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Corinne Schweizer

TW2.6.01D

Dept of Media and Communications

LSE, Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5026

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Email: c.schweizer@lse.ac.uk

Corinne Schweizer

LSE Fellow

I am an LSE Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications. Prior to joining the Department I worked as a research and teaching associate at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research of the University of Zurich in Switzerland. I was involved in several research projects on media regulation that were funded by the Office of Communications in Switzerland, and I worked several years as a journalist for major Swiss newspapers.

I just submitted a dissertation with the title “public service media as commons – civic justification and comparative analysis” in order to receive a doctoral degree from the University of Zurich. I already hold a licence degree (combined BA & MA) in communication science, business administration and political science from the University of Zurich. During Michaelmas Term 2014, I was a visiting research student at the Department of Media and Commination’s of Goldsmiths, University of London.

My professional affiliations include the membership in a board awarding financial support for young researchers (Graduate Campus of University of Zurich), and being the co-chair of the media policy, structures and history section of the Swiss Association of Communication Science and Media Research. Furthermore I am the administrator of the Ulrich Saxer Foundation for the Promotion of Media and Communication Science among Young Researchers in Switzerland.

In my research I am concerned with the question of how media are organized and governed in order to reach some defined goal in the name of a public or private interest. I therefore conduct research on media regulation and media structures, and the process of public and political negotiation. I am especially interested in how the media are themselves involved in this process.

My empirical research is based on conceptual thinking and theories of social science. In my doctoral dissertation, I am using the concept of the commons to critically assess public service media from a civic perspective. As a follow-up, I plan to investigate other forms of civic media organisations and content production in a predominantly commercial media landscape and information ecology.

I have a strong commitment to comparative research. In several research projects I have compared media policy and structures, as well as discourses, across countries, regions, organisations or time. With regard to methodologies I have used quantitative methods, such as content analysis, and qualitative methods, such as document analysis or expert interviews.

Together with Prof. Manuel Puppis from the University of Fribourg in Switzeriand, I jsut completed a research project on the definition and funding of Public Service Media in 18 Western countries, funded by the Swiss Offices of Communications.

In Michaelmas Term 2015 I teach on MC408 Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications I (Key concepts and interdisciplinary approaches).  In Lent Term 2016 I teach on MC418 Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications II (Processes of communication in modern life), MC4M1 Principles of Research in Media and Communications and will be supervising MSc dissertations.

As a teaching associate at University of Zurich, I worked as a lecturer, and as an advisor for master dissertations. In the last two years I was responsible for convening the course “Introduction into Media Policy” at University of Zurich with around 100 BA students from communication science and political science. Furthermore, I led a two semester research seminar on public service media in the digital age, and classes on theories of social science, as well as on content analysis.

Since 2014, I hold the University of Zurich’s Teaching Skills Certificate, which is a two year program comparable to the LSE’s Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Journal Articles

Schweizer, C.; Puppis, M.; Künzler, M.; Studer, S. (2014): Blast from the Past? A Comparative Analysis of Broadcasting Licensing in the Digital Era. In: Journal of Information Policy 4, pp. 507-528.

Book Chapters

Schweizer, C. (forthcoming, 2016): Service populaire, Bye Bye Billag und unlgeich lange Spiesse: Wie Schweizer Zeitungen über die SRG berichten. In: Werner A. Meier (Ed.): Abbruch - Umbruch - Aufbruch: Globaler Medienwandel und lokale Medienkrisen. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Schweizer, C. (forthcoming, 2016): Public Service Media and the Commons. Crossing conceptual and institutional Boundaries. In Nobuto Yamamoto & Gregory Ferell Lowe (Ed.): Public Service Media across Boundaries. Ripe@Tokyo. Göteborg: Nordicom.

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., & Studer, S. (2015): Das Projekt Regulierungs-Monitoring: Solide Wissensgrundlagen für medienpolitische Weichenstellungen. In Martina Leonarz (Ed.), Wissenschaftliche und praktische Medienpolitik als politische Daueraufgabe. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 97-127.

Wassmer, C., Schweizer, C., Studer, S., & Leonarz, M. (2015): Im Auftrag der Politik. Wissenschaft zwischen Erwartungsdruck und Forschungsfreiheit. In Martina Leonarz (Ed.), Wissenschaftliche und praktische Medienpolitik als politische Daueraufgabe. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 321-342.

Schweizer, C. (2013). Regulating new Bottlenecks of Digital Television Distribution. An Analysis of the Policy Making Process in Switzerland. In Maria Löblich & Senta Pfaff-Rüdiger (Eds.), Communication and Media Policy in the Era of Digitization and the Internet. Theories and Processes. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 107-118.

Research Reports [all in German]

Schweizer, C., Puppis, M. (forthcoming, 2015): Public Service Media in 18 Media Systems. Report for the Federal Office of Communications.

Studer, S., Schweizer, C., Puppis, M. & Künzler, M. (2014): The Swiss Media Landscape. Report for the Federal Office of Communications.

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., & Studer, S. (2013): Media Subsidies in 18 Media Systems. Research Report for the Federal Office of Communications.

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., & Studer, S. (2013): Funding of Public Service Media in 18 Media Systems. Research Report for the Federal Office of Communications.

Künzler, M., Puppis, M., Schweizer, C., & Studer, S. (2013): Licensing of private Media in 18 Media Systems. Research Report for the Federal Office of Communications.

Articles in Media Blogs & Magazines

Jarren, O.; Schweizer, C. (2015): From Public Value to Common Goods. In ORF (Ed.): Where? Public Value Report 2014/15, pp. 10-11. http://zukunft.orf.at/rte/upload/download/pvb_teil_2.pdf 

Studer, S.; Schweizer, C. (2015): Public money for media: how independent is the French press? In:  http://globaliznow.com/2015/02/04/public-money-media-independent-french-press 

Schweizer, C., Puppis, M., Künzler, M., & Studer, S. (2014): Public Funding of private Media in Europe and Overseas. LSE Media Policy Brief, Vol. 11. In: http://www.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/documents/MPP/LSE-MPP-Policy-Brief-11-Public-Funding-Private-Media.pdf

Puppis, M.; Studer, S.; Schweizer, C.; Künzler, M. (2014): Mit Subventionen zu neuen Ufern. Presse- und Medienförderung in Europa. In: Medienwoche of April 22, 2014 & European Journalism Observatory of April 25, 2014. http://medienwoche.ch/2014/04/22/mit-subventionen-zu-neuen-ufern 

Schweizer, C. (2014): Wenn Zeitungen über Öffentlich-Rechtliche schreiben. In: www.carta.info/69149/kommpol-2014-wenn-zeitungen-uber-offentlich-rechtliche-schreiben

Invited Talks

LSE Media Policy Project: 'Public Service Media in Western Europe & Overseas. Findings of a Research Project for the Federal Office of Communications'. November 13, 2015.

Federal Office of Communications in Biel, 'Switzerland: PSM models in Europe and Overseas'. September 15, 2015.

Research Seminar of the Institute of Computational Linguistics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland: 'Press Discourse on the Future of Public Service Media – a comparative research project'. March 3, 2015.

Research Seminar of the School of Media and Communications at University of Leeds UK: 'Public Service Media as Commons – theoretical considerations and empirical outlook'. November 26, 2014.

CaMARG Research Seminar of the University of Loughborough UK: 'PSM as Commons – theoretical considerations and empirical outlook'. October 16, 2014.

Federal Media Commission, Berne, Switzerland (with M. Puppis): 'Media Funding in Comparison: Findings of the Regulation Monitoring Project 2012/2013'. September 20, 2013.

Federal Office of Communications in Biel, Switzerland (with M. Puppis, M. Künzler & S. Studer): 'Regulation Monitoring Project 2012/2013'. August 27, 2013.

Conferences (selection)

'How to Serve a Young Audience? Interviews with Public Service Media Officials in the French and German Speaking Part of Switzerland'. Paper presented for the Annual Conference of the MeCCSA in Canterbury UK, January 6-8, 2016 (with S. Ostertag).

‘The End of the UK Television Licence Fee? Applying the German household broadcasting levy model to the UK’. Paper presented at the Workshop of the ECREA Communication Law & Policy Section on “Policy Challenges in the Austerity & Surveillance Environment” in Ljubljana SLO, November 6–7, 2015 (with P. Ramsey & M. Puppis)

Public Discourse on Public Service Media: How Newspapers in different countries write about Political Decisions and Regulatory Questions. 5th European Communication Conference in Lisbon PT, November 12-15, 2014 (with C. Bijnens & L. d’Haenens).

PSM (online) as commons – theoretical considerations and a comparative analysis of online platforms. Ripe@2014 Conference on “Public Service Media across Boundaries” in Tokyo JP, August 27-29, 2014.

Public Financial Support for News Organizations in the Digital Era. 64. Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Seattle US, May 22-26, 2014 (with M. Puppis, M. Künzler & S. Studer).

The Regulation of Digital Television Distribution: The Influence of Media and Infrastructure Owners on Policy-Making in Switzerland. Annual Conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research in Istanbul TK, July 13-17 2011 (with M. Puppis)

 

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