Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales Articles 1
Dani Madrid-Morales is an Assistant Professor at the Valenti School of Communication, University of Houston, where he researches global communication. He specializes in the study of Africa-China media relations, global journalism, soft power and public diplomacy, as well as disinformation on social media. He has written on China’s international broadcasting towards Africa and its reception and impact in Kenya and South Africa, the globalisation of South Korean pop culture and China’s online public diplomacy. He is co-author of two books and half a dozen academic publications, as well editor of the book Comunicación y poder en Asia Oriental [Communication and Power in East Asia], published in 2017 by Oberta Publishing. Before pursuing an academic career, Dani worked as a broadcast journalist covering East Asia for Spanish media. Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and worked as a journalist before starting an academic career. He has published widely on media in post-apartheid South Africa. His books include the monographs The Ethics of Engagement: Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2020); Media, Geopolitics, and Power (University of Illinois Press, 2018), Tabloid Journalism in South Africa (Indiana University Press, 2010) and several edited collections . He is editor-in-chief of the journals the Annals of the International Communication Association and African Journalism Studies and sits on the editorial board of several other scholarly journals. Wasserman holds a B1 rating from the South African National Research Foundation and is a Fellow of the International Communication Association.
If organisations and fact checkers know what factors motivate people to consume and share disinformation, they can develop interventions better suited to particular behaviour patterns and contexts. Read more