Abstract

Juliane Pfeiffer is research assistant with focus on competence in journalism and trust research at the Center Journalism and Democracy at Leipzig University (JoDem).

Born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, she grew up in the border triangle of the states of Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Saxony. After an interlude in Leipzig, she moved to Berlin, where she studied journalism and communication science, modern history and modern German literature at Freie Universität. Prior to her studies, she gained experience in local journalism at Elbe-Elster-Rundschau and Leipziger Volkszeitung and subsequently worked on various print and online publications (conception, editorial, layout, web), e. g. at Dubnow Institute and Fraunhofer HHI. She is involved in scientific and artistic initiatives and projects on historical, political and socio-ecological topics and participates actively in the organizing team of the German Network for Critical Communication Science (KriKoWi).

Professional career

  • since 04/2019
    Research assistant with focus on competence in journalism and trust research at the Center Journalism and Democracy at Leipzig University (JoDem)
  • since 08/2018
    Theater production MERCEDES (Thomas Brasch) at Cammerspiele Leipzig: Dramaturgy and collaboration in the concept design process, public relations, fundraising
  • since 06/2017
    Member of the organizing team of the German Network for Critical Communication Science (Netzwerk Kritische Kommunikationswissenschaft).
  • 08/2016 - 07/2018
    Staff member of the editorial department at Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow: Magazine project "Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur" (Jewish History & Culture), collaboration on publications, information materials and website
  • 06/2015 - 11/2015
    Member of the "Umweltzungen" project team, realizing the exhibition "Umweltzungen – Lebensqualität in Leipzig 1980-2015": Archival research, text and panel production, public relations, exhibition tours
  • 07/2009 - 06/2015
    Employee in the field of exhibitions & marketing at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI): Organization of exhibitions and events; editing, designing and optimizing online and print publications
  • since 12/2008
    Member of the Historical Commission of the student parliament of Humboldt University Berlin (HU): Exhibitions commemorating the university's bicentennial in 2010 and the 80th anniversary of the Nazi book burnings; various events and publications
  • 01/2004 - 08/2009
    Voluntary work at Fachschaftsinitiative Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (student initiative journalism and communication studies) at FU Berlin

Education

  • 06/2015
    Master's degree at Freie Universität Berlin:Journalism and communication studies (major); modern history and modern German literature (minor subjects)
  • Competence in journalism
  • Transfer of competence in journalism
  • Trust research
  • Media criticism and solution-oriented journalism
  • History of communication science in Germany


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