Prof. Dr. Anne Bartsch

Former Research Fellow

Anne Bartsch is Professor for Empirical Communication and Media Research. Her research focuses on media uses and effects and on empirical research methods. Before her appointment at the University of Leipzig in 2017, she worked at Martin Luther University Halle, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, University of Augsburg and Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. She received her PhD from the LMU Halle in 2004 with a dissertation on emotional communication, and her habilitation in 2011 with a dissertation on media entertainment. Since 2020 she serves as member of the review board for social sciences of the German Research Foundation. Her work has been published in international journals such as Journal of Communication and Media Psychology. Her current research includes two projects funded by the German Research Foundation: “Political Communication at the Interface of Entertainment and Information” and “Empathy and Formal Features of Audio-Visual Narratives.”





Anne Bartsch, Uni Leipzig

University Leipzig
  • Positions

    Research Fellow

    Research Group „Dynamiken digitaler Nachrichtenvermittlung


  • ©Peter Komorowski
  • Committees and functions
    • Mitglied im DFG Fachkollegium Sozialwissenschaften 
    • Mitglied im Senat der Universität Leipzig
  • Fields of research

    Unterhaltungsmedien, digitale Öffentlichkeit, Public Value

  • Fact and Fiction. Social Epistemology and Public Value
of Fictional Entertainment
  • Verification Practices of Digital Journalism
  • Werteordnung in der digitalen Öffentlichkeit


Neuberger, C., Bartsch, A., Reinemann, C., Fröhlich, R., Hanitzsch, T., & Schindler, J. (2019). Der digitale Wandel der Wissensordnung. Theorierahmen für die Analyse von Wahrheit, Wissen und Rationalität in der öffentlichen Kommunikation. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 67(2), 167–186.

Bartsch, A., & Angerer, L. (2021). Synergy effects of entertainment and information programs about organ donation on issue involvement and altruistic responses. Studies in Communication and Media, 10(1), 32–47.