Prof. Dr. Annika Sehl

has held the professorship in Digital Journalism at the Institute of Journalism at the Department of Business Administration since October 1, 2018.

In her teaching and research, she addresses the question of how technological and media innovations and the accompanying social developments affect media organizations, as well as the production and consumption of journalistic content online.

Furthermore, Annika Sehl is a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. Previously, as a research fellow at the University of Oxford as part of the Google-funded Digital News Project, she studied the digital transformation of public service broadcasting in Europe. She holds a doctorate in journalism and has held interim professorships at the universities of Dortmund and Hamburg. Prof. Sehl was also a visiting scholar at the Department of Communication Studies at the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Prof. Sehl completed her editorial training at the German news broadcaster N24 in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich and worked as freelancer for various daily newspapers and a media agency. Between 2011 and 2015, she was member of the nomination committee and the jury of the renowned Grimme Award.

As an author or co-author, she has published monographs, articles in international and national journals (e.g., Journalism, Journalism Studies, International Communication Gazette) and book chapters. She is associate editor of the International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Wiley-ICA).


Department of Business Administration