Corinne Schweizer

Corinne Schweizer, Dr. des.

Postdoktorierende / Postdoctoral Scholar

Phone: +41 44 635 20 77

Room number: AND 3.86

c.schweizer@ikmz.uzh.ch

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Academia

2017-2019 Senior Research & Teaching Associate, Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich.
2015-2017 Teaching Fellow, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
2011-2016 Doctoral Student in Communication Science, UZH. Doctoral Dissertation: Public Service Media Organisations as Media Commons?

Research & Teaching Associate, IPMZ, UZH (2011-2016).

Research Associate, Department of Communication & Media, University of Fribourg. Research Project: Service Public for the Swiss Ofcom (2015).

Visiting Research Student, Department of Media & Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London (Fall 2014).

Mentoring Programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation for promising young female Scholars in Switzerland (2012-2014).

2003-2010 Licentiate Student (combined BA & MA Degree) in Communication Science, Business Administration, and Political Science, UZH. Licentiate Dissertation: Regulation of digital TV-distribution.

Research Assistant, IPMZ, UZH. Research Projects: Foreign News in Swiss Television, and Political Communication Cultures in Western Europe, both funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2007-2008).

Teaching Assistant, IPMZ, UZH (Spring 2007).

Exchange Student, Faculty of Economics, University of Lausanne (fall 2008), and Institute of Journalism and Communication Science, University of Hamburg (spring 2006).

Industry

2003-2010 Reporter, Neue Luzerner Zeitung.
2005-2006 Intern, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Social Democratic Party, Agricultural Information Service.

ACTIVITIES & OFFICES

 

2015-today Administrator & Workshop Organiser of the Ulrich Saxer Foundation for the Promotion of Media and Communication Sciences among Young Researchers in Switzerland.
2013-2019 Co-Chair of the Media Structures, Politics, and History Section of the Swiss Association of Communication Science and Media Research.
2013-2014 Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2014 Annual Conference of the Swiss Association of Communication Science and Media Research in Zurich.
2013-2015 Executive Board Member of Graduate Campus, University of Zurich’s platform for the support of young researchers, course offerings, quality development, public dialogue.
2011-2015 Executive Board Member of IPMZ Alumni, the Alumni Association of the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research of University of Zurich.
1998-2004 Certified Trainer and Judge in Women Artistic Gymnastics in Switzerland.

TEACHING

 

Class Teacher Award of the Department of Media and Communications, awarded by the Teaching and Learning Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science (2017).

Teaching Skills Certificate, awarded by the Centre for Teaching and Learning of University of Zurich (2014).

 

Media & Communications Policy

BA-Lecture Introduction into Media Policy (14x90min). Held in fall 2011 (with M. Puppis), spring 2014, spring 2015, fall 2017, and scheduled for fall 2018 at UZH.

BA-Research Seminar on Public Service Media in the digital Age (14x90min). Held in spring 2018, at UZH.

MA-Seminar on Current Issues of Broadcasting Regulation (28x90min). Will hold in 2017-2018, at UZH.

MSc Lectures and Seminars on Contemporary Media Policy Issues: Public Service Media, Telecommunication, Access to Infrastructure, Content Regulation (4x150min). Held in 2015-2017, at LSE.

Policy Analysis Workshop (240min) for PhD Students. Held in spring 2016, and spring 2017, at LSE.

 

Theories of Social Science

Seminars accompanying MSc-Lecture Theories & Concepts I (11x90min). Held in fall 2016 (3 groups), and fall 2017 (3 groups), at LSE.

Seminars accompanying MSc-Lecture Theories & Concepts II (11x50min). Held in spring 2016 (2 groups), and spring 2017 (2 groups), at LSE.

Seminars accompanying BA-Lecture Introduction into Communication Science III – Theories & Concepts (13x90min). Held in spring 2012 (2 groups), and spring 2013, at UZH.

 

Methods of Social Science

Survey & Questionnaire Design Workshop (2x90min) for MSc Students. Held in spring 2016 (4 groups), and spring 2017 (4 groups), at LSE.

Seminar on Content Analysis for BA-Students (14x90min). Held in spring 2007, at UZH.

 

Supervision and Assessment

Academic Advisor and Supervisor for three MA-Dissertations at UZH, and 30 MSc Dissertations at LSE. Supervisor for Students hired in Research Projects.

Assessor in Final Oral Exams for Licentiate Degrees of various subjects at Philosophical Faculty of UZH.

RESEARCH

 

  • Media Policy and Regulation
  • Public Service Media
  • Mediated Discourses on Societal Issues
  • Comparative Research
Project Name Time Partner Funding
Regulation of digital TV-Distribution in the revised Swiss Broadcasting Law 2009-2010 - -
Press Discourse on Public Service Media in Europe 2012-2014 L. d’Haenens (Uni Leuven),
C. Bijnens (European Commission)
IPMZ
Public Service Media Organisations as Media Commons? 2013-2017 - -
Regulation Monitoring (Licensing, PSM Funding, Media Subsidies) 2013-2014 M. Künzler (HTW),
M. Puppis (Uni Fribourg),
S. Studer (Swiss Ofcom)
Swiss Ofcom
Swiss Media Landscape 2015

S. Studer (Swiss Ofcom), 
M. Puppis (Uni Fribourg),
M. Künzler (HTW)

Swiss Ofcom
International Comparison of Service public 2015 M. Puppis (Uni Fribourg) Swiss Ofcom
Press Discourse on Migration Policy at the Balkan Route 2015-2016 L. Chouliaraki, M. Georgiou,
R. Zaborowki, G. Horvath, 
T. Stolic (all LSE),
and S. Vico (Goldsmiths)
Dept. of Media & Comms (LSE)
Chinese Media Policy Announcements 2017-2018 X. Li (LSE) Dept. of Media & Comms (LSE)

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journal Articles

Schweizer, C., Puppis, M., Künzler, M., Studer, S. (2014): Blast from the Past? A Comparative Analysis of Broadcasting Licensing in the Digital Era. In: Journal of Information Policy 4, p. 507-528. DOWNLOAD

 

Working Papers (submitted / forthcoming)

Schweizer, C. (forthcoming, 2019): Pluralität der Medien und Rundfunk in Europa. Jahrbuch für Christliche Sozialwissenschaften 60 (2019), Special Issue on „Medienethik - Öffentlich-rechtlicher Rundfunk“.

Schweizer, C., Bijnens, C., d’Haenens, L. (in preparation): Market Distortion or We versus Google? The public debate on Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age.

Schweizer, C., Horvath, G., Stolic, T., Vico, S. (in preparation): Public Sphere(s) along the Balkan Route: How Serbian, Hungarian, and German Newspapers discuss the “Refugee Crisis”.

 

Book Chapters

Schweizer, C. (forthcoming): Analysing Text and Talk II: Preparing and Conducting Media Content Analysis. In: Van den Bulck, H., Puppis, M., Donders, K., Van Audenhove, L. (Eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of Methods for Media Policy Research. Houndsmill, Basingstroke: Palgrave.

Schweizer, C., Puppis, M. (2018): Public Service Media in the “network” era: A comparison of remits, funding, and debates in 17 countries. In Lowe, G., Van den Bulck, H., Donders, K. (Eds.): Public Service Media in a Networked Society. Ripe@2017. Göteborg: Nordicom, p. 109-124. DOWNLOAD

Schweizer, C. (2015): Public Service Media and the Commons. Crossing Conceptual and Institutional Boundaries. In Lowe, G., Yamamoto, N. (Eds.): Crossing Borders and Boundaries in Public Service Media. Ripe@2015. Göteborg: Nordicom, p. 171-182. (also published in Japanese). DOWNLOAD

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., Studer, S. (2015): Das Projekt Regulierungs-Monitoring: Solide Wissensgrundlagen für medienpolitische Weichenstellungen. In Leonarz, M. (Ed.), Medienpolitik als Daueraufgabe. Baden-Baden: Nomos, p. 97-128.

Wassmer, C., Schweizer, C., Studer, S., Leonarz, M. (2015): Im Auftrag der Politik. Wissenschaft zwischen Erwartungsdruck und Forschungsfreiheit. In Leonarz, M. (Ed.), Medienpolitik als Daueraufgabe. Baden-Baden: Nomos, p.321-342.

Schweizer, C. (2013). Regulating new Bottlenecks of Digital Television Distribution. An Analysis of the Policy Making Process in Switzerland. In Löblich, M., Pfaff-Rüdiger, S. (Eds.), Communication and Media Policy in the Era of Digitization and the Internet. Theories and Processes. Baden-Baden: Nomos, p. 107-118.

 

Research Reports (access via www.bakom.ch)

Puppis, M., Schweizer, C. (2015): Service public – an international comparison. Research Report for Swiss Ofcom. DOWNLOAD

Studer, S., Schweizer, C., Puppis, M., Künzler, M. (2014): The Swiss Media Landscape. Research Report for Swiss Ofcom. DOWNLOAD

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., Studer, S. (2013): Media Subsidies. Research Report for Swiss Ofcom. DOWNLOAD

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., Studer, S. (2013): Funding of Public Service Media. Research Report for Swiss Ofcom. DOWNLOAD

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., Studer, S. (2013): Licensing of private Media. Research Report for Swiss Ofcom. DOWNLOAD

 

Other Publications

Jarren, O., Schweizer, C. (2015): From Public Value to Common Goods. In ORF (Ed.): Where? Public Value Report 2014/15, p. 10-11. LINK  

Studer, S., Schweizer, C. (2015): Public money for media: how independent is the French press? globaliznow.com

Schweizer, C. (2014): Twitter-Feeds und Haushaltsabgabe: Der öffentliche Rundfunk im Um- und Aufbruch. Jahrestagung der SGKM 11. bis 12. April 2014 in Zürich. Rundfunk & Geschichte 40, p. 79. 

Schweizer, C., Puppis, M., Künzler, M., Studer, S. (2014): Public Funding of private Media in Europe and Overseas. LSE Media Policy Brief, Vol. 11.  LINK

Puppis, M., Studer, S., Schweizer, C., Künzler, M. (2014): Mit Subventionen zu neuen Ufern. Presse- und Medienförderung in Europa. In: Medienwoche of April 22, 2014 & European Journalism Observatory of April 25, 2014. LINK

Schweizer, C. (2014): Wenn Zeitungen über Öffentlich-Rechtliche schreiben.  carta.info

TALKS & MODERATION

 

Moderation

Chair and Discussant of the Panel “Media governance II” at the Annual IAMCR Conference, Communication Policy & Technology Section and the Global Media Policy Working Group, Oregon, 20.-24.6.2018.

Chair of the Panel “Media, Football (soccer) and Beyond” at the Annual IAMCR Conference, Media & Sports Section, Oregon, 20.-24.6.2018.

Chair of the Panel “Public Service Media vs. State Media and the EU’s media laws”. Workshop on the Future of Public Service Media in Europe: Freedom, independence, and media relations with the state, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2.12.2016.

Moderation of 1-Day-Workshops on Social Media (7.9.2015), Media Freedom (28.10.2016), and Trust in Platforms and Institutions (9.9.2017) with invited speakers. Funded by the Ulrich Saxer Foundation for the Promotion of Media and Communication Sciences among Young Researchers in Switzerland.

 
Academic Talks

Public service media as commons? A comparative analysis. Talk at Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, Canada, 18.6.2018.

Surviving the "networked" Post-Network-Era. A Comparison of Western Public Service Media. Research Seminar of the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, UZH, 18.12.2017.

Public Service Media Organisations as Commons? Findings of a Comparative Research Project. Communication Culture & Media Research Seminar of the University of Salford, 3.5.2017.

Der Pressediskurs über die Zukunft des öffentlichen Rundfunks – ein ländervergleichendes Forschungsprojekt. Research Seminar, Institute of Computational Linguistics, UZH, 03.03.2015

Public Service Media as Commons – theoretical considerations and empirical outlook. Research Seminar, School of Media and Communications, University of Leeds, 26.11.2014.

Public Service Media as Commons – theoretical considerations and empirical outlook. CaMARG Research Seminar, University of Loughborough, 16.10.2014.

 
Industry Talks

Service Public Medien in Westeuropa und Übersee. Swiss parliamentarian group “journalism and democracy” preparing for a plenary session on Public Service Media, Berne, 6.3.2017.

Public Service Media in Western Europe and Overseas. Findings of a Research Project for the Federal Office of Communications. LSE Media Policy Project, Internal Event on Public Service Media at London School of Economics and Political Science, 13.11.2015.

Public Service – ein internationaler Vergleich. Federal Office of Communications, Biel, 15.09.2015.

Medienförderung im Vergleich: Ergebnisse des Regulierungsmonitoring 2012/2013. Federal Media Commission, Berne, 20.09.2013 (with M. Puppis).

Regulierungsmonitoring 2012/2013. Federal Office of Communications, Biel, 27.08.2013 (with M. Puppis, M. Künzler, S. Studer). 

Regulierungsreformen in Australien und Neuseeland. Internal Workshop on PSM Online for the Federal Office of Communications at University of Zurich, 18.1.2012.

 
Conference Talks (since January 2016)

How to reach the young audience? Interviews with Public Service Media officials in Switzerland before and after the attack on the license fee (“no billag”). Biannual ECREA Conference, Media Industries and Cultural Production Section, Lugano, 31.10.-3.11.2018 (with J. Burger and S. Ostertag).

Young People vs. Public Service Broadcasting? On the role of young audiences in Broadcasting policies and politics in Switzerland. RIPE-Conference on "Unviersalism and Public Service Media", Madrid, 18.-20.10.2018 (with J. Martellosio)

Applying the Commons to the Media: A research overview on a fragmented field of study. IASC-Conference "Celebrating Commons Scholarship" at Georgetown University in Washington DC, 5.-6.10.2018.

Lessons learnt from "No Billag": How direct-democratic Switzerland dealt with a popular initiative that wanted to abolish public service media. Post-Conference "Public Service Media in a time of global reordering" after the annual IAMCR conference, Eugene OR, 25.6.2018.

Artistic gymnastics in Switzerland: Why media professionals struggle with a sport that is “in the nations’ DNA”. Annual IAMCR Conference, Media & Sports Section, Oregon, 20.-24.6.2018.

Auf der Suche nach dem «Media Commons»: Über die Schwierigkeit, die «Theorie der Commons» in der deutschsprachigen Kommunikationswissenschaft zu verorten.  Pre-Conference «Neue Theorien (in) der Kommunikationswissenschaft», before the annual conference of the DGPuK 2018, Mannheim, 8.5.2018.

Analyzing Europe’s most giant neighbor: How the regulation of audiovisual content in China shapes the countries’ “cultural border” to the West. Annual SACM Conference, Lugano, 12.-13.4.2018 (with Z. Li, T. Zhuo).

Randsportart trotz spektakulärer Sprünge: Warum die Medien das Kunstturnen vernachlässigen, und wie die Turnerinnen sich über Social Media selbst medialiseren. Annual conference of the Media Sport & Sports Communication Section of the DGPuK, Hamburg, 25.-26.9.2017.  

Encouraging and hindering content production and distribution: A document analysis of the Chinese Governments’ media policy announcements. ECREA Communication Law & Policy, and Media Industries and Cultural Production Section, joint Workshop on the Future of Media Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era, Norwich, 15.-16.9.2017 (with Z. Li, and T. Zhuo).

Public Sphere along the Balkan Route? How Serbia, Hungary, and Germany discuss the Migration Crisis. Annual IAMCR Conference, Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group, Cartagena, 16.-20.7.2017 (with G. Horvath, T. Stolic, S. Vico).

Humanitarianism vs. Security alongside the Balkan route: How Serbia, Hungary, and Germany perceive the Stream of Migrants. Political Communications Section of the British Political Studies Association, Conference on Political Communication in the Age of Crisis, London, 13.12.2016. 

Humanitarianism vs. Security alongside the Balkan route: How Serbia, Hungary, and Germany perceive the Stream of Migrants. Biannual ECC Conference, Media & Democracy Section, Prague, 9.-12.11.2016 (with G. Horvath, T. Stolic, S. Vico).

PSM Governance in Europe and Overseas: A comparison of remit, funding, and offer in 18 media systems. Biannual ECREA Conference, Communication Law & Policy Section, Prague, 9.-12.11.2016 (with M. Puppis).

The Perks of being a Big Node: PSM remit, funding and offers from a Network Perspective. Biannual RIPE Conference on PSM in the Networked Society, Antwerp, 22.-24.9.2016 (with M. Puppis).

How PSM Policies enable traditional and new forms of Collective Action. Annual IAMCR Conference, Public Service Media Section, Leicester, 28.-30.7.2016.

Regulating Public Service Media in a New Changing Media Ecology: A Comparative Analysis of 18 Media Systems. Annual ICA Conference, Panel “Public Service Media” sponsored by the Polish Communication Association, Fukuoka, 9.-13.6.2016 (with M. Puppis, L. Castro Herrero).

Mission, Funding, and Use of PSM in a Changing Context. A Comparison of 18 Western Media Systems. Annual SACM Conference, Fribourg, 8.-9.4.2016 (with M. Puppis).

How to Serve a Young Audience? Interviews with Public Service Media Officials in Switzerland. Annual MeCCSA Conference, Policy Network, Canterbury, 6.-8.1.2016 (with S. Ostertag).