Edda Humprecht

Edda Humprecht, Dr.

Senior Research and Teaching Associate

Phone: +41 (0)44 635 20 42

edda.humprecht@uzh.ch

CV

2015–today                                            Senior research and teaching associate

Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Fall semester 2013 Visiting scholar at New York University

Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School NYU

2010–2014                    Research and teaching associate at Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

PhD project: Comparing Online News Under Different Market Conditions: A Cross‐National Study of News Performance. Link

2008–2010 Master's degree in Mass Media and Political Communication

2008–2009 Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2009–2010 CELSA – Sorbonne IV Paris, France

2008–2010 Research assistant

Institute for Media and Communication Policy (IfM), Berlin

2006–2008 Freelance journalist
2003–2007 Bachelor's degree in Media and Communication Research

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

Teaching & Research Interests

political online communication, media systems, news performance, cross-nationally comparative research

Current projects:

  • fake news
  • information diversity
  • uncivil online comments
  • typology of media ownership types

Selected Publications

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Activities & Offices

2017. Organization of panel discussion "The power of algorithms: governance of and by algorithmic selections", Swiss Association Communication and Media Research (SAACM) annual conference, April 27-28, 2017, Chur, Switzerland

Since 2016. Member of the expert team “Revision of doctoral studies decree” at the Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich

Since 2015. Jury member Herbert von Halem dissertation award, German Communication Association (GCA)

2015. Co-organization of roundtable discussion "New models for public service media", Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM) annual conference, March 13-14 2015, Berne, Switzerland

2015. Co-organization of workshop "Where is the next generation of journalism scholars?", Re-Inventing Journalism conference, Feb 4-5 2015, Winterthur, Switzerland

Since 2014. PhD and PostDoc representative at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Since 2013. Chair of division Media Politics & Media Structures, Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM)

2012-2016. Co-founder and chair of Young Scholars in Journalism Research, German Communication Association (GCA)

Reviewer for serveral journals (including Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Studies in Communication Sciences)

Reviewer for ICA (journalism & political communication devisions)

Reviewer for ECREA (political communication devision)

Member of the International Communications Association (ICA), European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SGKM)

Research Grants & Awards

2017                                        "Best Paper Award" received from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research for Paper "New Types of Online News Media? A Typology Approach using QCA".
2014 Dissertation Award 2014 received from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research.
2013 Mobility grant received from the Swiss National Science Foundation for a research stay at NYU, USA.
2013 "Best Panel Award of the Year" received from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (together with Nina Busch, Brigitte Hofstetter, Samuel Studer, Marko Kovic).  
2012                   Research grant for PhD project "Comparing Online News Under Different Market Conditions: A Cross-National Study of News Performance", Swiss National Science Foundation (together with Frank Esser).
2012 Summer school grant, Swiss National Science Foundation.
2011–today  Additional smaller travel grants. Grant providers include Swiss National Science Foundation, Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Science.