f.l.t.r. Dr. Felix Reer, Wai Yen Tang Ph.D., Svenja Boberg M.A., Lars-Ole Müller M.A., Carla Schieb M.Sc., Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt, Anja Schmitt M.Sc., Dr. Lena Frischlich, Florian Buhl M.A.
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Chair of Online Communication

About us / Mission statement

The chair of online communication, headed by Prof. Thorsten Quandt, focuses on societal changes connected to the Internet and new media. The empirical research of the chair follows three central areas that can be understood as the core dimensions of these changes. These three focal areas are: (1) Innovations & technology, (2) the individual, its (self-)perception and everyday life, (3) human coexistence and societal effects. Along these three areas, the chair  investigates several current phenomena and challenges, using classic and innovative empirical methods. The chair’s research and methods operate at the intersection of communication studies, psychology, empirical social sciences and data science.  The primary goal  is to merge different thematic and methodical perspectives and thus to make a substantial contribution to the understanding of societal and communicative changes.

(1)    Foundations of media innovations

The chair conducts research on the general impact of new media on the individual, groups and society.  This is typically groundwork for cutting edge innovations, like VR-, AR and Mixed Reality-Devices, or new types of computer games. Some of these studies are carried out in the chair’s own VR/GameLab.

(2)    Transformations of the individual and its everyday life

The chair is interested in the effects of new media and online communication on the users’ mind, and the impact on their everyday life.  This typically involves recently introduced technologies and current forms of online use. Research projects address the effects of social media or computer games on psycho-social well-being, but also dysfunctional forms of use (like excessive use/addiction).

(3)    Transformation of public communication and society

The chair studies higher-level effects that operate on the meso- or macro-level (i.e. group/interaction effects, societal effects). Again, this includes research on dysfunctional forms of using digital media (like cyberbullying, cyberhate and online propaganda), but also research in the field of (online) journalism and alternative/participatory information sources on the Internet.

  • Staff

    Quandt, Thorsten, Prof. Dr. +49 251 83-23002 E-Mail
    Frischlich, Lena, Dr. +49 251 83-21052 E-Mail
    Reer, Felix , Dr. +49 251 83-24869 E-Mail
    Tang, Wai Yen, Ph.D. +49 251 83-23000 E-Mail
    Boberg, Svenja, M.A. +49 251 83-21051 E-Mail
    Buhl, Florian, M.A. +49 251 83-23009 E-Mail
    Erenler, Yasmin, M.A. +49 251 83-23574 E-Mail
    Müller, Lars-Ole, M.A. +49 251 83-21273 E-Mail
    Tim Schatto-Eckrodt, M.A. +49 251 83-21051 E-Mail
    Schieb, Carla, M.Sc. +49 251-83 23009 E-Mail
    Schmitt, Anja, M.Sc. +49 251 83-23680 E-Mail
    WHK: Kimon Kieslich, B.A.

    Alumni

  • Projects

    PropStop (05/2016 - 04/2019)

    PropStop is a project funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) that aims at studying hidden propaganda disseminations via online media, in order to identify and prove accordant attempts. Throughout the project an interdisciplinary team of statisticians, communication scientists, IT-security researchers, journalists and IT-security companies works together. Besides a large-scale examination of propaganda characteristics online, huge quantities of public opinion statements in different areas of the digital public sphere will be analyzed for repeated semantic and technical patterns. The insights gained throughout the project will be used to enhance our detection of massive, hidden propaganda attacks, to develop technologies to identify these attacks, and to improve our abilities to verify propaganda attacks. Real-time simulations of massive hidden propaganda attacks will provide meaningful insights into the transdisciplinary applicability of the gained findings.

    The Internet and Mental Health (05/2016 - 04/2018)

    Groundbreaking technologies change not only our daily lives and habits but also affect our perceptions, feelings, communication structures, and self image.  Never before, however, has the discussion of the impact of a technological development on mental health been as intense as it has been since the introduction of the internet. One would expect psychiatric experts to take the lead in this discussion.  At present, most of the commentary by psychiatrists and psychologists seems to be as influenced by their own attitudes towards modern technology as it is by empirical data and scientific insight.  There are reasons for this.  While one need not look far for inflammatory discussions of „internet addiction,“ a scientific debate amongst psychiatric professionals on this topic is seldom to be found.  Despite the fact that many of the accusations found in the media about internet use can be disproven, they continue to enjoy great popularity.

    Research Training Group 1712/1 “Trust and Communication in a Digitized World” (04/2012 – 09/2016)

    The research training group examines how trust can be developed and maintained under the conditions of new forms of communication. Digitized means of communication change the structure and sustainability of trust because firstly, familiar face-to-face communication is replaced by digitized interactions, secondly, virtual social and office networks emerge and finally, because new forms of relationships between the public, organisations and individuals develop. The postgraduate programme analyses the consequences of these processes for the establishment of trust relationships by the example of four prototypical areas: media, economy, science and sports.

  • Latest Publications

  • Presentations

    2017

    • Stoltenberg, D, Müller, L.-O. (2017, November). Kennt Regionaljournalismus Grenzen? Räumliche Verortung der Follower regionaler Zeitungen auf Twitter [Regional journalism without borders? Spatial placement of regional newspapers’ followers on Twitter]. Presentation at the annual convention of the DGPuK group of digital communication (Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe für Digitale Kommunikation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft), Stuttgart.

    • Frischlich, L., Boberg, S., Quandt, T. (2017, September). Online Newspapers as Target of Strategic User-generated content – dealing with Hate-speech, Fake News and Hidden propaganda. Paper presented at the Third annual Internation Journal of Press/Politics conference, Oxford.

    • Quandt, T. (2017, June). Fast News – Fake news. Keine Zeit für die Wahrheit? [Fast news – fake news. No time for the truth?]. Keynote at the “Medienversammlung der LfM” (Media Assembly of the LfM), Cologne.

    • Quandt, T. (2017, June). Terror, Geiselnahmen und Kommunikation. Soziale Medien bei Massengeiselnahmen und verwandten Situationen [Terror, hostage-taking and communication. Social media during mass hostage-taking and related situations]. Presentation at the Scarsome Workshop, German University of Police (Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei), Münster.

    • Quandt, T, Boberg, S., & Frischlich, L. (2017, May). The wall against the dark? How journalists and community managers identify and interpret hidden online propaganda. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Communication Association, San Diego.

    • Frischlich, L. (June 2017) Defending against existential anxieties: The role of intergroup versus interpersonal similarities. Paper accepted for the 1st international symposium on intergroup communication. Thessaloniki, Griechenland.

    • Frischlich, L. (May, 2017). Fake news und bots. Erkennung und Gegenmaßnahmen.[Fake news and bots: Identification and counter strategies]. Talk at the Workshop public broadcasting in times of populism. Deutschlandfunk, Berlin, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (May, 2017). Die „große Lüge“ oder doch eher viele kleine? Einblicke in die Inszenierung und Wirkung von Online Propaganda auf der Makro-Meso-Mikroebene. [The big lie or rather many little lies? Insights into the staging and effects of online-propaganda on the macro-,meso-, micro level). Paper presented at the meeting fake news, hashtags and social bots – new mechanisms of populist propaganda. University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (March, 2017). Invited discussant at the discussion „Teile dieser Diskussion könnten Sie verunsichern – Wie Medien und Politik unser Sicherheitsgefühl beeinflussen“ [Parts of this discussion could shake your security: How media and politics influence our sense of security] des Düsseldorfer Forums für politische Kommunikation (DFPK), Heinrich-Heine University. Düsseldorf, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (March, 2017). Wirkung von Propaganda und medialen Gegenangeboten. [Effects of propaganda and media counter-offerings]. Talk at the federal symposium „Radicalization tendencies among young adults“. Federal prevention committee, Schleswig Holstein and Institute for Quality development at Schools Schleswig-Holstein. Kiel, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (February, 2017). Propaganda 2.0. Wirkung und Gegenangebote. [Propaganda 2.0- effects and counter offerings] Workshop at the symposium extremisms of the youth and social spaces: Contexts and strategies for dealing with radical ideologies among young adult.  University of Osnabrück. Osnabrück, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Quandt, T., & Boberg, S. (2017, March). Im Netz der Propaganda? Verdeckte Propaganda in partizipativen Internetangeboten aus journalistischer Sicht [In the net of propaganda? Covert propaganda in participatory internet offerings from the viewpoint of journalism]. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the DGPuK (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft), University of Düsseldorf.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Morten, A., Rutkowski, O., Schötz, R., Elvert, F. & Bente, G. (September 2017) Narrative persuasion, extremist propaganda, and counter-messages: What can and cannot be done with stories. Paper accepted for the meeting of the interest group Social psychology of the German psychological association (DFG). Ulm, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Morten, A., Schötz, R., Rutkowski, O., & Bente, G. (July, 2017). The effects of narrativity in audiovisual propaganda and counter-messages on persuasive processing and attraction. Paper accepted for the meeting of the European Association for social psychology (EASP). Granada, Spain.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Morten, A. & Bente, G. (May 2017). A story for and not against: Effects and limitations of narrativity in propaganda-videos and counter-narratives. Paper presented at the 67st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). San Diego, USA.

    • Frischlich, L., Quandt, T., & Boberg, S. (March, 2017) Im Netz der Propaganda? Verdeckte Propaganda in partizipativen Internetangeboten aus journalistischer Sicht. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the German Association for Publicist and Communication Science (DGPUK). Düsseldorf, Germany.

    • Kießler, A. & Frischlich, L. (September 2017). Refusing hate: Counter-arguing moderates the effects of hate speech on prejudice and integration intentions. Paper accepted for the meeting of the interest group Media psychology of the German psychological association (DFG). Landau, Germany.

    • Reer, F. & Krämer, N., C. (2017, September): How team play and communication frequency influence the gaming experience: A self-determination-theory based laboratory experiment on multiplayer first-person shooters. Konferenzbeitrag zur 10. Tagung der Fachgruppe Medienpsychologie (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie), Landau, Deutschland.

    • Reer, F. (2017, May): A Self-Determination Theory-Based Laboratory Experiment on Social Aspects of Playing Multiplayer First-Person Shooters. Konferenzbeitrag zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association 2017, San Diego, USA.

    • Reer, F. (2017, May): Social Effects of Playing Multiplayer First-Person Shooters: A Comparison with Online Role-Playing Games. Konferenzbeitrag zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association 2017, San Diego, USA

    • Reer, F. (2017, March): How online gaming affects social capital and social support: a survey study on World of Warcraft. Konferenzbeitrag zur General Online Research 2017, Berlin, Deutschland.

    • Reer, F. & Krämer, N. C. (2017, January): Eine laborexperimentelle Untersuchung zu sozialen Aspekten von First-Person-Shootern vor dem Hintergrund der Self-Determination-Theory. Konferenzbeitrag zur Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Rezeptions- und Wirkungsforschung (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft), Erfurt, Deutschland.

    • Rieger, D., Frischlich, L., & Schmitt, J.B. (May 2017). The dark side of narrative persuasion: Why propaganda works and what counter-narratives have to learn. Paper presented at the preconference “narrative persuasion” at the 67st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). San Diego, USA.

    • Schmitt, A. (2017, May). Do you feel private on SNSs? Development of the multidimensional online privacy perception scale. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Communication Association, San Diego.

    • Buhl, F. (2017, March): Bedingte Vernetzung: Eine theoretische Analyse der Bezüge zwischen Akteuren der Netzwerköffentlichkeit in Thematisierungsprozessen. Presentation at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the DGPuK: Vernetzung. Stabilität und Wandel gesellschaftlicher Kommunikation, Düsseldorf, Germany.

    • Buhl, F. (2017, February). Komplexitätsreduktion unter Druck der Unmittelbarkeit: Die Berichterstattung über „Lagen“ im Online-Journalismus. Presentation at the conference of the DGPuK Journalism Research division, Würzburg, Germany.

    • Lee-Won, R. J., Tang, W. Y., & Kibbe, M. R. (2017, May). When Virtual Muscularity Enhances Physical Endurance:  Masculinity Threat and Compensatory Avatar Customization among Young Male Adults. Paper presented at the 67th annual meeting of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA.

    2016

    • Quandt, T., & Festl, R. (2016, November). Perpetrators, victims and bystanders – Longitudinal links of different cyberbullying involvement patterns. Paper presented at the ECC / ECREA 2016 Conference “Mediated (dis)continuities: Contesting pasts, presents and futures”, Prague.

    • Robbert, H., (...), Quandt, T. (2016, November). From YouTube to MeTube. The dynamics of YouTube use and identity formation. Paper presented at the ECC / ECREA 2016 Conference “Mediated (dis)continuities: Contesting pasts, presents and futures”, Prague.

    • Quandt, T., & Festl, R. (2016, September). Risiken der Online-Nutzung [Risks of online use]. Presentation at the 22nd Federal Congress of School Psychology (22. Bundeskongress für Schulpsychologie), Berlin.

    • Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2016, September). Verstärker, Verteidiger oder Außenstehende? Erklärung unterschiedlicher Verhaltensweisen bei der Beobachtung von Cybermobbing [Reinforcer, defender or bystander? Explanation of different cyberbullying behaviors]. Paper presented at the 50th Convention of the German Psychologist Association (DGPs), Leipzig.

    • Breuer, J., Bowman, N. D., Kieslich, K., Elson, M., Kowert, R., Kneer, J., Quandt, T., Lange, A., & Lange, R. (2016, June). Grand Theft Morals: The role of cultural differences and moral views for the evaluation of violent and sexual content in video games. Paper presented at the Pre-Conference „Just Games“, Convention of the International Communication Association, Tokyo.

    • Buhl, F., Günther, E., & Quandt, T. (2016, June). Unambiguous burstiness: Towards explaining the dynamics of digital news flows from opportunity structures, news factors, and topics. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

    • De Grove, F., Breuer, J., Chen, V., Quandt, T., Ratan, R. A., & Van Looy, J. (2016, June). Validating the digital games motivation scale for comparative research between countries and sexes. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

    • Domahidi, E., Breuer J., Kowert, R., Festl, R., & Quandt, Thorsten (2016, June). A longitudinal analysis of gaming- and non-gaming-related friendships and social support among social online game players. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

    • Festl, R., Vogelgesang, J., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2016, June). Longitudinal patterns of involvement in cyberbullying: Results from a latent transition analysis among adolescents. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

    • Quandt, T. (2016, June). Funding for communication scholars – Opportunities at the Euoprean Research Council. Presentation at the Convention of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

    • Ratan, R. A., Chen, V., Van Looy, J., Quandt, T., & De Grove, F. (2016, June). Play Inequality: A cross-national comparison of gender differences in attitudes about gaming experiences. Paper presented at the Pre-Conference „Just Games“, Convention of the International Communication Association, Tokyo.

    • Scharkow, M., Festl, R, & Quandt, T. (2016, March). Was wissen wir über problematisches Computerspielverhalten? [What do we know about problematic digital gaming behavior?]. Presentation at the Symposium Glücksspiel 2016, University of Hohenheim, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (December 2016). Wirkung extremistischer und terroristischer Internetpropaganda [Effects of terrorist Internetpropaganda]. Talk at the public series terrorism in the media. Strategy, Display, Effect. Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (December 2016) Extremistische Propagandavideos im Netz: Inszenierung und Wirkung [Extremist propaganda in the net: Staging and effects]. Talk at the Symposium radicalization in the Internet for training members of the state police Mecklenburg Vorpommern. Güstrow, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (November 2016). Hass und Propaganda im Netz [Hate and propaganda in the net].  Public talk at the evening lecture trolls, hate & propaganda in the net. Westfälischen Wilhelms University Münster, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (Oktober 2016). Inszenierung und Wirkung von Hass im Netz [Staging and effects of hate in the net]. Workshop at the symposium „Hate-Speech“ of the office for integration of the region Marburg-Biedenkopf, the coordination office "Misch mit! Miteinander Vielfalt (er)leben" and the state office „Rote Linie - Hilfen zum Ausstieg vor dem Einstieg“. Marburg, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (June 2016). Extremistische Propagandavideos im Netz: Inszenierung, Wirkung, Gegenangebote [Extremist propagandavideos online. Staging, Effects, Counter-offerings]. Talk and workshop at the conference the audiovisual communication of Dshihadism, Institute for Ethnology and Afrikaresearch Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (April 2016). Mediale Aufbereitung von Flucht und (Fremden)-feindlichkeit [Media staging of flight and xenophobia]. Talk at the small-group meeting „Social psychology on flight and integration. Phillips-University Maarburg, Experts network Social psychology on flight and integration. Maarburg, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (March 2016). The effects of right-wing extremist and Islamist propaganda and the effect of counter-narratives.  Speech at the democracy living meeting at the DITIB Cologne.

    • Frischlich, L. (February 2016). Die Wirkung rechtsextremistischer und islamistisch-extremistischer Propaganda und von Counter-Narrativen [Effects of right-wing extremist and Islamic extremist propaganda and of counter-narratives].  Paper at the “Demokratie Leben -meeting” at the DITIB Cologne, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Morten, A., Rieger, D. , Rutkowski. O., Schötz, R., Elvert, F. & Bente, G. (September 2016) It’s the story that matters: Narrativity as central factor within videos against right-wing extremism and Islamism. Paper presented at the 50st meeting of the German psychological association (DGPS). Leipzig, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D.; Morten, A.; & Bente, G. (June 2016). Narrativity in videos against extremism and its‘ effect on persuasive processing and behavioral intentions. Paper presented at the 66st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Fukuoka, Japan.

    • Frischlich, L. (March 2016). Unsterbliche Helden? Der Einfluss von Mortalitätssalienz und moralischen Verstößen fiktionaler Helden und Schurken auf die Avatarbewertung. Paper accepted for the small group meeting threat and morality. Kassel, Germany.

    • Rieger, D., Frischlich, L., & Oliver, M.B. (June 2016). Self-construal and elevantion: Intercultural differences in transported values through mass media content. Paper presented at the 66st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Fukuoka, Japan.

    • Rieger, D., Heffner, D. & Frischlich, L. (June 2016). Waiting for re-creation. The impact of smartphone usage on recovery experiences and cognitive performance. Paper presented at the 66st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Fukuoka, Japan.

    • Reer, F. & Krämer, N. C. (2016, November): Social compensation or rich-get-richer effect? Modeling the connection between introversion and social capital outcomes of playing World of Warcraft. Konferenzbeitrag zur Cyberspace 2016, Brünn, Tschechien,

    • Reer, F. (2016, May): Why are players attracted to Counter-Strike clans? The role of need satisfaction perceived in clan-life and perceived in daily offline life. Konferenzbeitrag zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

    • Reer, F. (2016, May): Social capital in World of Warcraft: The role of introversion. Konferenzbeitrag zur Jahrestagung der International Communication Association 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

    • Reer, F. & Krämer, N.C. (2016, January): Nutzen introvertierte Spieler Online-Games zur sozialen Kompensation? Eine Untersuchung zur Bildung von Sozialkapital im Rahmen von World of Warcraft. Konferenzbeitrag zur Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Rezeptions- und Wirkungsforschung (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizisitik und Kommunikationswissenschaft), Amsterdam, Niederlande.

    • Schieb, C. & Preuss, M. (2016, June). Governing hate speech by means of counterspeech on Facebook. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka.

    • Scheufele, B. & Schieb, C. (2016, November).  Communication and Empowerment – How Street Paper Vendors Themselves Perceive Their Job, their Social Life, and Their Bond to Street Paper Organizations. Presentation at the ECREA-Preconference “Dealing with the Local: Media, Proximity and Community”, Prague.

    2015

    • Quandt, T. (2015, December). Steampunk research. Beyond retro-future approaches in Game Studies. “Challening methods for games research“, Winter Workshop of the ECREA Section “Digital Games Research“, University of Ghent, Belgium.

    • Quandt, T. (2015, November). Herausforderungen kommunikativen Wandels: Risiken der Online-Nutzung Jugendlicher [Challenges of communicative change: Risks of online use for adolsecents]. Invited presentation at the 28. Bremer Universitätsgespräche, Bremen, Germany.

    • Bowman, N. D., Kowert, R., Breuer, J., Elson, M., Kieslich, K., Kneer, J., Quandt, T., Lange, A., & Lange, R. (2015, November). “It’s too dirty for me, so it’s too dirty for the kids”: A cross-comparison of German and US gamers’ differential reactions to an explicitly sexual or violent video game. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Las Vegas.

    • Festl, R., Quandt, T., Scharkow, M., & Vogelgesang, J. (2015, November). Spirals of Retaliation? Analyzing Patterns of Cyberbullying Involvement Among High School Students Using Latent Transition Analysis. Paper presented at the XXth Workshop Aggression „Future Challenges of Aggression Research“, Linz.

    • Breuer, J., Elson, M., Kieslich, K., Bowman, N., Kowert, R., Quandt, T., Lange, A., & Lange, R. (2015, September). Moral Kombat – Moral foundations and the evaluation of violent and sexual content in video games. 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division, September 9th - 11th, 2015, Tübingen, Germany.

    • Breuer, J., Elson, M., & Quandt. T. (2015, August). Game, set, snatch? The effects of game mode and outcome in a console sports game on cooperative behavior. Paper presented at the 2015 Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto.

    • Quandt, T. (2015, July). Cyberbullying among adolescents: Risks and myths. Ladenburg Roundtable „Internet and Mental Health“, Daimler & Benz Stiftung, Ladenburg.

    • Buhl, F., Günther, E., & Quandt, T. (2015, May). Patterns of immediacy: News diffusion processes among German online news sites. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, San Juan.

    • Domahidi, E., & Quandt, T. (2015, May). The relationship between regional social network site use, friendships and social capital outcomes. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, San Juan.

    • Kowert, R., Breuer, J., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2015, May). Women are from FarmVille, men are from ViceCity: The cycle of exclusion and sexism in video game content and culture. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, San Juan.

    • Quandt, T. (2015, April). (Ir)Responsible gaming. Are digital games too much fun? Symposium „The healing game: positive aspects of game design and play“, organized by ICA in cooperation with University of Cologne, Cologne, 2. April 2015. 

    • Günther, E., Quandt, T., Engelmann, I., & Neuberger, C. (2015, February). From text to topics: A comparison of a manual and an automated content analysis. Presentation at the conference “Re-inventing journalism”, convened by the Journalism Studies Sections of ECREA and DGPUK, Winterthur, Switzerland.

    • Frischlich, L. (May 2015). Forever White: Mortality salience increases the preference for White over Black avatars. Poster presented at the pre-conference „Gaming Bodies“at the 65st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    • Frischlich, L. (March 2015). Mortalitätssalienz fördert das Interesse an und die Überzeugungskraft von Eigen- aber nicht von Fremdgruppen Propaganda. Paper presented at the small group meeting threat and morality. Kassel, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L. (March, 2015). Expert at the public podiums discussion and Max Musterman burns down a refugee home of the young socialist party at the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., & Bente, G. (September 2015). Dying the right way? Mortality salience increases interest in and persuasiveness of right-wing extremist propaganda among Germans. Paper presented at the meeting of the interest group Media psychology of the German psychological association (DFG). Tübingen, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Bonn, F., Kienzle, K., Kovacheva, R., Markwald, L., … Bente, G. (September 2015). Unter Mortalitätssalienz reduzieren Fremdgruppendates den Selbstwert und erhöhen die Bedeutung von Weltanschauungsvalidierung. Paper presented at the meeting of the interest group Social psychology of the German psychological association (DFG). Potsdam, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Rutkowski, O., & Bente, G. (May 2015). Escaping the brown shadows: Right-wing extremist propaganda motivates dissociation from one's national ingroup and turning towards alternative identities. Paper presented at the 65st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). San Juan, Puerto Rico.[Top Papers in Intergroup Communication]

    • Rieger, D., Kneer, J., Frischlich, L., Wulf, T., Rutkowski, O., & Bente, G. (May 2015). Enhancing vitality - physiological evidence for the recovery potential of entertaining media. Paper presented at the 65st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). San Juan, Puerto Rico.[Top Papers in Information Systems]

    • Schmitt, A., Loy, L., Schmitt, J. (2015, September). Political media outlets for a young audience – Strengths, weaknesses, and potentials. 9th Conference of the Media Psychology Division, Tübingen, Germany.

    • Wulf, T., Rieger, D., Frischlich, L., Rutkowski, O., & Bente, G. (May 2015). Wallowing in media-past: Personal and collective triggers of media-induced nostalgia. Paper presented at the 65st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    • Scheufele, B. & Schieb, C. (2015, March). Welchen Mehrwert haben Typologien? Klassifizierung empirischer Fälle, Ableitung von Handlungsempfehlungen und theorieleitende Kombination von Typologien. Presentation at the German meeting of qualitative Communication Scholars. Munich.

    • Scheufele, B. & Schieb, C. (2015, September). Jenseits von Klassifizierungen. Presentation at the 17th Conference on Methods in Communication Research of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Hohenheim.

    2014

    • Festl, R., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2014, November). The misperception of cyberbullying norms among high school students. Paper presented at the ECC / ECREA 2014 Conference “Communication for empowerment: Citizens, markets, innovations”, Lisbon.

    • Buhl, F., Günther, E., & Quandt, T. (2014, November). No time to think? A big-data approach to studying news diffusion processes among online news websites. Paper presented at the ECC / ECREA 2014 Conference “Communication for empowerment: Citizens, markets, innovations”, Lisbon.

    • Scheu, A., Nölleke, D., Zerrer, N., Meiring, J., Boberg, S. (2014, November): The Point of Reference for Mediatization Processes. What Stakeholders perceive as the Logic of Journalism. Paper presented at the ECC / ECREA 2014 Conference “Communication for empowerment: Citizens, markets, innovations”, Lisbon.

    • Günther, E., & Quandt, T. (2014, October). Verfahren der induktiven Themenanalyse: Dokument Clustering und Latent Dirichlet Allocation [Methods of topical analysis: Document clustering and latent Dirichlet allocation]. Presentation at the 16th Conference on Methods in Communication Research of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Munich.

    • Breuer, J.,  Vogelgesang, J., Quandt, T., & Festl., R. (2014, September). Medieneffekt, Selektionseffekt oder Abwärtsspirale? Eine Längsschnittstudie zum Zusammenhang zwischen Computerspielnutzung und physischer Aggression bei Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen [Media effect, selection effect or downward spiral? A longitudinal study on the connection of computer game use and physical aggression among adolescents and young adults]. Paper presented at the 49th Congress of the German Psychological Society (DPGs), Bochum.

    • Elson, M., Breuer, J., & Quandt, T. (2014, September). Übel mitgespielt: Der Effekt von Spielmodus und Frustration in Videospielen auf kooperatives Verhalten [Playing a dirty trick on somebody: The effect of playing mode and frustration in video games on cooperative behavior]. Paper presented at the 49th Congress of the German Psychological Society (DPGs), Bochum.

    • Buhl, F. (2014, September). The emergence of Agenda-Setting effects between TV news and the blogosphere in Germany. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of WAPOR, Nizza, France.

    • Kowert, R., Breuer, J., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2014, August). Sexism and the gender divide within the video game playing community. Paper presented at the “multi.player 2” conference, Münster.

    • Kowert, R., Domahidi, E., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2014, August). Socially displacing or augmenting? Evaluating the impact of social video game play on adolescent players. Paper presented at the “multi.player 2” conference, Münster.

    • Quandt, T. (2014, August). The social fabric of virtual life. Social-scientific research on the use and effects of digital games. Keynote speech at CIG 2014, IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games, Dortmund.

    • Breuer, J., Vogelgesang, J., Quandt, T., & Festl, R. (2014, July). Socialization, selection or downward spiral? Data from a longitudinal study of German gamers aged 14 to 21. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris.

    • Scharkow, M., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2014, June). Epidemiologie der problematischen und pathologischen Computer- und Internetnutzung [Epidemiology of problematic and pathological computer and internet use]. Presentation, 27th congress of Fachverband Sucht e.v., Heidelberg.

    • Breuer, J., Quandt, T., Festl, R., & Scharkow, M. (2014, May). Gaming in Deutschland 2010-2013 – Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Panelstudie [Gaming in Germany 2010-2014 – Findings from a representative panel study]. Paper presented at the 5th International Computer Game Conference “Clash of Realities”, Cologne.

    • Elson, M., Breuer, J., Scharkow, M., & Thorsten Quandt (2014, May). Digital games and frustration: Effects on aggression and cooperative behavior. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle.

    • Festl, R., Scharkow, M, & Quandt, T. (2014, May). The individual or the class: A multilevel analysis of cyberbullying behavior in school contexts. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle.

    • Günther, E., Domahidi, E., & Quandt, T. (2014, May). Ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit? Eine automatisierte Analyse der medialen Sichtbarkeit der WahlbewerberInnen und der Themen der Berichterstattung zur Bundestagswahl 2013 [Undivided attention? An automated analysis of media visibility of candidates and topics during the German 2013 national election campaign]. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the DGPuK (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft), University Passau.

    • Günther, E., & Quandt, T (2014, May). Observing the news flow: A big data analysis of online coverage during the 2013 German elections. Panel presentation, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle.

    • Kowert, R., Festl, R., Vogelgesang, J., & Quandt, T. (2014, May). Psychosocial causes and consequences of increased online video game engagement. Paper presented at the pre-conference “Beyond the Pixels: A Look at Digital Games”, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle.

    • Quandt, T. (2014, May). Big data content analysis in (online) journalism research. Panel presentation, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle.

    • Quandt, T., & Günther, E. (2014, May). Opportunities and challenges of (semi)automated content analyses of online news sites. Presentation at the Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET), University of Tampere, Finland.

    • Scharkow, M., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2014, May). Longitudinal patterns of problematic computer game use among adolescents and adults – a 2-year panel study. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle.

    Top 3 Faculty Paper Award (Games Studies IG)

    • Quandt, T. (2014, March). Cyberbullying among adolescents: Individual and structural risk factors. Colloquium of the Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    • Frischlich, L., Lefarth, K.-M., & Bente, G. (May 2014). Authoritarianism, social dominance and evaluation of in-group vs. out-group propaganda among police officers. Paper presented at the 64st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, USA. [Top Papers in Intergroup Communication]

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Dratsch, T., & Bente, G. (May 2014). Meet Joe Black? The effects of mortality salience and similarity on the desire to date in-group vs. out-group members in an online dating context. Paper presented at the 64st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, USA.

    • Rieger, D., Reinecke, L., Frischlich, L., & Bente, G. (May 2014). Media entertainment & well-being – linking hedonic and eudaimonic entertainment to media-induced recovery and vitality. Paper presented at the 64st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, USA.

    • Rieger, D. & Frischlich, L. (May 2014). The power to persuade? Stylistic means and effects of right-wing and Islamic extremist Internet propaganda. Paper presented at the 64st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, USA.

    • Rieger, D., Bowman, N. D., Frischlich, L., & Bente, G. (May 2014). “I’m pumped, but I don’t feel like it!”:The differential effects of affect and arousal regulation on mood repair and recovery. Paper presented at the 64st annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, USA.

    • Schramm, K., Högden, F., Tappe, E., Kauf, R., Frischlich, L., & Rieger, D. (September 2014). Keine Angst vor dem Tod: Rezeption eines eudaimonischen Films beeinflusst Effekte von Mortalitätssalienz. Poster presented at the 49st meeting of the German psychological association (DGPS). Bochum, Germany.

    • Schieb, C. & Kröger, S. (2014, May). Manager identity in the game industry.  Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle.

    2013

    • Quandt, T. (2013, December). eSport als jugendkulturelles Phänomen [eSports as a youth culture phenomenon]. Presentation at the Next Level Conference 2013, Dortmund.

    • Günther, E., & Quandt, T. (2013, November). Keyword-basierte Themen Erkennung von Online-Nachrichten [Keyword based content identification of online news]. Presentation at the Annual conference of the DGPuK section “Computervermittelte Kommunikation”, Vienna.

    • Breuer, J., Elson, M., & Quandt, T. (2013, September). Mirror or projection screen? Avatar creation and identification in computer role-playing games. Poster, 8th Conference of the Media Psychology Divison of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Würzburg.

    • Elson, M., Breuer, J., & Quandt, T. (2013, September). Game & Watch – Methodische Herausforderungen bei der Beobachtung von Computerspielern [Methodological challenges for observations of computer game players].  Paper presented at the the 15th Conference on Methods in Communication Research of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Münster.

    • Quandt, T. (2013, September). Semi-automatisierte & automatisierte Inhaltsanalyse von Online-Inhalten [Semi-automated and automated content analysis of online content]. Presentation at the workshop “Aktuelle Entwicklungen der sozialwissenschaftlichen quantitativen Diskursforschung/Textinhaltsanalyse im deutschsprachigen Raum” [Current developments of social scientific discourse/text analysis in the German speaking area] , SFB 597 “Staatlichkeit im Wandel” (German Science Foundation), University Bremen.

    • Mäyrä, F., Van Looy, J., & Quandt, T. (2013, August). Disciplinary identity of game scholars: An outline. Paper presented at the 6th DiGRA-Conference “DeFragging Game Studies”, Atlanta.

    • Breuer, J., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2013, June). The effects of playing versus watching a digital game on the perception and evaluation of in-game violence. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, London.

    • Domahidi, E., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2013, June). Wanted! The relationship between social motives for playing online games and gaming-related friendships. Paper presented at the pre-conference “The Power of Play: Motivational Uses and Applications”, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, London.

    • Eichentopf, J., Breuer, J., & Quandt, T. (2013, June). “Did you find what you were looking for?” - Gratifications sought and obtained in computer games. Paper presented at the pre-conference “The Power of Play: Motivational Uses and Applications”, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, London.

    • Elson, M., Breuer, J., & Quandt, T. (2013, June). Off the shelf versus tailor-made: Identification with default and customized avatars in role-playing computer games. Paper presented at the pre-conference “The Power of Play: Motivational Uses and Applications”, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, London.

    • Günther, E., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2013, June). Team sports in virtual worlds: Are clan members team players in the real world, too? Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, London.

    • Van Looy, J., Quandt, T., Vogelgesang, J., Elson, M., Ivory, J. D., Mäyrä, F., & Consalvo, M. (2013, June). Mapping the field of digital games research: Results of a large international survey. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, London.

    • Quandt, T. (2013, June). Online news research: Approaches, findings, projections. Presentation at the conference “Journalistic reorientations: Encountering the digital”, Bergen, Norway.

    • Quandt, T. (2013, May). Reconstructing the digital public sphere? Topological analyses of online news using automated content analysis and machine based learning. Presentation at the ESF exploratory workshop “Mapping The Digital News Ecosystem: Professional Journalism, New Producers And Active Audiences In The Digital Public Sphere”, Barcelona, Spain.

    • Quandt, T. (2013, April). Media and communcation research in Finnish Universities. Presentation of the results. Presentation at the workshop on the publication of the evaluation report “Finnish media and communication research”, Helsinki, Finland.

    • Buhl, F. (2013, April). Agenda-Setting-Prozesse zwischen Massenmedien und Weblogs: Eine Zeitreihenanalyse politischer Thematisierungsprozesse in Deutschland. Presentation at the conference Düsseldorfer Forum für Politische Kommunikation, Düsseldorf, Germany.

    • Buhl, F. (2013, March). Participation in political debates through blogging in Germany: A time-series analysis of the relationship between political blogs and mass media. Presentation at the conference General Online Research, Mannheim, Germany..

    • Frischlich, L., & Rieger, D. (2013) Staging and effects of Islamic extremist and right-wing extremist Internet propaganda in Germany. Talk at the annual meeting of the Criminological Research Association. Bremen, Germany

    • Rieger, D. & Frischlich, L. (2013). Methodological approaches: Propaganda 2.0. Talk at the European Experts on Terrorism Issues Meeting in Cambridge, UK.

    • Rieger, D., Frischlich, L., & Bente, (2013, November). Propaganda 2.0. Frequency, appearance and effects of different formats of right-wing and Islamic extremist propaganda videos. Talk at the expert meeting on Psychological Effect of Right-Wing and Islamic Extremist Internet Videos. Den Haag, The Netherlands.

    • Frischlich, L., & Klusacek, C. (March 2013). I push my seed and I push the life: Gender differences in the implicit association of sex and love after mortality salience. Poster presented at the 55st Meeting of the experimentally working psychologists (TEAP). Wien, Austria.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Dratsch, T., & Bente, G. (September 2013). You’re my match: The effects of mortality salience on dating similar and dissimilar in- and outgroup members. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Social psychological interest group of the German psychological association (DGPS). Bochum, Germany.

    • Tump, S., & Frischlich, L. (September 2013). Call for defense: Mobilization frames using out-group and in-group violence in radical-Islamist video propaganda. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Media psychological interest group of the German psychological association (DGPS). Würzburg, Germany.

    2012

    • Breuer, J., Scharkow, M. & Quandt, T. (2012, October). The others: Why research on the effects of digital games on aggression needs a multiplayer perspective. Presentation at the pre-conference “Experiencing Digital Games”, European Communication Conference ECC 2012 of the European Communication Research and Education Association, Istanbul, Turkey.

    • Günther, E., Festl, R. & Quandt, T. (2012, October). Media as sports: Let the digital games begin!  Presentation at the pre-conference “Experiencing Digital Games”, European Communication Conference ECC 2012 of the European Communication Research and Education Association, Istanbul, Turkey.

    • Günther, E., Festl, R. & Quandt, T. (2012, July). Media as sports: Let the digital games begin! Paper presented at the Convention of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Durban, South Africa.

    • Kröger, S., Domahidi, E. & Quandt, T. (2012, July). Managerial career pathways in the games industry. Paper presented at the Convention of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Durban, South Africa.

    • Breuer, J. & Quandt, T. (2012, June). Der Gamer, das unbekannte Wesen? Daten zum Computerspielen in Deutschland [The gamer, an unknown creature? Computer gaming in Germany]. Presentation at the “11. Gamesday” of the Hochschule der Medien (HdM), Stuttgart, Germany.

    • Domahidi, E., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2012, May). Real friends and virtual life? Computer games as foci of activity for social community building. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

    • Festl, R., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2012, May). Peer influence on adolescents’ communication behavior: A comparison of different context effects on cyberbullying. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

    • Kröger, S., Domahidi, E., & Quandt, T. (2012, May). Go for games! Career networks in an emerging media industry. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

    • Scharkow, M., Festl, R., Vogelgesang, J., & Quandt, T. (2012, May). Choosing digital games: The relationship between gaming motives and genre preferences. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

    • Quandt, T. (2012, March). Public Awareness und Lernnutzen durch Anno 2070 & Co. Von den Wirkungen digitaler Spiele für das Umweltbewusstsein [Public awareness and learning benefit of Anno 2007 and Co. On the effects of digital games on environmental awareness]. Invited lecture at the 7th Umweltbildungskongress, Stuttgart.

    • Domahidi, E., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2012, March). Real friends in virtual life? Paper presented at Sunbelt XXXII, L.A.

    • Quandt, T. (2012, March). The social foundations of online gaming. Invited lecture at the Conference of the ERC “5 years of excellent ideas”, Brussels, Belgium.

    • Quandt, T., & Breuer, J. (2012, February). Casual Learning durch COTS-Spiele [Casual Learning via COTS-games]. Paper presented at the 1st Interdisciplinary Symposium on Serious Games (“Serious Games: Entwickeln, nutzen, bewerten”), Mannheim, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., & Bente, G. (2012). Propaganda 2.0: A psychological investigation on the effects of right-wing and Islamic extremist propaganda. In:  Forum KI: Neue Technologien und neue Medien in polizeilicher Forschung und Praxis. [Forum KI: New technologies and new media and police research and practice]. Wiesbaden, Germany: Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) [German Federal Crime Police Office].

    • Scheufele, B. & Schieb, C. (2012, November). Der Verkauf von Straßenzeitungen als integrative Medien-Arbeit. Presentation at annual meeting of the German DGPUK divisions “Media, public sphere, and gender” and “Sociology of communication”. Lüneburg.

    2011

    • Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2011, November). Social relations and cyberbullying. Invited lecture at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

    • Quandt, T., Festl, R. ,& Scharkow, M. (2011, November). The social fabric of virtual life. Findings from a large-scale multi-level research project. Invited lecture at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

    • Reich, Z., Singer, J. B., Hermida, A., Domingo, D., Quandt, T., Heinonen, A., Vujnovic, M., & Paulussen, S. (2011, October). Gatekeeping user comments: The traditional versus the citizen-space models. Paper presented at the research workshop of the Israel Science Foundation “What is newsworty. Reexamining news criteria”, University of Haifa, Israel.

    • Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2011, September). Explaining cyberbullying: Individual and structural predictors and their relevance for pre- and intervention strategies in school. Paper presented at the EU kids Online Conference, London.

    • Kröger,S., Domahidi, E., & Quandt, T. (2011, September). The game boys’ network. A network analysis of the German digital games industry. Paper presented at the DIGRA Conference “Think, Design, Play”, Utrecht.

    • Breuer, J., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2011, September). In the army now – Narrative elements and realism in military first-person shooters. Paper presented at the DIGRA Conference “Think, Design, Play”, Utrecht.

    • Festl, R., Quandt, T., Scharkow, M., Chen, V., Koskimaa, R., Mäyrä, F., Suominen, J., & Van Looy, J. (2011, September). International gaming: Comparative survey research on digital gaming. Panel presentation at the DIGRA Conference “Think, Design, Play”, Utrecht.

    • Domahidi, E., Kröger, S., & Quandt, T. (2011, September). Communication and cooperation between organizations. A comparison of two types of network data collection in an organizational context. Presentation at ASNA 2011, Zürich.

    • Breuer, J., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2011, August). Tunnel vision or spectator mode? - The effects of watching versus playing a violent video game on immersion and perceived violence. Poster presented at the 7th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the DGPs, Bremen.

    • Breuer, J., & Quandt, T. (2011, July). In-vitro gaming - Studying player interaction in the lab. Paper presented at multi.player: International Conference on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming, Hohenheim.

    • Festl, R., Quandt, T., & Scharkow, M. (2011, July). The social fabric of virtual life: Findings from a large-scale multi-level research project. Paper presented at multi.player: International Conference on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming, Hohenheim.

    • Festl, R., Quandt, T., Scharkow, M., & Breuer, J. (2011, July). War Games: Analyzing the relationship between militaristic attitudes and the use of military-themed digital games. Paper presented at the IAMCR Conference, Istanbul.

    • v. Pape, T., Quandt, T., Cohen, A., Chan, J. Hanitzsch, T., Wainberg, J. Weaver, D., & Willnat, L. (2011, July). Window on a world of changing spaces? A multi-national survey study on the perception of foreign news in television. Paper presented at the IAMCR Conference, Istanbul. 

    • Kröger, S., & Quandt, T. (2011, July). Forms of organization in the game industry. Paper presented at the IAMCR Conference, Istanbul. 

    • Domahidi, E., & Quandt, T. (2011, May). “And all of a sudden, my life was gone.” A biographical analysis of extreme gamers. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Boston.

    • Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2011, May). The influence of individual and structural attributes on perpetration via the Internet. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Boston.

    Top 2 Faculty Paper Award (Communication and Technology Division)

    • Quandt, T., v. Pape, T., Belo, A., Chan, J. M., Sendin, A., & Wang, T.-L. (2011, May). Different countries, different journalists? A cross-national comparison of editors of foreign news. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Boston.

    • Breuer, J., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2011, May). From WW II to Modern Warfare. The portrayal of real conflicts in military-themed first-person shooter games. Paper presented at the pre-conference “Mediating war and technology”, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Boston.

    • Frischlich, L., Kneer, J., & Bente, G. (March 2011). Culture vs. self-esteem: What matters in the face of the death? Paper presented at the 54st Meeting of the experimentally working psychologists (TEAP). Halle, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Rieger, D., Kneer, J., & Bente, G. (July 2011). The activation of cultural worldview defense and self-esteem striving after mortality salience. Paper presented at the conference accompanying the summer school cultural and social cognition. Cologne, Germany.

    • Frischlich, L., Kneer, J., & Bente, G. (April 2011). Death versus dissonance: Increasing self-esteem as a versatile solution. Paper presented at the 2nd European congreasss of psychology. Istanbul, Turkey.

    2010

    • Quandt, T. (2010, October). Soziale Spiele? Forschungsergebnisse zur Nutzung und Wirkung von Games [Social Gaming? Use and effects of games]. Presentation at the Convention “Homo eLudens: Games und Gamer verstehen” [Understanding games and gamers], Munich.

    • Domahidi, E., & Quandt, T. (2010, October). Being the avatar? Biographies of extreme gamers. Paper presented at the ECREA pre-conference “Avatars and humans”, Hamburg.

    • Cohen, A., v. Pape, T., & Quandt, T. (2010, October). Re-constructing the world. A mulit-national survey study on the perception of foreign news in television. Paper presented at the ECREA pre-conference “Doing global media studies”, Bremen.

    • Elson, M., Breuer, J., & Quandt, T. (2010, September). Too fast or too furious? The effects of displayed violence and game speed in first‐person shooters on physiological arousal and agressive behavior. Paper presented at the FROG Future and Reality of Gaming Conference 2010, Wien.

    • Willnat, L., Quandt, T., & Rinke, E. (2010, July). How Germany sees America: Anti-Americanism before and after Obama. Paper presented at the IAMCR Conference 2010, Braga.

    • Singer, J., Heinonen, A., Domingo, D., Hermida, A., Paulussen, S., Quandt, T., Reich, Z., & Vujnovic, M. (2010, July). Guarding the Floodgates: Ethical and Legal Issues in Participatory Online Journalism. Paper presented at the IAMCR Conference 2010, Braga.

    • Quandt, T. (2010, July). The joys and challenges of comparative research: Theoretical considerations vs. real life experiences. Paper presented at “Comparing Journalism: Theory, Methodology, findings.” International Conference CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in cooperation with the Indiana University, School of Journalism and the DGPuK section “Journalistik und Journalismusforschung”, Eichstätt.

    • Nguyen Vu, H., Chan, J.M., Hanitzsch, T., Mujica, C., Porath, W., Quandt, T., & Zhou, B. (2010, June). Reasons for Viewing and Topics of Interest in Domestic and Foreign Television News. Panel presentation, Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

    • Quandt, T. (2010, April). Spielen und Leben in virtuellen Welten. Forschungsergebnisse zur Nutzung von Online-Games [Playing and living in virtual worlds. Findings concerning the use of online games].  Presentation at “Clash of Realities, 3rd International Computer Game Conference Cologne”, Cologne.

    • Quandt, T. (2010, April). Journalism Research in Germany. Invited lecture at the University of Tampere, Finland.

    • Quandt, T. (2010, April). Online newspapers and participatory journalism: Significance of audience participation in journalism. Invited lecture at the University of Tampere, Finland.

    • Quandt, T. (2010, March). Exzessives Online-Spielen und Games-Abhängigkeit. Forschungsergebnisse zu extremer bis pathologischer Nutzung [Excessive online gaming and games addiction. Findings on extreme and pathological use]. Presentation at “Symposium Glücksspiel 2010”, Hohenheim.

    • Quandt, T. (2010. January). Neue Unterhaltungsformate. Medienkonvergenz und Computerspiele. [New forms of entertainment. Media convergence and computer games]. Invited lecture at “Ringvorlesung Medienkonvergenz und neue Medien”, University Tübingen.

    • Quandt, T. (2010, January). Verloren in virtuellen Welten. Forschungsergebnisse zur Nutzung von Online-Games [Lost in virtual worlds. Findings concerning the use of online games]. Invited lecture at “Rinvorlesung Spielemedien - Medienspiele”, University Erfurt.

    2009

    • Quandt, T. (2009, December). Chancen und Risiken digitaler Spiele: Ein Forschungsüberblick zur Nutzung und Wirkung [Potential and risks of digital games. Use and effects]. Invited lecture at “MFG Akademie: Chancen und Risiken digitaler Spiele”, MFG, Stuttgart.

    • Vujnovic, M., Singer, J., Paulussen, S., Heinonen, A., Reich, Z., Quandt, T., Hermida, A., & Domingo, D. (2009, September). Exploring the political-economic factors of participatory journalism: A first look into self-reports by online journalists and editors in ten countries. Paper presented at the conference “The future of journalism”, organised by Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice, Cardiff.

    • Quandt, T. (2009, July). Research on games, in games and around games - overview of current research topics. Track-Keynote, Games Convention Online, Leipzig.

    • Quandt, T. (2009, June). Medienwandel im Alltag: Technologische Innovationen und soziale Realitäten [Media change in everyday life: technological innovations and social realities]. Invited lecture at the Institut für Journalistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover.

    • Quandt, T. (2009, June). Abhängigkeits- und Suchtpotenzial von Computerspielen [Addiction risks of computer games]. Invited lecture at the expert hearing regarding the addictive potential of computer games, organised by the Ministry of Social Issues, Women, Family and Health  Niedersachsen, Hannover.

    • Heinonen, A., & Quandt, T. (2009, May). User-generated content as a challenge to 'traditional' journalistic ideology. Panel presentation “The decline of the gatekeeper? Findings from a multinational study on leading online newspapers’ UGC practices” at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago.

    • Hanitzsch, T., Cohen, A., & Quandt, T. (2009, May). The foreign news on TV project: Background, scope, and methodology. Panel presentation “Reporting the world: Comparative evidence on foreign television news across the globe” at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago.

    • Quandt, T. (2009, April). Medientechnologien im Haushalt - zwischen Vision und sozialer Realität [Media technology in household – visions and social reality]. Invited lecture at the symposium “Das digitale Wohnzimmer der Zukunft: Rundfunk- und Medientechnik in kabellosen Heimnetzen” [The digital living room oft he future: broadcast and media technology in wireless domestic networks], Institut für Rundfunktechnik, Munich.

    • Beck, K., & Quandt, T. (2009, January). Terror als Kommunikation? [Terror as communication?]. Paper presented at the 7th workshop of the DFG-Network “Integrative Theoriekonzepte in der Kommunikationswissenschaft” [Integrative theory concepts in communication studies], Zürich.

    2008

    • Heinonen, A., Domingo, D., Quandt, T., Paulussen, S., Reich, Z., Singer, J., & Vujnovic, M. (2008, November). Studying readers' participation channels in newspapers. Paper presented at the ECREA Conference 2008, Barcelona.

    • Quandt, T. (2008, November). Technikwandel, Medienwandel, Journalismuswandel? [Technology change, media change, journalism change?].  Presentation at the SSM Kongress, Thun.

    • Paulussen, S., Domingo, D., Heinonen, A., Quandt, T., Reich, Z., Singer, J., & Vujnovic, M. (2008, November). UGC in the newsroom. How user participation is reshaping online journalism practices.  Paper presented at the ECREA Conference 2008, Barcelona.

    • Quandt, T. (2008, October). Sozialwissenschaftliche Computerspieleforschung in Deutschland [Computer research in social sciences in Germany]. Keynote at “Computerspiele Camp(us) Cologne”, World Cyber Games 2008, Cologne.

    • Quandt, T., & Wimmer, J. (2008, October). The social meaning of online games. Paper presented at the conference “Future and Reality of Online Gaming” (FROG), Vienna.

    • Quandt, T. (2008, September). Transmedia journalism. Presentation at the MAZ Mediapodium, Luzern.

    • Domingo, D., Heinonen, A., Paulussen, S., Quandt, T., Reich, Z., Singer, J., & Vujnovic, M. (2008, July). User participation in digital news: Cross-cultural studies of approaches by leading national news media. Paper presented at the IAMCR Conference 2008, Stockholm.

    • Domingo, D., Heinonen, A., Paulussen, Quandt, T., S., Singer, J., & Vujnovic, M. (2008, June). Guarding open gates: How online editors view user participation in making news. Paper presented at the World Edior's Forum, Göteborg.

    • Wimmer, J., & Quandt, T. (2008, May). Online gaming's impact on real life. Findings from qualitative and quantitative studies on online gaming. Panel presentation “The social impact of online games” at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Montreal.

    • Domingo, D., Heinonen, A., Paulussen, S., Quandt, T., Singer, J., & Vujnovic, M. (2008, May). Research challenges for an international comparison of participatory journalism practices. Panel presentation “Approaches to participatory journalism: How to make sense of the consequences of a new object of study” at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Montreal.

    • Quandt, T. (2008, April). Demokratischer Journalismus im Internet? Forschungsergebnisse zur Nutzerbeteiligung in Online-Nachrichtenmedien [Democratic online journalism? Findings on user participation in online news media]. Invited lecture, IPS scholars, Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin.

    • Quandt, T. (2008, April). Online-Gamer: Wer spielt was? ... Und wer muss eigentlich wovor geschützt werden? [Who plays what? And who needs to be protected of what?]. Presentation at the conference “Munich Gaming”, Munich.

    2007

    • Quandt, T., & Heinonen, A. (2007, November). Participatory journalism in Europe: opportunities and challenges. Presentation at the 3rd Online Media Week/International Online Journalism Seminar, Barcelona/Vilanova i la Geltrú.

    • Quandt, T., & Beck, K. (2007, October). Der Mikro-Makro-Link am Beispiel des Phänomens ‚Terror’: Gegenüberstellung netzwerk- und systemtheoretischer Vorschläge [The micro macro link and the example of ‚terror’: A comparison of network analytical and systems theoretical approaches]. Paper presented at the 4th workshop of the DFG-Network 'Integrative Theoriekonzepte in der Kommunikationswissenschaft' [Integrative theory concepts in communication studies], Erfurt.

    • Scheufele, B., & Quandt, T. (2007, October). Ebenen der Kommunikation: Der Mikro-Makro-Link in der Kommunikationswissenschaft [Levels of communication: The micro macro link in Communication Studies]. Paper presented at the 4th workshop of the DFG-Network 'Integrative Theoriekonzepte in der Kommunikationswissenschaft' [Integrative theory concepts in communication studies], Erfurt.

    • Domingo, D., Heinonen, A., Paulussen, S., Singer, J., Vujnovic, M., & Quandt, T. (2007, September). Participatory journalism practices in the media an beyond: an international comparative study of initiatives in online newspapers. Paper presented at the conference “The future of newspapers”, organised by the journals “Journalism Studies” and “Journalism Practice”, Cardiff.

    • Quandt, T. (2007, September). A 'whole new journalism' – stuck in the past? A comparative content analysis of online news in the US and Europe. Paper presented at the conference “The future of newspapers”, organised by the journals “Journalism Studies” and “Journalism Practice”, Cardiff.

    • v. Pape, T., & Quandt, T. (2007, July). Digital revolution in an ageing society? A multi-method study on media inventories and media use in the households of older adults. Paper presented at the IAMCR Conference, Paris.

    • Paulussen, S., Heinonen, A., Domingo, D., & Quandt, T. (2007, May). Doing it together: Citizen participation in the professional news making process. Paper presented at the Cost 298 conference “Participation in the broadband society”, organised by the Cost 298 network, Moscow, Russia.

    • Harnitzsch, T., & Quandt, T. (2007, May). Comparative worlds of journalism. Presentation at the ICA pre-conference “Methodologies of comparative media research in a global sphere: Paradigms – critique – methods”, Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, San Francisco.

    • Quandt, T. (2007, May). Woraus bestehen Organisationen und Institutionen? Anmerkungen zur Stabilität und zu Veränderungen von Handlungsregeln [What is the essence of organisations and institutions? On the stability and the change of rules]. Paper presented at the 3rd workshop of the DFG-Network “Integrative Theoriekonzepte in der Kommunikationswissenschaft” [Integrative theory concepts in communication studies], Hamburg.

    • Quandt, T. (2007, April). Participatory elements in mainstream online journalism: Findings from three empirical studies. Invited lecture at the “Convergence Workshop”, University Tampere, Finland.

    • Quandt, T. (2007, February). (K)Ein völlig neuer Journalismus? Eine Inhaltsanalyse tagesaktueller Nachrichtenangebote im WWW [(Not) A whole new journalism? A content analysis of daily online news]. Paper presented at the joint workshop of the DGPuK divisions 'Computer mediated communciation' and 'Journalism Studies', Munich.

    2006

    • Quandt, T. (2006, November). (No) News on the World Wide Web? A comparative content analysis of journalistic news sites in four European countries. Paper presented at the international conference “Thinking Journalism across National Boundaries”, organised by SPBJOR, ICA & IAMCR, Porto Alegre, Brasil.

    Top Paper Award

    • Wimmer, J., & Quandt, T. (2006, October). The same procedure as every year? Kommunikationswissenschaftliche Wiederholungen soziologischer Theorieprobleme [The same procedure as every year? Communication studies’ replication of sociological theory problems]. Paper presented at the 2nd workshop of the DFG Network “Integrative theories in Communication Studies”, Münster.

    • Quandt, T. (2006, October), Risiken managen: Eigen- und Fremdbeobachtung von Organisationen am Beispiel von Medieninnovationsprozessen [Risk management: Organisation’s self-observation and the observation of others. The example of media innovation processes]. Paper presented at the forum “The meso perspective in communication studies”, University Zürich/Vitznau.

    • Quandt, T. (2006, September). Die Beobachtung menschlichen Handelns [The observation of human action]. Paper presented at the workshop of the DGPuK division “Methodology”, Zürich.

    • Quandt, T. (2006, July). World Wide Web - global journalism? Comparative studies on Internet journalism. Invited lecture, Department of Journalism, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

    • Quandt, T., & v. Pape, T. (2006, July). The construction of new mediascapes: Empirical findings on the social and personal shaping of (new) media. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Sociological Association, Session “The futures of new mediascapes”, Durban, South Africa.

    • v. Pape, T., & Quandt, T. (2006, June). Making media mine: A multi method study on everyday media domestication. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, Dresden.

    • Kempf, M., v. Pape, T., & Quandt, T. (2006, June). Expecting the unexpected: Media innovation as risk management. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the DGPuK, Dresden.

    Young Scholar Top Paper Award

    • Quandt, T. (2006, February). Netzwerkansätze: Eine theoretische und empirische Alternative? [Network approaches: A theoretical and empirical alternative]. Paper presented at the workshop of the DGPuK division “Journalism Studies”, Münster.

    • Quandt, T. (2006, February). Mikro und Makro: Neue Perspektiven durch Netzwerkansätze [Micro and macro: New perspectives through network approaches]. Paper presented at the 1st workshop of the DFG Network “Integrative theories in Communication Studies”, Munich.

    2005

    • v. Pape, T., & Quandt, T. (2005, November). Media’s meaning in the making: A multi method study on media domestication. Paper presented at the First European Communication Conference ECC, Amsterdam.

    • Quandt, T., & v. Pape, T. (2005, November). Mythos “Digital Lifestyle”? Eine Multi-Methoden-Studie zur Aneignung neuer Medientechnologien [The myth of the digital lifestyle? A multi method study on the adoption of new media technologies]. Paper presented at the workshop of the DGPuK divisions “Computer mediated communication” and “Media economy”, Berlin.

    • Quandt, T., Kempf, M., & v. Pape, T. (2005, November). Netzwerke und Medieninnovationen. Ein kommunikationswissenschaftlich-ökonomisches Mehrebenenmodell des Medienwandels [Networks and media innovations. A multi layer model on media change, based on communication studies and economics]. Paper presented at the workshop of the DGPuK divisions “Computer mediated communication” and “Media economy”, Berlin.

    • Quandt, T. (2005, Ocotber). Regeln und Strukturen im Online-Journalismus. Theoretische und empirische Analyse von Handlungsnetzwerken am konkreten Beispiel eines neuen Journalismusbereichs [Rules and structures in online journalism. Theoretical and empirical analysis of action networks in a specific sector of journalism]. Paper presented at the forum “Structures, actors and organisations – the meso perspective in communication studies”, University Zürich/Vitznau.

    • Quandt, T. (2005, May). Journalism, action theory and modern network ideas. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, New York.

    • Quandt, T. (2005, May). Research into media convergence. Towards a multidisciplinary, multiperspective approach. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, New York.

    2004

    • Quandt, T., & Hanitzsch, T. (2004, July). Distinctions and equivalence. Transformation of journalism and issues of methodology. Paper presented at the international workshop “Journalism research in an era of globalization”, organised by TU Ilmenau, Indiana University Bloomington and the DGPuK division ‚Journalism Research’, Erfurt.

    • Weaver, D. H., Löffelholz, M., Hanitzsch, T., Altmeppen K.-D., & Quandt, T. (2004, May). American and German online journalists at the beginning of the 21st century. A bi-national survey. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Communication Association, New Orleans.

    2003

    • Quandt, T., & Altmeppen, K.-D. (2003, August). Online journalists in Germany 2002. The first representative survey on German online journalists. Paper presented at the AEJMC Convention, Kansas City.

    • Quandt, T. (2003, June). Netzwerkanalyse und Netzwerkjournalismus. Neue empirische und theoretische Ansätze [Network analysis and network journalism. New empirical and theoretical approaches]. Presentation in the lecture series “TELEmediaCULTURES”, University Klagenfurt.

    • Quandt, T. (2003, May). Beruf Online-Journalist: Zwischen Nachrichten-Tuning und Content Management. Eine Beobachtungsstudie in Online-Redaktionen [Occupation online journalist. Between news tuning and content management. An observation study in online newsrooms]. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the DGPuK 2003, University Hannover.

    Young Scholar Top Paper Award

    • Quandt, T. (2003, February).  Net-Working in media organizations. Theoretical and empirical concepts. Paper presented at the workshop “Connectivity of the media – Network society and media communication” of the DGPuK division “Sociology of media communication”, Erfurt.

    • Quandt, T. (2003, January). (R)Evolution des Journalismus? Online-Journalismus zwischen Tradition und Innovation. Ergebnisse einer Beobachtungsstudie in Online-Redaktionen [(R)Evolution of journalism? Online journalism between tradition and innovation. Results of an observation study in online newsrooms]. Paper presented at the workshop of the DGPuK divisions “Journalism research” and “Communication history”, University Bamberg.

    2002

    • Quandt, T., & Altmeppen K.-D. (2002, March). Organisationale Handlungsfelder und Produktionskulturen – Kriterien zur Identifizierung von Medienangeboten [Organisational fields of action and production cultures – criteria for the identification of media offerings]. Paper presented at the workshop of the DGPuK divisions “Sociology of media communication” and “Media economy”, University Duisburg.

    2001

    • Quandt, T. (2001, December). Online-Journalisten – beobachtet! Empirische Studien in den Redaktionen journalistischer Internet-Medien [Observing online journalists. Empirical studies in the newsrooms of journalistic Internet media]. Presentation at  “Composium – National Congress of students in Communication and Media Studies”, University Erfurt.

    • Quandt, T. (2001, May). Virtueller Journalismus im Netz? Ein strukturationstheoretisches Modell des Handelns in Online-Redaktionen [Virtual journalism on the Net? A model of journalistic action in online newsrooms, based on structuration theory]. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the DGPuK 2001, University of Münster.