Research conducted in the Department of Journalism span a wide range of areas and staff, postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research fellows contribute to a rich and varied research culture.
The Department also regularly hosts conferences, workshops and talks by visiting speakers.

Research news

SU journalism students debut documentary at prestigious Encounters film festival

Four alumni from Stellenbosch University's (SU) Department of Journalism have a project, produced last year…

Media and Digital Policy in Africa

We are excited to announce a short course in Media and Digital Policy in Africa.…

Dr. Meli Ncube Joins Prestigious Early Career Researchers Workshop at Stellenbosch Business School

Dr. Meli Ncube, postdoctoral research fellow, recently participated in an elite publishing workshop for Early…

International networking opportunities for two SU journalism students

Two journalism honours students from Stellenbosch University have secured positions within the¬†Historically Black Colleges and…

Research projects


This multi-national research projects aims to explore the drivers of information disorder in the Global South. It is a collaborative project, combining academic and action-oriented research, drawing on the expertise of teams based in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East and North Africa.


Science communication is a sub-field of media and communications research, that seeks to explore and theorise the multiple connections between science, society and communications technologies. The focus of the Chair is to study the role of communications in connecting scientific research with the broader project of social justice and engaged publics, and to action-research best practice in communications modalities that serve the advancement of scientific knowledge.