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Anna-Theresa Mayer, M.A.

Research Associate
Anna-Theresa Mayer

Anna-Theresa Mayer is a doctoral researcher in the research group 'Digital News Dynamics' at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin and a doctoral candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin.

From 2015 to 2021, she studied Communication Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In the research group at the Weizenbaum Institute, she is exploring digital actors' understandings of intermediation and the fulfilment of public value-oriented services on digital platforms. Her research interests include digital journalism, public value creation and news on social media.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Focus: Digital Markets and Public Spheres on Platforms

Research Group „Digital News Dynamics

Committees and functions

  • 12/2022-12/2023: PhD student representative of the Weizenbaum Institute
  • 03/2023-03/2025: Scientific staff representative in the institute council of the Weizenbaum Institute

Fields of research

  • journalism research (Focus: social media and digital transformation of journalism)
  • media quality
  • distribution of knowledge and news on digital platforms
  • digital news use and effects


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Freie Universität Berlin (FU)