Miriam Steiner M.A.

SteinerSince 03/2015: Research associate at the Department of Communication at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz.

02/2015: Master of Arts in Communication Sciences. Title of the master thesis: “Like TV news? Ein inhaltsanalytischer Vergleich der Nachrichtenqualität von Tagesschau, heute, RTL Aktuell und Sat.1 im Fernsehen und auf Facebook” [Like TV News? A comparative content Analysis of the News Quality of Tagesschau, heute, RTL Aktuell und Sat.1 on TV and on Facebook]

08/2014 – 02/2015: Student research assistant at the Department of Communication at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz

10/2012 – 02/2015: Graduate Studies: Master Communication Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz. During that time: Internship at „ifak Institut für Markt- und Sozialforschung“ (Taunusstein)

09/2012: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences. Title of the bachelor thesis: “Wenn Befragte überfragt sind… Eine experimentelle Studie zu den Auswirkungen der Verständlichkeit von Fragen auf das Antwortverhalten” [Asking too much of the interviewees… An experimental investigation of the effects of comprehensibility of questions on survey responses]

12/2010 – 07/2014: Student project assistant at PRIME Research, Mainz

10/2009 – 09/2012: Undergraduate studies: Bachelor Communication Sciences and Economics at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz. During that time: Internships at “Dorothea Küsters Life Science Communications” (PR-Agency, Frankfurt), “Allgemeine Zeitung” (Mainz), “Insitut für Demoskopie Allensbach” and “PRIME Research” (Mainz)

 

Research focus

  • tabloidization
  • media quality
  • media diversity
  • news consumption

 

Memberships

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • ECREA Young Scholars Network (YECREA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) [German Communication Association]
  • Young Scholars Network Political Communication (NapoKo)
  • Young Scholars Network reception and effect studies (NaRezFo)

 

Awards

  • 2nd place in a contest for the best journal article in the field of Communication Sciences 2015, awarded by the German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • Award for an outstanding master thesis in the field of Communication Sciences
  • Paul Lazarsfeld Scholarship 2015

 

Currently teaching

  • Bachelor course: Mediennutzungsforschungsforschung [media use]