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Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice
School of Communication
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Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals (FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer and Study Area Coordinator in Journalism and Political Communication in the School of Communication of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, as well as a Chief Investigator in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC).

He also serves as Book Review Editor for Media International Australia, a Q1-ranked journal in the field of media and communication studies, and as Academic Supervisor for Queensland Parliament.

Previously, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London. Additionally, he has experience as a practising journalist working for the Financial Times as well as the German government organisation Federal Agency for Civic Education.

His research interests lie in the changes taking place in news production and consumption as a result of the internet, with a particular focus on social media and verification, algorithms and automation in contemporary news production, as well as political communication more broadly.



Author publications, as listed on QUT ePrints https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Schapals,_Aljosha_Karim.html

Research areas

Journalism and professional writing
Political Communication
Media and Democracy
Fake News
Communication and media studies
Election Reporting (Brexit)
Journalism Studies


Name: Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals
Phone: +61 7 3138 0157


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