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Prof. Annika Sehl

Research Associate

Professor Annika Sehl holds the Chair of Journalism with a Focus on Media Structures and Society at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and is a Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at the University of Oxford.

From 2018 to 2022, she was Professor of Digital Journalism at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. Previously (2015-2018), she was a Research Fellow at the RISJ, where she led a project on the digital transformation of public service media in Europe.

She was an interim professor at TU Dortmund University (2012-2013) and the University of Hamburg (2014/2015), a visiting scholar at Northwestern University (2018) and associated researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute: Research for the Networked Society, Berlin (2022).

Her research focuses on how digitalisation affects media organisations (especially public service media), journalistic production and the use of journalistic content, and society. She often chooses an international comparative perspective.

Her research is published in books, book chapters and in academic journals such as Digital Journalism, European Journal of Communication, International Communication Gazette, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Mass Communication and Society, or Media and Communication.

She is Associate Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Wiley-ICA), published in three volumes in 2019, and is Chair (2022-2024) of the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA).

In addition to her academic experience, Annika 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 worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers in Germany.

For a complete overview over Professor Sehl’s research, please consult her Google Scholar Profile or her website at her current university.

Picture credit: Christine Blohmann/Die Hoffotografen, Berlin