Dr Arne Hintz - MA (Warwick), PhD (Hamburg)
Director MA Journalism, Media and Communications Email: HintzA@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 76281
Location: Room 1.38, Bute Building
Arne Hintz is a Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and is Director of MA Journalism, Media and Communications
His research connects communication policy, media activism, citizen media, globalization, and technological change.
His publications include the book ‘Civil Society Media and Global Governance’ (Lit, 2009) and the upcoming co-edited volume ‘Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society’ (Palgrave, 2013), as well as chapters in volumes such as ‘The Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy’ (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and the Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media (Sage, 2010).
He is Chair of the Community Communication Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and he has worked as a community and citizen media expert with advocacy initiatives such as the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) and UN processes such as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
- Alternative/Citizen/Community/Social media
- Communication policy, multistakeholder/network governance, communication rights and restrictions
- Civil society and social movements, media and policy activism, participation in both media production and policy processes
- Digital media, social uses of technology, information society
- Transnational/global processes and dimensions of media and policy
Arne Hintz teaches modules on media activism, communication policy, media development, and new technologies.
During the Spring semester 2013 Arne teaches the module Media, Activism and Participation.
- International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) (Chair of Community Communication Section)
- European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
- Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)
- International Communication Association (ICA)
- OURMedia, a network of community/alternative media researchers and practitioners
Hintz, Arne (2009). Civil Society Media and Global Governance: Intervening into the World Summit on the Information Society. Münster: LIT.
Brevini, B., Hintz, A. and McCurdy, P. (forthcoming, 2013). Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Ammon, S., Heineke, C., Hintz, A., and Selbmann, K. (2007). Wissen in Bewegung: Vielfalt und Hegemonie in der Wissensgesellschaft (Knowledge in Movement: Diversity and Hegemony in the Knowledge Society). Weilerswist: Velbrück.
Hintz, A. and Milan, S. (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Networked Collective Action and the Institutionalized Policy Debate: Bringing Cyberactivism to the Policy Arena?’, Policy and Internet, Special Issue on ‘Online Collective Action and Policy Change’.
Hintz, A. (2012) ‘Challenges to Freedom of Expression in the Digital World: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring’, ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies Vol. 5 No. 1(9) (2012)
Hintz, A. (2012) ‘Challenging the Digital Gatekeepers: International Policy Initiatives for Free Expression’, Journal of Information Policy Vol. 2 (2012), p. 128-150.
Hintz, A. (2011) ‘From Media Niche to Policy Spotlight: Mapping Community Media Policy in Latin America’, Canadian Journal of Communication Vol. 36 No. 1, p. 147-159.
Hintz, A., and Milan, S. (2010) ‘Social Science is Police Science: Researching Grassroots Activism’, International Journal of Communication 4 (2010), p. 837-844.
Hallett, L., and Hintz, A. (2009) ‘Digital Broadcasting – Challenges and Opportunities for European Community Radio Broadcasters’, Telematics and Informatics Vol. 27 No. 2, p. 151-161.
Hintz, A. (2009) ‘Book Review: Bart Cammaerts – Internet-Mediated Participation Beyond the Nation State’, Global Media and Communication 2009 (5).
Hintz, A., and Milan, S. (2009) ‘At the Margins of Internet Governance: Grassroots Tech Groups and Communication Policy’, International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics Vol. 5 No. 1, p. 23-38.
Milan, S., and Hintz, A. (2009) ‘Movimenti sociali e governance della comunicazione globale: la sfida della partecipazione nei processi decisionali transnazionali’ (Social movements and governance of global communications: the challenge of participation in transnational decision-making processes), Partecipazione e conflitto 2/2009, p. 111-134.
Hintz, A., and Milan, S. (2007) ‘Towards a New Vision for Communication Governance? Civil Society Media at the World Social Forum and the World Summit on the Information Society, Communication for Development and Social Change, Vol. 1, No.1.
Hintz, A., and Kleinsteuber, H. (2004) ‘Von der Politik zur Technik und zurück: WSIS im Spannungsfeld zwischen informationsgesellschaftlicher Beliebigkeit und globaler Kommunikationsregulierung’ (From politics to technology and back: WSIS between the arbitrariness of information society and the regulation of communication), Entwicklungspolitik 5(6) 2004.
Hintz, A. (2003) ‘Indymedia Germany: A local node of the global network’, Media Development 4 2003.
Journal special issue
Eastbound 2/2010, special issue on ‘Media and Democratization’, incl. introductory chapter ‘Media and Democratization – Experiences from Eastern Europe, Turkey and Pakistan’.
Hintz, A. (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Dimensions of Modern Freedom of Expression: WikiLeaks, Policy Hacking, and Digital Freedoms’, in B. Brevini, A. Hintz and P. McCurdy (eds.) Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Hintz, A. (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Media Activism and Advocacy: Policy Interventions in a Global Context’, in K. Howley (ed.) Media Interventions. London and New York: Peter Lang.
Hintz, A., and Milan, S. (2011) ‘User Rights for the Internet Age: Online Policy According to Netizens’, in R. Mansell and M. Raboy (eds.) The Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Hintz, A., and Milan, S. (2010) ‘Grassroots Tech Activism and Media Policy’; and ‘Media Activists and the Communication Policy Process’, in J. Downing (ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, London: Sage (2010).
Coyer, K., and Hintz, A. (2010) ‘Developing the 'Third Sector': Community Media Policies in Europe’, in B. Klimkiewicz (ed.) Media Freedom and Pluralism: Media Policy Challenges in the Enlarged Europe. Budapest: CEU Press.
Hadl, G., and Hintz, A. (2009) ‘Framing Our Media for Transnational Policy: The World Summit on the Information Society and beyond’, in D. Kidd, C. Rodriguez, and L. Stein (eds.) Making Our Media: Global Initiatives Toward a Democratic Public Sphere. Cresskill: Hampton Press (2009).
Hintz, A. (2008) ‘Media and the World Summit on the Information Society’. Global Civil Society Yearbook 2007/8. London: Sage.
Hintz, A. (2006) ‘Civil Society Media at the WSIS: A New Actor in Global Communication Governance?’, in B. Cammaerts and N. Carpentier (eds.) Reclaiming the Media. Bristol: Intellect.
Hintz, A. (2006) ‘Zivilgesellschaftliche Medien auf dem Weltinformationsgipfel: Neue Ansätze der Wissens-Governance? (Civil Society Media on the World Summit on Information Society: New Approaches to Knowledge Governance?), in Heinrich Böll Stiftung (ed.) Die Verfasstheit der Wissensgesellschaft. Münster: Westphälisches Dampfboot.
Hintz, A. (2000) ‘Global media concentration and the rise of alternative media’, in S. Brüne (ed.) Neue Medien und Öffentlichkeiten, Hamburg: Übersee-Institut.
Through his research, Arne Hintz tries to advance our understanding of media policy, community/citizen media, civil society, and communication technology; the processes that generate change in these fields; and transnational dynamics and global contexts. He is particularly interested in questions of participation in both media production and policy development. Recent publications concern, for example, WikiLeaks, freedom of expression on the internet, the policy environment for community radio, and policy activism and advocacy.
He is project manager of the international collaborative project ‘Mapping Global Media Policy’ (http://www.globalmediapolicy.net) which traces current policy processes worldwide and serves as a resource for policy activists. Previous collaborative research funded by European institutions include projects on media pluralism, digital radio, data retention and surveillance, young people and internet use, and media development.
Arne Hintz has worked at several academic and media institutions before joining JOMEC in October 2012. He completed an MA in International Political Economy at Warwick University, UK, and a PhD in Political Science in Hamburg, Germany. He then worked as Program Director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University in Montreal.
He has been actively engaged with international scholarly networks, particularly the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) where he heads the Community Communication Section.
In addition to his academic background, he has experience in journalism, both newspaper and online, and in public relations. As a media activist, he has volunteered with community radios and helped set up online projects such as Indymedia.
As a community media expert and communication rights advocate, he has been involved with advocacy organizations such as the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) and policy fora such as the UN World Summit on the Information Society.