Michael Schudson – The Saving Grace of Journalism

Michael Schudson – A Portrait

Michael Schudson (Columbia University) is one of the most influential and innovative scholars within Journalism Studies. Working at the interface of sociology, history and political sciences, he has expanded research on journalism to include the study of professional norms, routines and conventions, and their effect on how journalism functions within a democracy.

This is one of ten portraits we created for the University of Groningen on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. Each of the portrayed men and women was awarded an honorary doctorate. These videos express the personality and passion of these leading international professors in diverse fields of research.

Honorary Doctorates


University of Groningen


Director I: Jesper Buijvoets
Director II: Caspar de Zeeuw
D.O.P. I: Walker Pachler
D.O.P. II: Jesper Buijvoets
Interviewer: Nyckle Swierstra
Sound: Caspar de Zeeuw
Producer I: Nyckle Swierstra
Producer II: Caspar de Zeeuw
Editor: Jesper Buijvoets
Mixing & mastering: Kudo Studio


June 10, 2014

Columbia, documentary, Interview, Journalism, Michael Schudson, portrait, Short Documentary