I studied Journalism at LMU Munich with Communications as a major and Political Science, Sociology, and Economics as minors. After my graduation in 2007, I joined the LMUs Department of Communication Studies and Media Research as a research associate, where I submitted my Ph.D. thesis on user comments to online news stories in 2012. Subsequently, I joined the journalism research unit chaired by Thomas Hanitzsch as a post-doctoral researcher. In addition, I coordinated the Department’s Communications and International Public Relations Master programs (2013-2017).
Besides my teaching at the LMU Munich (2007-2018), I taught as a guest lecturer at the University of Helsinki (March/April 2008), the National University of Singapore (August 2014), and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (March 2017). Currently, I am chairing the Journalism Studies Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) and serve as the Secretary of the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). Before joining Södertörn University, I spent the winter term 2017/18 as a visiting researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.