Vol. 8 No. 1 (2022): The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Theoretical and Methodological Challenges in Media Ethics and Religion
Natalie Fritz is a scholar in the field of religion, media, and culture. She received her master’s degree in the Study of Religions and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Zurich, where she also completed her doctorate on the motif of the Holy Family in contemporary Arthouse Cinema in the Study of Religions in 2016. She currently works at the Catholic Media Centre in Zurich as an editor and journalist for film, media, and religion, and is coordinator of this journal. She also teaches media ethics at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (FHGR). Fritz is a member of the international research groups Media and Religion (www.media-religion.org) and International Exchange on Media and Religion (https://media-religion.net).
Marie-Therese Mäder is a scholar of religion, media, and philosophy with particular expertise in the field of media and religion. Since 2020 she has been a senior lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. She also teaches at the Centre for Religion, Economy and Politics at the University of Zurich and on media ethics at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons (FHGR). She is a member of the research group Media and Religion (www.media-religion.org). In 2021 she won a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship (EU Horizon 2020, University of Macerata/IT). She is the author of numerous essays, book chapters, and books on film and religion, migration, funeral culture, ethics and documentary film, religion in reality shows, and audience research. For more information see marie-theresemaeder.com.
Baldassare Scolari is a scholar in the research fields of media studies, religious studies and political philosophy. In 2019 he published his PhD thesis on the performativity of martyrological representations of political violence (https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845299372/state-martyr). He teaches media ethics at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden (FHGR) and research methods at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB). He is a member of the research groups “Media and Religion” (www.media-religion.org) and “International Exchange on Media and Religion” (https://media-religion.net). His research focuses on religion and politics, religion and media, cultural studies, media ethics, philosophy of language and political theory.
The editorial opens the field of media ethics and presents the articles of the issue.