Andreas Schmidt

(Photo: David Ausserhofer)
  • born 1979 in Bayreuth
  • 2003-2007 Bachelor's degree in policy management at the University of Bremen
  • 2004-2006 Internships and study visits in Lithuania (Klaipedos universitetas, Vilniaus universitetas, Representation of the European Commission), Warsaw (Polska Fundacja im. Roberta Schumana) and Moscow (School of Russian Studies)
  • 2007-2010 Master's degree in Sociology - European Societies at the Free University of Berlin
  • 2007-2008 Student assistant at the Institute for European Politics
  • 2009-2010 Student assistant at the Institute for Sociology of the Free University of Berlin
  • 2010-2014 Research associate in the CliSAP research group "Media Constructions of Climate Change"
  • 2010-2015 Ph.D. student at the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS) and the Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg; Ph.D. degree (Dr. phil.) in Sociology
  • since November 2014 Scientific officer at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Project Management Agency Environment, Culture, Sustainability

Reseach interests

  • Climate and sustainability governance
  • Environmental and climate communication
  • Legitimation and justice research
  • Social scientific and interdisciplinary Earth system research
  • Political and social transnationalization processes

Professional positions and memberships

Projects

Global Media Map on Climate Change

Climate Scientists and the Mass Media: Experiences, Orientations, Mediatization

Climate Governance in the Public Debate: A comparative study on normative demands and controversies in Germany, India and the US

Scientific Publications

Ivanova, Ana, Andreas Schmidt & Mike S. Schäfer (2014): Global Climate Change, Global Public Sphere? Media Attention for Climate Change in 27 Countries. In: Canel, María José & Katrin Voltmer (Eds.): Comparing Political Communication across Time and Space: New Studies in an Emerging Field. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 210–227. DOI: 10.1057/9781137366474.0020.

Schmidt, Andreas & Inga Schlichting (2014): Sustainability and Climate Change: Interpretations and Claims by Societal Actors from Germany, India and the United States. In: Müller, Markus M., Ingrid Hemmer & Martin Trappe (Eds.): Rio+20 – Nachhaltigkeit neu denken? Rio+X: Impulse für Bildung und Wissenschaft. München: Oekom, 141–149.

Rauser, Florian, Andreas Schmidt, Sebastian Sonntag & Diana Süsser (2014): ICYESS2013: Uncertainty as an example of interdisciplinary language problems. In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95/6, ES106-ES108. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00271.1.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova & Andreas Schmidt (2014): What Drives Media Attention for Climate Change? Explaining Issue Attention in Australian, German and Indian Print Media from 1996 to 2010. In: International Communication Gazette, 76/2, 152-176. DOI: 10.1177/1748048513504169.

Schmidt, Andreas, Ana Ivanova & Mike S. Schäfer (2013): Media Attention for Climate Change around the World: A Comparative Analysis of Newspaper Coverage in 27 Countries. In: Global Environmental Change, 23/5, 1233-1248. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.07.020.

Schlichting, Inga & Andreas Schmidt (2013): Nachhaltigkeit und Klimawandel. Strategische Frames von Unternehmen, politischen Akteuren und zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen [Sustainability and Climate Change. Strategic frames of companies, political actors and civil society organizations]. In: Nielsen, Martin, Iris Rittenhofer, Marianne Grove Ditlevsen, Sophie Esmann Andersen & Irene Pollach (Eds.): Nachhaltigkeit in der Wirtschaftskommunikation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 109–133. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-03452-8_6.

Ivanova, Ana, Mike S. Schäfer, Inga Schlichting & Andreas Schmidt (2013): Is there a Medialization of Climate Science? Results from a Survey of German Climate Scientists. In: Science Communication, 35/5, 626-653. DOI: 10.1177/1075547012475226.

Schlichting, Inga & Andreas Schmidt (2012): Strategische Deutungen des Klimawandels. Frames und ihre Sponsoren [Strategic Interpretations of Climate Change. Frames and their Sponsors]. In: Roose, Jochen & Mike S. Schäfer (Eds.): Kampf um die Köpfe. Der Meinungskampf um die Klimapolitik. Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 25/2, 29-41.

Schmidt, Andreas (2012): Bewegungen, Gegenbewegungen, NGOs: Klimakommunikation zivilgesellschaftlicher Akteure [Movements, Counter-movements, NGOs: Climate Communication of Civil Society Actors]. In: Neverla, Irene & Mike S. Schäfer (Eds.): Das Medien-Klima. Fragen und Befunde der kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Klimaforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 69-94.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova, Inga Schlichting & Andreas Schmidt (2012): Mediatisierung: Medienerfahrungen und -orientierungen deutscher Klimawissenschaftler [Mediatization: Media Experiences and Orientations of German Climate Scientists]. In: Neverla, Irene & Mike S. Schäfer (Eds.): Das Medien-Klima. Fragen und Befunde der kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Klimaforschung.  Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 233-252.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova & Andreas Schmidt (2012): Issue-Attention: Mediale Aufmerksamkeit für den Klimawandel in 26 Ländern [Issue-Attention: Media Attention for Climate Change in 26 Countries]. In: Neverla, Irene & Mike S. Schäfer (Eds.): Das Medien-Klima. Fragen und Befunde der kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Klimaforschung.  Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 121-142.

Schäfer, Mike S., Andreas Schmidt & Teresa Zeckau (2012): Grenzüberschreitende Ungleichheiten? Eine qualitative Analyse der Medienberichterstattung in drei deutschen Grenzregionen [Border Crossing Inequalities? A Qualitative Analysis of Media Coverage in three German Border Regions]. In: Stegbauer, Christian (Ed.): Ungleichheit. Medien- und kommunikationssoziologische Perspektiven. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 101-120.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova, Inga Schlichting & Andreas Schmidt (2011): Deutsche Klimaforscher auf der Medienwelle? In: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Meteorologischen Gesellschaft, 2011/3, 20-23.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova & Andreas Schmidt (2011): Globaler Klimawandel, globale Öffentlichkeit? Medienaufmerksamkeit für den Klimawandel in 23 Ländern [Global Climate Change, Global Public Sphere? Media Attention for Climate Change in 23 Countries]. In: Studies in Communication|Media, 2011/1, 133-148.

Schmidt, Andreas (2010): Rezension zu: Hans Peter Peters  (Hrsg., 2009): Medienorientierung biomedizinischer Forscher im internationalen Vergleich. Die Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft & Journalismus und ihre politische Relevanz. Jülich: Forschungszentrum Jülich. In: Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 58/2, 278-280. 

Schäfer, Mike S., Andreas Schmidt & Teresa Zeckau (2009): Transnationale soziale Ungleichheit in den Medien [Transnational social inequality in the media]. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 2009/47, 27-32.

Schmidt, Andreas (2006): Eine Bewertung der Auswirkungen und Herausforderungen des EU-Beitritts der Türkei für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft. In: Berichte über Landwirtschaft, 84/1, 128-143.

Scientific Talks, Posters & Panel chairs

Rauser, Florian, Laura Niederdrenk, Vera Schemann, Andreas Schmidt, Diana Süsser & Sebastian Sonntag (2013): Uncertainty as an Exemplary Communication Challenge within the Earth System Sciences. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco. 9.-13.12.2013.

Schmidt, Andreas (2013): How to tackle climate change appropriately? Climate governance norms in the public debate. Poster & Talk at the Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists 2013: Understanding and Interpreting Uncertainty. University of Hamburg. 22.-25.9.2013.

Schmidt, Andreas & Rebecca Stecker (2013): Panel chair "Uncertainty in the context of Earth System Governance". Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists 2013: Understanding and Interpreting Uncertainty. University of Hamburg. 22.-25.9.2013.

Rauser, Florian, Andreas Schmidt & Sebastian Sonntag (2013): Opening of the Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists 2013: Understanding and Interpreting Uncertainty. University of Hamburg. 22.-25.9.2013.

Schmidt, Andreas (2013): The Various Meanings of Climate Change: Frames in Stakeholder Communication. German-Tunisian Workshop "Living with Climate Change – A Digital Story". FernUniversität Hagen, Regionalzentrum Hamburg. 5.9.2013.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanov & Andreas Schmidt (2013): International Media Communication on Climate Change. Poster prepared for the Workshop "International Analyses of Climate Change Communication: The State of the Art and the Way Forward". KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg. 18.-19. 4.2013.

Schmidt, Andreas & Inga Schlichting (2012): Welche Nachhaltigkeit? Deutungen des Begriffs am Beispiel des Klimawandels [What sustainability? Interpretations of the concept using the example of climate change]. Conference "Rio + 20: Nachhaltigkeit neu denken?". Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. 5.-6.11.2012.

Schmidt, Andreas & Bevis Fedder (2012): Panel chair "Governing the Earth System: Strategies & Challenges". 3rd Young Scientists Conference: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Change. University of Kiel. 1.-2.10.2012.

Schmidt, Andreas & Sakari Höysniemi (2012): Climate Policy Demands of Societal Actors from Germany, India and the United States: Common Ground for Joint Action? 3rd Young Scientists Conference: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Change. University of Kiel. 1.-2.10.2012.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova & Andreas Schmidt (2012): Media Attention for Climate Change around the World: Data from 27 Countries. International Conference "Culture, Politics, and Climate Change". University of Colorado Boulder. 13.-15.9.2012.

Schmidt, Andreas (2012): Climate Justice in Mass Media Debates: Societal Claims for Fair Climate Policies. PhD Students Retreat of the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences. Hamburg. 1.6.2012.

Schmidt, Andreas (2012): Justice in the Public Climate Debate: Interpretations & Related Policy Preferences in Comparative Perspective. 24th International Climate Policy Ph.D. Workshop. University of Freiburg. 3.-4.5.2012.

Schmidt, Andreas & Inga Schlichting (2012): Strategic Interpretations of Climate Change: Frames & their Sponsors. Seminar "Media Representations of Climate Change" of the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences. University of Hamburg. 24.4.2012.

Schmidt, Andreas (2012): Gerechtigkeitsargumente in der öffentlichen Klimapolitikdebatte [Justice Arguments in the Public Climate Policy Debate]. Forschungstreffen Klima-Governance des Centrums für Globalisierung und Governance und des Exzellenzclusters CliSAP. Universität Hamburg. 3.2.2012.

Schmidt, Andreas (2011): Negotiating Sustainability: Climate Justice Constructions in the Media. German Environmental Sociology Summit: "Innovation and Sustainability - Beyond Technology". University of Frankfurt. 16.-18.11.2011.

Schmidt, Andreas (2011): Klimagerechtigkeit in den Medien - eine qualitative Inhaltsanalyse [Climate Justice in the Media - a Qualitative Content Analysis]. Seminar "Medieninhalte, Mediennutzung und Medienwirkung" at the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies. University of Hamburg. 1.11.2011.

Schmidt, Andreas (2011): Climate Justice in the Media. Perspectives from Industrialised and Developing Countries. Poster prepared for the International Conference "Climate Change – Global Scenarios and Local Experiences". Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld. 24.-25.10.2011.

Schmidt, Andreas (2011): Panel chair "Past, present and future impacts of climate on society". Young Scientist Excellence Cluster Conference on Marine and Climate Research: Perspectives from Natural and Social Sciences. University of Bremen. 4.-5.10.2011.

Ivanova, Ana & Andreas Schmidt (2011): Public Legitimation of Global Climate Politics? A Comparative Study of Media Coverage in 17 Countries. Young Scientist Excellence Cluster Conference on Marine and Climate Research: Perspectives from Natural and Social Sciences. University of Bremen. 4.-5.10.2011.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova & Andreas Schmidt (2011):  Worldwide Media Attention for Climate Change. Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. Istanbul. 13.-17.7.2011.

Schmidt, Andreas (2011): Die empirische Untersuchung von Klimagerechtigkeitsvorstellungen [The Empirical Analysis of Climate Justice Perceptions]. Research Colloquium of the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies. University of Hamburg. 8.6.2011.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova, Andreas Schmidt (2011): Globaler Klimawandel, globale Öffentlichkeit? Medienaufmerksamkeit für den Klimawandel in 23 Ländern [Global Climate Change, Global Public Sphere? Media Attention for Climate Change in 23 Countries]. Research Colloquium of the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies. University of Hamburg. 18.5.2011.

Mike S. Schäfer, Ana Ivanova, Inga Schlichting & Andreas Schmidt (2011): The
Mediatization of Climate Science. Results from a Representative Survey of German Climate Scientists.
 Workshop "Post-Normal Science". University of Hamburg. 4.-6.5.2011.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova, Inga Schlichting & Andreas Schmidt (2011): Mediatisierte Klimawissenschaft? Research Colloquium of the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies. University of Hamburg. 20.4.2011.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova, Inga Schlichting & Andreas Schmidt (2011): Mediatized science? Results from a survey of German climate scientists. International Conference "Mediatized Worlds: Culture and Society in a Media Age". Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen. 14.4.2011.

Schmidt, Andreas (2011): Climate Justice in the Media - Crossnational Comparisons. PhD Students Retreat of the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences. Lauenburg. 28.3.2011.

Schmidt, Andreas (2010): Mediale Konstruktionen von Klimagerechtigkeit und -verantwortung. Research Colloquium of the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies. University of Hamburg. 8.12.2010.

Schäfer, Mike S., Ana Ivanova & Andreas Schmidt (2010): Global Media Map on Climate Change. Eine Projektskizze. Research Colloquium of the Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies. University of Hamburg. 27.10.2010.

Schäfer, Mike S., Andreas Schmidt & Teresa Zeckau (2010): Grenzüberschreitende Wahrnehmung sozialer Ungleichheit in Europa? Gemeinsame Tagung von DGS und DGPuK "Ungleichheit aus kommunikations- und mediensoziologischer Perspektive". University of Frankfurt. 18.-19.3.2010.

Mass media contributions

Schmidt, Andreas, Mike S. Schäfer & Ana Ivanova (2013): Climate Change Coverage: More Politics, Less Weather. European Journalism Observatory. 12.12.2013. Also in German and Italian.

Schmidt, Andreas (2013): Why do different countries have such a hard time finding an agreement in climate talks? Video interview for Deutsche Welle Global Ideas. 11.11.2013.

Schmidt, Andreas (2013): Klimawandel und Medien. Interview for SWR2 Impuls. 3.9.2013.

Schmidt, Andreas (2013): Gespaltene Öffentlichkeit bremst den Klimaschutz. Hamburger Abendblatt. 10.6.2013.

Schmidt, Andreas (2012): Interview about social scientific perspectives on climate change. 21.09.2012.