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Workshop: Medien und Demokratie im Zeichen der Digitalisierung  
Am 15. Oktober 2021 findet der zehnte Workshop des Netzwerks Medienstrukturen in Kooperation mit dem CMC als virtuelle Konferenz statt.  
Matthias Karmasin  
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Prof. DDr. Matthias Karmasin, MAE Director of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt Full Professor at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria University 1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria Contact during renovation: Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Wien, Österreich | Vienna, Austria Phone (+43 664) 2242343 Fax (+43-1) 51581-3120 Email: matthias.karmasin@oeaw.ac.at Research interests Media development, organizational communication, political communication, communication theory, media economy, media ethics and media practice Current & Completed Projects Journalism innovation in democratic societies Journalism in Transition  The Management and Economics of Cross-Border Media Communication  The First Female War Correspondents: The New Role of Female Journalists in the Spanish Civil War  Book Project "Media History of Austria" Mapping media accountability: International trends and perspectives Into the unknown: Understanding digital media ethics Responsibility and resistance: Ethics in mediatized world Governance of public service media: Traditions and transitions   Academic Education 1999: Habilitation / venia legendi for Media and Communication Sciences; University of Vienna 1996: Dr. rer. soc. oec., Business Administration and International Management; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) 1992: Dr. phil., Communication Sciences, Political Sciences, and Philosophy; University of Vienna Fellowship and Awards since May 2021: Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) - Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences 2020: Österreichische Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse since 2018: Member of The European Academy - Academia Europaea / Section Film, Media and Visual Studies 2016: Drago de Latina - Award for the most cited Spanish paper in the past 5 years: “La regulación profesional ante los nuevos retos y modelos periodísticos: estudio comparativo entre España y Austria [Self-regulation and the new challenges in journalism: Comparative study across European countries]” by José-Alberto García-Avilés, José-Luis González-Esteban, Andy Kaltenbrunner and Matthias Karmasin, Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 66 (2011) since 2011: Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) - Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences Consulting and Refereeing Activities 2021-2023, 2018-2020: Memeber of the advisory board "Journalism Subsidies" (Beirat gemäß § 9 PubF) of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications - RTR; (2018-2019: deputy chair; 2020-2023: chair) 2021, 2020, 2017: Member of the "Media and Communication" evaluation panel for FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology) Since 2020: Memeber of the advisory board "Public Value" of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications - RTR Since 2018: Member of the steering committee of the Austrian "Presseclub Concordia" Since 2017: Member of the Editorial Board “Problemi dell’informazione“ (Il Mulino) Since 2016: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board “Virtual Reality Association Austria” (VRAA) Since 2014: Member of the Publikumsrat [Audience Council] of the ORF 2014: “Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit”, expertise on behalf of Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft (BMFWW / Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics) (with Josef Seethaler and Maren Beaufort) Since 2012: Member of the Editorial Board of the Central European Journal of Communication Since 2012: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Forum Journalism und Media (fjum) Since 05.2011: Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Since 2011: Speaker of the Board of the Austrian Society of Communication (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft / ÖGK) and Member of the Edorital Board “Medien Journal” Since 2009: Head of the “Jury des wissenschaftlichen Förderpreises für Medienforschung” of the Austrian Newspaper Association (Verband österreichischer Zeitungen / VÖZ) Since 2009: Member of the Editorial Board “Transkulturelle Forschungen an den Österreich-Bibliotheken im Ausland” (BMEIA) 2007-2017: Member of the Styrian Board for Science, Research and Innovation 2011-2014: Chair of the “Publizistikförderungsbeirat (§ 9 PubFG)” of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs-GmbH / RTR) 2010-2013: Consortium Member and Member of the Ombuds Committe MediaACT (Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe) - 7th Framework Programme EU Commission 2009-2011: Co-Chair of the “Publizistikförderungsbeirat (§ 9 PubFG)” of the Austrian media authority KommAustria 2008-2011: National Correspondent of the EU Project (SMART 007A/2007/0002): Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States  Memberships in Professional Associations International Communication Association (ICA) European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) German Communication Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / DGPuK) Austrian Society of Communication (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft / ÖGK) Congress Organisation Internet-Plattformen für Europa: Digitale Dominanz und digitale Souveränität als Herausforderung für Politik und Regulierung. Online conference of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law of the University of Vienna and the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt. Vienna, 18-19 January 2021 Responsibility and Resistance: Ethics in Mediatized Worlds. International conference at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (with the University of Bremen and the University of Education Ludwigsburg). Vienna, 10-11 December 2015 Hedy Lamarr Symposium 2014. Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC), Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, and Medienhaus Wien. Vienna, October 2014 Hedy Lamarr Lectures 2013. International lectures, Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC), Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and Medienhaus Wien. Vienna, 2013 Hedy Lamarr Lectures 2012. International lectures, Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Telekom Austria and Medienhaus Wien. Vienna, 2012 Media Manager’s Views on Media Accountability. Workshop of the 7. FWP MediaAct. Vienna, 5 September 2012 Hedy Lamarr Lecture 2011. International lectures, Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Telekom Austria and Medienhaus Wien. Vienna, 2011 Journalism 2020. International Conference, organized by Medienhaus Vienna, EJO (European Journalism Observatory), Presseclub Concordia. Vienna, 18-20 March 2010 Hedy Lamarr Lecture 2010. International lectures, Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Telekom Austria and Medienhaus Wien. Vienna, 2010 Co Chair: 8th International Conference on Research in Advertising 2009 (ICORA 2009). Klagenfurt War, Media, and the Public Sphere. International Symposium of the Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Department of Media and Communication Science at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt. Vienna, 6-7 March 2009 Krieg und Medienkultur. International conference. Klagenfurt, 12-14 October 2006 Politik und Medien: Information, Kommunikation, Inszenierung. Co-Polit-Film-Festival Kärnten, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, 2005 Politische Kommunikation. International conference, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt. Klagenfurt, 11.-13.05.2005 Tele-Media-Cultures. International conference, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, 2005 Medien zwischen Markt und Moral. International conference. Wien, 24.-25.11.2005 Global Media Academy - International conference, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Cap Wörth, Velden, 8-10 September 2004 Konvergenz und Kommunikationskultur. International lectures, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, 2004 Telekommunikation und Jugendkultur. International conference, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt. Klagenfurt, 12.-14.06.2002 Die Zukunft der Mehrwertdienste. International conference, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Klagenfurt, 21.-22.06.2001 Kulturwissenschaft als Kommunikationswissenschaft. University of Karlsruhe, 03.-05.10.2001 Medienwirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Conference of the Media Economy and Media Sociology Section of the German Communication Association (DGPuK). Ilmenau, July 2000; Salzburg, November 2000  Third Party Projects 2020 – 2023: Journalism innovation in democratic societies (funded by Austrian Science Fund / FWF) 2017 – 2019: Journalism in Transition: The Austrian Comprehensive Survey (funded by Austrian Science Fund / FWF) 2015 – 2017: The Management and Economics of Cross-Border Media Communication (D-A-CH project, funded by Austrian Science Fund / FWF) 2014 – 2016: The First Female War Correspondents: The New Role of Female Journalists in the Spanish Civil War (funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank / OeNB) 2016 – 2017: Key Figures of Public Service Broadcasting (with Tobias Eberwein, funded by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation / ORF) 2015 – 2016: Economic Perspectives on Ancillary Copyright and the Regulation of Market-Dominating Search Engine Operators (with Tobias Eberwein, funded by the Austrian Newspaper Association / VÖZ) 2012: Expertise: “Mögliche Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen für Journalistinnen und Journalisten im österreichischen Privatrundfunksektor” on behalf of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunication RTR (with Medienhaus Wien) 2011 – 2013: “Zwischen Publizistik und Ökonomie: Medienmanager/innen in Österreich” (with Andy Kaltenbrunner and Daniela Kraus, funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank / OeNB) 2010 – 2013: Partner in “Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe (MediaAct)”, Collaborative Project for the Seventh Framework Programme (Socio-Eceonomic Sciences and the Humanities; with Medienhaus Wien 2009 – 2011: Newsroom Convergence in Multimedia Organizations in Spain and Austria: Quality models in the production of news (funded by ACCIONES INTEGRADAS Austria-Spain) 2008 – 2011: Scientific Advisor of the FH plus Project “Public Value” in cooperation with FHW, ORF, OKTO, Falter etc. 2008 – 2011: National Correspondent of the EU project: Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States (SMART 007A/2007/0002) 2008: “Der Journalisten Report II, eine repräsentative Erhebung der Berufsrollen und Rollenbilder von Medienakteuren in Österreich” (with Andy Kaltenbrunner, Daniela Kraus und Astrid Zimmermann, Medienhaus Wien; funded by the Bundeskanzleramt / Austrian Federal Chancellery) 2007 – 2008: Endowed chair “Medien- und Konvergenzmanagement” at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt (with Ralf Terlutter, funded by Privatstiftung der Kärntner Sparkasse) 2006 – 2008: “Das neue Zeitungsprojekt: Beobachtung und Analyse des Markteintritts einer Tageszeitung und seiner Auswirkungen auf den österreichischen Medienmarkt” (with Andy Kaltenbrunner; funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank / OeNB) 2006 – 2007: “Wirtschaftsethische Werthaltungen österreichischer Führungskräfte: ein Längsschnittvergleich 1990, 1995, 2006” (funded by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit-BMWA / Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour) 2006 – 2007: “Integrationsmanagement und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung in Österreichs Unternehmen: Eine Studie zur Lage und Zukunft von CSR in Österreich unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von KMU” on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit-BMWA / Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour (with Franzisca Weder and Daniela Richter) 2005 – 2007: “Journalismus in Österreich: Eine empirische Basisdatenerhebung” (with Andy Kaltenbrunner, Daniela Kraus and Astrid Zimmermann, Medienhaus Wien, funded by Bundeskanzleramt / Austrian Federal Chancellery, and KommAustria) 2005 – 2006: “Selbstregulierung und Selbstorganisation in österreichischen Printmedien” (with Andy Kaltenbrunner and Daniela Kraus, Medienhaus Wien, funded by KommAustria) 2004 – 2005: Project leader of “Telekom Trends: Konvergenz und Kommunikation“, Telekom Austria AG and Department of Media and Communications, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt 2003 – 2004: Project leader of “Telekom Trends: Telekommunikation und Jugendkultur“, Telekom Austria AG and Department of Media and Communications, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt 2003 – 2004: “Historische Tageszeitungsarchive online - Möglichkeiten, Bedingungen und Konsequenzen retrodigitalisierter Tageszeitungen im World Wide Web am Beispiel Arbeiter-Zeitung” (funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank / OeNB) 2002: “Medienausbildung in Wien: Modelle zur Etablierung von Qualifikationsmaßnahmen”, on behalf of Magistrat der Stadt Wien, MA 26 (Vienna City Administration) and Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur BM:BWK (Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture) 2000 – 2002: Project leader of “Telekom Trends: Die Zukunft der Mehrwertdienste“, Telekom Austria AG and Department of Media and Communications, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt 1993–1994: Project collaborator of “Media-Viennale 1994”: Werthaltungen österreichischer JournalistInnen 1992–1993: Project collaborator of “Ökonomie und Zukunft der Printmedien” (Marketing für Printmedien) Publications (since 2013) Lectures (since 2013)  
Determinants of Journalism´s Democratic Quality: The Case of Austria´s Capital Vienna  
Abstract Media quality reflects how journalistic news outlets should perform to fulfil their democratic functions and measures to what extent they do so. While studies in Austria provide insights on the status quo of media quality based on democratic theory, it is widely unknown which factors on the institutional and organizational level of news organizations as well as on the individual level of journalists support or impede the emergence of normatively required journalistic practices. This project addresses this question by focusing on political journalism in Vienna. Utilizing a triangulated research design consisting of a quantitative content analysis, a quantitative survey and qualitative newsmaking reconstructions, the project aims to explain which factors and mechanisms enable or endanger media quality in terms of normative media performance standards, but also the representation of specific groups of actors in the media. In doing so, it both theoretically and empirically bridges CMC's projects "The Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS)", which explores journalists' working reality, and "Media Performance and Democracy (MPD)", which monitors media quality in Austria. Financing Cultural Department of the City of Vienna Connection to the project "Media Performance and Democracy" (2018-2022), supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) On behalf of the journalists who thankfully participated in the survey, the project donated to several charitable institutions as indicated by the participants. (St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute: 205€; Reporter without Borders: 141€; Amnesty International: 62€; UNICEF: 41€; Greenpeace: 30€; Vier Pfoten: 21 €) CMC Staff Christina Krakovsky Andreas Riedl (Project Leader – Contact) Research assistants: Alexandra Olszak & Marion Kogler Cooperation Partners Tobias Rohrbach, Université de Fribourg  
Media-related risks and opportunities for deliberative communication: Development scenarios of the European media landscape (MEDIADELCOM)  
News Media-related risks and opportunities for deliberative communication: Development scenarios of the European media landscape (MEDIADELCOM) Abstract MEDIADELCOM endeavors to contribute to the enhancement of European integration, social cohesion and consequently – Europeanization. The popularity of ultra-right and populist political forces in European societies demonstrates that the unity of European nations and their common goals are not self-evident. Informed decision-making in contemporary democratic societies is being challenged. The MEDIADELCOM consortium argues that European political and cultural spaces evolve best if specific policies enhance the conditions for deliberative communication. The consortium will work out a methodology enabling the assessment and forecast of the risks and opportunities for deliberative communication emerging in the process of media transformation in 2000-2020. There is no holistic approach to media-related Risks and Opportunities (ROs); media studies and data are dispersed, restricting the evaluation of ROs for deliberative communication in European countries; there are no evidence-based holistic scenarios for prognosticating media development in European societies. The overall objective of MEDIADELCOM is to develop a diagnostic tool for policy-makers, educators, media-critical bodies and institutions, as well as for media experts and journalists, which enables the provision of a holistic assessment of risks and opportunities concerning deliberative communication and consequently social cohesion in Europe. We will: 1) develop a model for the holistic analysis of the ROs emerging within the process of media transformation in Europe; 2) assess the sufficiency of existing research and data necessary for making knowledge-based forecasts about European media landscape development trends; 3) generate a novel method, based on motivational modelling and agent-based simulation, for outlining scenarios to predict media-related ROs. Thus, by assembling and synthesizing existing dispersed research, and modelling multiple scenarios, MEDIADELCOM will create an instrument for media risk prediction and management. Financing H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020 CMC Staff Tobias Eberwein (Project Leader) N.N. Cooperation Partners University of Tartu, Institute of Social Studies University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava, Faculty of Mass Media Communication Masaryk University, Brno, Department of Media Studies and Journalism University of Warsaw, Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies University of Zagreb, Centre for Media and Communication Research Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication Rīga Stradiņš University, Department of Communication Studies TU Dortmund, Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens Center for Independent Journalism, Bucharest Mertek Media Monitor, Budapest Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication Jönköping International Business School, Media, Management & Transformation Centre Mid Sweden University, Sundswall, Department of Media and Communication Media Diversity Institute Global, Brussels  
Journalism innovation in democratic societies (JoInDemoS)  
News Abstract Which journalism has a future and relevance? How do innovations in journalism influence the quality of reporting and thus the public in democratic societies? These are central questions posed by a new, large-scale research project that will investigate the development of journalism in Germany, Austria and Switzerland over a period of three years starting in autumn 2020. The research-teams are based at the Journalism Institutes of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany , the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and the CMC-Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences / University of Klagenfurt as well as the research organisation Medienhaus Wien in Austria. The project is supported by the national research funds DFG, FWF and SNF. The project leaders Klaus Meier (D), Andy Kaltenbrunner and Matthias Karmasin (A) and Vinzenz Wyss (CH) describe: " We experience torn public spheres, fragmented democracies and so-called post-factual political discussions. These are great challenges. With practice-oriented basic research we want to analyse how innovations can advance professional quality journalism." Such innovations include, for example, investigative research teams, journalistic start-ups that finance their work through membership models, new forms of data journalism or the use of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube as sources, but also channels for interaction and distribution  for independent journalism - with all the opportunities and risks that entails. Several dozen case studies and expert panels in the German-speaking countries are planned, but also a comparison with Northern and Southern Europe and classification according to clearly defined innovation and quality criteria. The D-A-CH consortium is supported by the Spanish journalism researcher Jose García-Avilés and his team from Universidad Miguel Hernández/Valencia. The researchers there were among the first in the world to produce a scientifically sound, national journalism innovation ranking. In total, more than a dozen scientists will be working on this project from autumn 2020. The research results are intended to provide international orientation and advice for media policy as well as for the organisation of media and editorial offices in order to promote innovations that strengthen the quality of journalism and its role in society. Financing FWF - DACH (I 4797) CMC Staff Matthias Karmasin (Project Leader) Andy Kaltenbrunner Renée Lugschitz Edith Michaeler Project Partners Medienhaus Wien Klaus Meier, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Vinzenz Wyss, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften José Alberto García Avilés, J. A., Miguel Hernández University, Elche Colin Porlezza, City University of London  
The reorganisation of regional public and local journalism in the network society  
News Abstract The research project investigates the transformation of the local public under the conditions of digitalisation and globalisation. How is discourse constituted in local, regional "communities" under the conditions of a digital network society in the area of ​​tension between old, new and social media? How do interaction and struggle for attention function in the mix of traditional local media and (new) citizen journalism on the one hand and global platforms like Google and Facebook on the other? Internationally, since the turn of the millennium, many local legacy media companies have been in distress – or have disappeared from the market. At the same time, their democratic political indispensability was proclaimed as the bearer of important, regional basic information. We want to close a research gap and consider that it is important to analyse under which conditions local, pluralistic discourse of all those interested can develop at eye level. In the networks of our "information age" (Castells 1996), the World Wide Web, as a central infrastructure, links societies to interests far beyond their neighborhood. Traditional local journalism is suddenly facing global competition for attention and at the same time a local audience at eye level: bloggers, citizen journalists, local initiatives are using the Internet to spread their content and do agenda setting. The submitted research project asks: How do the new framework conditions change the professional communicators, their self images and their role description? On the other hand, how about the local information and communication networks in general? Financing Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichichen Nationalbank CMC Staff Andy Kaltenbrunner (Project Leader) Sonja Luef  
Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) - Austrian Study  
Abstract The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM), part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy, is designed to identify potential risks for media pluralism in the EU Member States. After an initial study in 2009 and two pilot test implementations in 2014 and 2015, the European Parliament decided to support further European-wide studies, which have been carried out since 2016. According to President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, the Media Pluralism Monitor should be used "to identify risks to plurality in the media sector", and to "propose cross-border projects to support independent and diverse journalistic activities”. Since 2014, CMC is the Austrian partner of MPM. The Austrian study is led by Josef Seethaler. Full reports: Media Pluralism Monitor 2015 Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 Media Pluralism Monitor 2017 Media Pluralism Monitor 2019/20 Financing European Parliament CMC Staff Maren B. M. Beaufort Valentina Dopona (2016-2017) Josef Seethaler (Project Leader, Contact) Cooperation Partners European University Institute, Florence – Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) (Project Coordinator) Panel of Experts (the composition of the panel changes as a result of changes in CMPF's requirements): Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter Berka, University of Salzburg Dr. Ilse Brandner-Radinger, Former Chair of the Viewers' and Listeners' Council (Publikumsrat), ORF (2017-2018) Dr. Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, "Der Standard"/IPI (2015-2017) Dr. Alfred Grinschgl, Former Head of the Media Division of the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) Mag. Dieter Henrich, Verband der Regionalmedien Österreichs (2015-2020) Dr. Daniela Kraus, Presseclub Concordia Dr. Maximilian Schubert, Internet Service Providers Austria (ISPA) (2019) Dr. Helga Schwarzwald, Association of Community Radios PD Dr. Christian Steininger, University of Vienna (2014-2018) Daniela Zimmer, Chamber of Labour/Viewers' and Listeners' Council (Publikumsrat), ORF (since 2019) In the Media European Federation of Journalists and European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) on "Media, Freedom of Speech, and Democracy in the EU and Beyond" Publications and Lectures  
CMC  
Our Mission Media and communication research is one of the key disciplines of the modern media and information society. On the one hand, with the increasing dynamism and complexity of the political and social environment, the opportunity for individual primary experience is diminishing, as a result of which the importance of mediated experience is increasing. On the other hand, the growing diversity of media and new communication technologies are leading to new ways of dealing with content channelled through the media. Read more... Quicklinks Hypress STAFF  COOPERATIONS CONTACT Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies - CMC Austrian Academy of Sciences Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3 1030 Vienna Headquarters: Postgasse 7/4/1 1010 Vienna T +43 1 51581-3110 Alpen-Adria-Universität c/o Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft Universitätsstraße 65-67, Vorstufengebäude 9020 Klagenfurt cmc@oeaw.ac.at  
Mediensymposium 2021: Regulierung, Governance und Medienethik in der digitalen Gesellschaft  
Aufgrund zahlreicher Anfragen und der nach wie vor unsicheren Situation im Zusammenhang der Corona-Pandemie hat sich das Organisations-Komitee entschieden, das Mediensymposium 2021 als reine Online-Tagung durchzuführen. Weil Online-Tagungen im Vergleich zu klassischen Präsenztagungen mit grösseren Ermü-dungserscheinungen verbunden sind, haben wir zudem beschlossen, das Mediensymposium auf zwei Tage zu beschränken. Es wird neu am Donnerstag 10.6. und Freitag 11.6.2021 stattfinden. Aufgrund dieser Neuerungen und der dadurch ermöglichten Planungssicherheit wird die Frist für Einreichungen bis 28. Februar 2021 erstreckt. Erbeten werden sowohl theoretische wie auch empirische oder methodische Beiträge. Für Ihren Beitrag stehen 15 Minuten Vortragszeit zur Verfügung. Vortragsvorschläge sind als Extended Abstracts (1000 - 1200 Wörter exkl. Literaturverzeichnis) mit Angabe des Roundtables an mediensymposium2021@foeg.ch einzureichen. Die Ergebnisse des Review Ver-fahrens werden bis 31. März 2021 bekannt gegeben. Ausgewählte Beiträge des Mediensymposiums wer-den in einem Peer Reviewed Sammelband in der Reihe «Mediensymposium» publiziert. Call for Papers Website des Mediensymposiums Organisations-Komitee: Marlis Prinzing, Mark Eisenegger, Patrik Ettinger, Josef Seethaler  
Maren Beaufort  
Mag. Dr. Maren B. M. Beaufort, BA Postdoc Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt 1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria Contact during renovation: Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Wien, Österreich | Vienna, Austria Phone +43 (0)1 51581-3110 Email: maren.beaufort(at)oeaw.ac.at Research Interests Political communication, media audiences & media use, media effects research & persuasive communication, media literacy, digital communication & social media, science communication Methodological Expertise Empirical social research (particularly survey research, experimental research, content analysis, observation, comparative methods), multivariate statistics Current Projects Media Performance and Democracy (MPD) Information Repertoire-based Classification of Media Users From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and Political Participation Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) – Austrian Study Implicit Media Effects Communicating Science: Current Problems and Future Imperatives Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Social Sciences Academic Education 2018-2020: Dr. Phil. Communication Science, supervised by Prof. Uwe Hasebrink, Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute, University of Hamburg Thesis: Medien in der Demokratie – Demokratie in den Medien. Ein demokratietheoretisch fundierter Ansatz zur Erforschung der demokratischen Qualität von Medienrepertoires unterschiedlicher Nutzungsklassen, dargelegt am Beispiel einer zeitvergleichenden Analyse des politischen Informationsangebots in den österreichischen Medien [Media in democracy—Democracy in the media:  A democratic-theoretical approach to the quality of media repertoires of various classes of news users. The case of Austria.] Related projects: Media Performance and Democracy, Information Repertoire-based Classification of Media Users 2009-2015:  MA Communication Science, University of Vienna Master's thesis: What you see is what you buy: The impact of product placements in films on food choices and buying behavior of young children in a real-world setting. Related project: Implicit Media Effects 1999-2009: BA Studies Communication Science (2006-2009) and BA Studies International Business Administration, University of Vienna Professional Experience 2013-ongoing: Research assistant and (since 11/2015) scientist in the research group “Media, Politics & Democracy” at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt 2004-2013: Author, Lector, Freelance Journalist, Public Relations Consultant for various clients, magazines and publishing houses (including Info Technologie Verlag GmbH, Bohmann Druck & Verlag GmbH & Co KG, Report Verlag GmbH & Co KG) 1999-2012: Executive Assistant, Alliance Manager, Marketing Assistant and Specialist, Public Relations Assistant and Specialist at ZT Prentner IT, mii AG, General Electric Capital ITS, Computacenter GmbH, and CA Technologies Fellowships & Awards 2016: Top 1 Student Paper Award, International Communication Association (ICA), CAM Division, for the paper “How candy placements in films influence children's selection behavior in real-life shopping scenarios” Refereeing and Consulting Activities, Editorships Editorship 2020: Beaufort, M. (Ed.). (2020). Digital media, political polarization and challenges to democracy. Abingdon, New York: Routledge. (Invitation of the publisher) 2018: Beaufort, M. (Ed.). (2018). Digital media, political polarization and challenges to democracy [Special issue]. Information, Communication & Society, 21(7). Refereeing Activties European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Information, Communication & Society (Taylor & Francis) Russian Journal of Communication (Taylor & Francis) Consultancy 2016-ongoing: Consultancy assignment for the European Commission`s Digital Agenda for Europe – Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM), conducted by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) of the European University Institute; CMC acts as Austrian partner (with Seethaler, Josef) 2013-ongoing: Member of the Austrian Advertising Council, “Young Advertising Council” 2018: Consultancy assignment for the Austrian Public Service Broadcaster ORF: Public Open Space 2016-2017: Consultancy assignment for the Austrian Public Service Broadcaster ORF: Redefinition of the educational mission of the ORF 2014: Consultancy assignment for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy: project Responsible Science (with Karmasin, Matthias & Seethaler, Josef) Memberships in Professional Associations 2016-ongoing: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), European Research and Communication Association (ECREA), World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) 2015-ongoing: International Communication Association (ICA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) 2014-ongoing: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft (ÖGK) Congress Organisation 2021: Medien und Demokratie im Zeichen der Digitalisierung [Media, Democracy and Digitalization] (with Netzwerk Medienstrukturen [Network Media Structures]), Vienna, November 3-6, 2020 - postponed to 2021, project: Media Performance and Democracy 2018: #ganzohr2018 (with ORF Radio Ö1 & Network Wissenschaftspodcasts.de [Network Science Podcasts]), Vienna, September 28-30, 2018 2017: Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy - an International Symposium (with the University of York), Vienna, September 21-22, 2017, project: From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and Political Participation 2017: "Wer ist das Volk? [Who are the People?]" ORF DialogForum - Public Lecture mit W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington (with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF), Vienna, September 21, 2017 Third Party Projects 2020-2021: Media Pluralism Monitor in the Digital Era 2021 - Austrian Report, funded by the European Commission (with Seethaler, Josef) 2019-2020: Media Pluralism Monitor in the Digital Era 2020 – Austrian Report, funded by the European Commission (with Seethaler, Josef) 2016-2017: Media Pluralism Monitor 2017 – Austrian Report, funded by the European Commission (with Seethaler, Josef) 2017 – 2018: Zurück am Herd? Mediennutzung und gesellschaftliche Anbindung junger Mütter in Österreich [Media Use and Social Inclusion of Young Mothers in Austria], funded by the City of Vienna (with Seethaler, Josef) 2015-2016: Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 – Austrian Report, funded by the European Commission (with Seethaler, Josef) 2014-2016: What You See Is What You Buy: The Impact of Product Placements in Films on Food Choices and Buying Behavior of Young Children in a Real World Setting, funded by ORF Enterprise Collaborations 2020-ongoing: Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute: project Information Repertoire-based Classification of Media Users 2019-ongoing: University of Salzburg (Prof. Josef Trappel): project Information Repertoire-based Classification of Media Users 2017-ongoing: University of Mainz (Prof. Birgit Stark): project Media Performance and Democracy 2017-ongoing: Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute (Prof. Uwe Hasebrink): project Media Performance and Democracy 2017-ongoing: Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf (Prof. Ralph Weiß): project Media Performance and Democracy 2017-ongoing: University Zurich (Prof. Otfried Jarren): project Media Performance and Democracy 2017-ongoing: Research Centre Public and Society [Forschungsinstitut Öffentlichkeit und Gesellschaft] (fög) der Universität Zürich (Prof. Mark Eisenegger): project Media Performance and Democracy 2017-ongoing: University of Salzburg (Prof. Josef Trappel): project Media Performance and Democracy 2016-ongoing: Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom am European University Institute, Florence: project Media Pluralism Monitor (on behalf of the European Commission) 2019: University of Leeds (Dr. Federico Subervi): project Media Performance and Democracy 2017: University of Washington (Prof. W. Lance Bennett): project From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and Political Participation 2017: University of York (Prof. Brian D. Loader): project From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and Political Participation   Publications   Lectures