He holds a Doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and worked as a Journalist before starting an academic career. Prof Wasserman has Published widely on media in post-apartheid South Africa. He has Published more than 80 Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals, and numerous Book Chapters.
His books include the monographs Media, Geopolitics, and Power: A View from the Global South (University of Illinois Press, 2018), Tabloid Journalism in South Africa (Indiana University Press, 2010) and the Edited collections Chinese Media and Soft Power in Africa: Promotion and Perceptions (with Xiaoling Zhang and Winston Mano, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Media Ethics and Justice in a Global Age (with Shakuntala Rao, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Reporting China in Africa (Routledge, 2014), Press Freedom in Africa: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, 2013), Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa (Routledge, 2011), Media Ethics Beyond Borders (with Stephen J. Ward, Routledge, 2010).
Prof Wasserman Edits the Journal African Journalism Studies.