Anja Herzog, M. A., studied Slavistics and History at the University of Hamburg and journalism at the University of St. Petersburg. As a student, she worked on numerous projects at the Hans-Bredow-Institut, as well as on the International Media Handbook. She was subsequently responsible for constructing a “Netzwerk unabhängiger Medienforschung in Mittel- und Osteuropa” [Network of Independent Media Research in Central and Eastern Europe]. In the context of the project, “European Association for Viewers’ Interests”, she worked on the preparations for founding a European viewers’ association. She has been also dealing with tasks of overall research organisation and project acquisition in the context of a back-office position at the board of directors since April 2007. Beside this, she works on the editing of the International Media Handbook. In 2010 she was in charge of coordinating the organisation team for the 3rd ECREA Conference (European Communication Research and Education Association), which was hosted by the Hans-Bredow-Institut in Hamburg in October 2010.