The Journalism Studies Center, located in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna, is concerned with the interdisciplinary study of journalism and its interaction with societal fields across different cultural contexts, employing qualitative and quantitative approaches. In doing so, we aspire to generate knowledge that is theoretically innovative and of relevance for society.

Key foci of research conducted at the Center include:

  • Transformations of journalism and journalism education against the background of political, economic, technological and cultural influences
  • (Re-)Conceptualizations of journalism
  • Journalism and Collective Memory
  • Reciprocal relationships between journalism and other societal fields


  • 19.12.2022 New Publication!
    Hanusch, F., & Löhmann, K. (2022). Dimensions of Peripherality in Journalism: A Typology for Studying New Actors in the Journalistic Field. Digital Journalism. doi:10.1080/21670811.2022.2148549
  • 14.07.2022 New publications!
    Hanusch, F. (2022). Change and Continuity in Digital Journalism: The Covid-19 Pandemic as Situational Context for Broader Arguments about the Field. Digital Journalism, doi:10.1080/21670811.2022.2092020

    Perreault, G., & Hanusch, F. (2022). Field insurgency in lifestyle journalism: How lifestyle journalists marginalize Instagram influencers and protect their autonomy. New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221104233

  • 22.06.2022 New publication!
    Nölleke, D., Hanusch, F., & Maares, P. (2022). The ambivalence of recognition: How awarded journalists assess the value of journalism prizes. Journalism. https://doi.org/10.1177/14648849221109657
  • 16.11.2022 New Publication!
    Maares, P., & Hanusch, F. (2022). Understanding peripheral journalism from the boundary: A conceptual framework. Digital Journalism, doi:10.1080/21670811.2022.2134045
  • 15.11.2022 A very Austrian scandal - Interview with Folker
    Listen to Folker's interview for Monocle24 about the relation between the media and politics in Austria!
  • 03.11.2022 Online Seminar with Folker!
    This online seminar, funded by the Circle U. Seed Funding Scheme, aims at bringing together scholars in Information and Communication Sciences around their research projects.
    The first seminar will be held by Folker Hanusch on 17 November, 14h-15h30, online. Everybody is welcome to join! Please contact Olivier Standaert.
    The Circle U., European University Alliance,  strongly encourage colleagues from Communication Sciences to present and discuss the (potential) interdisciplinary of their (future) research projects and activities.
  • 21.10.2022 New publication!
    Banjac, S., & Hanusch, F. (2022). The struggle for authority and legitimacy: Lifestyle and political journalists’ discursive boundary work. Journalism. doi:14648849221125702.