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

‘A’ rating for Prof Herman Wasserman confirms international standard of research at Stellenbosch University

The Department of Journalism Chair, Prof Herman Wasserman, established himself among the leaders in his…

Nadine Moodie adds youthful excellence to leadership of SU’s Council

For Nadine Moodie, returning to Stellenbosch University (SU) always feels like coming home. The newly…

Winners announced for the 18th Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism

Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn have taken top honours at the 18th Taco Kuiper Award…

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…

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.