Pauline Gidget Estella is a researcher at the DECIPHER project, a comparative project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) that examines COVID-19-related crisis communication in Europe and the U.S.
Pauline has taught journalism education evaluation and communication research in Germany, Turkey, and in the Philippines. She has also served as consultant for research in international organizations like the European Journalism Centre and Asia Pacific Research Network. She served as one of the principal investigators in a four-country comparative project on journalism education in Asia, funded by the Sumitomo Foundation.
Pauline has served as journalism curriculum consultant at the Philippine Department of Education, as well as workplace communication consultant for government agencies and some private companies in the Philippines. Her research interests lie on the areas of journalism education, Global South studies, digital mis- and disinformation, and crisis communication.
- since 2021: research associate at the Media Studies group, TU Ilmenau
- 2017- 2023: PhD in Communication at University of Technology Ilmenau, Institute for Media and Communication Science
- 2016: Master of Arts in Communication Arts, Minor in Development Communication (Social marketing and broadcast education)
- 2011: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at University of the Philippines
- 2007: Manila Science High School in Ermita, Manila, Philippines
- Estella, P. (2023, upcoming). Cross-border Journalism and de-Westernization. In M. Löffelholz, L. Rothenberger, & D. Weaver (Eds.) Palgrave Handbook of Cross-border Journalism. Palgrave. Temporary URL: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/123274208-the-palgrave-handbook-of-cross-border-journalism
- Löffelholz, M., Estella, P., and Xu, Y. (2022). COVID-19 as a Catalyst of Global Risk Society:Institutionalization, De-Westernization, and Datafication of Crisis Communication Research. In N. Yamamoto (Ed.) The COVID-19 Pandemic and Risks in East Asia. (pp. 14-40). New York: Routledge. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003286684
- Estella, P. (2022). “Toward a Global and Transformative Theory-Building in Journalism Competence”. Accepted paper. International Communication Association Conference, Paris, France, May 27, 2022.
- Estella, P. G., & Löffelholz, M. (2022). Review: Global Journalism: Understanding World Media Systems. Global Media Journal - German Edition, 11(2). Retrieved from https://globalmediajournal.de/index.php/gmj/article/view/215
- Estella, P.G. (2022). The Covid-19 Pandemic and Global Journalism Competencies: Normative Visions, Debates, And Contextual Realities. In the “28th AMIC Annual Conference - Science Communication:
- Managing the Now and the Future” Book of Abstracts. Asian Media Information and Communication Centre. Manila. ISSN 2599-4743. p.85. URL: https://amic.asia/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/AMIC-BOOK-OF-ABSTRACTS-2021.pdf
- Estella, P. G. (2021). The journalist’s ‘toolbox’ of competencies in the Digital-Global Age: Reflections on the global state of research . Pacific Journalism Review, 27(1 & 2), 194-214. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v27i1and2.1080
- Estella P.G. (2021). Digital populism, digital newswork and the concept of journalistic competence: the Philippine condition. Media International Australia. SAGE. 179(1):80-95. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1329878X211003568
- Estella, P. G. (2020). Journalism competence and the COVID-19 crisis in Southeast Asia: Toward journalism as a transformative and interdisciplinary enterprise. Pacific Journalism Review, 26(2), 15-34. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v26i2.1132
- Estella, P. G., & Paz, J. (2019). Mostly ’men in suits’: The ASEAN summit and integration as news in Southeast Asia. Pacific Journalism Review. 25(1&2), 193-213. doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v25i1.449
- Estella, P., & Löffelholz, M. (2019). Philippines Media Landscape. European Journalism Centre. URL: medialandscapes.org/country/philippines. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22032/dbt.40134
- Estella, P. (2018). Policy and Pedagogy: A case study in educational programming for journalism instruction in public elementary schools. UPLB Journal, 15(1), 49-72.
- Estella, P. (2015). Educating the Educators: An evaluation of the preparedness of elementary school teachers in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines for journalism instruction and internetmediated learning. Digital Universities: International Best Practices and Applications, 2(1), 35-52.
- Estella, P. (2014). Gridlock: A critical discourse analysis on the Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas II- Alfred Romualdez dialogue on Typhoon Yolanda relief and rescue efforts. UPLBJournal, 11(1), 60-78.
Most recent conference presentations
- Estella, P. (2023, October 15). “Global journalism competence and issues of pedagogy.” Sumitomo Conference 2023: Japan Studies in Asia (1): Approaches from History and Comparative Studies. International conference organized by the Sumitomo Foundation and University of Tokyo. URL: https://gas.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/events/gas/sumitomo-conference-2023/
- Löffelholz, M., Estella, P., Radechovsky, J., Schleicher, K., & Xu, Y. (2023, October 6). “How Governments in Europe and the United States Understand and Deal with Citizens' Perceptions of Government Crisis Communication: Lessons from a Seven-Country Study”. Crisis7 International Crisis Communication Conference organized by the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Gothenburg, Sweden
- Estella, P. (2023, May 26). The Global South and the cosmopolitan research agenda (Panel talk). “Cosmopolitan Communication Studies: Towards Deep Internationalization” panel. 73rd International Communication Association (ICA) conference. Toronto, Canada. URL: https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/ICA23
- Estella, P., & Sarisakaloglu, A. (2023, May 24). Journalistic Role Performance in the Time of Artificial Intelligence: Competencies, conditions, and critical perspectives beyond the mainstream West (Paper presentation). International conference with the theme ”Between ideals and practices: Journalistic role performance in transformative times”. Supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, as well as The Creative School, the Journalism Research Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University, Centre d’études sur les médias, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Toronto, Canada. URL: https://jrpcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/FINALFeb.22JRPBrochure.Preview-1.pdf
- Estella, P., & Tucay, M. (2023, May 25). Journalism, fact-checking, and the ‘whole-of-society’ approach in the Philippines: A case study for multi-sectoral fact-checking networks in post-truth societies (Paper presentation). 73rd International Communication Association (ICA) pre-conference. Toronto, Canada. URL: https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/ICA23
- Estella, P. (2023, July 11). ‘Ideal’ versus ‘typical’: The focus of journalism education in the time of global risk societies and manifold crises (Paper presentation). Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Lyon, France.URL: https://iamcr.org/lyon2023
- Löffelholz, M., Estella, P., Radechovsky, J., Schleicher, K., & Xu, Y. (2023, July 11). Covid-19 communication strategies of governments in Europe and US – a seven-country comparison (Paper presentation). Annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Lyon, France.URL: https://iamcr.org/lyon2023
- Estella, P. (2021, November 27). The COVID-19 Pandemic and Global Journalism Competencies: Normative Visions, Debates, and Contextual Realities (Paper presentation). 28th International Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC). URL: https://amic.asia/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/AMIC-BOOK-OF-ABSTRACTS-2021.pdf
- Estella, P. (2020). Journalistic Competence and The Pandemic Uncertainty in Southeast Asia (Paper presentation). International Symposium on Social Science, organized by Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
- Löffelholz, M., Estella, P., Rochyadi-Reetz, M., & Son, L. (2019, December 6). Widespread Crises – Hesitant Research: Mapping Risk and Crisis Communication Studies in Southeast Asia (Presentation). 4th Asia-Phil International Conference themed “Asia Rising: Convergence, Transitions, and the Future”. Organized by the Asian Studies Association of the Philippines. De La Salle University, Manila.