Herman Wasserman

Imasa Director

Herman Wasserman is a distinguished academic leader with more than years of international experience in higher education, media production, journalism, and consulting environments. He is a Professor of Journalism and Chair of the Department of Journalism, at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Widely published on global media, with a focus on media in Africa and the Global South, including 16 books (monographs and edited volumes), 86 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 55 book chapters. Skilled in mentoring and supervising postgraduate students as well as curriculum design, external examining, research evaluation and publication review in various international academic contexts. Active researcher with a strong international profile.

Experienced academic administrator in various leadership roles, including fundraising, organizing conferences and events, and establishing international exchanges. Award-winning writer, journalist, contributor, and editor. Editor-in-chief of African Journalism Studies and the Annals of the International Communication Association, and editorial member of several other international academic journals. Herman Wasserman has advised, collaborated and consulted for a wide range of organizations and companies, including The World Health Organization, Unesco, AfricaCheck, Digital Public Square, Namibia Media Trust, the Center for International Media Assistance, International Development Research Center, Google and Meta.