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Franklin University Switzerland & Kaunas University of Technology

Alessandro Martinisi is Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Media and Communication at The University of Leeds in the UK with a thesis that explores the use of statistics in journalism practice. In 2018 his doctoral thesis received special mention for research excellence.One strand of his research looks at the use of data in media storytelling and public discourse, with particular emphasis on development, science communication and constructive journalism. Another strand of research looks at possibilities to broaden the field of media criticism through the lenses of De-Westernization. Prof. Martinisi helped universities in establishing the learning community as the core of their educational vision. He taught a variety of courses in universities based in Qatar, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Lithuania, and Italy developing a teaching portfolio that includes Political Communication in the Media, Media research methods, Health and Crisis Communication, to mention a few. He was also the recipient of grants awarded by CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico), British Council and Annenberg School of Communication.

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