Edda Humprecht

Edda Humprecht, Dr.

Oberassistentin / Senior Research and Teaching Associate

Phone: +41 44 635 20 42

Room number: AND 3.52

e.humprecht@ikmz.uzh.ch

CV

Feb 2015 – Present  

Senior research and teaching associate, Department of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (IKMZ)
Parental leaves: 12/2015 - 04/2016; 07/2018 - 12/2018.

Aug 2013 – Jan 2014

Visiting scholar, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School, New York University, USA

Nov 2010 – Jan 2015

Research and teaching associate, Department of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (IKMZ)

2008 – 2010

Research assistant, Institute of Media and Communication Policy, Berlin, Germany

2006 – 2008

TV journalist

 

Education

 

Sept 2014

Ph.D. in Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Jan 2011

Master’s degree in Political Communication and Media Research, Free University of Berlin

2009 – 2010

Studies in Political and Public Communication at CELSA, University of Paris Sorbonne, France

Apr 2007

Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Science (Minor: Political Science), Free University of Berlin

Teaching & Research Interests

digital communication & news, political communication, digital journalism, cross-national comparative research

Current projects:

  • online disinformation (link to project website)
  • hate speech & user comments on social media
  • comparing media systems

Research Grants

2021

Research grant, Swiss Federal Office of Communication. Project: “Disinformation on COVID-19 vaccination on YouTube: An analysis of content, impact, and subsequent verification processes via online search” (with S. Kessler, University of Zurich). Amount: CHF 49’965

2020

Research grants for several smaller projects, IKMZ, University of Zurich. Total amount: 10’000 CHF

2018

Research grant, Swiss National Science Foundation. Project: “From Uninformed to Disinformed Citizens? Comparing Western Information Environments (with P. Van Aelst, University of Antwerp, F. Esser, University of Zurich). Amount: CHF 380'688

2012

Research grant, Swiss National Science Foundation. Project: "Comparing Online News Under Different Market Conditions: A Cross-National Study of News Performance" (together with F. Esser). Amount: CHF 166’232

Awards

2021

The International Journal of Press/Politics Jay Blumler Best Article Award for the best article published in 2020 for “Resilience to Online Disinformation: A Framework for Cross-National Comparative Research”

2021

Best Article of the Year Award (Lynda Lee Kaid Award) received from the Political Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for study, “Resilience to online disinformation: A framework for cross-national comparative research”

2021

Emerging Scholar Award Gold received from the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS)

2019

Best Abstract Award received from the ECREA Political Communication Section for the paper “Resilience to Online Disinformation: A Framework for Cross-National Comparative Research” (with F. Esser and P. Van Aelst)

2017

Best Paper Award received from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM) for Paper "New Types of Online News Media? A Typology Approach using QCA"

2014

Best Dissertation Award received from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM)

2013

Best Panel Award of the Year received from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SCAM), together with N. Busch, B. Hofstetter, S. Studer, M. Kovic

Selected Publications

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