Research Focus

Foreign Policy Perspective: Media and International Relations

In view of the progress of information technology but also as a result of the increasing confusion that has characterized international relations since the end of the ?Cold War?, the media have taken on increased significance even in foreign policy matters. Accordingly, the research initiatives that involve the most recent emphasis of the CMC?s activity are dealing with the perception of the ?Other? in the process of European integration and in the transatlantic relationship.

Current Projects

From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and European Identity

The News Media and U.S. Presidential Elections: Transatlantic Perspectives

Media Coverage of the EURO2012: A Comparative Study

From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and Political Behavior

Finalised Projects

Western Balkan Countries and the EU: Reciprocal Perceptions, Expectations and Skepticism

Media Coverage of the EU Presidency: A Comparative Study

Book project „Selling War: The Role of the Mass Media in Hostile Conflicts from World War I to the ‚War on Terror‘“

Organisation of "Vienna Forum of Social Sciences"

Publications (since 2006)

Wöhlert, Romy (2013, online: 2013) The Austrian news coverage of Poland during the Polish EU presidency in 2011. ?rodkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne (Central European Political Studies), Bd. 3, S. 87-107.

Wöhlert, Romy (2013, online: 2013) The German news coverage of Poland during the Polish EU presidency term in 2011. ?rodkowoeuropejskie Studia Polityczne (Central European Political Studies), Bd. 3, S. 121-143.

Wöhlert, Romy (2013, online: 2013) Rezension zu Brand, A. (2012). Medien - Diskurs - Weltpolitik. Wie Massenmedien die internationale Politik beeinflussen. Bielefeld: Transcript, 530 S., ISBN: 978-3837618310, 39,80 ?. ZfAS Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik 6 (3), S. 481-483.

Wöhlert, Romy (2013) Future EU Members or Europe's Internal Other? The Reciprocal News Coverage between Western Balkan Countries and EU Member States in View of the Support for a further EU Enlargement. Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft, Bd. 61 (2), S. 290-311.

Seethaler, Josef; Karmasin, Matthias; Melischek, Gabriele; Wöhlert, Romy (Hrsg.) (2013) Selling war: The role of the mass media in hostile conflicts from World War I to the 'War on Terror'. In Reihe: European Communication Research and Education Association Series; Bristol; Chicago, IL: Intellect, University of Chicago Press.

Karmasin, Matthias; Melischek, Gabriele; Seethaler, Josef; Wöhlert, Romy (2013) Perspectives on the changing role of the mass media in hostile conflicts. In: Seethaler, Josef; Karmasin, Matthias; Melischek, Gabriele; Wöhlert, Romy (Hrsg.), Selling war: The role of the mass media in hostile conflicts from World War I to the 'War on Terror'; Bristol/Chicago, IL: Intellect, University of Chicago Press, S. ix-xv.

Seethaler, Josef; Melischek, Gabriele (2013) 'Something has changed': International relations and the media during and after the 'Cold War'. In: Seethaler, Josef; Karmasin, Matthias; Melischek, Gabriele; Wöhlert, Romy (Hrsg.), Selling war: The role of the mass media in hostile conflicts from World War I to the 'War on Terror'; Bristol; Chicago, IL: Intellect, University of Chicago Press, S. 181-200.

Wöhlert, Romy; Hodzic, Sanela; Pudar, Gazela; Seklo?a, Peter (2012, online: 2012) EU Accession, crimes and sports: the thematic frame of reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and EU. In: Scheck, Hanna (Hrsg.), Changing Identities in South Eastern Europe: Between Europeanisation, Globalisation, Regionalisation and Nationalism, 1. Aufl.; Wien/Ljubljana: Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana/Center for Social Innovation, S. 46-67.

Wöhlert, Romy (2012, online: 2012) Reciprocal Perceptions Between Western Balkan Countries and the EU: News Coverage on the EU Accession Process in Daily Newspapers. CEU Political Science Journal, Bd. 7 (2), S. 145-172.

Seethaler, Josef; Melischek, Gabriele (2011) Integrating salience and interpretation: A constructivist approach to media framing in the post-Cold War era. In: Oppermann, Kai; Viehrig, Henrike (Hrsg.), Issue salience in international politics; New York, London: Routledge, S. 99-117.

Conference Papers (since 2006)

Melischek, Gabriele; Seethaler, Josef (28.05.2011) Framing International Relations in the Post-Cold War Era: The Case of Transatlantic Relations. Vortrag bei: 2011 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (International Communication Association (ICA)), Boston/UNITED STATES.

Melischek, Gabriele (08.03.2013) Krisenkommunikation am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs [Crisis communication on the eve of the First World War]. Vortrag bei: Medialisierung des Zerfalls der Doppelmonarchie in deutschsprachigen Regionalperiodika (Germanistisches Institut, Universität Pécs), Pécs/HUNGARY.

Stepinska, Agnieszka; Wöhlert, Romy; Velders, Khaël (04.10.2013) Does the European Union have new value? An international comparative study on the news coverage of the Polish EU presidency in 2011. Vortrag bei: Transnationale und transkulturelle Kommunikationsforschung in Mittel- und Osteuropa: Trends, Entwicklungen, Debatte. Jahrestagung Fachgruppe Internationale und Interkulturelle Kommunikation der Dt. Gesellsch. f. Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (Institut für vergleichende Medien- und Kommunikationsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt), Wien/AUSTRIA.

Wöhlert, Romy (25.05.2013) Ethnic minorities and their (dis-)integration in Austrian media. Vortrag bei: Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism in European Media and Film: Rights, Responsibilities, Representations. International Conference (Universität Manchester), Manchester/UNITED KINGDOM.

Wöhlert, Romy (20.09.2012) The Austrian and German News Coverage of Poland During the Polish EU Presidency in 2011. Vortrag bei: II Ogolnopolski Kongres Politologij [2. Kongress der Politikwissenschaften] (Polish Association of Political Science, Polish Acadamy of Science, & Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, University of Adam Mickiewicz), Posen/POLAND.

Wöhlert, Romy (25.05.2012) The EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans: Current reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU. Vortrag bei: RRPP Annual Conference 2012 on 'Social, Political and Economic Change in the Western', Sarajevo/BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA <http://www.rrpp-westernbalkans.net/en/conferences/RRPP-ANNUAL-CONFERENCE-2012.html>.

Wöhlert, Romy (26.01.2012) What can be learned from comparative research projects in other fields? Comment on the workshop results from the perspective of Media and Communication Studies. Vortrag bei: ESF - EuroHESC Workshop: Challenges in Comparative Higher Education Research - Comparing Higher Education Systems, Organisations and Individual Academic Behaviour, Helsinki/FINLAND <http://www.esf.org/activities/eurocores/running-programmes/eurohesc.html>.

Wöhlert, Romy (02.12.2011) Future EU Members or Europe's Internal Other? Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU and conceptions of a European collective identity. Vortrag bei: 1. Sozialwissenschaftliches Forum Wien: Identität - Diversität - Integration (Methodenforum der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Wien; Kommission für Vergleichende Medien- und Kommunikationsforschung der ÖAW; Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft), Wien/AUSTRIA.

Wöhlert, Romy (21.10.2011) In or out? Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU against the background of a future EU accession. Vortrag bei: Conference of the ECREA Political Communication Section "Comparing Political Communication Across Time and Space" (20.10.2011 - 21.10.2011), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid/SPAIN.

Wöhlert, Romy (27.09.2011) (Future) EU Members or Europe's internal Others. Current reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU. Vortrag bei: Identity and Intercultural Communication, Bucharest/ROMANIA.

Wöhlert, Romy (20.05.2011) Western Balkan Countries and the EU: Reciprocal Perceptions, Expectations and Scepticism. Vortrag bei: Changing Identities in South Eastern Europe: Between Europeanisation, Globalisation, Regionalisation and Nationalism (Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI)), Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna/AUSTRIA <http://www.aso.zsi.at/sl/veranstaltung/3811.html>.

Wöhlert, Romy (11.09.2010) Civilization versus Barbarism: A Typology of Arab/Muslim Otherness and National Self Concepts in German and US-American Print Media around 9/11. Vortrag bei: The Issue of the (Post)Other: Postmodernism and the Other (Universität Zadar), Zadar/CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska).

Wöhlert, Romy (13.05.2010) Civilization versus Barbarism: A Typology of Arab/Muslim Otherness and National Self Concepts in German and U.S. Print Media around 9/11. Vortrag bei: Lectures Series (Zentrum für Medien- und Kommunikationsforschung, Fakultät für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Zagreb), Zagreb/CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska).

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