Prof. Dr. Frank Marcinkowski

Prof. Dr. Frank Marcinkowski


Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft I
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Prof. Dr. Frank Marcinkowski (Chairholder)

Professor, Dr. habil.. Studied Political Studies, Social Sciences and Economics at the Gerhard Mercator University Duisburg. In the same place, he worked as research assistant and assistant professor from 1988 to 1999. In 1992 he finished his doctorate (PhD) and habilitated in Political Studies in 1999. From 1999 to 2000, he was visiting professor at FernUniversität Hagen, followed by a research professorship for Political and Communication Studies at the Liechtenstein Institute in the Principality of Liechtenstein. From 2003 to 2006 he was professor for Communication Science at University of Zurich. From 2007 to 2017, he held the chair for Communication Studies at the Institute of Communication of University of Münster. Since October 2017, he is full professor for Communication and Media Studies at the Department of Social Sciences at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf.

Selected Publications

Entradas, M., Bauer, M. W., O'Muircheartaigh, C., Marcinkowski, F., Okamura, A., Pellegrini, G. et al. (2020). Public communication by research institutes compared across countries and sciences: Building capacity for engagement or competing for visibility? PloS one 15(7), 1-17. 

Marcinkowski, F. & Dosenovic, P. (2020). From incidental exposure to intentional avoidance: Psychological reactance to political communication during the 2017 German national election campaign. New Media & Society.

Lünich, M., Starke, C., Marcinkowski, F., & Dosenovic, P. (2019). Double Crisis: Sport Mega Events and the Future of Public Service Broadcasting. Communication & Sport.

Lünich, M., & Marcinkowski, F. (2018). Der Facebook-Datenskandal im Spiegel der öffentlichen Meinung [The Facebook Data Scandal in the Mirror of Public Opinion]. Précis for the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID).

Marcinkowski, F. & Starke, C. (2018). Trust in Government: What’s News Media Got to Do With It? Studies in Communication Sciences, 18(1), 87-102. doi: (Best Paper Award 2018)

Strebel, M., Kübler, D., Marcinkowski, F. (2018) The importance of input and output legitimacy in democratic governance. Evidence from a population-based survey experiment in four West European countries. European Journal of Political Research (forthcoming).

Marcinkowski, F., Lünich, M., F. Starke, C. (2018). Spontaneous Trait Inferences from Candidates’ Faces: The Impact of the Face Effect on Election Outcomes in Germany. Acta Politica, 53(2), 231-247.

Marcinkowski, F. (2018). Staat in Angst: politisches Kalkül oder publizistische Nebenwirkung? [State in Fear: Political Calculation or Journalistic Side Effect?]. In: Blum, R. u.a. (Eds.) Intimisierung des Öffentlichen [Intimisation of the Public Sphere]. Series Media Symposium Lucerne, Volume 14. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Flemming, F., Lünich, M, Marcinkowski, F. & Starke, C. (2016). Coping with dilemma. How German sport media users respond to sport mega events in autocratic countries. International Journal of Sports Sociology, 52(8), 1008-1024.

Hasler, K., Kübler, D., Christman, A., Marcinkowski, F. (2016). Over-responsibilised and over-blamed: elected actors in media reporting on network governance. A comparative analysis in eight European metropolitan areas. Policy & Politics 44 (1), 135-152.

Friedrichsmeier, A. & Marcinkowski, F. (2016). The Interplay of Media Orientation and Policy Efforts in German Higher Education Governance. Policy & Politics 44 (1), 97-113.

Christmann, A., Kübler, D., Hasler, K., Marcinkowski, F., Schemer, C. (2014). New Regionalism  Not Too Complex for the Media Watchdog: Media Reporting and Citizens’ Perception of Democratic Legitimacy in Four European Metropolitan Areas. Urban Affairs Review, 51(5), 676-607. 

Marcinkowski, F. & Kohring, M. (2014). The changing rationale of science communication: a challenge for scientific autonomy. Journal of Science Communication 13(3), C04. 

Marcinkowski, F. & Steiner, A. (2014). Mediatization and Political Autonomy: A Systems Approach. In Esser, F. & Strömbäck, J. (Eds.) Mediatization of Politics: Understanding the Transformation of Western Democracies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 74-89. 

Marcinkowski, F. (2014). Mediatization of Politics. Reflections on the state of a concept. Javnost – The Public, 21(2), 5- 22.

Selected Presentations

Marcinkowski, F. (2017). The Mediatization of … (everything) – a View from the Systems Perspective Presentation to the Panel on ”Reinvigorating Theory in Journalism Studies” at the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). San Diego, USA, May 25-29, 2017.

Marcinkowski, F. & Starke, C. (2016). Why do(n’t) we Trust in Government? An empirical investigation of four different Trust Reasons WAPOR – Regional Conference „ Political Trust in Contemporary Representative Democracies“, Barcelona, Spain, November 24-26, 2016.

Starke, C. & Marcinkowski, F. (2016). Trust in Government. Towards a theoretically informed measurement model WAPOR – Regional Conference „ Political Trust in Contemporary Representative Democracies“, Barcelona, Spain, November 24-26, 2016.