Dr. Charlotte Knorr

Dr. Charlotte Knorr

Research Fellow

Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
Zeppelinhaus
Nikolaistraße 27-29, Room 5.13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35717

Abstract

Charlotte Knorr is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig. Since 2016, she has been researching the thematization and commentary of conflicts, crises, and scandals in press- and user-generated content. Since April 2021, she has been researching the media-communicative framing of Big Data from a cultural, temporal, and cross-national comparative perspective together with Prof. Pentzold (DFG). In her dissertation, Charlotte Knorr examined the socio-technical affordances of journalistic thematization. To this end, she developed a social science and humanities artifact analysis for thematization processes in online media. Charlotte Knorr is also a trained mediator. The focus of her practice transfer is on the empowerment of marginalized actors in conflicts. The focus of her teaching is on project seminars on content, network and artifact analysis in media conflict communication.

Professional career

  • since 04/2021
    Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Pentzold), Dptm. For Media- and Communication Studies, Institute for Communication and Media Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 10/2020 - 03/2021
    Program Coordinator for the B.A. and M.A. KMW at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies
  • 03/2019 - 03/2021
    Coordinator for the department Mediation at the Center for Development Communication - Communication for Social Change (EC4SC)
  • 10/2016 - 09/2020
    Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Donges), Dptm. For Communication Studies, Institute for Communication and Media Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 10/2014 - 03/2017
    Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Stiehler), Dptm. For Empirical Research on Communication and Media, University of Leipzig
  • 10/2013 - 03/2014
    Reaching Assistant for First-Semester-Students in Bachelor of Communication Studies, University of Leipzig
  • 03/2009 - 10/2011
    Student Assistant for Prof. Stiehler amongst other Activities in the Project: Television in Eastern Germany Fernsehen in Ostdeutschland) (published in the TLM Series)

Education

  • 11/2017 - 09/2018
    Apprenticeship as Mediator with Vera Rehberger (mediationsbüro mitte) and Lena-Marie Offermanns (Zwischenraeume Leipzig e.V.)Certificate according to the Standards of the Bundesverband MEDIATION e.V.
  • 10/2011 - 09/2014
    Empirical Communication and Media Research (Master of Arts) at the University of Leipzig, with intermediate stay at the ELTE Budapest, Hungary
  • 10/2008 - 09/2011
    Communication and Media Studies (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of Leipzig, with stays in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway
  • 10/2007 - 09/2008
    Communication Science and Political Science (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of Passau

The focus of my research is to describe and explain how both press-media and user-generated content is disseminated in the case of conflictual and crisis-related topics and which media institutions become visible in the discursification.


In my dissertation, I developed an affordance-theoretical framework on "public thematization". Themes are shaped and constructed online-medially with the help of techniques. Thematization is an online-medial artifact (= knowing sociotechnical affordances for thematization and being able to use them with others).


Guided by my practical work as a mediator, I examine conflicts in media formats and discourses. The focus here is on dealing with perceived power(a)symmetries and dynamics, as well as the empowerment of marginalized actors through, by and in mediation. How do actors in mediation define their situation and how do they re-experience themselves as strong actors in the conflict thanks to mediation?


Transcripitive Keywords: Media Logic(s) and Representation Mechanisms of Media Content; Issue Attention Cycles; Affordances; Media Structures; Method Research (Content Analysis, Network Analysis)

  • Framing Big Data: The Media Framing of Aggregate Data and New Data-Based Processes in Comparison of Communicative Forms, Time Periods, and Countries
    Pentzold, Christian
    Duration: 04/2021 - 03/2024
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
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  • "Diversity in the media - female experts in MDR information programs"
    Knorr, Charlotte
    Duration: 10/2021 - 12/2021
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
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more projects

  • Knorr, C.
    Transitivität in interpersoneller Kommunikation bei sog. small groups nach Leinhardt / Holland (1971).
    Wiesbaden: Springer. 2018. p. 267
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  • Krüger, U.; Knorr, C.; Finke, F.
    Cross-Border Non-Profit Investigative Journalism Networks: A Structural Analysis of the Field
    In: Meers, J.; Houston, B. (Eds.)
    Academic Track Reader. A Collection of Research Papers Submitted for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference September 2019, Hamburg, Germany. 2019. pp. 404-428
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  • Krüger, U.; Knorr, C.; Finke, F.
    Die Globalisierung der Recherche: Eine Strukturanalyse grenzüberschreitender Netzwerke für investigativen Journalismus von 1998 bis 2018
    In: Möhrle, R. (Ed.)
    Umbrüche und Kontinuitäten in der deutschen Presse. Fallstudie zu Medienakteuren von 1945 bis heute. Gutenberg: Computus. 2020. pp. 133-151
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  • Knorr, C.
    Soziale Affordanzen der Thematisierung auf Medienplattformen
    Doctoral thesis. 2022
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more publications

  • Workshop
    Online-Workshop: Journalistische Mediation
    Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    Event Organiser: Knorr, Charlotte
    10/12/2021
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  • Workshop
    Online-Workshop: Online-Konflikte und deren Möglichkeiten zur Mediation
    Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    Event Organiser: Knorr, Charlotte
    03/12/2021
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  • Gesprächsrunde
    "Denkwerkstatt Medien und Zusammenhalt vor Ort"
    Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    Event Organiser: Knorr, Charlotte
    22/10/2021
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  • Workshop
    Online-Workshop: Einführung Mediation
    Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    Event Organiser: Knorr, Charlotte
    02/12/2021
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  • Gesprächsrunde
    „Zum Verhältnis Kritischer (Kommunikations-)Wissenschaft und Polizei“
    Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
    Event Organiser: Knorr, Charlotte
    30/06/2021
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more events

Since 2013 I have been giving methodological seminars on content analysis, especially in the field of online communication. First, I taught as a tutor during my master's degree, then I gave seminars for the online content analysis M.A., introductory content analysis seminars for B.A. and M.A..


Since 2018, my teaching focus has been on theory and research seminars on online conflict. Here, the focus is on examining power dynamics as well as the marginalization of individual voices in conflict through media technologies.


Additionally, in my network analytic seminars, I share insights from political mobilization research in social movements and political conflicts (Theories M.A. seminars and Network Research B.A. research seminars since 2018).


Especially in the field of conflict moderation and mediation, I also give workshops on understanding online conflicts and empowering marginalized actors:inside. Most recently, this has taken place for the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig as well as for the Center for Development Communication EC4SC at the University of Leipzig.

  • Diversity in the media - female experts in MDR programs

    offered for B.A. KMW in summer semester 2020 together with Prof. Patrick Donges and in cooperation with the MDR.

    In the seminar a program analysis of information programs was conducted. After an introduction to the methodology, the students developed a codebook and examined the material. The results were presented and discussed with both the students and the MDR.

  • Theories of Interpersonal Communication (B.A. KMW 1003-1)

    offered as part of the Basis Theory Modul B.A. KMW in the summer semester 2018 and 2017

    first an Introduction to the basic literature, then the focus on interpersonal conflicts, especially in digital communication

  • Project Seminar on Network Research (B.A. KMW 1004)

    offered as part of the Method Module B.A. KMW in the winter semester since 2018, latest in 2020/2021.

    The seminar is part of the methods module 1004. After a short introduction to basic theorems and concepts of network research, the focus lies on empirical implementations in the context of SNA. The seminar allows small group work in projects that can be determined according to individual interest.

  • Project seminar on the investigation of political online mobilization (B.A. KMW)

    offered as part of the project module in B.A. KMW in the summer semester 2016

  • Methodological seminar on content analysis (B.A. KMW)

    offered as part of the Method Module B.A. KMW in the winter semesters 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17

    first a introduction to the methodology, then joint work on own projects including their execution in the pretest

  • Methodological seminar on online-content analysis (M.A. KMW)

    offered as part of the Method Module B.A. KMW in the winter semesters 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17

    first a introduction to the methodology, then joint work on own projects including their execution in the pretest

  • Special Theories of Communication and Media Research (M.A. KMW)

    ffered as a seminar for the Master of Empirical Media Research, with a focus on network theories (Summer Semester 2015)