Latest Publications

Complete publication lists of the researchers can be found on the respective team pages.
An overview of all publications at the Group for Media Research and Polital Communication can be found here: complete Publication list.
  • Wolling, J., Kuhlmann, C., Schumann, C., Berger, P., & Arlt, D. (2021). Corona 2020 – Zerreißprobe für die Gesellschaft? Persönliches Erleben und mediale Vermittlung einer multiplen Krise. Ilmenau: Univ.-Verl. Ilmenau.
  • Rochyadi-Reetz, M., & Teng‘o, D. (2021). Prioritizing Development, Vying for Attention: Factors Influencing the Practice of Environmental Journalism in the Global South. In B. Takahashi, J. Metag, J. Thaker, & S. E. Comfort (Eds.), The Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication (pp. 220–231). New York: Routledge.
  • Arlt, D. (2021). Banning burkas and niqabs? Exploring perceptions of bias in media coverage of Islam and Muslims in Switzerland and their relation to people’s voting intention concerning the burka-initiative. Studies in Communication Sciences, 21(1), 9-25.
  • Fawzi, N., Steindl, N., Obermaier, M., Prochazka, F., Arlt, D., Blöbaum, B., . . . Ziegele, M. (2021). Concepts, causes and consequences of trust in news media – a literature review and framework. Annals of the International Communication Association, 45(2), 154-174. doi:10.1080/23808985.2021.1960181
  • Taddicken, M., & Schumann, C. (Eds.). (2021). Algorithms and Communication (Digital Communication Research, 9). Berlin.
  • Becker, M. (2021). Neutral News Aggregation? Comparing the Portrayal of German Politicians in Bing News and Google News Search Results. In M. Taddicken & C. Schumann (Eds.), Algorithms and Communication (p. 25-65).
  • Geise, S., Klinger, U., Magin, M., Müller, K. F., Nitsch, C., Riesmeyer, C., Rothenberger, L., Schumann, C., Sehl, A., Wallner, C., & Zillich, A. F. (2021)*. The normativity of communication research: A content analysis of normative claims in peer-reviewed journal articles (1970-2014). Mass Communication and Society. Doi: 10.1080/15205436.2021.1987474 * all authors contributed equally
  • Berger, P. (2021). Influencing factors on teaching different facets of media and digital literacy. In M. Seifert & S. Jöckel (Eds.), Bildung, Wissen und Kompetenz(-en) in digitalen Medien. Was können, wollen und sollen wir über digital vernetzte Kommunikation wissen? (pp. 105-118).
  • Berger, P. (2021). ICT use for teaching media literacy: A closer look at the relationships between teaching with and teaching about media. Media Literacy and Academic Research, 4(2), 6–24. URL: