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dr. A. Heinrich

Associate Professor

Ansgard Heinrich joined the department as Assistant Professor in August 2010 after spending the last years researching and teaching mainly in New Zealand, Australia and Germany. She received her PhD from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 2008 and specializes on current developments in journalism. Her primary research interests include digital media technologies, globalization and media, alternative journalism and issues of media convergence.

In her book ‘Network Journalism. Journalistic Practice in Interactive Spheres’ (Routledge, 2011; available as paperback print-on-demand since summer 2014), she discusses journalistic practice in the globalized digital age. Based on a series of interviews with media practitioners in the UK, Germany and the US, Heinrich analyzes how various traditional and alternative media outlets are coping with the challenges of today's digital communication flows. Heinrich has also authored a series of book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. Amongst others, her research on emerging trends in journalistic practice can be found in journals such as Media International Australia, Journalism Practice or New Media & Society. Heinrich has acted as keynote speaker and frequently speaks at international conferences.

A native of Germany, Heinrich has extensive international experience. She was a research fellow at the University of Melbourne and at the Central European University Budapest and has taught at Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany. She is an active participant in the University of Groningen’s international classroom project and assists to further developments on integrating students and staff from diverse backgrounds into a single learning environment. Prior to her academic career she worked as freelance journalist for local radio stations in her home region of North Rhine-Westphalia and holds a Masters Degree in German Language and Literature Studies, English and Sociology from Bielefeld University.

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