Dr.  Dennis Lichtenstein M.A.

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria
Phone +43 (0)1 / 51 581-3115
E-Mail: dennis.lichtenstein(at)oeaw.ac.at

Research Interests

Political Communication, Crisis Communication, Journalism Studies, Politainment, European Public Sphere, European Identity, Comparative Media Studies, Science Communication

Current projects

Academic Education

Academic Education

2014 PhD in Communication Science at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf,

Thesis: European Identities – a comparative analysis of the media public sphere in Eastern and Western EU countries.

2007–2008 Master Studies in Media and Communication at University of Augsburg

2002–2005 Bachelor Studies in Communication Science at Paris-Lodron-Unversity Salzburg

Professional Career

Professional Career

Since 06.2019 Senior Scientist at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies at the Austrian Academy of Science and the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt

Since 2016 Visiting lecturer at University of Applied Science and Arts Hannover

10.2014–05.2019 Postdoctoral researcher at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen

04.2011–09.2014 Junior Scientist at University of Düsseldorf

04.2008–03.2011 Junior Scientist at University of Augsburg

Reviewing and Consulting Activities

Reviewing and Consulting Activities

Reviewer for the journals  “Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly”, “SComS Studies in Communication Science“, “Environmental Communication“, "International Journal of Communication", "Media and Communication", “Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft (M&K)“, "New Media and Society", “Publizistik“, “Studies in Communication | Media“, “Global Media Journal“, “Journal für Mediensport und Sportkommunikation“, the annual conferences of the International Communication Association (ICA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) and the DGPuK sections “Communication and Politics”, “Science Communication”, “Media Sport and Sport communication” etc.

Memberships in Professional Associations

Memberships in Professional Associations

International Communication Association (ICA)

German Communication Association (DGPuK)

DGPuK section “Communication and Politics”

DGPuK section “Science Communication”

DGPuK section “International and intercultural communication“

DGPuK section “journalism Studies”

DGPuK section “Media Sport and Sport communication”


Publications and Lectures (since 2019)

Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • Lichtenstein, D., & Koerth, K. (2020). Different shows, different stories: How German TV formats challenged the government’s framing of the Ukraine crisis. Media, War & Conflict, n/a, n/a. doi:10.1177/1750635220909977
  • Nitsch, C., & Lichtenstein, D. (2019). Satirizing international crises: The depiction of the Ukraine, Greek debt and migration crisis in political satire shows. Studies In Communication Sciences, 18, 85-103. Retrieved from https://www.hope.uzh.ch/scoms/article/view/j.scoms.2019.01.007/1212
  • Lichtenstein, D. (2019). Political information on YouTube. An analysis of four political YouTube channels in Germany. In L. Leprêtre & Durin, E. (Eds.), Innovative educational and media practices for an inclusive and participatory Europe (pp. 25-45). Brussels: Les Editions de l'IHECS.
  • Lichtenstein, D., & Eilders, C. (2019). Lost in uncertainty: How the Euro crisis affected European identity constructions in national media discourses. International Communication Gazette, 81, 602-622. doi:10.1177/1748048518814357
  • Lichtenstein, D., Esau, K., Pavlova, L., Osipov, D., & Argylov, N. (2019). Framing the Ukraine Crisis. A Comparison between Talk Show Debates in Russian and German. International Communication Gazette, 81, 66-88. doi:10.1177/1748048518755209
  • Wagner, A., Lichtenstein, D., & Nitsch, C. Leuchttürme und Scheinriesen: Arbeitsbedingungen und Rollenselbstverständnis von Satiriker*innen in Deutschland. Communicatio Socialis, 54, 1-20.

Other Articles and Book Chapters

Other Articles and Book Chapters

  • Lichtenstein, D. (2020). Rezension von Government communications in a digital age: A comparative study of online government communications in Germany and Great Britain, by K. Murphy. Publizistik, 65, 481–483. doi:10.1007/s11616-020-00582-8
  • Lichtenstein, D., Nitsch, C., & Wagner, A. (2019). Produktive Pointen: Wie Die Anstalt Politik verarbeitet. In D. Krauss (Ed.), Die Rache des Mainstreams an sich selbst: 5 Jahre Die Anstalt (pp. 276-283). Frankfurt am Main: Westend.
  • Lichtenstein, D. Quantitative content analyses in research on transnational public spheres [in print]. In F. Oehmer, Kessler, S. H., Humprecht, E., Sommer, K., & Castro Herrero, L. (Eds.), Handbook of standardized content analysis: Applied designs to research fields of communication science. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Research Papers

Research Papers

POPULAR ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

POPULAR ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Lichtenstein, D. (2020). "Medien sind die ersten Adressaten von Terrorereignissen" [Interview mit der ÖAW PR]. Öaw Homepage. Retrieved from https://www.oeaw.ac.at/detail/news/medien-sind-die-ersten-adressaten-von-terrorereignissen-1
  • Lichtenstein, D. (2020). YouTubing Europe:Transnational Communication and Identity Formation in a European Network. Ögfe Policy Brief (Österreichische Gesellschaft Für Europapolitik), 2020. Retrieved from https://oegfe.at/2020/09/youtube-european-identity-network/
  • Nitsch, C., & Lichtenstein, D. (2019). Satire als "Einstiegsdroge". Die Weltwoche. Retrieved from https://medienwoche.ch/2019/10/24/satire-als-einstiegsdroge/
  • Lichtenstein, D. (2019). FPÖ-Videoskandal: Zugekokst und Red-Bull-betankt auf Ibiza. Zu-Daily.de.
  • Lichtenstein, D. (2019). Warum Filmstars erfolgreiche Politiker sein können [Interview mit J. Scharpenberg]. Schwäbische Zeitung.
  • Lichtenstein, D. (2019). EU-Image vor der Wahl [Interview mit E. Steinlein]. Tagesschau.de. Retrieved from https://www.tagesschau.de/europawahl/eu-image-europawahl-101.html
  • Lichtenstein, D. (2019). Wie politisch ist das Irrenhaus?. Zu-Daily.de.

Keynotes

Keynotes

Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures

  • 18/12/2020 , Wien
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Memory, identity, and legislative action in EU politics
    Juridification of history – between collective memory, historiography and politics of memory. Conference of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Scientific Center in Vienna
  • 24/04/2020 , Tübingen
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Politische Videos im YouTube-Universum
    Gastvortrag [online]
  • 31/01/2020 , Friedrichshafen
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Leuchttürme und Scheinriesen: Die Rolle von Satireformaten in der politischen Öffentlichkeit [Habilitation lecture: The role of satiristic formats in political public]
    Habilitationsvortrag an der Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen
  • 22/01/2020 , Augsburg
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Social Media in a Word of Videos: Arenen der politischen Kommunikation auf Social Media und die Politikvermittlung in Social News Formaten
    Eingeladener Vortrag/Invited Lecture
  • 22/01/2020 , Augsburg
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Die Rolle von Satireformaten in der politischen Öffentlichkeit [The role of satiristic formats in the political public]
    Eingeladener Vortrag/Invited Lecture
  • 20/01/2020 , Avignon
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    The framing of the „migration crisis“ in German news and infotainment media
    Workshop „Media and Migrations“
  • 27/06/2019 , Gießen
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Politik mal anders – Politikdarstellungen in Satire und YouTube-Formaten
    Gastvortrag an der Universität Gießen

Other Lectures

Other Lectures

  • 19/10/2020 , Berlin
    Herbers, M. Lichtenstein, D. Bause, H.
    The new face(s) of news: Quasi-journalistic intermediaries in the YouTube universe [postponed to 1.-3.6.2021]
    3rd Weizenbaum Conference: Democracy in Flux: Order, Dynamics and Voices in Digital Public Spheres
  • 02/10/2020 , Braga
    Lichtenstein, D., Wagner, A., & Nitsch, C.
    The „reinvention of political journalism“ or just entertainment? – An explorative approach to the moulding forces of satirists’ role conceptions and performances [postponed to 6.-9.9. 2021]
    8th European Communication Conference
  • 03/04/2020 , Bamberg
    Herbers, M. Lichtenstein, D.
    Scandalizers in the Speakers’ Corner Online and offline reactions on Rezo’s The Destruction of the CDU and Jan Böhmermann’s #neustart19 [postponed]
    3rd International Conference in Scandalogy
  • 12/03/2020 , München
    Lichtenstein, D. Wagner, A. Nitsch, C.
    Leuchttürme und Scheinriesen: Arbeitsbedingungen und Rollenselbstverständnis von Satiriker*innen in Deutschland [Work conditions and self-image of German satirists]
    65th Annual Conference of the German Communication Association
  • 25/05/2019 , Washington, D.C.
    Herbers, Martin Lichtenstein, Dennis Kamm, Anna-Katharina
    Who am I and what’s politics? Social political video creators' role concepts and their depiction of political issues
    69th Annual International Communication Association Conference
  • 25/05/2019 , Washington, DC
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Who am I and what’s politics? Social political video creators' role concepts and their depiction of political issues
    69th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA)
  • 16/05/2019 , St. Petersburg
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Creating communities of produsers? Production and perception of news media's audience-oriented social network strategies
    7th International Conference Comparative Media Studies in Today's World: Communities, Audiences, Publics

Popular Lectures

Popular Lectures

  • 24/06/2020
    Lichtenstein, D.
    Nationale Konstruktionen europäischer Identität: Herausforderungen für eine europäische Öffentlichkeit im digitalen Zeitalter [online]
    Seminar der Österreich-Bibliotheken: „Europa: erlesene Vielfalt – grenzüberschreitende Begegnungen. 25 Jahre Österreich in der EU"
  • 25/06/2019
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Was kann Satire? [Interview mit Felix Meindorfer]
    Radiosender M94.5
  • 09/06/2019
    Lichtenstein, Dennis
    Satire als neue Variante des Journalismus? [Interview mit Mirjam Kid]
    @mediares - Deutschlandfunk