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Welcome to the fög – Research Center for the Public Sphere and Society


Mark Eisenegger

Prof. Dr. Mark Eisenegger is Director of the fög - Research Centre for the Public Sphere and Society/University of Zurich, and he has been Head of the Public Sphere and Society Division at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) since 2018.

Partick Ettinger

Dr. Patrik Ettinger is Head of the Euresearch Office of the Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and holds several teaching positions, including at the University of Zurich. He was previously Deputy President of the former fög Foundation - Research Institute Public and Society/University of Zurich.

Petra Herczeg

Mag. Dr. Petra Herczeg is a private lecturer, study program director and senior lecturer at the Institute for Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Vienna. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Platform "Mediatised Lifeworlds" and one of the chief editors of the "Medien Journal".

Marlis Prinzing

Prof. Dr. Marlis Prinzing has been Professor of Journalism at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences and Dean of Studies at the Cologne Campus since 2009; she is in charge of the journalism study programme at the university and lectures on media ethics at the universities of Fribourg and Zurich. She is co-president (with Mark Eisenegger) of the Association for Public Media and Communication Studies (VÖMuK).

Josef Seethaler

Dr. Josef Seethaler is Deputy Director of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and a lecturer at the University of Vienna.

* The persons are listed in alphabetical order.

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