Dr. Christine Meltzer (Visiting Professor)


  • 1983 born in Frankfurt/Main
  • 2004-2010 studies of Mass Communication, Politics and Psychology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • 2007-2008 Assistant at the Otto Brenner Stiftung; responsible for the support of the organization, realization and follow-up work of the Otto Brenner Journalism Award for Critical Journalism 2007
  • Since 2010 Research Assistant at the Departmant of Communication Science, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • 2010-2011 setup and head of the CATI Studio for respresentative telephone surveys
  • 2016 PhD on "Media effect despite experience? On the influence of direct and media experiences of events"
  • Since 2017 Research Assistant at the Horizon 2020 project: "The role of European mobility and its impacts in narratives, debates and EU reforms"
  • Since 2018 Visiting Professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research

Major teaching and research interests

  • Reception and effects research; especially cultivation research
  • Political communication; especially media and migration
  • Media use research; especially procrastination


  • Since 2017 Equal Opportunities Officer at the Department of Communication Science
  • 2013-2015: Speaker of the Junior Researchers' Group for Reception and Effects Research of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK)
  • Reviews among others for "Human Communication Research"; "Media Psychology"; "Communication Research"; "International Journal of Communication"; "Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft"
  • Co-organization of the 58th Annual Conference of the German Society of Mass Communication  (DGPuK), May 8-10, 2013, Mainz
  • Co-organization of the Annual Conference of the Expert Group Reception and Effects Research of the German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), January 31 to February 2, 2019, Mainz



Eberl, J.-M., Meltzer, C. E., Heidenreich, T., Herrero, B., Theorin, N., Lind, F., … Strömbäck, J. (2018). The European media discourse on immigration and its effects: a literature review. Annals of the International Communication Association, 1–17. doi:10.1080/23808985.2018.1497452

Meier, A., Meltzer C. E. & Reinecke, L. (2018). Coping with stress or losing control? Facebook-induced strains among emerging adults as a consequence of escapism versus procrastination. In R. Kühne, S. E. Baumgartner, T. Koch & M. Hofer (Eds.), Youth and media: Current perspectives on media use and effects (pp. 167-186). Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi:10.5771/9783845280455-167


Meltzer, C. E. & Schnauber, A. (2017). Sampling theory. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 1550–1552). Thousand Oaks: SAGE. doi:10.4135/9781483381411.n544.


Meier, A, Reinecke L. & Meltzer, C. E. (2016). "Facebocrastination"? Predictors of using Facebook for procrastination and its effects on students' well-being. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 65-76. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.06.011

Meltzer, C. E. (2016). Medienwirkung trotz Erfahrung. Der Einfluss von direkter und medial vermittelter Erfahrung eines Ereignisses [Media effect despite experience? On the influence of direct and media experiences of Events]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-15579-7

Schnauber, A. & Meltzer, C. E. (2016). Online vs. memory-based. Variables explaining and moderating the occurrence and interrelation of first- and second-order cultivation effects. Communications. The European Journal of Communication Research, 41, 121-143. doi:10.1515/commun-2016-0004


Meltzer, C. E., Rossmann, C. & Schnauber, A. (2015). Living with television: The violence profile von George Gerbner und Larry Gross (1976). In M. Potthoff (Ed.), Schlüsselwerke der Medienwirkungsforschung [Key works of media effects research]. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Meltzer, C. E. & Schnauber, A. (2015). Specific situations or specific people? How do extrinsic and intrinsic factors interact in cultivation research? International Journal of Communication, 9, 2838-2861.

Schnauber, A. & Meltzer, C. E. (2015). The impact of personal experience in cultivation. Studies in Communication | Media (SCM), 4 (1), 7–27. doi:10.5771/2192-4007-2015-1-3


Meltzer, C. E., Jakobs, I. & Daschmann, G. (2013). "Wir haben ja beim letzten Interview schon miteinander telefoniert." Zum Einfluss des Interviewers auf die Teilnahmebereitschaft in telefonischen Panelbefragungen ["We already talked to one another on the phone during the recent interview." On the interviewer's influence on the willingnes to participate in telephone panel surveys]. Studies in Communication | Media (SCM), 2(2), 223-245. doi:10.5771/2192-4007-2013-2-223


Meltzer, C. E., Naab, T. & Daschmann, G. (2012). All student samples differ: Participant selection in communication science. Communication Methods and Measures, 6(4), 251-262. do:10.1080/19312458.2012.732625



Dr. Christine Meltzer
Telefon: 0511-3100-459

Last modified: 2018-10-05

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