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Professor of Media Studies in the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town

Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and worked as a journalist before starting an academic career. He has published widely on media in post-apartheid South Africa. His books include the monographs The Ethics of Engagement: Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2020); Media, Geopolitics, and Power (University of Illinois Press, 2018), Tabloid Journalism in South Africa (Indiana University Press, 2010) and several edited collections . He is editor-in-chief of the journals the Annals of the International Communication Association and African Journalism Studies and sits on the editorial board of several other scholarly journals. Wasserman holds a B1 rating from the South African National Research Foundation and is a Fellow of the International Communication Association.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Media Studies, University of Cape Town

Education

  • 2000 
    Stellenbosch, PhD Literature

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Role:
    Professor of Media Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation

Honours

Herman Wasserman has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, the Humboldt Foundation's Georg Foster Research Prize, the Stals Prize from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns and the International Neva Award for Journalism Theory from St Petersburg State University. He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and an elected member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa.