Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt



Academic Background and Fields of Interest

Prof. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on cultural and political dimensions of journalism from a comparative perspective, media and conflict, mediated memory, and the intersection of journalism, political communication and popular culture. She is currently working on two major research projects: a comparative study of news temporalities (funded by the Israeli Science Foundation) and an EU FP7 collaborative project on the role of the media in conflict and peace building (INFOCORE).  

Her work has received international recognition, including the International Communication Association's Outstanding Article Award (2014), the inaugural Outstanding Dissertation Award of the International Communication Association's Political Communication Division (2013), the ICA Political Communication Best Article of the Year Award (2010), and several Top Paper awards from the Journalism Studies Division of ICA. She received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Selected publications:

  • Neiger, M. & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (forthcoming). Understanding Journalism Through a Nuanced Deconstruction of Temporal Layers in News Narratives. Journal of Communication.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K, Hanitzsch, T., & Nagar, R. (2015). Beyond Peace Journalism: Reclassifying Conflict Narratives in the Israeli News MediaJournal of Peace Research (Online First).

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Neiger, M. (2015). Print is Future, Online is Past: Cross-Media Analysis of Temporal Orientations in the News. Communication Research, 42(8), 1047-1067.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2014). Producing protest news: An inquiry into journalists’ narratives. International Journal of Press/Politics, 19(4), 410-429.

  • Zelizer, B. and Tenenboim-Weinblatt , K., Eds. (2014). Journalism and Memory. London:  Palgrave Macmillan

  • Netzer, Y., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. and Shifman, L. (2014). The construction of participation in news websites: A five-dimensional model. Journalism Studies.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2013). The Management of Visibility: Media Coverage of Kidnapping and Captivity Cases around the World. Media, Culture & Society, 35(7), 791-808.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2013). The path to political substance: Exploring the mediated discourse surrounding controversial media texts. Political Communication, 30(4), 582-601.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2013). Bridging collective memories and public agendas: Toward a theory of mediated prospective memory. Communication Theory, 23(2), 91-111. [ICA Outstanding Article Award, 2014]

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2011). Mediated negotiations: A case study of a transcultural exchange between Lebanon and Israel. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 8(2), 165-184.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2009). “Where is Jack Bauer when you need him?” The uses of television drama in mediated political discourse. Political Communication, 26(4), 367-387. [Best Political Communication Article Award from ICA’s Political Communication Division, 2010]

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2009). Jester, fake journalist, or the new Walter Lippmann? Recognition processes of Jon Stewart by the U.S. journalistic community. International Journal of Communication,3, 416-439.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2008). “We will get through this together”: Journalism, trauma, and the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Media, Culture & Society, 30(4), 495-513.

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2008). Fighting for the story’s life: Non-closure in journalistic narrative,Journalism, 9(1), 31-51.

  • Livio, O. and Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2007). Discursive legitimation of a controversial technology: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women in Israel and the internet. The Communication Review, 10(1), 29-56.  

Recent Activities and Awards

  • 2015- Dr. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt was elected as Vice-Chair of the Journalism Studies Division at the International Communication Association.

  • 2014- Dr. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt received The ICA Outstanding Article Award for her article "Bridging collective memories and public agendas: Toward a theory of mediated prospective memory" (published inCommunication Theory). 

  • 2014-2016- Dr. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt and colleagues from seven countries won an EU FP7 Collaborative Grant for studying the roles that media play in violent conflicts and peace-building processes. The project is entitled (In)forming Conflict Prevention, Response, and Resolution: The Role of Media in Conflict (INFOCORE) and includes Romy Fröhlich (coordinator, LMU Munich), Christian Baden (LMU), Thomas Hanitzsch (LMU), Christoph Meyer (King's College London), Gadi Wolfsfeld (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou (ELIAMEP Athens), Georgios Terzis (Global Governance Institute), Snezana Trpevska (School of Journalism and PR Skopje), Rosa Berganza (University Rey Juan Carlos), and Marie-Soleil Frère (Université Libre Bruxelles). The Work Package led by Dr. Tenenboim-Weinblatt focuses on the role of journalistic transformation in the conflict news dissemination process. It analyzes how specific information, interpretations, and agendas are selected, transformed, and disseminated by the news media, and how they evolve over time.

  • 2013-2015- Dr. Keren Tenbenboim-Weinblatt was awarded the ISF research grant for her study on “Journalism and the challenge of time: A comparative study of news temporalities” (together with Dr. Motti Neiger).

  • 2013- Dr. Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt received the inaugural Outstanding Dissertation Award of the International Communication Association's Political Communication Division.