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Prof. Limor Shifman

Prof. Limor Shifman

Chair, Screening Committee
Head, The Smart Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies in Communication
Office hours: Tuesday 12:00- 13:00. by appointment only
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I am a professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. I study digital media and popular culture, and am particularly interested in two realms: understanding the big meaning of small texts (such as jokes) and identifying patterns in seemingly chaotic universes of user generated contentI am currently leading an ERC-funded project on the construction of values in social media.


Research Interests

  • Values

  • Memes

  • Popular culture

  • Social media


Selected Publications

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Awards and Prizes

  • Bruno Award, 2016 

  • Top paper Awards, International Communication Association (2012, 2014,2017,2021)



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Dr. Gadi Taub

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Academic Background and Fields of Interest

Born in Jerusalem, I studied history and general humanities at Tel Aviv University, while working for the Israel Broadcasting Authority as a presenter and screenplay and radio-play writer, for both the radio and the  children’s television departments. Meanwhile I wrote children’s books, a collection of short stories, and a non-fiction book on contemporary Israeli culture. I completed a Ph.D. in American history at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. I have since worked regularly in the Israeli press as a commentator, both in print and broadcast media.


My research interests include political ideology, the influence of American culture on Israel, psychoanalytic theory, and gender and sexuality.


Selected publications:

Books (nonfiction)

  • Against Solitude,  Vol. 1: Impressions, (Hebrew, Tel Aviv, Yedioth Sfarim, 2011).

  • The Settlers and the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism, (New Haven, Yale University Press, 2010).

  • A Dispirited Rebellion - Essays on Contemporary Israeli Culture, (Tel Aviv, Hakibutz Hameuchad, 1997).

  • Against Solitude, Vol. 2: Thoughts, (Hebrew, Yedioth Sfarim, forthcoming)

Books (fiction)

  • Things I Keep to Myself, (Jerusalem, Keter, 1990). (Hebrew, fiction for children).

  • Things I Keep from Yael, (Jerusalem, Keter, 1992). (Hebrew, fiction for children).

  • What Might Have Happened Had We Forgotten Dov, (Tel Aviv, Hakibutz Hameuchad, 1992). (Hebrew, short stories).

  • The Witch From 3 Melchet Street, (Jerusalem, Keter, 2000). (Hebrew, fiction for children).

  • The Giraffe Who Liked to Feel Sorry for Himself, (Jerusalem, Keter, 2003). (Hebrew, fiction for children). English version published by Scholastic, 2006.

  • The Deer Who Liked Everything Clean, (Jerusalem, Keter, 2005). (Hebrew, fiction for children.)

  • The Lion Who Thought He was a Coward, (Tel Aviv, Yedioth Sfarim, 2007). (Hebrew, fiction for children).

  • Allenby Street, (Tel Aviv, Yedioth Sfarim, 2009). (Hebrew, novel).

Selected Articles

  • "A Confusion of Tongues Between Psychoanalysis and Philosophy," The International Journal of Psychoanalysis (2009) 90:507-527).

  • "The Shift in Israeli Ideas Concerning the Individual and the Collective," in Hazem Saghie (ed.), The Predicament of the Individual in the Middle East, (London: Saqi Books, 2001).

  • "Post-Zionism: The French-American-Israeli Connection," in Tuvia Frilling (ed.), An Answer to a Post-Zionist Colleague, (Yedioth Sfarim, 2003). (Hebrew, French).

  • “Introduction: Liberty, Nationalism and Democracy – the Work of Theodore Herzl” inBinyamin Ze’ev Herzl: the State of the Jews and Altneuland, Am Hasefer Series, Dov Eichenwald (editor in chief), Hebrew, Yedioth Sfarim, 2008).

  • "Nothing beyond the Self: Young Writers and the Loss of Public Sphere," in Yigal Schwartz and Gabriella Steindler Moscati (eds), Three Generations of Writers Confronted: Essays on Israeli Literature, (Napoli Editoriale Scientifica, 2009). (Italian).

  • "The American Sixties In Israel," Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, 13, (Sde-Boker: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, 2003). (Hebrew)

  • "Can Nationalism and Democracy be Understood Apart? The Case of Zionism and its Critics,"The Journal of Israeli History, Vol. 26, No. 2, September 2007, pp. 157-177.

  • "God's Politics in Israel's Supreme Court: The Retreat of Theology in Religious Settlers' Politics," Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, vol. 6, No. 3, November 2007, pp. 289-299.

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r. Keren Tenenboim- Weinblatt

Prof. Keren Tenenboim- Weinblatt

Head, Internship Program
Office hours: Sunday 16:00-17:00. by appointment only.
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eren Tenenboim-Weinblatt is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research is in the fields of political communication and journalism, with a particular interest in the temporal dimensions of journalism and the role played by the news media in constructing and negotiating collective pasts and futures. She is currently leading the ERC-funded project “Mediating the Future: The Social Dynamics of Public Projections” (PROFECI) and takes part in a couple of international research networks, including The Worlds of Journalism Study and Project NET, a study of the consumption of news, entertainment, and technology in Argentina, Finland, Israel, Japan, and the United States.


She serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Communication and head of the Internship Program of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she served as Chair of the Journalism Studies Division at the International Communication Association (2018-2020). She received her PhD in 2011 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.


Selected Publications

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., & Lee, C. J. (2020). Speaking across communication subfields. Journal of Communication, 70(3), 303–309.

Media & Tim

  • Aharoni, T., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Baden, C., & Overbeck, M. (2020). Dynamics of (dis) trust between the news media and their audience: The case of the April 2019 Israeli exit polls. Journalism.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2018). Media projections and Trump’s election: A self-defeating prophecy? In P. J. Boczkowski & Z. Papacharissi (Eds.), Trump and the Media (pp. 111-118). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Neiger, M. (2018). Temporal affordances in the news. Journalism, 19(1), 37-55.
  • Neiger, M. & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2016). Understanding journalism through a nuanced deconstruction of temporal layers in news narratives. Journal of Communication, 66(1), 139-160. [Dan Aubrey Award for Outstanding Article in Communication 2017].
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Neiger, M. (2015). Print is future, Online is past: Cross-Media analysis of temporal orientations in the news. Communication Research, 42(8), 1047-1067.
  • Zelizer, B. and Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2014). Journalism and Memory. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2013). Bridging collective memories and public agendas: Toward a theory of mediated prospective memory. Communication Theory23(2), 91-111. [The ICA Outstanding Article Award 2014]

Journalism & Conflict

  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., & Baden, C. (2021). Gendered communication styles in the news: An algorithmic comparative study of conflict coverage. Communication Research48(2), 233-256.
  • Aharoni, T., & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2019). Unpacking Journalists’ (Dis)Trust: Expressions of Suspicion in the Narratives of Journalists Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The International Journal of Press/Politics24(4), 426–443.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. & Baden, C. (2018). Journalistic transformation: How source texts are turned into news stories. Journalism, 19(4), 481-499.
  • Baden, C., and Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2017). Convergent news? A longitudinal study of similarity and dissimilarity in the domestic and global coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Journal of Communication67(1), 1-25. 
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K, Hanitzsch, T., & Nagar, R. (2016). Beyond peace journalism: Reclassifying conflict narratives in the Israeli news media. Journal of Peace Research, 53(2), 151-165.
  • Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2014). Producing protest news: An inquiry into journalists’ narratives. International Journal of Press/Politics19(4), 410-429.

News Audiences

  • Boczkowski, P. J., Suenzo, F., Mitchelstein, E., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Hayashi, K., & Villi, M. (2021). From the barbecue to the sauna: A comparative account of the folding of media reception into the everyday life. New Media & Society
  • Aharoni, T., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., & Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (2021). “Be Less of a Slave to the News”: A Texto-Material Perspective on News Avoidance among Young Adults. Journalism Studies22(1), 42-59.
  • Mitchelstein, E., Boczkowski, P., Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K., Hayashi, K., Villi, M., and Kligler-Vilenchik, K. (2020). Incidentality on a continuum: A comparative conceptualization of incidental news consumption. Journalism
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