Prof. Oren Meyers, Department Chair

Research Interests:  Journalistic values and practices, collective memory, popular culture



Room: Rabin Complex 8044

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Oren Meyers received his B.A. from the Hebrew University (1995) and his M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2004) from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests focus on journalistic practices and values, collective memory and popular culture. His studies have been supported by the Burda Center for Innovative Communications Research, the Memorial Foundationfor Jewish Culture, the Israel Science Foundation and other foundations. His articles have been published in leading communication research journals.

Courses taught: qualitative research methods; critical perspectives on journalism; the security discourse in the Israeli media; studying journalism and journalists; collective memory research.

Selected Publications


Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. & Neiger, M. (2014). Communicating Awe: Media Memory and Holocaust Commemoration. London: Palgrave McMillan.

Neiger, M., Meyers, O. &Zandberg, E., (Eds.) (2011). On Media Memory: Collective Memory in a new Media Age.London: Palgrave McMillan.

Academic articles and chapters in books:

Meyers, O. (2001), v.6, n.3. Home Away from Home? Israel Shelanu and the Self Perceptions of Israeli Migrants. Israel Studies 71-90.

Meyers, O. & Zandberg, E., (2002), v.24, n.3. The Soundtrack of MemoryAshes and Dust and Holocaust Commemoration in Israeli Popular Culture .Media, Culture & Society389-408.

Meyers, O. (2002) v.5, n.3. Still Photographs, Dynamic Memories: An Analysis of the Visual Presentation of Israel's History in Commemorative Newspaper Supplements . The Communication Review179-205.

Meyers, O. (2004-2005). Narrating the 1960s via The '60sTelevision's Representation of the Past between History and Memory.Film&History CD-ROM Annual.

Meyers, O. (2005). Historical Museums and the Americanization of the Holocaust (in French). LeTemps des media, Autumn, n. 5, 92-114.

Meyers, O. (2005). Israeli Journalism during the State's Formative Era: Between Ideological Affiliationand Professional Consciousness. Journalism History, v.31, n.2, 88-97.

Tsfati, Y., Meyers, O. &Peri, Y. (2006). What is Good Journalism? Comparing Israeli Public and Journalists' Perspectives.Journalism, v.7, n.2, 152-173.

Meyers, O. (2007). Memory in Journalism and the Memory of Journalism: Israeli Journalists and the Constructed Legacy of Haolam Hazeh. Journal of Communication, v.57, n.4, 719-739.

Meyers, O. (2008).Contextualizing Alternative Journalism: Haolam Hazehand the Birth of Critical Israeli NewsMakingJournalism Studies, v.9, n.3,375-391.

Meyers, O. (2009). The Engine's in the Front, But its Heart's in the Same PlaceAdvertising, Nostalgia and the Construction of Commodities as Realms of Memory.The Journal of Popular Culture, v.42, n.4, 733-755.

Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. &Neiger, M. (2009, v.59, n.3). Prime Time Commemoration: An Analysis of Television Broadcasts on Israel's Memorial Day for the Holocaust and the Heroism. Journal of Communication456-480.

Neiger, M., Zandberg, E., &Meyers O. (2010, v.3, n.3). Communicating Critique: Towards a Conceptualization of Journalistic Criticism. Communication, Culture and Critique377-395.

Meyers, O. (2011, v.12, n.3). Expanding the Scope of Paradigmatic Research in Journalism Studies: The Case of Early Mainstream Israeli Journalism and Its Discontents. Journalism261-278.

Meyers, O. Neiger, M., &Zandberg, E. (2011, v.14, n.2). Structuring the Sacred: Media Professionalism and the Production of Mediated Holocaust Memory. The Communication Review123-144.

Neiger, M., Meyers, O., &Zandberg, E. (2011). On Media Memory - editors' introductionin: Neiger, M., Meyers, O., Zandberg, E. (Eds) On Media Memory: Collective Memory ina new Media Age. London: Palgrave McMillan (1-26).

Neiger, M., Zandberg, E., &Meyers, O. (2011). Localizing Collective Memory: Radio Broadcasts and the construction of Regional Memory, in: Neiger, M., Meyers, O.,  &Zandberg, E. (Eds) On Media Memory: Collective Memory ina new Media Age. London: Palgrave McMillan, 156-173.

Neiger, M., Meyers, O.,  &Zandberg, E. (2011, v.33, n.7). Tuned to the National Mood: Popular Music as a Mnemonic Cultural ObjectMedia CultureSociety971-987.

Tsfati, Y. & Meyers, O. (2012). Journalists in Israel. In: D. H. Weaver & L.Willant (Eds.) The Global Journalist: News People Around the World. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 443-457.

Zandberg, E., Meyers, O., &Neiger, M. (2012, v.29, n.1). Past ContinuousNewsworthiness and the Shaping of Collective Memory. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 65-79.

Meyers, O. & Rozen, A. (2014, v.81, n.1). Framing the Flotilla: Newsmaking, Image Crises and the Kishon Dives Investigative Report. Communication Monographs, 108-132.

Kligler-Vilenchik, N., Tsfati, Y. & Meyers, O. (2014, v.7). Setting the Collective Memory Agenda: Examining Mainstream Media Influence on Individuals’ Perceptions of the Past. Memory Studies, 484-499.

Meyers, O. & Davidson, R. (2014, v.15, n.8). The Journalistic Structure of Feeling: An Exploration of Career life Histories of Israeli Journalists, Journalism, 987-1005.

Neiger, M., Zandberg, E. & Meyers, O. (2014). Reversed memory: Commemorating the past through coverage of the present. In: B. Zelizer & K. Tenenboim-Weinblatt, K. (Eds.). Journalism and Memory. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 113-128.

Yadlin Segal, A. & Meyers, O. (2014, v.40, n.3). “Like Birds Returning to their Nest”: Immigration Narratives and Ideological Constructions in Early Israeli Children Magazines. Journalism History, 158-166.

Davidson, R. & Meyers, O. (2014). “Should I stay or should I go?” Exit, voice and loyalty among journalists. Journalism Studies,DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.988996

Hagay, H. & Meyers, O. (2015). Everybody’s team? The national narrative in the Hebrew press covering Israeli national soccer team matches. Media Culture & Society,  DOI: 10.1177/0163443714566898

Tov-Li, R. & Meyers, O. (2015). “His blood constantly cries out from the ground”: Law, media and memory in the Danny Katz affair. Media Frames. 14, pp. 1-32. [in Hebrew]