Roman Winkelhahn

Student Assistant


  • since 01/2022: Student assistant, European Journalism Observatory (EJO), Erich Brost Institute
  • 08/2021-05/2022: Communication Studies at Northern Arizona University, Arizona, United States (International Student Exchange Program)
  • 10/2021-11/2021: Student assistant, “Supply of information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic”, research collaboration, European Journalism Observatory and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • 01/2020-11/2021: Student assistant, European Journalism Observatory (EJO), Erich Brost Institute
  • 07/2021: Bachelor thesis at the Chair of International Journalism (Prof Dr S. Fengler, Dr I. Drefs) on media trust in the context of authoritarianism (country cases: Taiwan, South Africa, German Democratic Republic)
  • 01/2020-10/2020: Student assistant, internal curriculum and facility planning, Institute of Journalism (TU Dortmund University)
  • 10/2019-01/2020: Student assistant, Add Color – Refugee Boat (Yoko Ono), project collaboration of Erich Brost Institute and Dortmunder U
  • 08/2019-10/2019: Editorial internship at Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (Economy & Finance)
  • since 01/2019: Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation
  • since 10/2018: Journalism studies (Bachelor) at TU Dortmund University (minor in Economics)
  • 07/2018: High school graduation from Städtisches Gymnasium Beverungen
  • 05/2018-07/2018: Internship at the local newspaper Westfalen-Blatt in Höxter
  • since 2016: Freelance journalist
  • born 2000 in Höxter



  • Interdisciplinary media trust research
  • Journalism in the context of COVID-19
  • Innovations in journalism and communication studies
  • Journalism and democracy

Field trips & conferences (past and upcoming)

  • 06/2022: European Migration Policy in a Magnifying Glass, field trip to Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Erich Brost Institute, TU Dortmund
  • 05/2022: Postpandemic landscape of media and journalism in chosen European countries, conference, Wroclaw (Poland)
  • 10/2019: The Fragile Relationship between Taiwan and China, field trip to Taipei (Taiwan), German National Academic Foundation