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


  • 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

  • 30.05.2022 New team member!
    We are very happy to welcome Clara Juarez Miro in our team! She will work wih Folker on the FWF-research project "Audience expectations of news in the digital age". 

  • 07.04.2022 Research Talk with Folker
    Folker Hanusch will talk with his colleague Daniela Dimitrova in our department research talk series on May 16 22 about "Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalization of Academic Journals: Editors' Views". Everybody is invited, please check the details here.

  • 04.06.2022 Paris, here we come!
    Our team will present eight papers at the 72th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) from May 26-30!

    • Banjac, S., & Hanusch, F. (2022). The struggle for authority and aegitimacy: An examination of lifestyle and political journalists’ boundary work.
    • Hanusch, F., & Löhmann, K. (2022). Dimensions of peripherality in journalism: An analysis of scholarly discourse on new actors in the journalistic field.
    • Maares, P., & Hanusch, F. (2022). Understanding peripheral journalism from the boundary: A conceptual framework.
    • Nölleke, D., Leonhardt, B., & Hanusch, F. (2022). “The chilling effect”: Medical scientists’ responses to audience feedback on their media appearances during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • Perreault, G., & Hanusch, F. (2022). Normalizing Instagram.
    • Perreault, G. & Nölleke, D. (2022). What is Sports? Journalistic definition making of ‘sports journalism’.
    • Schallhorn, C., Seeger, C., Nieland, J.-U., Sinner, P., Nölleke, D., Horky, T., & Mehler, K. (2022). "See you for Zumba on Zoom." How COVID-19 has changed communication in German grassroot sports clubs.
    • Vos, T. P., & Hanusch, F. (2022). Conceptualizing embeddedness as a feature of journalistic cultures.