Division Journalism Studies
Journalism represents a social observation system that is essential for the functioning of democracy. The journalism department researches and teaches journalism’s working conditions and challenges in close cooperation with the journalistic practice. When dealing with current problems in journalism, the department always makes international references and tries to contrast the often hysterical discussions about the role of journalism (e.g., its financing and credibility crisis) with a historical dimension that emphasizes the importance of journalism in society.
The department teaches theory-based events through practical orientation and cooperation with media partners. It gives students a wide range of insights into a potential professional field undergoing radical change due to digitization. This ranges from (cross)media work for print, radio, online and social media to news production and press and media work at the interface of journalism and public relations/organizational communication.