade University for three years in the position of Dean of Studies. Professor Baumann is Executive Officer/Vice Head and Program Chair of the Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) Division of the Association of Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) and is a Board Member of European Media Management Association (emma). She is an Editorial Board member of The Journal of Media Innovations (JoMI) and The Journal of Media Business Studies (JOMBS). She currently serves as Representative at Large of the SMS Teaching Community. In August 2016 Dr. Baumann received the Barry Sherman Teaching Award awarded by the Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship Division of AEJMC.

Sabrina Maass

Sabrina Maass

“After finishing her Master studies in Public Economics, Law, and Politics, Sabrina Maass worked as a Research Fellow and Scientific Coordinator at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and at the University of Hamburg, before joining the Hamburg Media School (HMS) in 2015. As a Research Fellow at the Department of Media Management and the Department of Brand and Consumer Research, she is involved in research and teaching about current topics of media management.Sabrina Maass is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Economics at the University of Hamburg. Her research focuses on the economics of media bias and the relationship between the media and legislative regulation.“

Sandra Roberts

Sandra Roberts

Sandra Roberts is the Research / Academic Head of frayintermedia.  She has 15 years of experience in research, mostly related to media development, media freedom and journalism. Roberts is increasingly interested in how to solve issues related to the converged media environment and in the central role of learning in adjusting to changes.

Before joining frayintermedia, she was the Centre Manager of the Centre of Excellence in Human Development at the University of the Witwatersrand.  She was previously the Writing Unit Manager of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and the Head of Research of Media Monitoring Africa.  She has her degree in Information Science and her honours and Masters (cum laude) in Sociology.

It is possible that you may address her as Doctor by the time you are read this as she is awaiting her graduation date for her D litt et Phil in Sociology.

Sari Virta

Sari Virta

Sari Virta (MSc) is an advanced PhD candidate completing a double degree in media management, combining communication studies and business administration, respectively, at the University of Tampere (UTA), Faculty of Communication Sciences, Finland, and Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Media, Management and Transformation Center (MMTC), Sweden.Virta’s research interest concerns creative content development and ambidextrous innovation management in media companies and their collaborative value networks and hybrid organizations in the context of media clusters. She is finalizing her PhD titled Managing Tensions in Media Content Development in the autumn 2018.Virta’s publications appear in well-regarded outlets in the media management field, including Journalism, Journal of Management & Organization, International Journal of Media Management, Journal of Media Business Studies, Journalism Practice, Journal of Media Innovations, and Communication Research and Practice. She was also a contributor to the RIPE@2015 book published by Nordicom.Virta’s previous work experience in the industry is extensive, covering managerial positions, as well as consultation and development. As an example, at the Finnish public service broadcasting company YLE, she held several positions in the area of training and development for over a decade, including the Projects Portfolio Manager at Yle Programme Development (2002–2005).

Serpil Karlidag

Serpil Karlidag

Serpil Karlidag is associate professor at Radio and Television Programming Programme of Vocational School, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Communication, Ankara University. Her research areas are political economy of communication and new media.

Sonia Huang

Sonia Huang

J.Sonia Huang is an associate professor and director in the Department of Communication and Technology at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Her research focuses on industrial economics and strategic management for new media. Her work has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Media Economics, the International Journal on Media Management, Asian Journal of Communication and Chinese Journal of Communication.

Sven-Ove Horst

Sven-Ove Horst

Sven-Ove Horst is Senior Assistant Professor for Media and Creative Industries at Erasmus University Rotterdam – ESHCC. He has held previous positions at Aalto University School of Business and Bauhaus-University Weimar. His research focuses on the intersection of media management and organization studies, where he explores topics such as strategy, entrepreneurship and change. Furthermore, he enjoys connecting theory and practice through change consulting, leadership development and industry workshops.

Tor Bang

Tor Bang

Tor Bang
Associate Professor
BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, NorwayDr. Bang holds a cand.mag. (BA) from Hedmark University College, Hamar, Norway (1978), a cand.polit. (MA) in media science from the University of Oslo (1997), and a Ph.D. in strategic communication from the University of Bergen (2012).He has been employed at BI Norwegian Business School since 1997 and is currently associate dean for the institution’s undergraduate program in communication management. He also coordinates two executive master of management programs in various communication specialties, via which he is connected with New York University and Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)Tor Bang has furthermore been a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. He has written multiple textbooks on various topics in media and communications sciences.

Ulrike Rohn

Ulrike Rohn

Ulrike Rohn is senior researcher and visiting professor at Tallinn University’s Baltic, Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) and its Centre of Excellence in Media Innovation and Digital Culture (MEDIT). Dr Rohn is the president of the European Media Management Association (emma), and she is associate editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies. Her research interests include media policy, media branding, media business models, the sharing economy, international media strategies, and the relationship between media and culture. Latter research interests have led to her book publication ”Cultural Barriers to the Success of Foreign Media Content: Western Media in China, India, and Japan”, published by Peter Lang in 2010. In her main current research project, Ulrike studies European audiovisual policy measurements from a small market’s point of view. Ulrike Rohn received her PhD from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany.

Yun Wu

Yun Wu

Biography of Yun Wu

Personal Details

Surname: Wu (吴)

Given Name: Yun (赟)

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: February 22, 1980

Place of Birth: Hubei Province, P. R. China

Citizenship: P. R. China

Address: College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, 148 Tianmushan Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P. R. China, 310028

Phone Number: (86)15868802466 (Mobile)

Email: victor222@126.com

 

Education

  • September, 2004 – June, 2007 D. (Information Management, Publishing Studies), School of Information Management (a member of the iSchools Organization), Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China
  • September, 2001 – June, 2004 A. (Communication), School of Media Communication and Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China
  • September, 1997 – June, 2001 A. (Information and Documentation Sciences), School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China

 

Title of the Ph.D. Thesis

Research on Economics of Micro-publishing

 

Research Interests

Media and Social Transformation, Culture Industry, Media Literacy, Publishing Studies, Reading Studies

 

Work Experience

  • December, 2010 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, P. R. China
  • July, 2007 – November, 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, P. R. China. vice dean of the Department of Journalism and Communication, vice director of the Communication Studies Institute at Zhejiang University, the deputy secretary-general of Media Economics and Management Association of China, and the secretary-general of Communication Association of Zhejiang Province.

 

Teaching Field

Course Specialties: Media Literacy, Media Management, Copyright, Network Communication, Publishing Research

July, 2007 – Present  Department of Journalism and Communication, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University

 

Castulus Kolo

Castulus Kolo

Castulus Kolo first studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany and completed his studies with a PhD at the Particle Physics Laboratory CERN, Geneva (Switzerland), where he came across the WWW as one of the early users in 1989. Later he gained an additional PhD in social anthropology driven by an interest in how other cultures solve every day challenges in different ways and the role of communication therein.Castulus Kolo gathered professional experience in consulting and applied research with one of the leading international top management consultancies and the German Fraunhofer Society in different positions – eventually as board member of its consulting spin-off. In 2001, he became member of the board of directors of the corporate venture management of a large German publishing house, being responsible for business development and innovation.Throughout his management career Castulus Kolo continued his academic activities as a lecturer at several universities on innovation management, media and ICT. In 2007 he became professor and in 2008 chair of media management at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Munich (Germany), where since 2013 he is Vice President for Academic Affairs.His research is published in international journals and is focused on the preconditions, the diffusion as well as the effects of (media) innovations at the intersection of economy, society and technology. Besides his academic activities Castulus Kolo still works as a business consultant for major companies and is founder of the foresight institute future directions.

Dr. Carl-Gustav Linden

Dr. Carl-Gustav Linden

Dr. Carl-Gustav Linden is an adjunct professor in media and journalism development at the School of Social Science, University of Helsinki. He used to be a business journalist, working for press and television before moving into academia. His research interests include media management with a special focus on digital development, especially news automation.

Byenghee Chang

Byenghee Chang

Byenghee Chang is associate professor at the department of journalism and mass communication of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. He received his Ph.D. from University of Florida. His research interest includes media marketing, management, economics and policy. His studies have been published in several journals such as Journal of Media Economics, International Journal on Media Management and Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

Jonas Bruehl

Jonas Bruehl

Jonas Bruehl works at the university of Siegen, at the chair of business administration and Media Management of Prof. Dr. Joachim Eigler. He also graduated at this very university, writing his master thesis about the intermediation processes in the movie business industry. After graduating he worked at a medium-sized company in the field of human resource marketing.

After a year he got back to his former alma mater to work as a research assistant in the field of Media Management. His research deals with new approaches und cooperations in movie marketing, business model innovations of movie exhibitors and private film-financing.

Brittani Sahm

Brittani Sahm

Brittani Sahm is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida, studying mass communications. Her concentration is in advertising and her research is specifically focused on topics related to behaviors of sports media consumers. More recently, Brittani’s dissertation will examine factors that influence the motivations of sports media consumers, with an emphasis on factors related to new media usage. While at UF, she has been advised by Dr. Sylvia Chan-Olmsted.

Dr. Bartosz Wilczek

Dr. Bartosz Wilczek

Dr. Bartosz Wilczek is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Switzerland. He investigates how media professionals behave under complexity and uncertainty and how this behavior shapes media innovation (e.g., newsroom convergence, strategic partnerships) and media hypes (e.g., adoption of misinformation, social norm enforcement). He has worked in different academic positions at the University of Hamburg, at the University of Mainz and at the Università della Svizzera italiana. Prior to his PhD, he has worked as a journalist for several news outlets in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Aske Kammer

Aske Kammer

Aske Kammer, PhD, is associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. He researches how digitalization impacts economy, management, and policies of the news media, focusing in particular on the role of tech companies such as Alphabet and Facebook in the digital media economy. He is chair of the Association of Media Researchers in Denmark and has published in leading international journals. For more info, please consult https://www.AskeKammer.dk

Dr. Arne H. Krumsvik

Dr. Arne H. Krumsvik

Dr. Arne H. Krumsvik is Head of Department at Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, and incoming Rector at Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway. Professor Krumsvik is regarded as one of the founders of media innovations studies.

Friedrich Hogrefe

Friedrich Hogrefe

My academic career started in the Netherlands at a university of applied sciences in the field of communication science and economics. With its practical approach, the Arnhem Business School is renowned for business centered studies that prepare for careers in communication. In the scope of my bachelor thesis I worked with a Dutch tech-startup that wanted to position itself in the German market. My task was to develop a marketing communication strategy to successfully enter the German market. After my bachelor, the tech-startup (MoreApp) hired me to become the marketing executive for the German market. During my time with the company I was able to acquire high level customers in different segments of the German market and implement the strategy that I had developed beforehand. Since 2016 I am a student of the Hamburg Media School (HMS), doing a MBA with a focus on Media Management. The HMS is known for its close relationship with established German media companies, which enabled me to work on projects that sought to answer the big questions that media companies nowadays are concerned with. In the future, I am looking to go into scientific publishing at the Hogrefe Publishing House. A family business that was founded in 1949.

Catharina Stuntz

Catharina Stuntz

Catharina is an executive MBA student at the Hamburg Media School and works as project lead in the management of the Bauer Media Group, Europe’s biggest magazine publisher. Prior she was head of magazines and responsible for different weekly and monthly entertainment magazines. She is interested in international media markets and developing new or expanding existing business models in print and digital media.

Julia Jochim

Julia Jochim

Julia Jochim studied Writing and Publishing Studies at Middlesex University in London, finishing with a B.A. She has worked extensively all over Germany as an editor and editor-in-chief in book publishing, specializing in non-fiction for children and adults, while capping off her academic training with an M.A. in History. Lately, she is focusing on digital publishing, online marketing and e-commerce and has been studying towards an MBA in Media Management at Hamburg Media School in Germany.

Johanna Fahr

Johanna Fahr

My name is Johanna Fahr. I’m 26 years old and come from Hanover, which is located in the North of Germany. After school, I did an apprenticeship at the insurance company Allianz. Afterwards I started studying International Management in Hamburg. During this Bachelor program I’ve spent 8 months in London for studying one term abroad and doing an internship at G+J there. Now, I’m studying Media Management at the Hamburg Media school.

Elisabeth Wurzer

Elisabeth Wurzer

Elisabeth Wurzer, 24
 MBA Media Management, Hamburg Media School
 BA (Hons) Communication and Media, Bournemouth University
 Dissertation: Right-wing politicians and their Use of Social Media: A Comparative Study of Austria and the UK

Sven Boos

Sven Boos

My name is Sven Boos. I am 24 years old and am studying for the master program “Media Management” at the Hamburg Media School. Previously, I completed a bachelor’s degree in “Media and Communication Management” in Munich. My interests are mainly VR / AR and AI and trend research. Seeing which trends could become reality in the near future is very exciting and, in my opinion, socially most relevant because every single person will be directly affected.
Besides, I’m a passionate car enthusiast. As the technical components become more and more intelligent and autonomous, I am interested in networking and communication between automobiles as well as implementing entertainment options to provide passengers with a novel, exciting user experience.

Mona Stussig

Mona Stussig

My name is Mona Stussig, I am 24 years old and I am doing my Master of Business Administration in Media Management in Hamburg.
I did my Bachelor degree in Media Science and Design. I am interested in the fields of Marketing, Project Management as well as Strategic Management and Consulting.

Mia Schuenemann

Mia Schuenemann

Born and raised near Magdeburg, Germany Mia became interested in all things media at a young age. Her passion for television and video games lead her to a bachelor’s degree in Media Education and Audiovisual Culture. Through internships at local radio station radioSAW and public regional German broadcasting station Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk she gained hands-on knowledge in media production. Subsequently she chose to pursue an MBA in Media Management at Hamburg Media School which she will finish at the end of this year.
In addition to her successful academic career Mia has spent a significant amount of time abroad where she got to experience media on an international scale. In high school she spent a year at Elwood College in Melbourne, Australia. In 2015 she spent six months in Brussels where she completed two internships. Firstly, she worked at the representation of Saxony-Anhalt, in the department for media and culture. Afterwards she spent three months at the European Parliament at the office of Sven Schulze, MEP. Apart from gaining insights into European policy-making she assisted with public relations and internal reporting. Last autumn she spent four months at Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain as part of the European exchange program called Erasmus.
Professionally Mia is interested in the process of Digitalization and advances in technology and their implications on company structures and processes and how those can be optimized. Global tech companies such as Google and Facebook do not only shape peoples’ media consumption but also hold the power to impact society at large. Hence she is looking forward to this year’s WMEMC to gain further insights on the current developments and mechanisms. Additionally, she is hoping to exchange ideas on the topics at hand including as to what our shared future might look like.
Mia speaks four languages (German, English, French and Spanish) and takes a keen interest in travelling, music and fashion. She loves exploring and experiencing different cultures. In her free time, she is a passionate singer, plays the guitar and enjoys creating outfits with her sewing machine.

Linda Oesterle

Linda Oesterle

My name is Linda Oesterle and I am currently doing my MBA in Media Management at the Hamburg Media School. During my Bachelor studies in Business Administration at the University of Hamburg I was already focusing on media topics like the role of word-of-mouth on the success of media products.
Although media in general and the way it is consumed caught my attention I´m especially interested in the challenges the digitalization will bring to this specific industry. During my internship at Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH in Germany I got great insides on how the digital distribution in the film industry slowly takes over the traditional way of distributing. I got the chance to work with clients like Amazon and Google and see them rise in the Video-Streaming market.
At the moment I am a working student in the department digital marketing at NDR Media GmbH, a subsidiary of Germanys biggest public service broadcasting Company in the north with special focus on public radio. We are covering all kinds of digital marketing projects for the company like e-Mail marketing or Search Engine Optimization.
After my degree I see myself developing new ways to combine digital and traditional media, dealing with and creating disruptive business models as well as shaping strategies to cope with the fact that media companies around the world will grow closer together.

Maxine Torney

Maxine Torney

My name is Maxine Torney, I’m 24 years old and I’m studying Media Management at the Hamburg Media School. I have a Bachelor degree in media and communication science and politics. Right now, I am really interested in AI Assistants like Alexa & Co and Online Marketing.

Matthias von Schuetz

Matthias von Schuetz

– Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Knowledge, University of Regensburg.
– EMBA in Media Management, Hamburg Media School, Hamburg
– Founder and CEO of Priapan Media, Video Production Start-Up, clients: Porsche, Lidl, MAN and others
– Interests: media startups, self-employment, business development

Malte Riken

Malte Riken

Since 2015 Malte Riken is heading the magazine division of the German publishing company „ZEIT Verlag”, most known for Germany’s leading weekly newspaper “DIE ZEIT”. The company is located in Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city and home to a large media and publishing industry.
Riken started his publishing career at Axel Springer in 2006 and studied business management in Hamburg while attending a combined internship program with Axel Springer SE, today one of Europe’s largest media companies. After receiving his bachelor degree, he obtained several positions at Axel Springer including web controlling, digital project management, app development and new media publishing management. From 2012 on he headed the publishing management of the AUTO BILD group including print, digital and TV as well as international licensing and syndication.
Today Riken focuses on product innovation within the magazine market as well as on developing new revenue streams for established media brands. He currently attends the executive MBA program of Hamburg Media School.

Jerrit Roeckendorf

Jerrit Roeckendorf

My name is Jerrit Roeckendorf. I have a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Hamburg. Currently I am studying Media Management at the Hamburg Media School. I am interested in new ideas and technologies which will shape our digital Future. My economic areas of expertise are innovation and growth economics.
In terms of media I am focused mainly on fully digital business models.

Janin Brandenburg

Janin Brandenburg

Janin is an executive MBA student at the Hamburg Media School and works at DPV Deutscher Pressevertrieb which is a 100% subsidiary of one of the biggest publishing houses Gruner + Jahr. As a „Teamlead in “Digital Publishing“, Janin and her team are responsible for the magazine apps of Gruner + Jahr (titles such as stern, GEO and National Geographic) and for many more publishing clients. She’s passionate about technological developments as well as agile product- and project management. Right now Janin and her team focus on flexible and structured (tagged) digital content such as XML data.”

Jacquelina Ilievski

Jacquelina Ilievski

Jacquelina Ilievski completed her bachelor’s degree in social sciences at university Düsseldorf and is currently studying media management at Hamburg Media School to add business knowledge to the knowledge of humanities research. She gained practical experiences of journalism, public relations and marketing at various companies in Germany. Her areas of academic interest include corporate communications, advertising and online marketing.

Isabel Luebbert-Rein

Isabel Luebbert-Rein

My first contact with the media world originated in the context of a school-internship at the German publishing house Gruner + Jahr for the well-known Stern magazine. I was hooked. After successfully completing my Abitur I wanted to keep the media-spark alive and gained insight in the German film industry.
Anyway, to leave all job-opportunities open, I decided to register for the general studies Business Administration at the renowned Humboldt University of Berlin. But the film and media industry never let me loose. On account of this I tried different media branches during my Bachelor studies: From student’s films, to commercial films and marketing. But I also didn’t lose sight of the management education. For my term abroad, I chose the well-respected ESCP in Paris and took courses in general management.
In my Bachelor thesis I analyzed psychological factors in the marketing of movies. I then tested this theoretical approach in a practical surrounding: At a film distribution and a film festival. During my MBA at the Hamburg Media School I want to gain insights in different media branches. Especially the practical approach convinced me to apply. But also seeing into well-established media firms and their diversifications fascinates me.
For me it will be interesting to see how the traditional media business models will find their way in those shaky times. How our younger generation will use, consume and live with the omnipresent digital media nowadays and how I, as a media manager, can strategically manage the transformations, that will keep on coming.

Frank Hofmann

Frank Hofmann

Academic career:
 master in media and film studies
 now enrolled at the executive MBA program at Hamburg Media School (Germany)
Professional career:
 former documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and chief editor of an art calendar
 now trainee in general management program for MADSACK, a major Germen publishing group

Diana Pottek

Diana Pottek

Diana Pottek graduated her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.Sc.) in 2015. After graduation she worked at one of the biggest media houses as Marketing Manager and Business Development Manager.
2017 Diana Pottek began her Master studies in Media Management at Hamburg Media School. After one year of full-time study she shifted over to dual course of study as she works full time at Online Marketing Rockstars now.

Cosima Conrad

Cosima Conrad

I have always been interested in how media influences our everyday life: How what we watch, hear and see shapes who we are and what we think. After school however I decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition in Germany, another interest of mine. I quickly noticed that being in a lab and closely following instructions all day is not the right job for me – I prefer to be creative and try different things. For example, I have my own food & travel blog, I taught myself the basics of HTML 5 and digital photography.
Thus I decided to use the free time during my studies to do an internship as a set runner at a TV production company. The experience of following a project from start to finish and seeing your work on a big screen made it clear to me that I want to work in the media industry. After graduating, I did two more internships at a PR company and another TV production company, this time in the editorial department. I also enrolled at the University of California Los Angeles for six weeks to complete two courses of their summer school program. I then decided to follow my passion for media and enroll in the MBA program at Hamburg Media School.
At the moment I am especially interested in Social Media Marketing as well as Media Production and Distribution. I also currently work for Gruner + Jahr, one of the biggest publishing companies in Europe, where I do Social Media Marketing and Content Management for one of their digital media formats, Club of Cooks.

Christina Baumgartner

Christina Baumgartner

Earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Media Technology from “Deggendorf Institute of Technology” in 2014  Gained two years of working experience in German media businesses in my role as Production & Marketing Assistant  Recently finished an internship in a consulting company focused on future technologies and the resulting challenges facing companies in the digital age  About to complete my studies as MBA in Media Management at Hamburg Media School

Yecenia Brito Chávez

Yecenia Brito Chávez

My name is Yecenia Brito Chávez. I am from Cuba and was graduated in 2015 with a diploma
in social communication. Since then I live in Germany. Right now, I am studying the MBA
Media Management at the Hamburg Media School.
During my first degree, I got a comprehensive overview of the field of communication and
media. In my current studies in Media Management, I learn the distribution and application
of the media. By developing business and management knowledge, I am also getting the
qualifications to work in the field of management.
At the moment, I am working as a freelancer for the company TRENDONE where my task is
to find and categorize actual trends and technologies. Due to my professional background,
I mainly deal with new innovations in the digital and technical area.
In an internship at one of the biggest publishing companies for magazines in Germany,
Gruner + Jahr, I took care of the maintenance of websites and databases. I continued
working there as a student at the digital marketing of Brigitte’s online magazine.
For my professional future, I would like to improve my knowledge of strategy development
and project developing.

Anna-Marie Schlindwein

Anna-Marie Schlindwein

My name is Anna-Marie Schlindwein and I´m 25 years old. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Mannheim. Before that, I studied television journalism in Munich and obtained my diploma in this field of study. During my studies, I completed several internships in the television and marketing sector, including a position at the television station Pro7 and the public broadcaster SWR.
I am currently studying my MBA in Media Management in Hamburg at the Hamburg Media School. I’m going to graduate in the fall of October. I am very interested in new and social media, how they influence our lives and which trends are developing in this area and how they can be used for marketing purposes. Online and influencer marketing in connection with strategic business decisions fascinate me very much. This is why I am increasingly informing myself about possible marketing measures for established companies.
In addition, I am also interested in the changing media usage patterns towards new and traditional media. I find the trend away from print or linear tv to online offers very interesting to notice and to observe whether such trends will really intensify in the future, or whether they will converge with increasing age.