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Hanitzsch Thomas

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hanitzsch

Deputy Department Head


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: 001
Phone: +49 89 2180-9415
Fax: +49 89 2180-9429

Website: Research Unit

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Thomas Hanitzsch is Chair and Professor of Communication at LMU Munich where he is currently Research Director in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research. A former journalist, his teaching and research focuses on global journalism cultures, war coverage, celebrity news and comparative methodology. He was Editor-in-Chief of Communication Theory (2012-2015) and has chaired the Journalism Studies Sections at the International Communication Association (2004-2006) and European Communication Research and Education Association (2010-2014). His most recent books include "Worlds of Journalism: Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe" (Columbia University Press, 2019) and the "Handbook of Journalism Studies: Second Edition" (Routledge, 2019). Thomas is leading the Worlds of Journalism Study, a multinational and collaborative endeavor to trace journalism cultures and investigate the profession’s transformation around the world (see