Three awards for Prof Wasserman

24 Apr 2018 - 12:15


Prof Herman Wasserman, Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has received three awards this year in recognition of his scholarly work.

He recently received the prestigious Georg Foster Research Award in n recognition of his a entire achievements to date an in expectation of his continued research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries. This award enables him to spend an extended research stay at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.

Two further research prizes were recently announced. The first is the Stals Prize from the Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (Academy for Science and Arts), awarded to him for his comprehensive contribution to scholarship in communication and journalism studies, with particular reference to his work in the fields of global journalism and media ethics. Prof Wasserman will receive this award at a ceremony to be held in September.

It was also announced this week that Prof Wasserman will receive the Neva Award in journalism and mass communication research, awarded annually by the St Petersburg State University in Russia. A central part of Prof Wasserman’s research in recent years has been the influence of changing geopolitics on media globally, with a specific focus on media in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of emerging countries. Prof Wasserman will receive this award at a conference in St Petersburg in November, where he will also present the keynote address.