Alena Birrer

Alena Birrer, BA

Hilfsassistierende / Student Assistant

Phone: +41 44 635 21 61

Room number: AND 3.80

a.birrer@ikmz.uzh.ch

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Academia

2019-present

Student Research Assistant at IKMZ, Media & Internet Governance Division (Prof. Dr. Natascha Just).

2018-present

Student Research Assistant at IKMZ for SNF-funded research projectled by Dr. Matthias Hofer: Media Use and Well-Being of Older Adults.

2016-present

Master Student in Mass Communication and Media Research (major) and Political Science (minor) at UZH.

Master Thesis: 'Populism and Political Cynicism. Eine experimentelle Untersuchung zum Einfluss populistischer Kommunikation auf die Politikerverdrossenheit der Bürger in Grossbritannien'.

2019

Student Reserach Assistant at IKMZ for reserach project on Diverse News Recommencations led by Prof. Dr. Abraham Bernstein and Dr. Juliane Lischka.

2017-2018

Student Research Assistant and Tutor for various projects and courses at the IKMZ, Media & Politics Division (Prof. Dr. Otfried Jarren).

2012-2016

Bachelor of Arts UZH in Mass Communication and Media Research (major), Psychology (minor) and Political Science (minor) at UZH.

Bachelor Thesis: 'Die mediale Darstellung von Migranten in der Schweizer Presse. Eine quantitative Inhaltsanalyse zur medialen Integrationsleistung vor dem Hintergrund der Initiative ‘gegen Masseneinwanderung'.

Media Industry

2014-2019

Assistant to the Editor in Chief of Tele Züri

 

RESEARCH

 

Diverse News Recommendations. Student Research Assistant in project led by Prof. Dr. Abraham Bernstein and Dr. Juliane Lischka, 2019.

Public Service Media Organisations as Media Commons? Student Research Assistant for Dr. Corinne Schweizers Book Publication (Nomos), 2019.

Media-Use and Well-Being of Older Adults. Student Research Assistant in project funded by an Ambizione Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation, led by Dr. Matthias Hofer, 2018-2019.

Media and Communication Policy on the Cantonal Level and Governmental Communication in the digital Age. Student Research Assistant in project commissioned by the Canton of St. Gallen, led by Prof. Dr. Otfried Jarren and Dr. Stephan Rösli, 2018.

 

TEACHING

 

Digital Identity and Privacy. Research Seminar (BA, 14x90min) and BA-Kolloquium scheduled at UZH for fall 2020 and spring 2021.

Current Issues of Media and Communication Policy. Student Teaching Assistant for Research Seminar (BA, 13x90min) and BA-Colloquium (5x120min) led by Dr. Corinne Schweizer at UZH in 2019/2020.

Media Politics and Media Economy. Student Teaching Assistant for Lecture (BA, 13x90min) by Prof. Dr. Natascha Just at UZH in fall 2019.

Digital Communication Order: Media or Communication Policy? Tutor for Seminar (MA, 14x90min) led by Prof. Dr. Otfried Jarren at UZH in fall 2018.

Governmental Communication - Necessity and Dilemma. Tutor for Seminar (MA, 14x90min) led by Prof. Dr Otfried Jarren at UZH in fall 2017.

 

TALKS

 

Die Macht populistischer Botschaften – Hintergründe, Prozesse und Folgen. Annual SACM Conference, Winterthur, 20.11.2020.

The Value of Diverse News Recommendations. Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, 12.-13.9.2019 (with Dr. Juliane Lischka).