University of Vienna, Department of Media and Communication Science
Founded in 1942, the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Vienna developed from its original focus on newspaper analysis (including history, public opinion, journalism) to add a social and cultural studies unit, where research and teaching now focus on a broad critical analysis of societal communication.
The program incorporates not only the professional studies of journalism and public relations, but also a broader field of sociological, psychological or educational analysis of media communication, critically observing the mutual relationship between media communication and society. So you find lectures along professional lines, in the theory and practice of journalism, media management, advertising, media economy, media psychology, media education, media research; other programs follow the media themselves, scientifically analyzing newspaper, radio, television, and internet, and the political or conversational media seen in the historical or contemporary contexts of politics, economy, culture and civil society.
Research current includes media history, media and xenophobia, environmental media, intercultural communication, and many other.
The institute is one of the largest in the world, with about 6.500 currently enrolled students – future journalists, public relations professionals, organizational communicators, or as new entrepreneurs at the online field. University television and radio stations are small but fine workshops for media experiments. Now the magazine deScripto adds another work in progress – this time expanding into the world of international media.


University of Applied Sciences Vienna
The Journalism program is a recent addition to a program of the nine courses of study of the University of Applied Sciences for Communication and Business Management (FHW Fachhochschule der Wiener Wirtschaft) in Vienna.
Launched in the autumn of 2003, FHW-Journalism is an independently-funded and practically-based education at the highest academic standard. Over the 8-semester course, FHW-Journalism provides students with professional, practical and highly relevant training that follows advances in technology, changes within the media and the advent of the online market. Meeting the demand for professionally competitive and well-trained people to face the new challenges in the industry.


SEEMO - S·E·E the Dialogue
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is a non-governmental, non-profit network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, internet, new media and news agencies in South East Europe. With its committees in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey, SEEMO aims to create a bridge between the international media activities and the media developments in the region.
In 2003 SEEMO gathered over 500 editors-in-chief, media executives and leading journalists from South East Europe in different meetings. In the same year, SEEMO reacted in 57 cases of press freedom violations. SEEMO has over 400 individual members from all countries of South East Europe.

TEL: + 43 1 – 513 39 40
FAX: + 43 1 – 512 90 15

© 2005 by deScripto - A Journal of Media in South Eastern Europe
Responsible for the content: Thomas A. Bauer, Department of Media and Communication Science, University of Vienna, 1180 Vienna, Austria
Concept, Design and Webmaster: Axel Maireder