Dr. Stephan Russ-Mohl
Born May 23, 1950, in Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Director of the European Journalism Observarory since October of 2003; Professor of Journalism and Media Management at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano since 2002.
Currently (2011/2012) a Gutenberg Fellow at the Research Unit Media Convergence of the University of Mainz. From 1985 – 2001 held a full professorship at the Institut für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin. Director of the Institut für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, from 1985 to 2001; Director of the Continuing Education Program for Journalists at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1986 – 2001; Director of the Journalisten-Kolleg from 1999 – 2001; Visiting Fellow 1995, 1999 and 2008 at the Department of Communication, Stanford University; Visiting Fellow 1992, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence/Italy; Visiting Fellow 1989, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison/USA; Studies in Public Administration/Public Policy at the University of Konstanz and at Princeton University; Professionally trained in journalism at the Deutsche Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism), Munich.
Frequent contributor to Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Zurich), columnist for Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin), Schweizer Journalist (Zurich) and Werbewoche (Zurich).
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