Mag. Dr. Phoebe Maares, Bakk.

Post Doctoral Researcher

Project: From Core to Periphery: Boundaries of Journalism


Mag. Dr. Phoebe Maares, Bakk.
Währinger Straße 29
1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-49391

Research Interests

  • Boundaries of Journalism ⎜ (Atypical) Journalistic Culture ⎜ Labour Studies ⎜ Comparative Research ⎜ Visual Communication Research ⎜ Lifestyle Journalism


Phoebe Maares is a postdoctoral researcher in the FWF-funded project “From Core to Periphery: Boundaries of Journalism”. She holds a PhD in Journalism Studies from the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on the boundaries of journalism, especially regarding lifestyle topics, as well as the socio-material conditions of journalistic work and the power relations within the journalistic field. In her dissertation, she explored technologically and economically induced transformations of the journalistic field by examining journalists in atypical employment and their practices in five European countries.

Prior to her doctoral studies, she completed a Master's degree in Communication Science at the University of Vienna. During this time, she gained experience in research projects both at the Department of Communication and ORF Media Research Center. Moreover, she contributed to the ORF radio broadcast Ö1 and has worked as editor-in-chief of Radio Campus, the students radio of the University of Vienna.

Her research has been published in English and German in peer-reviewed journals, including Journalism, Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, Poetics, and Media and Communication, as well as in edited books. She has served as the YECREA Journalism Studies Section representative (2019-2022) and is Vice-Chair of the YECREA management team since 2022.

She was named Top Reviewer 2022 for Digital Journalism, and has been invited to the Editorial Board of Digital Journalism.