Dr. Tobias Heidenreich

Porträt Tobias Heidenreich
Martina Sander


tobias.heidenreich [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
B 306
Research Fellow of the Research Department

Research fields

Political Communication | Computational Methods | Social Media | Migration


since 10/2021
Reserch Fellow (post-doc), Global Governance unit, WZB Berlin

Research Associate (pre-doc), Project "Tango on a Tightrope - An Investigation of Media Politics in Austrian EU Crisis Management", Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Research Associate (pre-doc), Project "REMINDER (Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms)", Department of Communication, University of Vienna

since 01/2017
Doctorate, Communication Science, University of Vienna
Graduated on 15 September 2021 (with distinction)
Doctoral Thesis: “Mapping Political Migration Discourses on Social Media in Europe”. Cumulative Dissertation.
Thesis Supervisors: Prof. Hajo G. Boomgaarden & Dr. Jakob-Moritz Eberl

MA & BA in Communication Science, University of Vienna

Selected Publications

Eisele, Olga, Tobias Heidenreich, Olga Lytviak, Hajo G. Boomgaarden (2023) "Capturing a News Frame – Comparing Machine-Learning Approaches to Frame Analysis with Different Degrees of Supervision", Communication Methods and Measures.

Heidenreich, Tobias, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Petro Tolochko, Fabienne Lind, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden (2022) "My Voters Should See This! What News Items Are Shared by Politicians on Facebook?", The International Journal of Press/Politics.

Heidenreich, Tobias, Olga Eisele, Kohei Watanabe, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden (2022) "Exploring Engagement With EU News on Facebook: The Influence of Content Characteristics", Politics and Governance.

Heidenreich, Tobias, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Fabienne Lind, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden (2022) "Discontentment trumps Euphoria: Interacting with European Politicians’ migration-related messages on social media", New Media & Society.

Eisele, Olga, Tobias Heidenreich, Nina Kriegler, Pamina Syed Ali, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden (2022) "A window of opportunity? The relevance of the rotating European Union presidency in the public eye", European Union Politics.

Lind, Fabienne, Tobias Heidenreich, Christoph Kralj, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden (2022) "Greasing the wheels for comparative communication research: supervised text classification for multilingual corpora", Computational Communication Research.

Dimitrova, Daniela, Tobias Heidenreich, and Teodor A. Georgiev (2022) "The relationship between humanitarian NGO communication and user engagement on Twitter", New Media & Society.