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Wasserman, Herman

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À propos

1 August 2010- current:

Professor
of Journalism and Media/Cultural Studies; Deputy Head of School of Journalism
and Media Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Honorary
Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

1 September 2008-31 July 2010

Senior
Lecturer in Journalism Studies, Department of Journalism Studies, University of
Sheffield, UK.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching and supervision:

Teaching MA modules Global Journalism; Ethics and Regulation; Journalism, Globalisation, and Development. Supervising dissertations and theses from BA to PhD level. Course leader of MA Global Journalism.

Research:
Conducting research, presenting conference papers and
publishing research outputs.

Arranging and hosting research seminars and conferences (e.g. seminar on media coverage of mass violence and genocide, June 2009;seminar on political communication in new democracies, September 2009; seminar on ethnic diversity in newsrooms)

Writing funding proposals for research grant bids.

Hosting visiting scholars

dministration and leadership:

Member of Departmental Research Executive, which deals with departmental research policies and strategies (including RAE/REF submissions, research focus areas, grants etc.)

Departmental coordinator of international student exchanges (Erasmus programme and Study Abroad programme, including student visit to Media

Representation at the European Commission in Brussels)

Member of working group for curriculum design on undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Designed new MA in Global Journalism, and as course leader responsible for course accreditation, admissions and co-ordinating delivery of modules.

Employer’s address:

Prof Jackie Harrisson, HoD Department of Journalism Studies

The University of Sheffield , 18-22 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 3NJ , UK
Tel +44 (0) 114 222 2500

July 2007-current
Associate
Professor Extraordinary, Department of Journalism, University of Stellenbosch,
South Africa.
Acting as supervisor for two PhD candidates.
Employer’s address:

Prof Lizette Rabe, HoD

Department of Journalism , University of Stellenbosch Private Bag
X1 , Matieland , 7602 ,South Africa
Tel +27 (0)21 808 3488

1 July 2007-31 August 2008

Lecturer
in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, Newcastle University, UK.
Responsibilities include:
Teaching and supervision:
Teaching modules Global Media and Media Analysis on BA and MA degree programmes.
Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.
Research:
Conducting research, presenting conference papers and publishing
outputs.
Writing funding proposals for research grant bids.
Hosting visiting scholars
Administration and Leadership:
Chair of Board of Studies for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes
Employer’s address:

Prof Deborah Chambers School of Arts and Cultures
Armstrong Building ,Newcastle University , Newcastle upon Tyne , NE1 7RU
Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 5336

Reason
for leaving: Offered position as senior lecturer at University of Sheffield

1 January 2002-30 June 2007

Associate
Professor of Journalism (2006-2007)/ Senior Lecturer (2002-2005), Department of
Journalism, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Responsibilities include:

Teaching and supervision:

Teaching modules
on Media Ethics, Media Culture & the Information Society, Media and Society, Broadcast Journalism, Arts Journalism on BPhil and MPhil level.

Supervision of MPhil and DPhil research projects, dissertations and theses.
Research:

Conducting research, presenting conference papers and producing research publication outputs

Writing of funding proposals for research grant bids.

Co-ordinating administration of research output by members of the department.

Arranging and hosting colloquia, workshops and conferences

Hosting visiting scholars

Administration and leadership:

Co-ordinator
of Master’s and Doctoral programmes. Curriculum development and general management and administration of MPhil and DPhil programmes. Established and co-ordinated seminar week for part-time MPhil students.

Departmental facilitator for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) of graduate applicants.

Co-responsible for selection and admission of new BPhil, MPhil and DPhil applicants

Co-ordinating students’ involvement in community radio station (MFM) and representing department on radio station’s controlling body (until 2004)

Employer’s address:

Prof Lizette Rabe Department of Journalism ,University of Stellenbosch , Private Bag
X1 Matieland 7602 , South Africa Tel +27
(0)21 808 3488

Reason for leaving: After sabbatical leave as visiting fellow at Indiana University in
the USA at the end of 2006, I realised I needed to gain further international
experience and was offered a position to help develop a new programme in media
and cultural studies at Newcastle University, UK.
2001
Rykie van Reenen Fellowship in the
Department of Journalism, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (Secondment from Media24)

1995-2001
Journalist at Die Burger newspaper, Cape Town.

Responsibilities include:

Intially general news reporting, crime reporting, municipal reporting, as well as sub-editing in the night office.
In 1996 moved to arts desk where I was
arts writer and books editor and editor of Boekewêreld, a national books
supplement of Media24.

Did freelance
reporting for weekly newspaper City Press, several magazines (including Insig, De
Kat) and the online publication Litnet.

Reason for leaving: Offered a secondment as Rykie van Reenen Fellow to Department of Journalism, Stellenbosch University.

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