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Dr. Annett Heft

Research Group Lead

Annett Heft, Dr. Phil., is head of the research group Digitalization and the Transnational Public Sphere and senior researcher at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Her main fields of research are the comparative study of political communication and mobilisation in Europe with a focus on digital public spheres, right-wing communication infrastructures, transnational communication as well as quantitative methods and computational social science. Recent projects focus on right-wing digital news infrastructures in Western democracies, networked publics, and digital communication networks of pro- and anti-EU parties.

Contact

Phone

+49 30 700141-047

Email

annett.heft[at]fu-berlin.de

Organisation
Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Positions

    Research Group Lead:

    Research Group 15: Digitalisation and the Transnational Public Sphere

  • Committees and functions
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)
    • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
    • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • Fields of research
    • Political communication in Europe with a focus on digital public spheres
    • Transnational communication and the European public sphere
    • Quantitative and digital research methods

     

Publications

Selection

Hoffmann, M., & Heft, A. (2020). “Here, There and Everywhere”: Classifying Location Information in Social Media Data - Possibilities and Limitations. Communication Methods and Measures. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2019.1708282

Knüpfer, C. B., Pfetsch, B., & Heft, A. (2020). Demokratischer Wandel, dissonante Öffentlichkeit und die Herausforderungen vernetzter Kommunikationsumgebungen. In M. Oswald & I. Borucki (Eds.), Demokratietheorie und Demokratie im Lichte des digitalen Wandels. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Pfetsch, B., Heft, A., & Knüpfer, C. B. (2019). Transnationale Öffentlichkeiten in der Digitalen Gesellschaft: Konzepte und Forschungsperspektiven. In J. Hofmann, N. Kersting, C. Ritzi, & W. J. Schünemann (Eds.), Politik in der Digitalen Gesellschaft. Zentrale Problemfelder und Forschungsperspektiven (pp. 83–101). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

Heft, A., Mayerhöffer, E., Reinhardt, S., & Knüpfer, C. (2019). Beyond Breitbart: Comparing Right-Wing Digital News Infrastructures in Six Western Democracies. Policy and Internet, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.1002/poi3.219

Heft, A. (2019). The Panama Papers investigation and the scope and boundaries of its networked publics: Cross-border journalistic collaboration driving transnationally networked public spheres. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, 8(2), 191–209. https://doi.org/10.1386/ajms.8.2.191_1

Keinert, A., Heft, A., & Dogruel, L. (2019). How do news entrepreneurs view the future of their profession? Four theses on tomorrow’s journalism. Journalism Research, 2(3), 162–178. https://doi.org/10.1453/2569-152X-32019-10199-en

Keinert, A., Heft, A., & Dogruel, L. (2019). Wie sehen News-Entrepreneurs die Zukunft ihrer Profession? Vier Thesen zum Journalismus von morgen. Journalistik. Zeitschrift Für Journalismusforschung, 2(3), 171–188. https://doi.org/10.1453/2569-152X-32019-10134-de

Heft, A., & Dogruel, L. (2019). Searching for Autonomy in Digital News Entrepreneurism Projects. Digital Journalism, 7(5), 678–697.

Heft, A., Alfter, B., & Pfetsch, B. (2017). Transnational journalism networks as drivers of Europeanisation. Journalism, (Online first), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884917707675

Heft, A. (2017). National Orientations or a Common European Debate? The Representation of the Beginnings of the Greek and Euro Crisis in German and Spanish Quality Press. Javnost - The Public, 24(1), 49–70. https://doi.org/10.1080/13183222.2017.1280252

Heft, A., Wittwer, S., & Pfetsch, B. (2017). Divided They Tweet? A Comparative Analysis of Twitter Networks of Pro- and Anti-EU Parties. In M. Caiani & S. Guerra (Eds.), Euroscepticism, Democracy and the Media (pp. 195–218). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59643-7_9

Heft, A. (2016). Nationales Indexing versus Europäische Öffentlichkeit? die Berichterstattung und Kommentierung deutscher und spanischer Zeitungen zur Griechenland- und Euro-Krise 2009/10. Schriftenreihe Politische Kommunikation und demokratische Öffentlichkeit, Band 13. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Pfetsch, B., & Heft, A. (2015). Theorizing Communication Flows within a European Public Sphere. In T. Risse (Ed.), European Public Spheres. Politics is Back (pp. 29–52). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

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