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 thirty countries, with a particular emphasis on digital media, news, and politics. Her primarily focus here is how public service media are developing across six European countries (Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom). Her research interests include journalism, comparative research, audience research and research methods.
Dr Sehl was a visiting professor of print- and online-journalism at the Institute of Journalism at TU Dortmund University, Germany, where she also completed her doctorate, and a visiting professor of communication studies at the University of Hamburg. She holds a Diploma 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 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.
She co-authored a book on digital journalism in Germany and has published in a range of academic outlets including Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, First Monday, Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, and Publizistik.
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.