Fenja De Silva-Schmidt

Research Associate /
Doctoral Candidate

at the Chair of Communication Science,
esp. Climate and Science Communication (since May 2015)

Research areas

  • networks in (science) communication, opinion leaders
  • transformations in journalism, data journalism
  • knowledge about climate politics

Projects

Down to Earth
Twitter use during COP21

Teaching

  • Quantitative content analysis taking the US presidential election as an example - winter semester 2016/ 2017
  • Content Analysis (Quantitative Research) - winter semester 2015/ 2016

Publications and Presentations

Journal articles

  • Schmidt, Fenja (2014): „Stil und Adressatenorientierung am Beispiel des Kinderteils der Böhme-Zeitung". In: Studentische Zeitschrift für Medien und Kommunikation 1 (1) 2014, S. 12-13.

Other publications

  • Loosen, Wiebke/Reimer, Julius/De Silva-Schmidt, Fenja (2017): “Data‐Driven Reporting – an On‐Going (R)Evolution? A Longitudinal Analysis of Projects Nominated for the Data Journalism Awards 2013–2015”. Hamburg: Verlag Hans‐Bredow‐Institut, Mai 2017. www.hans-bredow-institut.de/webfm_send/1181
  • Loosen, Wiebke/Reimer, Julius/De Silva-Schmidt, Fenja (2016): „Wenn aus Daten Journalismus wird. Eine Inhaltsanalyse der für die Data Journalism Awards 2013 bis 2015 nominierten Projekte". Hamburg: Verlag Hans-Bredow-Institut, Oktober 2016. www.hans-bredow-institut.de/webfm_send/1140
  • Schmidt, Fenja (2015): “How data journalism is impacting the climate change debate”. In: Brüggemann, Michael (Hg): Media Representations of Climate Change Politics at COP21: The End of the Beginning. www.climatematters.hamburg/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Watchblog.pdf, S. 19-21.

  • Loosen, Wiebke/Reimer, Julius/Schmidt, Fenja (2015): “When Data Become News: A Content Analysis of Data Journalism Pieces”. Conference Paper The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities, 10. bis 11. September 2015, Cardiff University, UK

  • Schmidt, Fenja/Düring, Kerstin (2014): „Zweifel transparent machen. Medizinjournalismus im Fokus der netzwerk recherche-Jahreskonferenz 2013". In: Lilienthal, Volker/Reineck, Dennis/Schnedler, Thomas (Hg.): Qualität im Gesundheitsjournalismus. Wiesbaden: Springer, S. 285-297.

Presentations at scientific conferences

  • Walter, Stefanie/De Silva-Schmidt, Fenja/Brüggemann, Michael (2017): “From "knowledge brokers" to opinion makers: How physical presence impacts scientists' Twitter use during the COP21 climate change conference”. 62. Jahrestagung der DGPuK, Düsseldorf, 1. April 2017.
  • De Silva Schmidt, Fenja/Brüggemann, Michael/Hoppe, Imke/Arlt, Dorothee/Schmitt, Josephine B. (2016): “From weather forecast to climate conference: Influencing factors on interpersonal communication about climate change”. 6th European Communication Conference, Prague, 12. November 2016.
  • Schmidt, Fenja/Reimer, Julius (2015): „Daten - der Stoff, aus dem Geschichten entstehen? Eine Inhaltsanalyse datenjournalistischer Produkte”. Tagung Digitaler Journalismus: Disruptive Praxis eines neuen Paradigmas, Hamburg, 6. November 2015.
  • Loosen, Wiebke/Reimer, Julius/Schmidt, Fenja (2015): “When Data Become News: A Content Analysis of Data Journalism Pieces”. Future of Journalism Conference 2015: Risks, Threats and Opportunities, Cardiff, 10. September 2015 (together with Wiebke Loosen).

Contact

Universität Hamburg
Institute for Journalism and Communication Science
Allende-Platz 1 - Room 210
20146 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 9123
fenja.schmidtdummy@wiso.uni-hamburgdummy2.de