On the 5th of July, 2019, about 80 journalism scholars from around the globe have gathered in Madrid to found the Worlds of Journalism Study Association.

WJSA is a non-commercial non-governmental international organization to sustain the Worlds of Journalism Study’s internal workflow and to liaise with partner organizations. According to its Statute, the mission of the Association is to support academic research to assess the state of journalism around the world.

The Association is listed in the association register at the local court in Munich, Germany (no. VR 208297) and is chaired by Professors Thomas Hanitzsch and Neil Thurman, both working at the Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich.