- Job title: Professor of Media Studies
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +27-21 650 3189
- Faculty: Humanities
- School: Centre for Film and Media Studies
- Location: University of Cape Town, South Africa
- External profile link: http://www.cfms.uct.ac.za/fam/staff/wasserman
Herman Wasserman is Professor of Media Studies and Director of 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 held positions at the universities of Stellenbosch, Sheffield, Newcastle and Rhodes. He has published widely on media in post-apartheid South Africa, including more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. His books include the monograph Tabloid Journalism in South Africa (Indiana University Press, 2010) and the edited collections Chinese Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perceptions (with Xiaoling Zhang and Winston Mano, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Media Ethics and Justice in a Global Age (with Shakuntala Rao, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Reporting China in Africa (Routledge, 2014), Press Freedom in Africa: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, 2013), Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa (Routledge, 2011), Media Ethics Beyond Borders (with Stephen J. Ward, Routledge, 2010). Wasserman edits the academic journal African Journalism Studies published by Taylor and Francis, and sits on the editorial boards of ten other international journals, including the Annals of the International Communication Association, of which he is an Associate Editor.