Auksé Balčytiené is a Journalism and Communications Scholar, Professor and Media Critic. Her research interests range from the analysis of comparative aspects in studying political communication and journalism cultures, to media system change, as well as Central and Eastern European Studies and information and communication policies. She has published widely in international refereed journals and books. She has an extensive experience in collaborative project design, administration and coordination. She also is active in training of young scholars and researchers.