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Academic Biography

Dr. Antje Glück is a Lecturer in Journalism and Digital Media at Teesside University. She teaches on the BA(Hons) and MA courses for Journalism and Digital Media, where she is also second year tutor. She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds and a double MA in Journalism and Arabic Studies from the University of Leipzig in Germany. Her studies led her to spend time abroad in Egypt, Spain and France. Parallel, she was working as a freelance journalist since 1998 for various print, radio and television media in Germany, France, Egypt and India.

Dr. Glück has worked in various comparative research projects about media representations of terrorism at the University of Leipzig and Free University Berlin. She was also part of the International Center for Violence Research in Bielefeld (Germany) and contributed to the cross-national project Media, Conflict and Democratization (MeCoDEM) based at the University of Leeds. 

In her recently finished PhD thesis she examined the role of emotions in journalistic work practices and deontology in India and the United Kingdom.


 Please get to know more about my research activities below and via TeesRep


Academic Activities

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (before 2018)         

Glück, Antje (2016): What makes a good journalist? Empathy as a resource in journalistic work practice. Journalism Studies, 1-11.

Glück, Antje (2016): De-Westernisation. Working Papers MeCoDEM. Under: http://www.mecodem.eu/publications/working-papers/



Gerhards, Jürgen et. al. (2011): Terrorismus im Fernsehen. Formate, Inhalte und Emotionen in westlichen und arabischen Sendern (Terrorism in Television. Formats, Contents and Emotions in Western and Arabic News Channels). Unter Mitarbeit von Antje Glück. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Glück, Antje (2007): Terror im Kopf. Terrorismusberichterstattung in der deutschen und arabischen Elitepresse (Terrorism News Coverage in the German and Arab Elite Press). Berlin: Frank & Timme.


Books Chapters       

Glück, Antje (2009): Risiko für alle – jeder für sich? Die Formierung einer Weltöffentlichkeit im Angesicht des Terrorismus. In: Rodoniklis, Wasilios/Zander, Daniel (Hrsg.): Düsseldorfer Forum Politische Kommunikation. Schriftenreihe DFPK; Bd. 4. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press, S. 207-232


Book Review    

Kurilla, Robin (2013): Emotion, Konflikt, Kommunikation. Eine historiographische, grundlagentheoretische und kulturvergleichende Untersuchung (Emotion, Conflict, Communication). 2 Bände. Springer VS Fachmedien: Wiesbaden. Review published in r:k:m rezension : kommunikation : medien. 23 July 2014. Under: http://www.rkm-journal.de/archives/15920.



Selected conference presentations/papers  

10 July 2019: IAMCR 2019 “The (Post)colonial Nation – How journalism shapes national identities in South Asia and the UK”, Madrid (Spain)

8 July 2019: IAMCR 2019 “Nothing new on the Eastern front. The marginalisation of East Germany in the national German news coverage, and what it could contribute to the rise of the populist right”, Madrid

3 May 2019: CITAS 2019 "One size does not fit all. What decolonization and de-Westernization could contribute towards more equal flows of global news and to media studies", Regensburg (Germany)

14 Feb 2019: ECREA 2019 Journalism Section “Jingoism or cool spectator? News television’s practice of emotive performance”, Vienna (Austria)

11  Jan 2019: MECCSA 2019 "Hungry beast or rational citizen? How British and Indian TV journalists imagine their audiences", Stirling (UK)

3 Nov 2018: ECREA 2018 "Emotions as a professional resource in journalism? An approach to an integrative framework in journalistic practice", Lugano (Switzerland)

26 May 2018: ICA 2018 “Worker’s Struggles, Ideological Struggle and the News: How National Imaginary and Anticommunism Defined Journalistic Professionalism and Identity in the West”, Prague (Czech Republic), with Jairo Lugo-Ocando, U of Leeds

18 Apr 2018: CMSTW2018 – Emotions vs. Rationality in Mediated Discussions “Feeling (in)different about the facts: Spotlights of a complicated relationship – and how Indian and British journalists handle it”, St Petersburg (Russia)

11 Jan 2017: MeCCSA 2017 “Journalists at risk – emotional labour, trauma and mental health”, Leeds (UK)

13 Feb 2016: Emotionen in der politischen Kommunikation „Objektive Emotionen? Reflexion und Gebrauch von Emotionen im britischen und indischen Nachrichtenjournalismus“ (Objective Emotions? Reflexion and deployment of emotions in British and Indian news journalism, in German]. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe „Kommunikation und Politik“ der DGPuK, des Arbeitskreises „Politik und Kommunikation“ der DVPW und der Fachgruppe „Politische Kommunikation“ der SGKM von 11. bis 13 February 2016 in Munich (Germany)

17 Sep 2015: Visual Methods Conference IV “Investigating Emotions in Television News Journalism. Challenges of a methodological framework”, Brighton (UK)

11 Sep 2015: Future of Journalism 2015 “EQ2 – Journalistic sense-making about emotions and empathy in news work”, Cardiff (UK)

27 Jun 2014: British Culture after 9/11 “What Islam in the BBC? A case study of the BBC flagship News@10”, Darlington (UK)

28 Feb 2008 University Jamia Millia Islamiya: „Global terror, local discourse“, New Delhi (India)

Research interests

  • Journalism
  • Television
  • Comparative Media Studies
  • De-Westernization
  • Emotions
  • Political Communication
  • Representation of minority groups (focus: Islam)

Research Projects & External Funding

  • Diversity in Public Relations, University of Leeds - Research Assistant (2017)
  • MeCoDEM – Media, Conflict and Democratisation, University of Leeds - Research Assistant (2014-2017)
  • Violence Research in Egypt, University of Bielefeld (Germany) - Junior Researcher (2011-2012)
  • Terrorism and Emotions in the Media, Free University Berlin (Germany) - Junior Researcher (2008-2010)

Funding and Scholarships:

  • ICS Full PhD Scholarship, University of Leeds, 2012-2015
  • ECREA Summer School 2014 in Bremen, Germany
  • TASI Summer School 2015 in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany

External Roles and Professional Activities

10+ years of freelance journalism for various news media in Germany, France, Egypt, and India.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Global Communication, Global Journalism, News Cultures, Current Issues and Debates, Broadcasting Journalism, Communication Theories

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news Social Sciences
journalist Social Sciences
emotion Social Sciences
journalism Social Sciences
research approach Social Sciences
decolonization Social Sciences
empathy Social Sciences
India Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2018

De-Westernization and Decolonization in Media Studies

Glück, A., Oct 2018, Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Studies. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, (Oxford Research Encyclopedias ).

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colonial power
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research approach
framing approach
visual material
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El periodismo científico y el uso de la emociones en las narrativas noticiosas en la era de la posverdad: Un estudio comparativo de entre el Reino Unido y la India

Translated title of the contribution: Scientific journalism and the use of emotions in news narratives in the post-truth era: A comparative study of the United Kingdom and IndiaLugo-Ocando, J. & Glück, A., 10 Jul 2018, In : Contratexto. 29

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

What makes a good journalist? Empathy as a central resource in journalistic work practice

Glück, A., 25 Sep 2018, The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities. Allan, S., Carter, C., Cushion, S. & al., E. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge

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Press / Media

How journalism integrates emotional literacy and empathy as good professional practice

Antje Glück


3 Media contributions

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