Department of Journalism and Communication Teaching Staff

Johanna Thompson

Lecturer Campus Berlin


B.A. Graphic Design and Visual Communication

B.A. Journalismus und Unternehmenskommunikation



After studying liberal arts at the San Francisco Art Institute with a focus on New Genres, Johanna Thompson received her European Master of Arts in Media and Communication Studies in 2000 as part of an Erasmus project. Her research focused on the use of digital media in the arts. From 2000 to 2003 she worked as a web designer in New York and from 2003 to 2005 she held a visiting professorship at Kyungsung University and Dongseo University in Busan in the field of digital contents.

Residing in Berlin since 2006, she works as a lecturer (among others at HMKW Berlin, bbk Berlin and Merz Akademie Stuttgart) and as a freelance journalist (among others WamS, Art Slant, SFAQ).


  • Digital Media
  • Digital Journalism