Dennis Steffan (M.A.)

Fields of research

  • Political Communication
  • Journalism
  • Research Methods

Background

  • since 01/2021: Postdoc, Department for Journalism, TU Dortmund University, Germany
  • 01/2020 – 11/2020: Project Manager, infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences, Bonn, Germany
  • 04/2018 – 10/2018: Research Associate, project “Regional Press Diversity in Germany and Austria: The Economic and Journalistic Development of Newspapers 1995–2015” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), (PIs: Prof. Dr. Klaus Beck & Prof. Dr. Jan Krone), Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • 04/2014 – 12/2019: Ph.D. Student, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Publications

Books

Vonbun-Feldbauer, R., Grüblbauer, J., Berghofer, S., Krone, J., Beck, K., Steffan, D., & Dogruel, L. (2020). Regionaler Pressemarkt und Publizistische Vielfalt. Strukturen und Inhalte der Regionalpresse in Deutschland und Österreich 1995–2015 [Regional press market and journalistic diversity: Structures and content of the regional press in Germany and Austria 1995–2015]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-28965-2

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Steffan, D. (2020). Visual self-presentation strategies of political candidates on social media platforms: A comparative study. International Journal of Communication, 14, 3096–3118. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/13128

Steffan, D., & Venema, N. (2020). New medium, old strategies? Comparing online and traditional campaign posters for German Bundestag elections, 2013–2017. European Journal of Communication, 35(4), 370–388. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323120903681

Venema, N., & Steffan, D. (2020). Context matters: Professionalization of campaign posters from Adenauer to Merkel. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research45(1), 98–121. https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2018-2020

Steffan, D., & Venema, N. (2019). Personalised, de-ideologised and negative? A longitudinal analysis of campaign posters for German Bundestag elections, 1949–2017. European Journal of Communication34(3), 267–285. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323119830052

Steffan, D. (2015). Glücklich mit dem Beruf, aber unzufrieden mit dem Job? Eine Analyse über die Arbeitszufriedenheit von Journalisten in Deutschland [Happy with their profession but dissatisfied with their job? An analysis of German journalists’ job satisfaction]. Studies in Communication | Media (SCM), 4(3), 248–276. https://doi.org/10.5771/2192-4007-2015-3-248

Book Chapters

Venema, N., & Steffan, D. (2021). Kleine Parteien, unprofessionelle Kampagnen? Strukturen und Strategien der Plakatwerbung im Europawahlkampf 2019 [Small parties, unprofessional campaigns? Structures and strategies of poster advertising in the European election campaign 2019]. In C. Holtz-Bacha (Hrsg.), Europawahlkampf 2019. Zur Rolle der Medien (pp. 149–174). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.