Kim Murphy, M.A.


Organizational Communication

Research Associate

Address Garystr. 55
Room 303c
14195 Berlin
Telephone +49-30-838-57788
Fax +49-30-838-4-57788

Office hours

by appointment

  • Since October 2014: Researcher at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin within the DFG-project "Networked Media Government Relations."
  • July 2013 – September 2014: Communications Manager at ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin.
  • May 2009 – February 2013: Political researcher in the press and research office of the Fianna Fáilparty in the Irish parliament.
  • September 2005 – November 2008: Media researcher (TV and radio).
  • 2004 - 2005: Masters of Arts in International Relations at Dublin City University, Ireland. Master’s thesis on the topic "The relationship between media and government: who influences whom? A content analysis study of the kidnapping of Kenneth Bigley during the Iraq War."
  • 2000 - 2003: Bachelor degree in Communications Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)

Speaker Naprok - Die Nachwuchsforscherinnen PR und Organisationskommunikation

Winter term 2015/2016

Analysing Government Communications Online. Practical seminar for MA-students.

  • Political communication (online)
  • Government communication (online)
  • Comparative research
  • Content analysis (comparative)
  • PR and journalism


Nitschke, P. & Murphy, K. (2016): Organizations as an Analytical Category: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges. In: G. Vowe & P. Henn (Hrsg.)  Political communication in the online world: Theoretical approaches and research designs. New York: Routledge.

Conference papers:

  • Murphy, K., Kocks, J.N. & Raupp, J (2016, September): Different Governments, Different Approaches: Political Participation in the Online Sphere. Paper accepted for the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Prague.
  • Kocks, J.N., Raupp, J. & Murphy, K. (2016, September): Egos, elites and social capital: Analyzing media-government relations from a network perspective. Paper accepted for the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Prague.
  • Murphy, K., Kocks, J.N. & Raupp, J (2016, June): Social networks and government organisations: a study of online communications in Germany and Great Britain. Paper accepted for the Conference in Comparative Political Communication at the ISCC, CNRS-Paris-Sorbonne-UPMC, Paris.
  • Kocks, J.N., Raupp, J. & Murphy, K. (2016, March): Diesseits und jenseits des Eisernen Vorhangs: Aufgaben, Konzeptionen und Rahmensetzungen der Regierungskommunikation in BRD und DDR bis 1989. Presentation accepted for the 61st annual DGPuK congress, Leipzig.
  • Murphy, K., Kocks, J.N. & Raupp, J (2015, July): Conceptualizing a framework for effective government communications in a new media age. Presentation accepted for the  22nd International Public Relations Research Symposium (BLEDCOM), Ljubljana.
  • Kocks, J.N., Raupp, J. & Murphy, K. (2015, July): From Partisanship to Perpetual Neutrality? Tracing the History of Governmental PR in Germany. Paper accepted for the annual conference 'Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambigous Power of Communication' of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Montreal.