I am Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My research addresses the cultural embedding, societal roles and political implications of journalism, with a particular interest in the temporal dimensions of journalism and the role played by the news media in constructing and negotiating collective pasts and futures. In recent years, I have been involved in several international research networks, including an EU FP7 collaborative project on the role of the media in violent conflicts (INFOCORE), COST Action on Populist Political Communication in Europe, and a cross-national study on media consumption in the digital and social media era (project NET – News, Entertainment and Technology). Currently, I am embarking on an exciting ERC-funded project titled “Mediating the Future: The Social Dynamics of Public Projections” (PROFECI).
My work was published in the leading communication journals (see the Publications section) and received several prestigious international awards, among them the International Communication Association's Outstanding Article Award (2014), the inaugural Outstanding Dissertation Award of the International Communication Association's Political Communication Division (2013), and the ICA Political Communication Best Article of the Year Award (2010).
I serve as Chair of the Journalism Studies Division at the International Communication Association, Associate Editor of Journal of Communication, and head of the Internship Program of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I received my PhD in 2011 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.