conferences & publications

Current publications:

Meier, K; Garcia-Avilés, J.-A.; Kaltenbrunner, A.; Porlezza, C.; Wyss, V.; Lugschitz, R.; Klinghardt, K. (2024): Innovations in Journalism. Comparative research in five European countries. Routledge, New York. (in print, publication date expected in March 2024, open access).

Meier, K; Graßl, M; Garcia-Avilés, J.-A.; Mondejar, D.; Kaltenbrunner, A.; Lugschitz, R.; Porlezza, C.; Mazzoni, P.; Wyss, V.; Saner, M. (2024): Innovations in Journalism as Complex Interplay: Supportive and Obstructive Factors in International Comparison. In: Media and Communication,

Meier, K.; Schützeneder, J.; García Avilés, J.A.; Valero-Pastor, J.M.; Kaltenbrunner, A.; Lugschitz, R.; Porlezza, C.; Ferri, G.; Wyss, V.; Saner, M. 2022. Examining the Most Relevant Journalism Innovations: A Comparative Analysis of Five European Countries from 2010 to 2020. Journal. Media. 3, 698-714.

Carvajal, M., Mondéjar, D., Valero-Pastor, J. M., De-Lara, A., García-Avilés, J. A., & Arias-Robles, F. (2022). Las innovaciones periodísticas más destacadas en España (2010-2020): características e impacto organizacional, industrial y social. Profesional De La Información31(3).

Kaltenbrunner, A., Luef, S., Lugschitz, R., Karmasin, M., & Kraus, D. (Eds.) (2022). Der Journalismus-Report VII. Lokaljournalismus und Innovation. Vienna: Facultas.

Valero-Pastor, J.M., García-Avilés, J.A., Carvajal, Miguel (2021) Transformational Leadership and Innovation in Digital-Only News Outlets. Analysis of Quartz and El Confidencial, Journalism Studies, 22:11, 1450-1468, DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2021.1927153

GARCÍA-AVILÉS, J.A. (2021) “Review article: Journalism innovation research, a diverse and flourishing field (2000-2020)”. Profesional de la información, v. 30, n. 1, e300110.(

HOGH-JANOVSKY, I. & MEIER, K. (2021) “Journalism Innovation Labs 2.0 in Media Organisations: A Motor for Transformation and Constant Learning”. Journalism and Media (2), pp. 361-378. (doi:


International Media Management Academics Association (IMMAA) Conference: “Journalism as a driver for audience engagement. The management of communities in European news media in the last decade” (José M. Valero-Pastor, Maike Körner, Mirco Saner, Renée Lugschitz)

Annual conference of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM): “The Visual and Audiovisual Turn in the Age of Screen Media” at the ZHdK- and ZHAW-Campus Toni-Areal, Zurich, April 21-22, 2022. Presentation entitled: “Journalism innovations in D-A-CH, Spain and the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2020.” (Mirco Saner, Guido Keel, Vinzenz Wyss, Colin Porlezza, Giulia Ferri)

Future of Journalism Conference in September 2021 at Cardiff University: Presentation entitled “How COVID-19 is revamping journalism: newsroom practices and innovations in the Spanish media (José Alberto García-Avilés, Félix Arias, Alicia de Lara, Miguel Carvajal, Dámaso Mondéjar & José María Valero)

Annual conference of the Spanish Society of Journalism (SEP): “Transformación digital: desafíos y expectativas para el periodismo”, at the University of Sevilla, May 27-28, 2021. Presentation entitled: “Las innovaciones periodísticas más relevantes (2010-2020): valor aportado e impacto en la industria mediática española” (Miguel Carvajal Prieto, Alicia de Lara González, Dámaso Mondéjar, José Alberto García Avilés, Félix Arias Robles, José María Valero-Pastor).

DGPuK-Conference on Journalism-Research in September 2021 at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich: Presentation entitled “Innovative is Relative: Identification and Dimensions of Innovation Types in Journalism in Germany (2010-2020) (Michael Graßl, Korbinian Klinghardt, Prof. Dr. Klaus Meier, Dr. Jonas Schützeneder)

DGPuK-Conference on Journalism-Research in September 2021 at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich: Keynote entitled “Mapping journalism innovation research: topics, methods, and challenges.” (Prof. Dr. José A. García-Avilés)

Future of Journalism Conference in September 2021 at the Cardiff University: Presentation entitled “Journalism Innovations Revisited – A comparative analysis of five European countries during the pandemic.” (Prof. Dr. Colin Porlezza)

emma Conference 2021 in October 2021 at the Media, Management and Transformation Center (MMTC) in Jönköping: Presentation entitled “Innovations in the commercialization of journalism during the last decade. An international comparison between Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.” (José M. Valero-Pastor, Korbinian Klinghardt, Renée Lugschitz, Mirco Saner, Giulia Ferri)

emma Conference 2022 in June 2022 at the Hochschule Macromedia in Munich: Presentation entitled “The rise of user-based revenue streams among marketing innovations. A European analysis of Paywalls.” (José M. Valero-Pastor, Korbinian Klinghardt, Renée Lugschitz, Mirco Saner, Giulia Ferri, Maike Körner)

The following shortlist contains selected international publications from research projects that have prepared our project over the past years:

GARCÍA-AVILÉS, J.A., CARVAJAL-PRIETO, M., DE LARA-GONZÁLEZ, A., & ARIAS-ROBLES, F. (2018) “Developing an Index of Media Innovation in a National Market: The case of Spain”. Journalism Studies, 19(1), pp. 25-42 (doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2016.1161496).

GARCÍA-AVILÉS, J.A., KALTENBRUNNER, A., & MEIER, K. (2014) “Media Convergence Revisited: Lessons Learned on Newsroom Integration in Austria, Germany and Spain”. Journalism Prac-tice, 8(5), pp. 573-584 (doi: 10.1080/17512786.2014.885678).

KALTENBRUNNER, A., KARMASIN, M., & KRAUS, D. (eds.) (2017) Journalism-Report V. Innovation und Transition. Wien: Facultas.

KARMASIN, M., BICHLER, K., & KALTENBRUNNER, A. (2018) “Austria: Back on the democratic corporatist road?” In: T. EBERWEIN, TOBIAS, S. FENGLER & M. KARMASIN (Eds.) The European Handbook of Media Accountability. London/New York: Routledge, pp. 7-13.

MEIER, K. (2019) Quality in Journalism. In: T. P. VOS & F. HANUSCH (ed.): The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. The official encyclopedia of the International Communication Association (ICA). Wiley Blackwell 2019. (doi: 10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0041).

MEIER, K. (2018a) “How does the audience respond to constructive journalism? Two experiments with multifaceted results”. Journalism Practice, 12(6), pp. 764-780 (doi: 10.1080/17512786.2018.1470472).

MEIER, K. (2018b) “Journalism meets games: Newsgames as a new digital genre. Theory, boundaries, utilisation”. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, 7(2), pp. 429-444 (doi: 10.1386/ajms.7.2.429_1).

MEIER, K., BRACKER, I., & VERHOVNIK, M. (2017) “Technological innovation and convergent journalism. Case study on the transformation process of Bavaria’s public broadcasting service”. Revista Mediterránea de Comunicación / Mediterranean Journal of Communication, 8(1), pp. 33-44 (doi: 10.14198/MEDCOM2017.8.1.3).

MEIER, K., KRAUS, D., & MICHAELER, E. (2018) “Audience Engagement in a Post-Truth Age. What it means and how to learn the activities connected with it”. Digital Journalism, 6(8), pp. 1052-1063 (doi: 10.1080/21670811.2018.1498295).

PORLEZZA, C., & SPLENDORE, S. (2016) “Accountability and transparency of entrepreneurial journalism: Unresolved ethical issues in crowdfunded journalism projects”. Journalism Prac-tice, 10(2), pp. 196-216. (doi: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1124731).

VALERO-PASTOR, J.M., CARVAJAL-PRIETO, M., GARCÍA-AVILÉS, J.A. (2019). “Flujos de trabajo para el periodismo postindustrial: métodos y programas para una comunicación organizacional más ágil y transversal”. Profesional de la información, v. 28, n. 5, 280514 (

VALERO-PASTOR, J.M., CARVAJAL-PRIETO, M. (2019). “Transferencia de conocimiento para la innovación en las organizaciones periodísticas. Estudio de casos españoles”. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, v. 74, pp. 1154-1172. (doi: 10.4185/RLCS-2019-1376)

VALERO-PASTOR, J.M., GONZÁLEZ-ALBA, J.A. (2018). “Las startups periodísticas como ejemplos de innovación en el mercado mediático español. Estudio de casos”. Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, v. 73, pp. 556-582. (doi: 10.4185/RLCS-2018-1269)

WYSS, V. (2016) “Qualitätsmanagement in Redaktionen“. In: K. MEIER & C. NEUBERGER (Eds.) Journalismusforschung: Stand und Perspektiven, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 159-182 (doi: 10.5771/9783845271422-159).