Instytut Dziennikarstwa, Mediów i Komunikacji Społecznej
Alina Bârgăoanu is a Romanian communication scholar with a strong interest in digital transformation, strategic communication, identifying and analysing disinformation and regulating the digital eco-system. She is the Dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest. She is currently a member of the advisory board of the European Digital Media Observatory, an affiliate member of the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Helsinki, and an honorary adviser for strategic communication to the national coordinator of the vaccination campaign in Romania. She was a visiting scholar at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (October 2018 – March 2019). In 2018, she served as a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation at the European Commission. She has published extensively, both for the Romanian and the English press, on topics related to infodemic, conspiracy theories, viralisation mechanisms, public trust and government communications.
Michael Brüggemann is Professor of Communication Research, Climate and Science Communication at the University of Hamburg and Principal Investigator at the interdisciplinary cluster of excellence CliCCs (Climate, Climatic Change, and Society). His research explores the transformations of journalism, political and science communication from a comparative perspective. He currently leads research projects on the journalistic construction of the future in the context of climate change, the role journalism in the social transformation towards sustainability and the polarization of public debates. For recent publications, see: www.bruegge.net. Commentary on climate communication may be found at: https://climatematters.blogs.uni-hamburg.de/
Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska is a professor of communication and chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Institute of Political Science (University of Wrocław in Poland). She is a founder of, and she was the first president of the Polish Communication Association (2007-2013). She was editor of the Central European Journal of Communication. She is a co-editor of Series Studies in Communication and Politics of Peter Lang Edition. She a member of the Committee of Sciences on Social Communication and Media of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She published more than 160 books and articles. She was quoted over 2678 , and h-index 22, i10-index 43 (March 2021).
Zrinjka Peruško is full Professor of media sociology and mass communication at the Department of Media and Communication, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. She is professor in the European Regional Master's Program in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe (Sarajevo), was visiting professor at the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Media, Faculty of Humanities, Communication and Documentation, University Carlos III Madrid, and Fulbright visiting professor at Indiana University, Bloomington.
A comparative communication scholar, she is engaged in the analysis of media systems, media cultures and audience dynamics, and mediatization related transformations of journalism, audiences, and media systems, often with a historical perspective and with a focus on the CEE. Her current research interest focuses on the double hybridity of de-democratized media systems and the authoritarian/illiberal turn in contemporary media policy, media systems and media culture, in relation to the transformations related to mediatization of society.
Her expertise in media policy for democracy and media systems studies, media audiences and news transformations in the times of mediatization are reflected in more than 70 peer reviewed articles in international publications. Her latest book Comparing Post-socialist Media Systems: the Case of Southeast Europe (Routledge 2021) investigates media systems transformations in post-socialist contexts from a historical institutionalist perspective comparative perspective, and offers answers to the question “Why media systems are the way they are”.