Mag. Katharina Biringer, Bakk. phil.

Junior Scientist

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria
Phone (+43-1) 51581-3112
E-Mail: katharina.biringer(at)

Research Interests

Digitization and its impact on society and media (media convergence, media change), social media, community media, media system analysis, media history, media education and media literacy

Academic Education

Academic Education

2014 – 2019: Mag. phil., University of Vienna (Communication Science)
Thesis: Radio ORANGE 94.0. Das Freie Radio Wiens: Status Quo und Zukunftsperspektiven [Radio ORANGE 94.0. Vienna’s Non-Commercial Radio: status quo and future perspectives]

2010 – 2014: Bakk. phil., University of Vienna (Communication Science)

2010 – 2012: University of Vienna (German Studies)

Professional Career

Professional Career

Since 2019: Junior Scientist at CMC/ÖAW

2019: Project Employee: Certification of digital learning tools (DonauUni Krems)

2018-2019: Project Employee at CMC/ÖAW: "Public Value of Community Media" (funded by RTR - the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications)

Since 2016: Co-Founder and Member of Forschungsinstitut Zivilgesellschaft (FiZ; [Research Institute of Civil Society]; current project: "Who is the civil society?" (survey); completed projects: "Community media in the context of global media shift and the proceeding digitization (in Cooperation with OKTO TV and Radio ORANGE 94.0)", "Improvement of female refugees’ chances at the labour market after family reunion [Verbesserung der Arbeitsmarktfähigkeit von weiblichen Flüchtlingen nach Familienzusammenführung] (funded by AMS – the Austrian labour office)

2013-2019: Tutor for media education, media econocmics, media politics and scientific thinking (Departement of Communication Science, University of Vienna)