Nicole Ernst

Nicole Ernst, MA

Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant

Phone: +41 44 635 20 51

Room number: AND 3.50

n.ernst@ikmz.uzh.ch

Curriculum vitae

09/2013–Present                        Research Assistant at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Division: International & Comparative Media Research, University of Zurich
04/2013–08/2013Project Assistant at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Division: Media Psychology & Effects, University of Zurich
01/2011–03/2013 Student Associate at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Division: Public Sphere & Society, University of Zurich
08/2008–01/2010 Media Assistant at the MEC Mediaedga:cia Switzerland AG
07/2010–01/2013 Master of Arts UZH in Mass Communication and Media Research (major) and Sociology (minor) at the University of Zurich. Master Thesis: “Wie wirken angreifende Abstimmungsplakate? Untersuchung der Wirkung von Negative Campaigning und des Truth-Effekts auf die Bewertung der Plakate, der involvierten Parteien und des Abstimmungsthemas anhand von politischen Abstimmungsplakaten”
10/2006–06/2010 Bachelor of Arts UZH in Mass Communication and Media Research (major) and Sociology (minor) at the University of Zurich.

Teaching and Research Interests

Populist Communication, Social Media, Political Communication, Mediatization, Comparative Media Research

Publications

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Contributions at Conferences

Political Talk Show or Social Media – Which channel benefits the populist message? ECREA’s Political Communication Section Interim Conference, Zürich, November 22-23 2017

Extreme parties and populism: an analysis of Facebook and Twitter across six countries. ICA Conference, San Diego, June 25-29 2017

Populism in the Press: A Comparative Analysis of Ten Western Democracies. ICA Conference, San Diego, June 25-29 2017 (presented by S. Engesser)

Privatization and Negativity in the British and Swiss Election Campaign 2015. A Question of Professionalization?​ SGKM Conference, Chur, April 28-29 2017 (presented by M. Baumann & J. Broummana)

Wettbewerb um Aufmerksamkeit im Social Web: eine empirische Untersuchung der Resonanz von Facebook-Beiträgen im Schweizer Wahlkampf 2015. DGPuK Conference, Düsseldorf, March 30-31 2017 (presented by A. Staender)

We Are Digital Populist Communication Strategies on Social Media Across Six Western Democracies. NCCR Democracy Internal Conference, Thun, November 17-18 2016

Populist Communication Strategies in News Media in Four European Democracies. ICA Conference, Fukuoka Japan, June 9-13 2016

Media Populism: Understanding the Distinct Role of the Media in the Spread of Populist Discourse. International Conference “Populism and Democracy”, Zürich Switzerland, June 28-29 2016 (presented by F. Esser)

Populismus in der politischen Kommunikation: Erkenntnisse aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. DGPuK Conference, Leipzig Germany, March 30-31 2016, (presented by S. Engesser)

Social Media as Political Instrument. ICA Conference, San Juan Puerto Rico, May 21-25 2015 (presented by S. Engesser)

Populism and the Media forming an Unholy Alliance: An integrative Framework. ICA Conference, Seatlle, May 22-25 2014 (co-presented with D. Wirz)

Effects of Repeatedly Presented Attacking Campaigning Poster. ICA Conference, Seatlle, May 22-25 2014.

Activities and Offices

Substitute Member of the Management Committee of COST Action IS1308 on “Populist Political Communication in Europe” URL: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1308

Member and Treasurer of the NCCR Peer Group WIDE «Women in Democracies Studies» URL: http://www.nccr-democracy.uzh.ch/peer_mentoring/WIDE

Reviewer for ICA (political communication devision)

Reviewer for ECREA (political communication devision)

Member of the International Communications Association (ICA), European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), German Communication Association (DGPuK), Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SGKM)

Dissertation

The Dissertation is part of the NCCR Democracy project IP8 Populism and the news media. A comparative and multi-issue approach, which is embedded in the NCCR phase III module 2 The Appeal of Populist Ideas and Messages. Understanding populism in the context of de-nationalization and mediatization. Link zur Projektbeschreibung

Awards

2017   "Best Paper Award" received from the International Communications Association for Paper " Populism in the Press: A Comparative Analysis of Ten Western Democracies".
   

Teaching

Fall semester 2017: lecture (undergraduate level): Grundlagen der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft I und II at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with F. Esser, B. Fretwurst & S. Blassnig)

Fall semester 2016: research seminar (undergraduate level): Erfolgreiche Populisten in ganz Europa: Welche Rolle übernehmen die Medien? and supervision of Bachelor theses at Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with S. Blassnig).

Spring semester 2016: research course (undergraduate level): Social Media in der politischen Kommunikation at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with D. Steppat)

Fall semester 2015: research seminar (undergraduate level): Wie viel Social Media braucht die Politik? and supervision of Bachelor theses at Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with D. Steppat)

Spring semester 2015: research course (undergraduate level): Medialisierung der Politik at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Fall semester 2014: lecture (undergraduate level): Grundlagen der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft I und II at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with F. Esser)

Spring semester 2014: lecture (undergraduate level): International Comparative Media Research: An Overview at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with F. Esser)

Fall semester 2013: seminar (graduate level) “Transnationale Nachrichtenlogik?” at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with F. Esser)

Supervision of master's theses