ACADEMIC POSITIONS

03/2020—Present
Professor of journalism and media management, Faculty 'Culture, Media, Psychology',  Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig
10/2019—03/2020 
Visiting professor, Department of Media and Communication, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München/Germany
2017—2020
Post-doc position, Department of Media and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden/Germany
2017 
Visiting professor, Department of Media and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden/Germany
2014—2016
Post-doctoral research fellow (DAAD), School of Communication, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH/USA
2014
Post-doctoral researcher (BMBF), Department of Media and Communication, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart/Germany
2011—2014
Graduate associate, Department of Media and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden/Germany.
2008—2011
Ph.D. scholarship student (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
2007—2008
Graduate associate, Department of Media and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden/Germany


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 

2019—Present
Member of the editorial board of 'Media and Communication'
2019—2023
WAPOR's National Representative for Germany 

ACADEMIC AWARDS (team efforts, of course)

2022 Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
Journal Article of the Year Award for Sourcing pandemic news
2021 ICA Political Communication Division
Top Faculty Paper for How smartphones affect political knowledge gains from episodic and thematic frames in a news feed
2021 ICA Journalism Studies Division
Honorary Mention - Wolfgang Donsbach Outstanding Journal Article of the Year Award for Investigating the gap between newspaper journalists' role conceptions and role performance in nine European, Asian, and Latin American countries
2013 Technische Universität Dresden
Best dissertation award 2012, Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

EDUCATION

2012
Ph.D. in Communication—Department of Media and Communication, Technische Universität Dresden
Dissertation: “Does professionalization make a difference? A dissonance experiment on selection behaviors of journalists and non-journalists with regard to objectivity as a key professional standard” [transl.]
Advisor: Wolfgang Donsbach; co-advisor: Hans-Mathias Kepplinger
summa cum laude, book publication in 2014 (Nomos)

2006
M.A. in Communication, Sociology, and Art History
—Technische Universität Dresden

SCHOLARSHIPS 

2014—2016 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Post-doctoral research fellowship for PFAD-HEC model, School of Communication, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (USA)
2008—2011 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Ph.D. scholarship for Objectivity in journalism
2008 Technische Universität Dredsen
Research scholarship for international exchange and scientific transfer, Future Lab, Rino Snaidero Scientific Foundation, Majano/Italy
2004—2006 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Student scholarship