Professor Michael Koliska

Professor Michael KoliskaDr. Michael Koliska is an assistant professor in the Communication, Culture, and Technology master’s program at Georgetown University. His primary research focuses on the practices, performances and effects of authenticity, accountability and transparency on trust in both “traditional” and computational journalism. Specifically, he explores how technology alters the newsroom sociology such as production and accountability processes that influence public perception of journalism’s legitimacy. Dr. Koliska’s work on these issues has appeared in the International Journal of Communication, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Digital Journalism, Journalism, Journal of Media Ethics and others.

Prior to joining Georgetown, Dr. Koliska was an assistant professor at Auburn University. He also worked for more than a decade as a broadcast and multimedia journalist in Germany, China, the UK and the US. He also studied and worked in India and Ireland.


Ph.D. (2015) University of Maryland – Journalism Studies

M.S. (2008) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Journalism

M.A. (2003) Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany – Sociology & English


German (native speaker)

Polish (fluent)

Chinese (intermediate)

Hindi (beginner)