Mia Schreiber

Mia Schreiber
PhD Candidate, The ‎department of ‎communication and ‎Journalism, The Hebrew ‎University of Jerusalem
‎Advisor: Prof. Zohar ‎Kampf
‎56 Briechot Ha’yaar, Beit ‎Zait, 9081500‎
+972-526633622

General Information

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Communication, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My Ph.D. research topic is “Mediated Intentions: journalists’ role in attributing and distributing political intentions”, Supervised by Prof. Zohar Kampf.

I hold a Master’s degree in communication and a Bachelor’s degree in Hebrew Language and Communication, both from the Hebrew University. In my Master’s dissertation, I explored the scope of journalistic interpretation through the case study of reporting political condemnation of Israel.

My main areas of interest are political discourse, journalistic mediation and intentions.

 

Current research

My research focuses on the role of intentions in news stories, and on journalists’ role as mediators of political intentions. I use the report of speech acts - verbal vehicles for encoding and decoding intentions - to examine how journalists interpret statements and actions. By so doing, I ask to shed new light on the ways in which journalists construct events and relationships in the social and political arenas.

 

Important achievements

Awards & Scholarships:

  • 2020 – 2021:  

Department of Communication and Journalism Scholarship for Research Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • 2019 – 2020:

Recognized as Outstanding Teacher according to the Teacher Evaluation Survey.

  • 2019:

The Smart Doctoral Student Award for Excellence 2019

  • 2019 – 2018:

Department of Communication and Journalism Scholarship for Research Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • 2018 – 2019:

Hans Guth Dreyfus scholarship for outstanding research PhD students

  • 2018:

The Blum-Kulka Excellence Research Award

  • 2017:

The Smart Family institute scholarship

  • 2016 – 2017:

    • Department of Communication and Journalism Scholarship for Research Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    • Recognized as Outstanding Teacher according to the Teacher Evaluation Survey.

  • 2015 – 2016:  

The Dean’s Excellence Scholarship for M.A. students, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • 2015:  

    • Rector's Excellence Award for M.A. studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    • Dean’s Excellence Award for M.A. studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    • Ifat Media Research Excellence Prize: “The act of journalistic interpretation: Reporting the condemnation of Israel as a case study [Hebrew]”, 'Metaksherim' (Communicating) Graduate Student Conference in Communication, Dept. of Communication, University of Haifa.

  • 2014 – 2015:  

Recognized as Outstanding Teacher according to the Teacher Evaluation Survey.

 

Publications

  • Schreiber, M. (2016). The act of journalistic interpretation: Reporting the Condemnation of Israel as a case study. Israel Studies in Language and Society, 9 (1-2), 52-70. [Hebrew]

  • Schreiber, M. & Kampf, Z. (2018). Intention work: the scope of journalistic interpretation of political speech acts. Journalism https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884918798156

  • Kampf, Z., Aldar, L., Danziger, R., & Schreiber, M. (2019). The pragmatics of amicable interstate communication. Intercultural Pragmatics, 16 (2), 123-151.‏

  • Kampf, Z., Chudy, D., Danziger, R., & Schreiber, M. (2020). “Wait with Falling in Love”: Discursive Evaluation of Unexpected Messages Conveyed by Controversial Leaders. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 0261927X20944977.

Under Review

  • Schreiber, M. & Kampf, Z. (Under review). The Performative Mediation of Social Worlds: Intention Markers in News Headlines.

  • Danziger, R. & Schreiber, M. (Under review in Policy & Internet). Digital Diplomacy: Face Management in MFA Twitter accounts.

 

Extras

Research activities:

2019 – Present:          

Research assistant, ISF project (title: "Friendship in IR”. Heads: Dr. Gadi Heimann and Prof. Zohar Kampf).

2016 – 2019:              

Research assistant, ISF project (title: "Performing Peace”. Head:  Prof. Zohar Kampf).

2016 – Present:          

Forum coordinator, Discourse analysis group, the faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Directors: Prof. Zohar Kampf and Dr. Michal Hamo).

2014 – 2015:              

Research Assistant, The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Project title: “Political Condemnations”. Heads: Prof. Zohar Kampf and Prof. Tamar Katriel).

Teaching activities:

2016 – Present:

Teaching Assistant, “Research Methods in Communication, part I” (first semester), Dept. Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2014 – Present:

Teaching Assistant, “Language and Communication” (second semester), Dept. Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.