Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen

[Translate to Englisch:] Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen

Research sabbatical in the 2020 summer semester.

Phone: +49 8421 93-21555
E-mail: klaus-dieter.altmeppen(at)

Mailing address:
Ostenstr. 25
85072 Eichstätt

Office hours:
Please arrange an appointment by e-mail.



Born in 1956 in Münster. Trained businessman, completed his Abitur after his professional training, studied modern history, journalism (Publizistik) and political science in Münster from 1981 to 1986. 1998 Doctoral degree with doctoral thesis titled “Redaktionen als Koordinationszentren”, 2004 Habilitation with topic “Journalismus und Medien als Organisationen. Leistungen, Strukturen und Management”. Employment at the universities of Münster (1987-1990), Hamburg (1990-1998) and Ilmenau (1998-2007) as employee and assistant. Visiting professor at the Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft at the University of Salzburg and at the Institut für Publizistikwissenschaft und Medienforschung at the University of Zurich. From 1990-1991, Altmeppen was head of the “Aufbauqualifikation Fachreferent für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit” in Hamburg, from 1998 to 2002, he was the speaker of the expert group “Journalistik und Journalismusforschung" at the German Communication Association (DGPuK), at which he was also chairperson from 2010 to 2014. From 2009-2011 he was vice dean, from 2011-2013 dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures at the KU. Since November 2016 he has been head of the Center for Ethics of the Media and Digital Society (zem::dg) together with Alexander Filipović (Munich School of Philosophy). Since January 2017, he is also the head of the Center for Flight and Migration at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (ZFM).

Science management

Management positions:

  • Center for Flight and Migration at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (ZFM) (April 1, 2017- March 31, 2020)
  • Center for Ethics of the Media and Digital Society (zem::dg) (with Alexander Filipović, hpfh) (since 2016)

Memberships in academic societies:

  • German Communication Association (DGPUK)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • European Media Management Association (EMMA)

Committee work and juries:

Editorial boards:

Research interests

Current information on the research projects of all team members at the chair:


Fields of research: Communication of responsibility, journalism research, media management, media organization and economics, entertainment procurement and production, communication science (more...)

Current research projects: Opinion-forming processes on migration and digitalization in digital public spheres

Project of the Chair of Journalism II with the Center for Flight and Migration in the joint project "Mensch in Bewegung" (together with Dr. Simon Goebel)

Subjects in teaching

Journalism and journalism research, media management and organization, media economics, communication policy, organizational communications/PR, audience research


Research projects & publications

Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen and the staff of the chair are working on several research topics. Further information on the research interests can be found in the research database of the KU.




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