Research Talks during summer semester 2021


This term, eight of our department's PhD candidates will be presenting their dissertation projects, ranging from political communication to journalism and cultural policy.

For the upcoming research talk series, we have scheduled eight (online) talks in total, two each on April 12, May 3, May 31, and June 14, 2021, starting at 11:30am. To have a look at the official poster and further information on the talks as well as a short abstract, please check here. Below, you can find the schedule:

April 12, 2021

Ming Manuel Boyer
Title: Processing the News in Times of Identity Politics

May 3, 2021

Raffaela Gmeiner
Title: Music between Virtuality and Materiality. The Meaning of Live-Music and Physical Records in the Age of Online Media and Digitization
Andreas Nanz
Title: Testing the Mechanisms between Incidental Exposure to Political Information and Political Outcomes

May 31, 2021

Sandra Banjac
Title: An Intersectional Approach to Exploring Audience Expectations of Journalism
Daniel Wolfgruber
Title: The Communicative Constitution of Ethically Oriented Organizational Cultures

June 14, 2021

Jana Laura Egelhofer
Title: The Content and Consequences of the "Fake News" Debate
Tobias Heidenreich
Title: Mapping European Migration Discourses on Social Media
Phoebe Maares
Title: The Impact of Country-Level Economic Constraints on Atypical Journalism Cultures in Six European Countries

Due to national and university restrictions, all presentations will be held online via Zoom. The Research Talk Series is open for the public as well. If you are interested in joining, please send an eMail to Mario Freyer ( He will send you an invitation link shortly before the talk(s) will start.

Please note: Due to technical restrictions and in case of very high (external) interest, we might have to limit each session to a maximum of 100 participants.