Born in Bremen, raised in a suburb of Munich. University studies in Hamburg and Paris. Briefly lived in Ohio and Michigan. Economist by training (University of Hamburg), research focus on (digital) journalism and the media industry. PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Hamburg.

Jenny-Gusyk-Award for Family-Friendly Leadership in 2020
Hamburg Teaching Award in 2015
Nominated for the Teaching Award of the University of Cologne in 2020.

Married, dad of two boys and Werder Bremen supporter.


Hamburg Media School
Head of Innovation and Study Programs

University of Cologne
Associate Professor of Media and Technology Management

Parental Leave

University of Hamburg
Assistant Professor in Media Management

Michigan State University
Visiting Assitant Professor

08/2009 – 09/2009
Jönköping University
Visiting Doctoral Fellow

University of Hamburg
Research Assistant

Teaching Appointments

University of Bremen
(B.A. Media and Communication Studies)

Hamburg Media School
(M.A. Digital Journalism)

Zeppelin University
(M.A. Communications)

TU Dortmund
(B.A. Journalism)

German Sports University
(M.A. Communications)


Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM), Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Convergence, Digital Journalism, Empirical Economics, Information Economics and Policy, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Journal of Media Business Studies, Journal of Media Economics, Journalism, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, MedienWirtschaft, Review of Industrial Organization, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds, Stiftung Industrieforschung