Prof. Dr. Klaus Meier

Klaus Meier
© Kilian Müller

Phone: +49 / 8421 / 93-21562 or -21564
E-mail: klaus.meier(at)

Mailing address:
Ostenstr. 25
85072 Eichstätt

Office hours:
After prior arrangement by e-mail.

The chair was renamed from Chair of Journalism I to Chair of Journalism with a focus on Innovation and Transformation, effective October 1, 2022.


Born in 1968. After a two-year journalism internship and a year as a local reporter for the newspaper Frankenpost (Hof), he studied journalism at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, where he later completed a doctoral degree in communication studies, political science, and philosophy. He has worked as a freelance journalist for media outlets such as Süddeutsche Zeitung and the television broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk, and is the co-founder of a PR agency. He was a research associate at the KU’s Chair of Journalism I from 1996 to 2001, during which time he also worked as a consultant and coach for editorial teams and training institutes for journalists in several countries. From 2001 to 2009 he was a professor of journalism at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, where he established degree programs in online journalism and science journalism. He was Chair of Cross Media Developments in Journalism at the Institute of Journalism at Technische Universität Dortmund from September 2009 to December 2010. He has been holding the Chair of Journalism I at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt since 2011.

Klaus Meier was awarded with the Ars Legendi Prize for excellent university teaching in 2017. The prize is awarded by the Stifterverband für die Wissenschaft and the German Rectors’ Conference. Klaus Meier has been Vice President for Studies and Teaching since July 2021.

Focus areas in research and teaching

  • Journalism and journalism research: History, theory, and practice of journalism
  • Ethics and quality in journalism; transfer between research and newsrooms
  • Cross-media development in journalism: Potential and consequences of media convergences for journalistic work; online journalism and cross-media and multi-media reporting
  • Research on newsrooms: Innovative developments in the organization and management of newsrooms
  • Journalist training in the digital age: Challenges and new concepts in theory and practice
  • Science journalism: Profession, trends, qualification

More information on his fields of research and current information is available at


Science management at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

At the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

  • Vice President for Studies and Teaching (since July 2021)
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature (SLF) (2019-2021)
  • Member of the steering committee of Studium.Pro (2018-2021) 
  • Member of the Presidential Commission for Studies and Teaching (2017-2019) and subsequently of the Senate Commission for Studies and Teaching (2019-2021)
  • Journalism department speaker (2011 to 2013 and 2017 to 2019)

Within the scientific society:

  • President of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (2022-2024)
  • Deputy chairperson of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (2018-2022) 
  • Member of the spokespersons’ committee in the expert group for journalism and journalism research at the DGPuK (2014 to 2018)
  • Founding member to the editorial board of the scientific journal „Digital Journalism“ (Routledge, London/Cardiff) (2012-2021)
  • Founding member and member of the board at the association “Forum Journalismus und Medien” in Vienna (fjum). The association was founded in 2011 and is the supporting body of a new journalism academy in Vienna.
  • since 2023: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

Research projects & publications

Klaus Meier and his team at the chair work on several research focuses. More detailed information on their research interests is available in the KU research database.




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