Marcus Kreutler

Curriculum Vitae



  • SIIC fellow since April 2015
  • 2002 – 2010 Journalism Studies (“Diplom” degree) at TU Dortmund and
    during exchange:

    • 2006 semester at Charles University, Prague – Journalism Studies and
      Political Studies
    • 2007-2008 two semesters at Universidade Nova de Lisboa –
      Journalism Studies and Portuguese Studies

Academic work experience

  • 2010 – 2015 Research Assistant at Institute of Journalism, TU Dortmund
  • Teaching experience in international journalism and journalistic coverage of the European Union
  • Organization of the institute’s international student and staff exchange activities
  • Guest Lecturer at “Global Politics Summer School Greece 2013:
    • Different Stories about Europe” and at Bilgi University, Istanbul, via the Erasmus staff exchange programme

Journalistic work experience

  • since 2002 freelance work and several internships in/for print and online editions of different newspapers and Deutsche Welle (DW)
  • 2004-2005 one year full-time training at „Main Post“, Würzburg


Research Focus and Interests

Foreign Reporting, International and Transnational Communication


PhD Project
Connected through language? News coverage and possible elements of transnational public spheres in Europe and Africa

This project aims to analyse a special set of media in transnational communication: Newspapers from European and African countries that share, at least partly, a language, a part of their history, and comparably close economic ties. Africa and African states are often portrayed as playing a minor role in international reporting, while European countries are perceived as a key region in global media communication. Coverage inside Europe has even frequently been discussed as a case of a transnational public sphere. Different levels of Euro-African proximity, on the other hand, have rarely been looked at in detail.
A content analysis into the coverage of three newspaper pairs published in English (from South Africa and the UK), Portuguese (Angola/Portugal) and German (Germany/Namibia) examines the view on the other continent in general, as well as specific concerns for historically and linguistically close countries. Building on these insights, signs for common public spheres are analysed and discussed.


Prof. Dr. Susanne Fengler, Erich Brost Institute, TU Dortmund



  • Fengler, Susanne / Bettels, Tina / Kreutler, Marcus (2016): Kein Sinn fürs Europäische. In: Neue Züricher Zeitung (NZZ), February 27, p. 11.
  • Kreutler, Marcus / Fengler, Susanne (2014): Das Afrikabild aus journalistischer Perspektive – Ergebnisse einer Inhaltsanalyse deutscher Zeitungen im Frühjahr 2013. In: Tatah, Veye (Ed.): Afrika 3.0. Mediale Abbilder und Zerrbilder eines Kontinents im Wandel, pp. 55-64. Berlin: Lit.
  • Kreutler, Marcus (2010): Codes of Ethics in Europa. Ist ein gemeinsamer Kodex möglich? In: Pöttker, Horst / Schwarzenegger, Christian (Eds.): Europäische Öffentlichkeit und journalistische Verantwortung, pp. 380-395. Köln: Herbert von Halem.
  • Kreutler, Marcus (2008): Journalistische Ethik – oder Ethiken? Eine Untersuchung europäischer Medienkodizes. Journalistik Journal, 11 (2), pp. 20-21.


Email: marcus.kreutler(at)