FORA.tv Speaker - Frank Esser
Frank Esser is Professor and Chair of International & Comparative Media Research in the Department of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich.
He was assistant professor of mass communication at the University of Mainz and the University of Missouri-Columbia, and visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on cross-national studies of news journalism and political communication. He has published five books including Comparing Political Communication: Theories, Cases, and Challenges and sixty book chapters and journal articles.
Esser is on the editorial boards of Journalism and The International Journal of Press/Politics, and serves as Vice Chair of the Journalism Division of the International Communication Association (ICA).
In Zurich he is co-director of the NCCR Democracy, a National Center of Competence in Research funded by the Swiss Science Foundation, to study the impact of globalization and mediatization on Western democracies. A current project compares election campaign coverage in nine countries (U.S., Mexico, Spain, Italy, Britain, France, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland) and aims at identifying the underlying differences between political news cultures. Another project investigates the degree of media-centeredness of election campaigns in various countries.
09.04.08 | 01:20:36 min
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