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Alexa Keinert, M.A.

Alexa Keinert

Division Communication Theory and Media Effects

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences


Project "Translocal Networks: Public Sphere in the Social Web", Subproject of DFG-sponsored "Re-Figuration of Spaces"

Otto-von-Simson-Str. 3
Room 202
14195 Berlin
Since October 2020 Researcher at the Division Communication Theory and Media Effects, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
Since May 2019 Associate Member at the collaborative research centre SFB 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces”
February 2019 - January 2021           Research Assistant in the research project “Digital transformation of local public spheres“, Freie Universität Berlin
2014 - 2018 Student Assistant in various research projects, i.a. in a DFG-funded project on online agenda building
2016 - 2018 Master studies in Media and Political Communication at Freie Universität Berlin and at the University of Zurich
2012 - 2016 Bachelor studies in Media and Communication science with Political science at Freie Universität Berlin
  • Public sphere theory
  • Communication and space
  • Network analysis
  • Communication and media change


  • Research associate in the project "Translocal Networks: Public Sphere in the Social Web", subproject of the Collaborative Research Center "Re-Figuration of Spaces" (CRC 1265), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Keinert, A., Stoltenberg, D., Pfetsch, B., & Waldherr, A. (2021). Auf der Suche nach translokalen Öffentlichkeiten. In J. Hoerning & P. Misselwitz (eds.), Räume in Veränderung: Ein visuelles Lesebuch (pp. 190-201). jovis

Fischer, R., Keinert, A., Jarren, O., & Klinger, U. (2021). What constitutes a local public sphere? Building a monitoring framework for comparative analysis. Media and Communication, 9(3), 85–96. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i3.3984

Keinert, A., Sayman, V., & Maier, D. (2021). Relational communication spaces: infrastructures and discursive practices. Media and Communication, 9(3), 28–39. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i3.3988

Keinert, A., Heft, A., & Dogruel, L. (2019). How do news entrepreneurs view the future of their profession? Four theses on tomorrow’s journalism. In: Journalism Research2(3), 171-188. https://doi.org/10.1453/2569-152X-32019-10199-en

Maier, D., Waldherr, A., Miltner, P., Wiedemann, G., Niekler, A., Keinert, A., Pfetsch, B., Heyer, G., Reber, U., Häussler, T., Schmid-Petri, H., & Adam, S. (2018). Applying LDA topic modeling in communication research: Toward a valid and reliable methodology. Communication Methods and Measures (Special Issue: Computational Methods)12(2-3), 93-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2018.1430754