• Research Areas

    • Journalism research
    • Emergence and effects of public communication
    • Trust research
    • Political communication
    • Crises and media
  • Doctoral Thesis

    The Depiction of Trust, Distrust, and Trust Problems within the Context of Digitalization in the Media

    Supervisors
  • CV

    Education

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    PhD project in the research training group (GRK 1712/1) "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" at the University of Münster. Title: "The Depiction of Trust, Distrust, and Trust Problems within the Context of Digitalization in the Media"
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    Master's degree in Communication Studies, WWU Münster
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    Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Political Science, WWU Münster
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    Semester abroad at the University of Exeter in Exeter, England

    Positions

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    Research Associate (civil servant) at the Department of Communication, WWU Münster
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    Communications trainer
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    Research Associate at the Department of Communication, WWU Münster
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    Research Assistant in the research training group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World", WWU MÜnster
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    Scholar in the research training group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World", WWU MÜnster
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    Research student in the research training group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World", WWU Münster

    Honors

    Participant in the University of Münster’s scholarship program “First Class!” - University of Münster
    Dissertation Prize - University of Münster
    Mentee in the Gertrude J. Robinson Mentoring-Program of the DGPuK - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    Scholar in the Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" - German Research Foundation

    External functions

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    Deputy Member of the Ethics Commission at the Department of Communication at the University of Münster
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    Deputy Member of the Rectorate Committee for Academic Career Development at the University of Münster
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    Member of the Faculty Council for Educational and Social Science at the University of Münster
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    Reviewer for peer-reviews journals (Digital Journalism, Journalism Studies, Media and Communication, Science in Communication and Media)
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    Center for Applied Communication (ZAK)
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    Reviewer for Conferences (DGPuK, Communication and Politics Division of the DGPuK, Journalism Studies Division of the DGPuK, Journalism Studies Division of ICA, Journalism Studies Section of the ECREA, ÖGK)
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    European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
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    International Communication Association (ICA)
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    Professional Association for Verbal Communication (BMK)
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    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)
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    MediaAlumni Münster e.V. (MAM)
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    Member of the Admissions Committee for the Master's Programs "Strategic Communication" and "Communication Studies" at the Department of Communication Münster of the University of Münster
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    Board Member of the Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" of the University of Münster
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    Equal Opportunities Representative within the Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" of the University of Münster
  • Publications

  • Talks

    • Uth, Bernadette; Badura, Laura; Blöbaum, Blöbaum; Engelke, Katherine M. (): „Institutionalised Interdisciplinarity: Chances and Challenges for the readjustment of journalism studies“. Jahrestagung der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Journalistik/Journalismusforschung zum Thema "Neujustierung der Journalistik/Journalismusforschung in der digitalen Gesellschaft. Journalismus und Wissenschaft im Wandel", Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, .
    • Hase, Valerie; Kieslich, Kimon; Engelke, Katherine M. (): ‘The Things We Fear – Using Automated Content Analysis to Uncover How UK and US Media Construct Fear over Time (1990-2017)’. ICA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, .
    • Engelke, Katherine M. (): ‘Literature Review on Participatory Journalism’. ICA Pre-Conference “Engaged Journalism: Bridging Research and Practice”, Washington, D.C., USA, .
    • Hase, Valerie; Engelke, Katherine M.; Kieslich, Kimon (): „Angst vor Terror, Klimawandel & Arbeitslosigkeit? Eine automatisierte Inhaltsanalyse von Themen und Trends im Kontext von Angst in den Medien [Fear of Terror, Climate Change and Unemployment? An Automated Content Analysis of Topics and Trends in the Context of Fear in the Media]“. DGPuK Jahrestagung, Münster, Deutschland, .
    • Badura, Laura; Engelke, Katherine M.; Hase, Valerie (): ‘Incomplete, Erroneous, and Distorted Information? The Metajournalistic Discourse About the Risks of News Media Use for Recipients.’ ECREA Journalism Studies Conference, Vienna, Austria, .
    • Engelke, Katherine M.; Wintterlin, Florian; Hase, Valerie; Blöbaum, Bernd (): ‘User comments in journalism: The recipients' view on the potential for deliberative discourse’. ECREA 2018, Lugano, Schweiz, .
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Hase, Valerie; Engelke, Katherine M. (): ‘Strategies of preserving trust in journalism: Recipients' views on transparency and verification of user-generated content’. ECREA 2018, Lugano, Schweiz, .
    • Badura, Laura; Schmidt, Malte G.; Engelke, Katherine M.; Blöbaum, Bernd (): „„Die da oben“ – der Zusammenhang zwischen Medienmisstrauen und der Wahrnehmung eines journalistischen Establishments. ["Those up there" – the Connection between Media Distrust and the Perception of the Journalistic Establishments.]“. 63. Jahrestagung der DGPuK zum Thema "Selbstbestimmung in der digitalen Welt", Mannheim, Deutschland, .
    • Hase, Valerie; Wintterlin, Florian; Grosser, Katherine M.; Blöbaum, Bernd (): ‘User-generated content in online journalism. Exploring how verifying and visualizing UGC influences journalism’s trustworthiness.’ 67th ICA Annual Conference, San Diego, USA, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): „Die mediale Darstellung der Digitalisierung im Verlauf der Zeit. Komplexitätsreduktion durch Vertrauensdimensions-Frames. [The media's depiction of digitalization over time. Reduction of complexity via trust dimension frames.]“. Tagung "Reduktion von Komplexität im und durch Journalismus" der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Journalistik/Journalismusforschung 2017, Würzburg, Deutschland, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M.; Hase, Valerie; Wintterlin, Florian; Blöbaum, Bernd (): ‘Trustworthy or shady – How does UGC influence journalism’s trustworthiness in a digitized world?’ ECREA 2016, Prag, Tschechien, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): ‘The Media’s Depiction of Trust, Distrust and Trust Problems within the Context of Digitalization.’ Journalism Studies Section PhD-Workshop, ECREA 2016, Prag, Tschechien, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): ‘The Depiction of Problems of Trust in the News: An Explorative Study to Disclose Trust-Frames.’ 66th ICA Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): „Die mediale Darstellung von Vertrauen, Misstrauen und Vertrauensproblemen im Kontext der Digitalisierung. Eine empirische Studie zur Offenlegung von positiven und negativen Vertrauens-Frames. [The Media's Depiction of Trust, Distrust and Trust Problems in the Context of Digitalization. An Empirical Study to Disclose positive and negative Trust-Frames.]“. Doktorandenworkshop, Tagung "Freiheit und Journalismus" der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Journalistik/Journalismusforschung 2016, Wilhelmshaven, Deutschland, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): ‘Framing Issues through Distrust and Trust Problems.’ International Workshop: Distrust and Conflict Escalation in Organizations and Societies, Groningen, Niederlande, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): „Unternehmenskommunikation in einer digitalisierten Welt - Generierung von Vertrauenswürdigkeit. [Corporate Communication in a Digitalized World - Generating Trustworthiness.]“. Seminar "Industrie 4.0. Die vernetzte Wirtschaft" der Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Meschede, Deutschland, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): ‘Trust in online journalism.’ ECREA Journalism Studies Section Conference, Thessaloniki, Griechenland, .
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (): „Vertrauen in Online-Journalismus: ein theoretisches Konzept zur empirischen Analyse vom Vertrauensprozess im Journalismus. [Trust in Online Journalism: A Theoretical Concept for the Empirical Analysis of the Trust Process in Journalism.]“. Tagung "Vertrauen und Journalismus" der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Journalistik/Journalismusforschung 2014, Münster, Deutschland, .
  • Projects

    • since January 2019: Scientific Network (DFG) “Media Trust in the Digitized World”. Principle Investigator: Dr. Nayla Fawzi (LMU Munich).
    • since April 2017: Media Literacy and Media Trust. Further project participant: Laura Badura (University of Münster). Self-funded.
    • since March 2015: Influences on Trust in Journalism (in the Digital Age). Further project participants: Valerie Hase (University of Zurich), Dr. Florian Wintterlin (University of Münster). Self-funded.
    • since August 2012: DFG-Research Training Group “Trust and Communication in a Digitized World”. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bernd Blöbaum (University of Münster)
    • October 2014-December 2017: “The Media's Depiction of Trust, Distrust, and Trust Problems within the Context of Digitalization. Theoretical Development and Empirical Analysis of Trust Dimension Frames” (Dissertation). Published with Nomos.