Dr. Edda Humprecht

Comparative Research on Political Communication & News


Hello, I am an incoming Professor of Communication Research at the University of Jena in Germany and a Senior Researcher at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Previously, I worked as an Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. 

My main focus is on comparative research in online communication, with a particular interest in how opportunity structures influence political communication in different countries and regions. This includes analyzing various forms of communication, such as comment sections, YouTube videos, and news. Using empirical typologies, I aim to explain differences in public communication between countries. Additionally, I am currently researching the spread of disinformation, conspiracy narratives, and hate speech, as well as exploring ways to empower news users against manipulative communication in different countries. 

I have been recognized for my research with several awards, and I serve on the editorial boards of Digital Journalism and Human Communication Research


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