Elfriede Fürsich, Ph.D.

1428 Cathedral of Learning
Office hours: W 2:00-4:00 & by APT
412-383-1071
412-624-1878

Education

University of Georgia, M.A./Ph.D.

Biography

Elfriede Fürsich is a media scholar who specializes in issues of globalization, mobilities, journalism, popular culture and cultural diversity. She has investigated discourses of globalization in media ranging from travel programs and music reviews to business journalism and online news games.  She co-edited the book Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture (2014) and published her research in leading Media and Cultural Studies journals such as Critical Studies in Media Communication, Broadcasting and Electronic Media and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. In addition, she was selected to write an expert report on “Media and the Representations of Others” for the UNESCO World Report Investigating in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue. Currently, she is on the editorial board of the academic journal Journalism Studies; previously, she served on the boards of International Journal of Cultural Studies and Popular Communication.

Before joining the University of Pittsburgh, she has taught in the US, India and Germany. She was tenured faculty at Boston College; was Visiting Faculty at University of Hyderabad, India; worked in Germany as BCP Visiting Professor of Media and Popular Culture at Freie Universität Berlin and as a Visiting Professor at University of Hamburg’s Erasmus Mundus M.A. Program in Journalism, Media and Globalization. In addition, she has also held classes at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and Filmuniversität Babelsberg.

Elfriede Fürsich is Affiliate Faculty Member in Cultural Studies, Film and Media Studies, and the Global Studies Center

Research

Representing the Other

Globalization and Cultural Studies

Diversity and Media

Lifestyle Journalism

Travel Journalism

Cultural Logic of Media Industries

Book

Hanusch, Folker, & Fürsich, Elfriede (Eds.) (2014). Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles (selected)

Plewe, Christoph, & Fürsich, Elfriede (2018). Are Newsgames Better Journalism? Empathy, Information and Representation in Games on Refugees and Migrants. Journalism Studies, 19, 2470-2487.

Lünenborg, Margreth, & Fürsich, Elfriede (2014). Media and the Intersectional Other: The Complex Negotiation of Migration, Gender, and Class on German Television. Feminist Media Studies, 14(6), 959-975.

Fürsich, Elfriede and Avant-Mier, Roberto (2012). Popular Journalism and Cultural Change: The Discourse of Globalization in World Music Reviews. International Journal of Cultural Studies,16(2), 101-118.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2011) Lifestyle Journalism as Popular Journalism: Strategies for Evaluating its Public Role. Journalism Practice, 6(1), 12-25.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2010). Media and the Representation of Others. International Social Science Journal, 61/no.199, 113-130.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2009). In Defense of Textual Analysis: Restoring a Challenged Method for Journalism and Media Studies. Journalism Studies, 10, 238-252.

Fürsich, Elfriede, and Shrikhande, Seema (2007). Development Broadcasting in India and Beyond: Redefining an Old Mandate in an Age of Media Globalization. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 51, 110-128.

Fürsich, Elfriede and Robins, Melinda (2004). Visiting Africa: Constructions of Nation and Identity on Travel Web SitesJournal of Asian and African Studies, 39(1/2), 133-152.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2003). Between Credibility and Commodification: Nonfiction Entertainment as a Global Media Genre. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 6 (2), 131-153. (Lead article)

Fürsich, Elfriede (2002). Nation, Capitalism, Myth: Covering News of Economic Globalization. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 79(2), 353-373.

Fürsich, Elfriede and Robins, Melinda (2002). Africa.com: The Self-Representation of Sub-Saharan Nations on the World Wide Web. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 19(2), 190-211.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2002). Packaging Culture: The Potential and Limitations of Travel Journalism on Global Television. Communication Quarterly, 50(2), 203-225.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2002). How Can Global Journalists Represent ‘The Other’? A Critical Assessment of the Cultural Studies Concept for Journalistic Practice. Journalism, 3(1), 57-84.

Fürsich, Elfriede and Lester Roushanzamir, Elli P. (2001) Corporate Expansion, Textual Expansion: Commodification Model of Communication.  Journal of Communication Inquiry, 25(4), 375-395.

Fürsich, Elfriede and Kavoori, Anandam P. (2001).  Mapping a Critical Framework for the Study of Travel Journalism. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 4(2), June, 149-171.

Book Chapters (selected)

Fürsich, Elfriede (2018). Textual Analysis in Communication. In Patricia Moy (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. Oxford University Press.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2018). Travel Writing. In Tim P. Vos and Folker Hanusch (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Wiley-Blackwell

Fürsich, Elfriede., & Kavoori, Anandam. P. (2014). People on the Move: Travel Journalism, Globalization and Mobility. In Folker Hanusch, & Elfriede Fürsich, Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture (21-38). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hanusch, Folker, & Fürsich, Elfriede (2014). On the Relevance of Travel Journalism. In Folker Hanusch, & Elfriede Fürsich, Travel Journalism: Exploring Production, Impact and Culture (S. 1-17). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fürsich, Elfriede (2014). Analyzing Text: The Cultural Discourse in Ethnic Food Reviews. In Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Ed.). Research Methods in Media Studies. (International Encyclopedia of Media Studies Volume VII) (pp. 338-357). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Fürsich, Elfriede and Lünenborg, Margreth (2012) Wissensproduktion ,On The Run’. Über die (Un)möglichkeiten mobiler Forschung und Forscherinnenkarrieren [Producing knowledge on the run: The (Im)possibilities of Mobile Research and Academic Careers] (pp.193-207). In Tanja Maier et al. (Eds.). http://www.transcript-verlag.de/main/0.gifMedien, Öffentlichkeit und Geschlecht in Bewegung. [Media, Public and Gender on the Move]. Bielefeld: Transcript

Fürsich, Elfriede (2010). Media Convergence als Risiko und Chance – Eine Analyse des amerikanischen Journalismus im Crossmedia-Zeitalter [Opportunities and Risks of Media Convergence: An Analysis of U.S. Journalism] (pp.54-69). In Ralf Hohlfeld et al. (Eds.). Crossmedia – Wer bleibt auf der Strecke? [Convergence: Who Is Left Behind?]. Berlin: LIT Verlag.

Courses Taught

University of Pittsburgh (Department of Communication) (2017- )

 

Media Criticism

Media Theory

Global Media (Special Topics in Mass Communication)