Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals

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Senior Lecturer, School of Communication

PhD (City University, London)

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.

Additional information

Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
Appointment as Book Reviews Editor for Media International Australia (Q1)
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
Appointment as Academic Supervisor for the Queensland Parliament Research Internship (QPRI)
Journalism Beyond the Crisis: Emerging Forms, Practices and Uses
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
  • Digital News for Digital Times: New Models of Authority in a Transitioning Industry
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Amanda Lotz
  • Their first global crisis: talking to young Australian adults about their news consumption habits and perceptions of the news media during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Stephen Harrington