Julius Reimer, M. A.

Julius Reimer, M. A., studied Communication Studies, Commercial Policy and Sociology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster and at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. Since October 2011 he has been a junior researcher for the DFG project “Die (Wieder-)Entdeckung des Publikums” [The (Re-)Discovery of the Audience] at the Hans-Bredow-Institut.

During his communication studies he worked as a student assistant for Prof. Dr. Christoph Neuberger. From November 2009 to September 2011 he was a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Klaus Meier at the Institute for Journalism of the TU Dortmund, doing research as well as teaching.

His research interests are in the area of participation and transparency in journalism as well as branding for journalists.

Latest publications

  • Heise, N.; Loosen, W.; Reimer, J.; Schmidt, J.-H. (2014): Including the Audience. Comparing the Attitudes and Expectations of Journalists and Users towards Participation in German TV News Journalism. In: Journalism Studies, Jg. 15, H. 4, S. 411–430. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2013.831232.

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Latest lectures

  • "When Data Become News: A Content Analysis of Data Journalism Pieces", lecture by J. Reimer and W. Loosen at the „Future of Journalism Conference 2015: Risks, Threats and Opportunities“ on 10 September 2015 in Cardiff (together with Fenja Schmidt).

  • “It’s just not my thing” – Why Audience Members don’t Use Participatory Features of (Online) News Media. Insights from Four German Case Studies”, paper presented by N. Heise, J. Reimer, J.-H. Schmidt and W. Loosen at the 5th European Communication Conference (ECREA) on 15 November 2014 in Lissboa, Portugal.

  • "Personal Branding in Journalism: Theory and Systematization of a Recent Trend", presentationby  J. Reimer at the 5th European Communication Conference (ECREA) on 13 November 2014 in Lissboa, Portugal.

  • "Journalism and Participatory Media – Blurring or Reinforcement of Boundaries between Journalism and Audiences?", lecture by J. H. Schmidt, W. Loosen, N. Heise and J. Reimer at the international conference “Towards Neo-Journalism? Redefining, Extending or Reconfiguring a Profession”, October 3rd, 2012, in Brussels.

  • „Social Media Guidelines in Journalism”, lecture by W. Loosen, J. Reimer, and J.-H. Schmidt at the 62nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Phoenix on 26 May 2012.

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Julius Reimer, M. A.

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