Dipl.-Journ., Dr. phil. Tobias Eberwein

Senior Scientist and Research Group Leader “Media Accountability & Media Change”

Lecturer at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Department of Media and Communications)
Lecturer at Hamburg Media School

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
Austrian Academy of Sciences / Universitfy of Klagenfurt
1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria
Phone (+43-1) 51581-3117
Fax (+43-1) 51581-3120
Email: tobias.eberwein(at)oeaw.ac.at
Personal website: coolepark.de

Research interests

Media ethics and media accountability, media structures and media governance, journalism, media innovations and media change, methods of empirical social science, comparative communication and media research

Academic Education

Academic Education

2007 – 2013: Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund
Thesis: „Literary journalism. Theory – traditions – status quo“

Simultaneously: Certified program of further education „Professional teaching skills for the university“ at the Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund

1999 – 2006: Studies of Journalism, Political Sciences, American and English Culture and Literature at University of Dortmund 

Professional Career

Professional Career

Since 2014: Senior Scientist (Tenure) and Research Group Leader at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt

Since 2014: Visiting lecturer at Hamburg Media School

Summer semester 2014: Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for communication with a focus on structures of public communication at Dresden University of Technology

Winter semester 2013/2014: Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for online/print journalism at Dortmund University of Technology

2013 – 2014: Director of the "Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung"

Summer semester 2013: Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur) for international journalism at Dortmund University of Technology

2012 – 2017: Visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Information Science and Communication Studies at Cologne University of Applied Sciences

2011 – 2013: Acting academic director of the Erich Brost Institute for international journalism, Dortmund

2009 – 2013: Researcher (50%) at the Erich Brost Institute for international journalism, Dortmund
Coordination of the international research project "Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe” (MediaAcT)

2009 – 2010: Founding editor of the online review journal "r:k:m – Rezensionen:Kommunikation:Medien"

2006 – 2013: Scientific associate (50%) at the Institute of Journalism at University of Dortmund
Editor-in-chief of the online journal "Medien Monitor" and the "Journalistik Journal"

2005 – 2008: Review editor of the learned journal "Publizistik. Vierteljahreshefte für Kommunikationsforschung"

2004 – 2006: Student assistant (SHK) at the Institute of Journalism at University of Dortmund University (Project "Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung")

2002 – 2003: Trainee (Volontär) at the "Westfalenpost" in Hagen (Westfalen)

1998 – 2002: Journalistic occupations for various daily media – among others the "Deutsche Presse-Agentur" (dpa), "die tageszeitung" (taz), "Weser-Kurier", "Oberhessische Presse", "Hit Radio FFH" and many more

Fellowships and Awards

Fellowships and Awards

2010: META – Medienethik-Award, Stuttgart Media University

2002 – 2006: e-fellows.net online scholarship programme

Consulting and Refereeing Activities

Consulting and Refereeing Activities

Since 2020: Associate Editor of the "Central European Journal of Communication" (CEJC)

2020 Member of the selection committee of Österreichische Studienstiftung

Since 2019: Treasurer of the Interdisciplinary Media Ethics Center e.V. (IMEC)

Since 2018: Vice President of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

2017 – 2019: Research Chair of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

2015 – 2019: Member of the advisory board of the Interdisciplinary Media Ethics Center (IMEC)

Since 2014: Member of the advisory board of the journal "Literary Journalism Studies"

Since 2013: Vice-chairman of the Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund

2013 – 2015: Editor of "aviso – Informationsdienst der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft"

2011 – 2020: Secretary of the Verein zur Förderung der publizistischen Selbstkontrolle (FPS), 2016 – 2020 also Treasurer

2011 – 2015: Chair of the Graduate Student Committee of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)

Reviewer for the journals "Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft" (M&K), "Publizistik", "Studies in Communication | Media" (SCM), "Medien und Zeit", "Medien Journal", "International Journal of Communication" (IJoC), "Media and Communication", "Journalism Studies", "Literary Journalism Studies" (LJS), "Studies in Communication Sciences", "Recherches en Communication", "Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society" (JICES), "International Review of Information Ethics" (IRIE), "Corporate Communications: an International Journal" (CCIJ), the annual conferences of the International Communication Association (ICA), the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), the conferences of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) and the DGPuK sections "Journalism research" and "Communication and media ethics", the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) etc.

Memberships in professional organisations

Memberships in professional organisations

International Communication Association (ICA)

International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft (ÖGK)

Verein zur Förderung der publizistischen Selbstkontrolle (FPS)

Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund

Ex e.V. – Förderverein der Absolventinnen und Absolventen des Instituts für Journalistik der Universität Dortmund

Congress Organization

Congress Organization

Communication history of international organizations and NGOs: Questions, research perspectives, topics. International ZeMKI Conference 2021 in cooperation with the "Communication History" division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) and the Institute for Newspaper Research Dortmund at the University of Bremen. Bremen, 22-23 April 2021

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

Wohin im Datenmeer? Perspektiven der Kommunikations-, Medien- und Geschichtswissenschaft auf Big Data, Datafizierung und digitale Massenquellen. Annual conference of the Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund in cooperation with the Institute of Journalism at TU Dortmund. Dortmund, 23-24 April 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19)

Von der Nachrichtenpräsentation zum Datenjournalismus: Zeitungsdesign, Kommunikationsdesign, Nachrichtendesign. Annual conference of the Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund. Dortmund, 25-26 April 2019 

Internet-Plattformen und Algorithmen: Die automatisierte Online-Kommunikation als Herausforderung für die Regulierung. 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 Alpen-Adria-Universität. Vienna, 5-6 October 2018

Media and Transparency – A Global Perspective. One-day workshop following the Herrenhausen Conference at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (with the Technische Universität Dortmund). Berlin, 15 June 2018

13th annual conference of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS). Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 17-19 May 2018

Glaubst Du noch oder weißt Du schon? Zur "Glaubwürdigkeit" von Medien in historischer und aktueller Perspektive. Annual conference of the Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund. Dortmund, 24 November 2017

Elektronische Person, Governance-by-Design & Co.: Potenziale und Grenzen innovativer Ansätze zur Kontrolle von Algorithmen und Robotern. Expert workshop and public panel discussion at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 2 October 2017

4th CRSCOM Conference (with the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and the University of Vienna). Vienna, 21-23 September 2017

Media accountability at the crossroads: European challenges and perspectives. Pre-conference to the 6th European Communication Conference (with the Technische Universität Dortmund). Prague, 8 November 2016

Entangled history medial gedacht: Internationale und transkulturelle Kommunikationsgeschichte. Annual conference of the Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund (with the DGPuK sections “International and Intercultural Communication“ and “Communication History“). Dortmund, 14-16 January 2016

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

Neue Presseökonomie – Finanzierungsmodelle für den digitalen Journalismus. Annual conference of the Verein zur Förderung der Zeitungsforschung in Dortmund. Dortmund, 9 May 2014

Media accountability in the digital age – international perspectives. Panel at annual conference of the International Communication Association (with the Polish Communication Association). London, 17-21 June 2013

Networks of transnational and transcultural communication: Concepts in theory, methodology and research. Annual conference of the DGPuK section “International and Intercultural Communication”. Dortmund, 22-24 November 2012

Media accountability and transparency in Europe – and beyond. Panel at the 4th European Communication Conference. Istanbul, 24-27 October 2012

Theoretisch praktisch!? Anwendungsoptionen und gesellschaftliche Relevanz der Kommunikations- und Medienforschung. Annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommuniktionswissenschaft (DGPuK). Dortmund, 1-3 June 2011

Third Party Projects

Third Party Projects

2016 – 2017: Smartphones in the lives of refugees. Funded by the City of Vienna (with Katja Kaufmann)

2016 – 2017: Key figures of public service broadcasting. Funded by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) (with Matthias Karmasin)

2015 – 2016: Economic perspectives on ancillary copyright and the regulation of market-dominating search engine operators. Funded by the Austrian Newspaper Association (VÖZ) (with Matthias Karmasin)

2015 – 2016: 90 Jahre Institut für Zeitungsforschung der Stadt Dortmund. Funded by the Stiftung Presse-Haus NRZ (with Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz and Hans Bohrmann)

2014: Zeitungen und anderen Drucksachen. Die Bestände des Dortmunder Instituts für Zeitungsforschung als Quelle und Gegenstand der Forschung. Festschrift für Gabriele Toepser-Ziegert. Funded by the Stiftung Presse-Haus NRZ (with Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz and Hans Bohrmann)

2011 – 2014: Journalistik Journal. Funded by the Stiftung Presse-Haus NRZ (with Susanne Fengler)

2009: Journalismus und Öffentlichkeit. Eine Profession und ihr gesellschaftlicher Auftrag. Festschrift für Horst Pöttker. Funded by the Stiftung Presse-Haus NRZ (with Daniel Müller)


Publications

The 10 most important publications

The 10 most important publications

  • Media accountability in the era of post-truth politics. European challenges and perspectives (= Series: Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education). London, New York: Routledge 2019 (ed. with Susanne Fengler and Matthias Karmasin)
  • Responsibility and resistance. Ethics in mediatized worlds (= Series: Ethics in mediatized worlds). Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2019 (ed. with Matthias Karmasin, Friedrich Krotz and Matthias Rath)
  • Changing media – changing democracy? Exploring the democratic potential of social media (= Series: Relation – Communication Research in Comparative Perspective, Vol. 5). Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press 2019 (ed. with Corinna Wenzel)
  • The European handbook of media accountability. London, New York: Routledge 2018 (ed. with Susanne Fengler & Matthias Karmasin)
  • Both sides of the story: Communication ethics in mediatized worlds. In: Journal of Communication 66, 2/2016, 328-342, doi: 10.1111/jcom.12216 (with Colin Porlezza)
  • How effective is media self-regulation? Results from a comparative survey of European journalists. In: European Journal of Communication 30, 3/2015, 249-266, doi: 10.1177/0267323114561009 (with Susanne Fengler, Salvador Alsius, Olivier Baisnée, Klaus Bichler, Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska, Huub Evers, Michal Glowacki, Harmen Groenhart, Halliki Harro-Loit, Heikki Heikkilä, Mike Jempson, Matthias Karmasin, Epp Lauk, Julia Lönnendonker, Marcel Mauri, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Judith Pies, Colin Porlezza, Wayne Powell, Raluca Radu, Ruth Rodriguez, Stephan Ruß-Mohl, Laura Schneider-Mombaur, Sergio Splendore, Jari Väliverronen & Sandra Vera Zambrano)
  • Journalists and media accountability. An international study of news people in the digital age. New York etc.: Peter Lang 2014 (ed. with Susanne Fengler, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Colin Porlezza & Stephan Ruß-Mohl)
  • Literarischer Journalismus. Theorie – Traditionen – Gegenwart. Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag 2013
  • Mapping media accountability – in Europe and beyond. Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag 2011 (ed. with Susanne Fengler, Epp Lauk & Tanja Leppik-Bork)
  • Journalismus und Öffentlichkeit. Eine Profession und ihr gesellschaftlicher Auftrag. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010 (ed. with Daniel Müller)

 

A complete list of Tobias Eberwein's scientific publications is available here.

 

Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

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Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

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Other Articles and Book Chapters

Other Articles and Book Chapters

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Research Papers

Research Papers

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Popular articles and book chapters

Popular articles and book chapters

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Lectures

Keynotes

Keynotes

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Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures

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Other Lectures

Other Lectures

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Popular Lectures

Popular Lectures

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