Dr. phil., Philosophy: Technical University Berlin, Germany, 1994
M.A., Mass Communication: Free University Berlin, Germany, 1988
Dr. Debatin’s research interests include media ethics, online journalism, the social impact of new media, media theory, communication theory and the public sphere, philosophy of technology/science journalism, and metaphor theory.
Dr. Debatin has authored over 60 articles for scholarly books and journals including Rationalitaet der Metapher. Dr. Debatin has served as editor of The Cartoon Debate and the Freedom of the Press: Conflicting Norms and Values in the Global Media Culture in LIT Verlag. He is the co-editor of Metaphor and Rational Discourse and three scholarly books in German.