Prof. Dr. Ernst Fricke, Mag. rer. publ.

Prof. Dr. Ernst Fricke
© KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Honorary Professor of Media Law and Court Reporting

Phone: +49/ 871/ 9259813
E-mail: ernst.fricke(at)

Mailing address:
c/o Kanzlei Prof. Dr. Fricke & Coll.
Innere Regensburger Str. 11
84034 Landshut

Office hours:
During lecture period: usually on Mondays after prior arrangement by e-mail.
Outside of the lecture period: after prior arrangement by e-mail.


Studied law and political science at the universities of Tübingen, Regensburg and Munich. As a »trained court reporter« for the Landshuter Zeitung, he applied for the German School of Journalism in Munich and became a member of the 12th mock editorial department. Member of the German Association of Journalists. Work as a freelance journalist. Most recently, he was a reporter and commentator for television stations as well as print and online media in the Hoeneß trial, the NSU trial and the "Gustl Mollath" case.


Postgraduate studies at the University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, graduating with Mag. rer. publ. Admitted to the bar since 1979.

1994 doctoral degree at the University of Munich under Prof. Dr. jur. utr. Heinz Laufer, Chair of Public Law, Politics and Law for Social Scientists.

Since 1980: Courses on press law and court reporting for the Bavarian Publishers' Association. Lecturer at the Academy of the Bavarian Press in Munich. Lectureships at the Catholic University of Eichstätt from the summer semester 1988 (Chair of Prof. Dr. Hömberg), from the summer semester 1989 University of Leipzig, Department of Communication and Media Studies (founding dean Prof. Dr. Reimers). Six semesters of courses on the topics "Law for Journalists" and "Court Reporting". Lecturer at the Academy for New Media in Kulmbach. Since May 1, 1995, in addition to his work as an attorney, he has held a C3 professorship for administrative and social law at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg. 1995 - 2008 Contract lecturer of media law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich at the Institute for Communication Sciences and Media Research. Since the 2006/07 winter semester: Lecturer of media law and media labor law at the Catholic University of Eichstätt in the Master's degree program in Journalism. Appointment as honorary professor for media law and court reporting in October 2017.

Focus areas in research and teaching

  • Public media law, 
  • Media criminal law, 
  • Human dignity in media law, 
  • Protection of the general right of personality in all media law, 
  • Court reporting, 
  • Sports media law (e.g. Complete rehabilitation of Alois Schloder [press release and further information or press coverage in die Zeit available here]) 


Detailed list of publications available at