Presentations and Talks

Invited Talks

Ist die Meinungsfreiheit an der Universität in Gefahr? (with Richard Traunmüller), IHF Bayerisches Staatsinstitut für Hochschulforschung und Hochschulplanung, March 9, 2021.

Ist die Meinungsfreiheit an der Universität in Gefahr? (with Richard Traunmüller), Union Stiftung, March 9, 2021.

Who Can Say What, About Whom, and How? The Informal Regulation and Politics of Speech. Religion & Theology Research Seminar, University of Manchester, November 22, 2018.

Flucht, Öffentliches Räsonnement und Engagement: Der Fall Zogaj und danach. Symposion: (Mediale) Repräsentation von Migration / Flucht / Asyl, University of Graz, April 29, 2016.

The Twitterization of News Making: Transparency and Journalistic Professionalism. Workshop in Cultural Sociology, Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, April 5, 2013.

Conference Presentations

What Are We Allowed To Say? A Survey Experiment on the Regulation of Free Speech. (with Richard Traunmüller) Annual conference of the European Political Science Association, Vienna, June 21-23, 2018.

The Populist Journalism Challenge: A Comparative Analysis of Right-Wing Media Sites in the USA, Germany, and Austria.” (with Lea Hellmüller) ICA preconference on “Global Perspectives on Populism and the Media” in Budapest, 22 May, 2018.

The Polarization is Mediatized. DGS/DGPuK conference on Medien- und Kommunikationssoziologie, Friedrichshafen, 11-13 October, 2017.

The Role of Events in ICT Adoption: Same-Sex Marriage and Twitter. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, August 20-23, 2016.

How not to Establish a Specialty: Media sociology in the US. (with Casey Brienza) Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, August 20-23, 2016.

Participatory Journalism and Transformative Events: Covering the Same-Sex Marriage Debate on Twitter. Communication Across the Life Span, Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-25, 2015.

Digital Media and the Diversification of Professionalism: A US­-German Comparison of Journalism Cultures. Communication Across the Life Span, Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21-25, 2015.

Journalistic professionalism and social media: A US-German comparison. Changing Media – Changing Democracy? Exploring the Democratic Potential of Social Media, 20th Anniversary Conference of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies, Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna, Austria, November 7, 2014.

Political Embeddedness: Boundary Processes in US and German News Reporting. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 16-19, 2014.

The Augmented Newsbeat: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics in a Twitterized News Ecosystem.

  • Communication and “the Good Life,” Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, May 22-26, 2014.
  • The Objects of Journalism, International Communications Association Pre-Conference (sponsored by the Journalism Studies division and Communication History division), London, June 17, 2013.

The Twitterization of News Making: Transparency and Journalistic Professionalism.

  • Communication and “the Good Life,” Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, May 22-26, 2014.
  • Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, August 10-13, 2013.

Journalistic Autonomy as Cultural Practice: Boundary Work and Performance in Political News Production.

  • Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, August 10-13, 2013.
  • Annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaften, Mainz, Germany, May 9-10, 2013.
  • Communication and Community, Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ, May 24-28, 2012.
  • Media Sociology Forum III, Columbia University, School of Journalism, New York, March 2, 2012.

Socio-techno-discursive Formations and Mediated Deliberation: What Twitter does to Political Journalism. Cultures and Civilizations in the Contemporary World, Midterm Meeting, Research Committee Sociological Theory (RC16), International Sociological Association, Trento, Italy, June 28-29, 2012.

Polanski und das Verhältnis transnationaler und nationaler Öffentlichkeiten. (with Brian McKernan, Sebastian Moser, and Ian Sheinheit) Neuer Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit, Gemeinsamer Kongress für Soziologie der DGS, ÖGS, SGS, Innsbruck, Austria, October 1, 2011.

In the Lions’ Den: Boundary Processes in Political Reporting. Spring Conference of the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, April 29, 2011.

Morally Polluted or Purified Auteur: A comparative analysis of international media coverage regarding the Roman Polanski extradition case. (with Brian McKernan, Sebastian Moser, Ian Sheinheit). Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference, February 25, 2011.

Deportation and Cultural Conflict: Comparing Media Dramas about Civic Belonging. Konstanzer Meisterklasse “Clash of Cultures?” Universität Konstanz, Germany, July 19–27, 2010.

Media Systems and Media Cultures: News Coverage of Deportation in the US and Austria. World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17, 2010.

Embedded in Political Communication. What the Concept of Embeddedness in Economic Relations Explains About News. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 7-10, 2009.

Mediensysteme im transatlantischen Vergleich: Ein kultursoziologischer Ansatz. Kolloquium des Nachwuchsnetzwerks Politische Kommunikation, University of Mannheim, Germany, June 19, 2009.

Towards a Cultural Understanding of Media Systems. Spring Conference of the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, May 8, 2009.

Public Sociologists in News Media: Enhancing the Image of the Discipline? Annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, March 2-5, 2009.

Sociologists in the Press. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, July 31-August 3, 2008.