Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung (IFKW)




Thomas Hanitzsch Receives Book Award

"Worlds of Journalism" (2019, Columbia University Press), edited by Thomas Hanitzsch (LMU Munich) together with Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad and Arnold de Beer, is the winner of this year's IJPP Best Book Award.


"Worlds of Journalism: Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe" has been selected as winner of this year's IJPP Best Book Award. The book, published in 2019 by Columbia University Press, was edited by Thomas Hanitzsch (LMU Munich), Folker Hanusch (University of Vienna), Jyotika Ramaprasad (university of Miami) and Arnold de Beer (Stellenbosch University).

According to its mission, the International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP) Best Book Award honors internationally-oriented books that advance our theoretical and empirical understanding of the linkages between news media and politics in a globalized world in a significant way. It is given annually by the International Journal of Press/Politics and sponsored by Sage Publications.

Based on survey data from more than 27,500 journalists in 67 countries, the book "Worlds of Journalism" offers a groundbreaking analysis of the different ways journalists perceive their duties, their relationship to society and government, and the nature and meaning of their work. Challenging assumptions of a universal definition or concept of journalism, the book maps a world populated by a rich diversity of journalistic cultures.