Mag. Katharina Biringer

Junior Scientist

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
Austrian Academy of Sciences | University of Klagenfurt
Postgasse 7/4/1 | A-1010 Wien

Contact during renovation:
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Wien, Österreich | Vienna, Austria
Phone +43 (0)1 / 51 581-3120
Email: katharina.biringer(at)

Research Interests

Community media, political communication, media literacy and education, digitalisation, media history

Methodological Expertise

Quantitaive and qualitative research (especially interviews, focus groups, content analysis, grounded theory)

Academic Education

Academic Education

Since 2019: MA Political Science, University of Vienna

2014-2019 Mag. phil. Communication Science, University of Vienna; Master’s Thesis: "Radio Orange 94.0. Das Freie Radio Wiens: Status Quo und Zukunftsperspektiven" [Radio Orange 94.0. Vienna's Free Radio Station: Status Quo and Future Perspectives.]

2015-2018 Curriculum "Interdisciplinary Communication, Knowledge Networks and Social Learning", Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research and Education (IFF), Vienna

2010-2014 Bakk.phil. Communication Science, University of Vienna

Professional Career

Professional Career

2018-ongoing: Project staff (2018-2019) and junior scientist (since 07/2019) 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

2013-2019 Tutor in different fields, including media pedagogic and media economics at the Institute for Journalism and Communication Science at the University of Vienna

2015-2016 Project staff at ATOS (Project: Digital migration of the Austrian Broadcasting’s (ORF) archived materials)

2014-2015 Internships at the Austrian Broadcasting (04-07/2014: Multimedia-based Archive; 07/2015: television news magazines)

2012-2015 Marketing assistant at Jungbauer & Moderinsky Facilityservices GmbH in Vienna

Voluntary Work

2016-ongoing: Co-Founder and research staff at the Research Institute for Civil Society (FiZ)


Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

  • Peissl, H., Seethaler, J., & Biringer (Mitarbeit), K. (2020). Public Value des nichtkommerziellen Rundfunks [Public Value of non-commercial broadcasters]. RTR - Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs-GmbH. Retrieved from
  • Biringer, K. Radio Orange 94.0. Das Freie Radio Wiens: Status Quo und Zukunftsperspektiven [Radio Orange 94.0. Vienna’s non-commercial radio station: status quo and future perspectives]. Universität Wien. doi:/10.25365/thesis.55716

Research Papers

Research Papers

  • Schaffar, A., Martin, A., Gerhardus, A., Biringer, K., & Ristic, S. (2017). Zivilgesellschaft – wer ist das? Fakten, Auswertungen und Ergebnisse der vom Forschungsinstitut Zivilgesellschaft im Jahr 2016 und 2017 durchgeführten empirischen Studie unter 1.500 TeilnehmerInnen in Österreich ]Who is the civil society? Facts, analysis, and results of the empirical study realized by the Research Institute of Civil Society in the years 2016 and 2017 with 1500 participants from Austria]. Wien. Retrieved from