Juliane Lischka, PhD


Biographical Note

Juliane A. Lischka is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam in Term 3 in 2017. She is a Senior Research and Teaching Associate at the Media Economics & Management division at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland. She holds a Ph.D. (2014) in Media and Mass Communication Studies from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a M.A. (2006) in Media and Mass Communication Studies from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. Before her academic career, she was a market researcher at Roland Berger Market Research (now Ipsos).

She is the Principal Investigator of the project "Transformation strategies of news organizations in the digital age" (2015-2018) and Co-Investigator of the project "Legitimacy management of news media organizations" (2015-2017), both at the University of Zurich.

Her research focuses on (1) media effects, i.e., the role of economic news in private and corporate economic opinion formation and decision making; (2) media economics and management, i.e., news media organizations’ responses to challenges and opportunities of the digital age; and (3) the role of the Internet for society, i.e., the role of digital surveillance and social networks for journalism and the public sphere(s).

Juliane was a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, UK, in 2014, where she researched strategy transformation in response to changing environmental conditions in Swiss and UK legacy news organisations. In 2015, she was a Visiting Fellow at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, UK, supporting news media research within the ESRC-funded project 'Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society'.

She published in Information, Communication & Society, Journalism, Digital Journalism, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, the European Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Media Business Studies.