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Bartosz Wilczek



  • 2017-2019: Post-Doc ("Herd Behavior in News Markets"; financed by the SNSF)
  • 2017: PhD (summa cum laude)
  • 2014-2017: Research assistant at the Institute for Media and Journalism at the Università della Svizzera italiana
  • 2011-2012: Research assistant at the Research Unit Media Convergence at the University of Mainz
  • 2010-2014: Journalist at various Swiss media companies (e.g., start-up ".ch", public broadcaster SRF, freelancing)


  • 2015: Research grant ("Herd Behavior in News Markets"), received from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • 2012: Summer school grant, received from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)


  • 2014: PhD Award, received from the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM)


  • Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • MedienökonomieJR
  • Netzwerk Medienstrukturen

Ad hoc reviewer

  • World Media Economics and Management Conference (WMEMC) 
  • ICA 


  • Digital journalism, newsroom convergence, editorial strategy formation
  • Herd behavior, digitally enabled cascades, inter-media agenda setting
  • (Behavioral) economic theory of journalism and mass communication
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods