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Tabe Bergman

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Personal profile

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Tabe Bergman attained BA degrees in Journalism and American Studies, and an MA degree in American Studies. He was a freelance journalist, a web editor and a global news editor with the Associated Press.After realizing that his true interest lies in researching journalism, he started a PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated in 2013 and taught at Renmin University in Beijing. In 2017 he joined XJTLU.His main teaching interests are media theory, digital media and journalism. His main research interest is western journalism, specifically the reporting of foreign news.


Associate professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2022-present

Assistant professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2017-2022

Assistant professor, Renmin University, 2013-2016

Global news editor, Novum Nieuws, 2007-2008

Global news editor, Associated Press, 2004-2007

Web editor, University of Amsterdam, 2004


Primary supervisor of Yifang Yuan’s PhD project on the coverage of the Russo-Ukrainian War in British and Indian Media. December 2023 to present

Primary supervisor of Quy Hoang’s PhD project on Western media portrayal of women in armed conflicts. December 2023 to present

Primary supervisor of Heyang Hus PhD project on European public broadcasting and coverage of Covid. December 2021 to present

Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (with distinction), University of Liverpool, 2018

Summer school in International Higher Education, Queen Mary University of London, 2018

COM418 Global Journalism

COM413 Sociology of Media Professionals

COM406 Research Methods in Communication

COM403 Contemporary Media Theories

COM305 Final Year Project: Communication Studies

COM210 Global Journalism

COM201 Media Theory

COM157 Introduction to Journalism Studies

COM112 Investigative Journalism

COM105 Journalism: Theory and Practice

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

MA, American Studies (with distinction), University of Amsterdam, 2007

BA, American Studies, Utrecht University, 2003

BA, Journalism, Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, 2002

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