Christina Ortner – University of Copenhagen

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Christina Ortner, ph.d. 

Communication Scientist  Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS) at the University of Salzburg  Mönchberg 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria 


Phone: +43/662 8044 7635 (office)

Research areas:  European Integration and the media, (Young) people´s images of Europe and attitudes towards European integration and the EU, online experiences of children and youngsters in Europe, media and migration, digitalization of television, qualitative methodology, combination of qualitative and quantitative methods (triangulation)

Publications in the field of European Studies:  Paus-Hasebrink, Ingrid/Ortner, Christina (2009 in print): Images of Europe from the bottom: The Role of Media for the Attitudes towards Europe among Socially Diasadvantaged Groups. In: Iñaki Garcia-Blanco et al. (Eds.): Media Agoras: Democracy, Diversity and Communication. Cambridge: Scholars Publishing. Paus-Hasebrink, Ingrid/Ortner, Christina (2007): Socially Disadvantaged Groups and their Attitudes towards Europe. A Conceptual Approach. In: Medien Journal 2/2007, p. 11-21.

Relevant research project:  The aim of my PhD project is to study the role of media for attitudes of young people towards the European Union and its impact on social issues especially on job security and working conditions. Although the Union aim to improve the availabillity and quality of jobs there are severe fears among the population of some member states that the EU disregards the social impact of their mainly economic policy resulting in social dumping, the transfer of jobs or the loss of social benefits. In the last years these issues were increasingly discussed inthe media e.g. in the context of rising skepticism, the enlargement or the referenda on the Constitutional Treaty. Against this background my PhD project explores the respective attituteds of young people and addresses the role of media usage and communication behavior for developing their perception and opinions.