Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

paul mihailidis
Jun 14 · 2 min read

Project Mission — To connect young media innovators across the world to design and facilitate mediated responses to pressing social problems.

Project SiteSalzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

Dates — 2007-Present

Description — Project Mission — To connect young media innovators across the world to design and facilitate mediated responses to pressing social problems.

Project SiteSalzburg Academy on Media & Global Change

Dates — 2007-Present

Description — The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change builds digital literacies and engagement around critical challenges for society. Its annual three-week program connects young media innovators across disciplines to produce multimedia tools and reframe curricula and research. Founded in 2007, it has over 1000 alumni and faculty from 60 participating institutions worldwide.

The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change is a unique three-week action research and critical making program that brings young media makers together from around the world to critique and create civic media for social change. The academy focuses on responding to the wicked problems of the world, and values human connections and co-creation of media initiatives to solve them. We focus on developing media and digital literacies that can be applied to inform intractable issues that face us today.

Over 70 students and a dozen faculty from all five continents gather annually in Salzburg to work in international teams and across disciplines. Since be founded in 2007, a global network of young media innovators has emerged. this time, participants in the Academy have built:

  • Prototypes plans for media innovation
  • Global Case Studies that explore media’s role in the world across borders, cultures, and divides
  • Digital Vignettes that show media’s impact on the world
  • Global Media Literacy Models for engaging communities to be more sustainable and vibrant in digital culture
  • A Network of young media innovators that work to lead and invent the future media industries best suited for success in digital cultureStudents produce substantial collaborative projects based on the year’s theme.

paul mihailidis

My name is Paul Mihailidis. I’m a professor of civic media and journalism at Emerson College in Boston, MA. I founded and direct the MA in Media Design, and run a global media academy in Salzburg, Austria. This site is where I share my research, projects, and writing. Enjoy!

paul mihailidis

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professor, researcher, teacher, activist. Engagement Lab @ Emerson College & Salzburg Global Seminar. @pmihailidis www.paulmihailidis.com

paul mihailidis

My name is Paul Mihailidis. I’m a professor of civic media and journalism at Emerson College in Boston, MA. I founded and direct the MA in Media Design, and run a global media academy in Salzburg, Austria. This site is where I share my research, projects, and writing. Enjoy!