Curriculum Vitae

Personal data:

  • Date of birth: 19.11.1978
  • Citizenship: German
  • Family status: married, two sons
  • Languages: German (mother tongue), English (business fluent), French (good)

Research fields:

  • Media ethics and media accountability
  • Media structures and media governance
  • Journalism
  • Media innovations
  • Methods of empirical social science
  • Comparative communication and media research

Academic education:

  • 2007 – 2013: Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund
    Thesis: “Literary journalism. Theory – traditions – status quo”
  • Simultaneously: Certified program of further education “Professional teaching skills for the university” at the Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund
  • 1999 – 2006: Studies of Journalism, Political Sciences, American and English Culture and Literature at University of Dortmund

Professional career:

  • Since 2014: Senior Scientist (Tenure) and Research Group Leader at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt
  • Since 2014: Visiting lecturer at Hamburg Media School
  • Summer semester 2014: Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for communication with a focus on structures of public communication at Dresden University of Technology
  • Winter semester 2013/2014: Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for online/print journalism at Dortmund University of Technology
  • Summer semester 2013: Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for international journalism at Dortmund University of Technology
  • 2012 – 2017: Visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Information Science and Communication Studies at Cologne University of Applied Sciences
  • 2011 – 2013: Acting academic director of the Erich Brost Institute for international journalism, Dortmund
  • 2009 – 2013: Researcher (50%) at the Erich Brost Institute for international journalism, Dortmund
  • 2006 – 2013: Scientific associate (50%) at the Institute of Journalism at University of Dortmund
  • 2004 – 2006: Student assistant (SHK) at the Institute of Journalism at University of Dortmund University (Project “Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung“)
  • 2002 – 2003: Trainee (Volontär) at the “Westfalenpost“ in Hagen (Westfalen)
  • 1998 – 2002: Journalistic occupations for various daily media – among others the “Deutsche Presse-Agentur“ (dpa), “die tageszeitung“ (taz), “Weser-Kurier“, “Oberhessische Presse“, “Hit Radio FFH“ and many more

Memberships in professional organizations etc.:

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
  • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft (ÖGK)
  • Interdisciplinary Media Ethics Center (IMEC)
  • Verein zur Förderung der publizistischen Selbstkontrolle (FPS)
  • Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund
  • Ex e.V. – Förderverein der Absolventinnen und Absolventen des Instituts für Journalistik der Universität Dortmund

Other activities (selection):

  • Since 2022: Specialty Chief Editor of “Frontiers in Media Governance and the Public Sphere”
  • Since 2020: Associate Editor of the “Central European Journal of Communication” (CEJC)
  • Since 2020: Member of the selection committee of Österreichische Studienstiftung
  • Since 2019: Treasurer of the Interdisciplinary Media Ethics Center
  • Since 2018: Vice President of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
  • 2017 – 2019: Research Chair of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
  • 2016 – 2021: Treasurer of the Verein zur Förderung der publizistischen Selbstkontrolle
  • 2015 – 2019: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Media Ethics Center
  • Since 2014: Member of the advisory board of the journal “Literary Journalism Studies”
  • 2013 – 2021: Vice-chairman of the Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund
  • 2013 – 2015: Editor of “aviso – Informationsdienst der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft”
  • 2013 – 2014: Director of “Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung” (INA)
  • 2011 – 2021: Secretary of the Verein zur Förderung der publizistischen Selbstkontrolle
  • 2011 – 2015: Chair of the Graduate Student Committee of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
  • 2009 – 2010: Founding editor of the online review journal “r:k:m – Rezensionen:Kommunikation:Medien”
  • 2006 – 2013: Editor-in-chief of the online journal “Medien Monitor” and „Journalistik Journal“
  • 2005 – 2008: Review editor of “Publizistik. Vierteljahreshefte für Kommunikationsforschung“
  • Reviewer for the journals “Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft” (M&K), “Publizistik”, “Studies in Communication | Media” (SCM), “Medien und Zeit”, “Medien Journal”, “International Journal of Communication ” (IJoC), “International Journal of Press/Politics” (IJPP), “Media and Communication”, “Journalism”, “Journalism Studies”, “Literary Journalism Studies” (LJS), “Studies in Communication Sciences” (SComS), “Recherches en Communication”, “Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society” (JICES), “International Review of Information Ethics” (IRIE), “Corporate Communications: an International Journal” (CCIJ), “European Politics and Society”, the “Polish Political Science Yearbook”, the annual conferences of the International Communication Association (ICA), the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), the German Communication Association/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) and the DGPuK sections “Journalism research”, “Communication and media ethics” and “Communication history”, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), the publisher Wiley-Blackwell, etc.

Fellowships and awards:

  • 2010: META – Medienethik-Award, Stuttgart Media University
  • 2002 – 2006: e-fellows.net online scholarship programme

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