Dr Annika Sehl is a Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is working on a project aimed at analysing media developments in a sample of more than twenty European countries, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics. Her primarily focus here is how public service media and state-owned media are developing across the countries covered. Her research interests include journalism, comparative research, audience research and research methods.
Dr Sehl comes from a position as post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Journalism, TU Dortmund University, Germany, where she also completed her doctorate (with distinction). Furthermore, she has been a visiting professor of communication studies at the University of Hamburg. She holds a Diploma (with distinction) in Journalism from TU Dortmund University and spent an Erasmus semester at the University of Gothenburg.
She has taught courses mainly on journalism/journalism research, audience research and research methodology/methods at TU Dortmund University and the University of Hamburg. Furthermore, she was an adjunct lecturer e.g. at Leipzig School of Media and Hamburg Media School. Additional experience comes from one-week teaching assignments at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Ghent as part of the Erasmus mobility program for lecturers and from block courses at the Lomonossov University in Moscow.
In addition to her academic experience, Dr Sehl also has practical knowledge and skills in the field of journalism. She trained with the news broadcaster N24 in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and she has also completed various internships at media organizations in Germany and abroad, such as at the German Television’s (ARD) studio in New York, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) in Windhoek or the German Press Agency (dpa) office in London.