Since 2014: Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, and the Alpen-Adria-Universität 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
2013-2014: Director of the "Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung"
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 at the Erich Brost Institute for international journalism, Dortmund
Coordination of the international research project "Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe” (MediaAcT)
2009-2010: Founding editor of the online review journal "r:k:m – Rezensionen:Kommunikation:Medien“
2006-2013: Scientific associate at the Institute of Journalism at University of Dortmund
Editor-in-chief of the online journal "Medien Monitor“ and the „Journalistik Journal“
2005-2008: Review editor of the learned journal "Publizistik. Vierteljahreshefte für Kommunikationsforschung“
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
Education
Dr. phil., Dortmund University of Technology, 2013
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Media ethics and media accountability, media structures and media governance, journalism, media innovations, methods of empirical social science, comparative communication and media research