Home ¦ Personal matters ¦ Academic teaching ¦ Publications ¦ Contact ¦ Credits ¦ This page in German

curriculum vitae


Oliver Zöllner is professor of media research, media sociology, media ethics, broadcast journalism and international communication at Stuttgart Media University. He also teaches as an honorary professor at the Univer­sity of Düssel­dorf. From 1997 to 2004 he was director of the market and media research department of Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. As a visiting lecturer he delivered communication and media research courses at various German universities from 1996 to 2006.



  • Studied communication and media research; history of art; drama, film and television studies; and Chinese history at the Universities of Bochum, Vienna and Salzburg.
  • 1993 M.A., U of Bochum.
  • 1993-96 freelance journalist specialising in media industry coverage.
  • 1996 Dr. phil., U of Bochum.
  • 1996-97 researcher, audience research department, Südwestfunk Broadcasting Corporation, Baden-Baden.
  • 1997-2004 director, market and media research department, Deutsche Welle Broadcasting Corporation, Cologne/Bonn.
  • 1999-2000 chairman, 2000-04 treasurer, Conference of International Broadcasters' Audience Research Services (CIBAR).
  • 2004-06 independent consultant for international market and media research, Essen.
  • 1996-2006 teaching assignments for communication and media research at the Universities of Bochum, Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Osnabrück, Paderborn.
  • 2006 appointed professor, media marketing and research chair, Stuttgart Media University (HdM).
  • 2006 awarded professorship honoris causa, communication and media research, University of Düsseldorf.
  • 2010 elected chairman, campus radio Stuttgart (HORADS 88,6).
  • 2013 co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Digital Ethics (IDE) and associated member of the Institute for Qualitative Media and Inno­vation Research (IQ) at HdM.


Memberships:
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • Intercultural and International Communication Network (IIC)



Home ¦ Personal matters ¦ Academic teaching ¦ Publications ¦ Contact ¦ Credits ¦ This page in German