Portrait: Dr. Katherine M. Engelke
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Dr. Katherine M. Engelke, Geb. Grosser

Research Associate | Contact Person Course Coordination

Department of Communication
Room
E 202
Bispinghof 9-14
D-48143 Münster

Tel.: +49 251 83-21264

Consultation hours

by appointment

  • Research Areas

    • Journalism research
    • Trust research
    • Political communication
    • Emergence and effects of public communication
    • Crises and media
  • Short CV

    Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Political Science (2009-2012) and Master's degree in Communication Studies (2012-2014) at the University of Münster. Semester abroad at the University of Exeter, England, in 2010. Scholarship as a Qualifying Fellow in the DFG-Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" from 2013 to 2014. Research Assistant at the Research Training Group from October 2014 to September 2017. Research Associate at the Department of Communication in the Journalism Research Team (headed by Prof. Dr. Bernd Blöbaum, since 2022 by Prof. Dr. Nina Springer) since October 2017. PhD in 2017 with a study on the media’s depiction of trust, distrust and trust problems within the context of digitalization. Teaching and research visits at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and the University of Zürich, Switzerland.

  •  Projects

  • External functions

    since
    Deputy Member – Student Advisory Council of the Faculty 06 – Educational and Social Science of the University of Münster
    since
    Deputy Member of the Ethics Commission at the Department of Communication at the University of Münster
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    Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (Digital Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Media and Communication, Science in Communication and Media, New Media & Society)
    since
    European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
    since
    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)
    since
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)
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    Deputy Member – Faculty Council for Education and Social Science 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 Education and Social Science at 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
  • Honors

    Erstklassig! WWU Mentoring-Programm für Wissenschaftlerinnen – Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
    Dissertation Prize of the Faculty of Educational and Social Science of the University of Münster – University of Münster
    Mentee in the Gertrude J. Robinson Mentoring-Program of the DGPuK – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    Qualifying Fellow in the Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" – German Research Foundation
  • Publications

    • Hase, Valerie; Engelke, Katherine M. (). Emotions in Crisis Coverage: How UK News Media Used Fear Appeals to Report on the Coronavirus Crisis. Journalism and Media, 3(4), 633–649. doi: 10.3390/journalmedia3040042.
    • Schützeneder Jonas, Engelke Katherine M., Uth Bernadette, Grassl Michael, Klingenhardt Korbinian, Badura Laura, Blöbaum Bernd, Meier Klaus. (). Transferprozesse in der Journalismusforschung: Debattenbeitrag zu Chancen und Herausforderungen im inter- und transdisziplinären Kontext der Journalismusforschung. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 70(1-2), 118–139.
    • Badura, Laura; Engelke, Katherine M. (). Metajournalistischer Diskurs über Risiken der Nachrichtenrezeption. Eine Fallstudie zur Legitimation von Autorität im Kontext eines journalistischen Skandals. Journalistik. Zeitschrift für Journalismusforschung, 5(1), 43–58. doi: 10.1453/2569-152X-12022-12025-de.
    • Hendriks F, Distel B, Engelke K. M., Westmattelmann D, Wintterlin F. (). Methodological and Practical Challenges of Interdisciplinary Trust Research. In Blöbaum B (Ed.), Trust and Communication. Findings and Implications of Trust Research (pp. 29–57). Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-72945-5_2.
    • Engelke, Katherine M. (). Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms and Beyond, edited by Melissa Wall, London and New York, Routledge, 2020, 248 pp., £120.00 (hbk), ISBN: 9780367437442. Digital Journalism, 9(1), 127–129. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2020.1777884.
    • Distel B, Engelke K. M., Querfurth, S. (). Trusting me, Trusting you - Trusting Technology? A Multidisciplinary Analysis to Uncover the Status Quo of Research on Trust in Technology. (ERCIS Working Papers 35).
    • Distel B, Engelke K. M., Querfurth S. (). Trusting me, Trusting you - Trusting Technology? A Multidisciplinary Analysis to Uncover the Status Quo of Research on Trust in Technology. (ERCIS Working Papers 35). Münster: Selbstverlag / Eigenverlag / Self-publishing.
    • Fawzi, Nayla; Steindl, Nina; Obermaier, Magdalena; Prochazka, Fabian; Arlt, Dorothee; Blöbaum, Bernd; Dohle, Marco; Engelke, Katherine M.; Hanitzsch, Thomas; Jackob, Nikolaus; Jakobs, Ilka; Klawier, Tilman; Post, Senja; Reinemann, Carsten; Schweiger, Wolfgang; Ziegele, Marc. (). Concepts, causes and consequences of trust in news media – A literature review and framework. Annals of the International Communication Association, 45(2), 154–174. doi: 10.1080/23808985.2021.1960181.
    • Uth, Bernadette; Blöbaum, Bernd; Badura, Laura; Engelke, Katherine M. (). Institutionalisierte Interdisziplinarität: Chancen für die Neujustierung der Journalismusforschung in einer digitalisierten Welt. [Institutionalized Interdisciplinarity: Opportunities for the Readjustment of Journalism Research in a Digitized World.]. In Schützeneder, Jonas; Meier, Klaus; Springer, Nina (Hrsg.), Neujustierung der Journalistik/Journalismusforschung in der digitalen Gesellschaft. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe Journalistik/Journalismusforschung der DGPUK 2019, Eichstätt. (S. 129–139). Eichstätt: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft e.V. doi: 10.21241/ssoar.70829.
    • Wintterlin, Florian; Engelke, Katherine M.; Hase, Valerie. (). Can transparency preserve journalism's trustworthiness? Recipients' views on transparency about source origin and verification regarding user-generated content in the news. SC|M Studies in Communication and Media, 9(2), 218–240. doi: 10.5771/2192-4007-2020-2-218.
    • Badura, Laura; Uth, Bernadette; Engelke, Katherine M. (). Individual- statt Pauschallösungen: Transparenzstrategien im Nachrichten-Journalismus und ihr Zusammenhang mit Rezipierendenvertrauen. [Individual rather than general solutions: Transparency strategies in news journalism and their connection to recipient trust.]. In Köhler, Tanja (Hrsg.), Fake-News, Framing, Fact-Checking: Nachrichten im digitalen Zeitalter (S. 425–446). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
    • Engelke, Katherine M. (). Enriching the Conversation: Audience Perspectives on the Deliberative Nature and Potential of User Comments for News Media. Digital Journalism, 8(4), 447–466. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2019.1680567.
    • Hase, Valerie; Engelke, Katherine M.; Kieslich, Kimon. (). The Things We Fear. Combining Automated and Manual Content Analysis to Uncover Themes, Topics and Threats in Fear-Related News. Journalism Studies, 21(10), 1384–1402. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2020.1753092.
    • Engelke, Katherine M. (). Online Participatory Journalism: A Systematic Literature Review. Media and Communication, 7(4), 31–44. doi: 10.17645/mac.v7i4.2250.
    • Engelke, Katherine M.; Hase, Valerie; Wintterlin, Florian. (). On measuring trust and distrust in journalism: Reflection of the status quo and suggestions for the road ahead. Journal of Trust Research, 9(1), 66–86. doi: 10.1080/21515581.2019.1588741.
    • Grosser, Katherine M.; Hase, Valerie; Wintterlin, Florian. (). Trustworthy or shady? Exploring the influence of verifying and visualizing user-generated content (UGC) on online journalism’s trustworthiness. Journalism Studies, 20(4), 500–522. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2017.1392255.
    • Engelke, Katherine M. (). Matt Carlson: Journalistic Authority. rezensionen:kommunikation:medien.
    • Engelke, Katherine M. (). Die journalistische Darstellung von Vertrauen, Misstrauen und Vertrauensproblemen im Kontext der Digitalisierung. Theoretische Entwicklung und empirische Erfassung von Vertrauensdimensions-Frames. [The Media's Depiction of Trust, Distrust, and Trust Problems within the Context of Digitalization. Theoretical Development and Empirical Analysis of Trust Dimension Frames.]. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (). Trust in online journalism. A conceptual model of risk-based trust in the online context. Digital Journalism, 4(8), 1036–1057. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2015.1127174.
    • Grosser, Katherine M.; Hase, Valerie; Blöbaum, Bernd. (). Trust in Online Journalism. In Blöbaum, Bernd (Eds.), Trust and Communication in a Digitized World. Models and Concepts of Trust Research (p. 53–73). Springer Verlag.
    • Grosser, Katherine M. (). Die Darstellung von Vertrauensproblemen in der Medienberichterstattung. Eine explorative Studie zur Offenlegung von Vertrauens-Frames. [The Depiction of Trust Problems in the Media Coverage. An Explorative Study to Disclose Trust Problem-Frames.]. Transfer, 19(2).
  • Talks

    • Hase, Valerie; Engelke, Katherine M. (): ‘Emotion-inducing content in crisis coverage. A multi-method analysis of fear appeals in UK news coverage of the coronavirus.’ ICA Annual Conference, Denver, USA, .
    • Engelke, Katherine M.; Uth, Bernadette; Blöbaum, Bernd; Badura, Laura (): „Theorie-Praxis-Kooperationen: Debattenbeitrag zu Chancen und Herausforderungen für die Journalismusforschung [Theorie-Practice-Cooperations: Debate piece on chances and risks for Journalism Studies]“. Tagung "Interdisziplinäre Journalismusforschung – Journalismus interdisziplinär" der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Journalistik/Journalismusforschung 2020, Hamburg, Deutschland, .
    • Uth, Bernadette; Badura, Laura; Blöbaum, Bernd; 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, .
    • 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, .
    • 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, .
    • 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. (): ‘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, .
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