FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christina Ortner

Media Socialization, Media Literacy, Children, Youth and Media, Audience Research, Media Reception und Effects, Qualitative Social Science, Mixed Methods, Online Communication, Social Media, Political Communication, Media and Democracy, Mass Media and Communications


Paris- Lodron University of Salzburg, Department for Communication Studies, PhD
Sep 2008 - May 2014
Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Department for Communication Science, Mag. Phil.
Oct 1998 - Mar 2004
Oberstufenrealgymnasium der Diözese Linz, Matura
Sep 1994 - Jul 1998
Volks- und Hauptschule Lembach
Sep 1986 - Jul 1994

Professional career & activities

university of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Professor for Online Communication
Feb 2017 - dato
University of Salzburg, Department for Communication Science, Senior Scientist
Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, University of Salzburg, University Lecturer
Oct 2014 - Jan 2017
University of Salzburg, Department for Communication Science, Doctoral Student and Lecturer
Oct 2011 - Feb 2014
University of Salzburg, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (SCEUS), Research Fellow (Pre Doc)
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
University of Salzburg, Department for Communication Science, Research Assistent
Apr 2004 - Sep 2008

Research interests

  • Mass Media and Communications
  • Qualitative Social Science, Mixed Methods
  • Children, Youth and Media
  • Online Communication, Social Media
  • Political Communication, Media and Democracy
  • Media Socialization, Media Literacy
  • Audience Research, Media Reception und Effects
K. Maierl, C. Ortner, D. Strohmeier, T. Jadin, P. Gradinger - Equal Opportunities in Digital Future? Media Literacy Among Socially Disadvantaged Adolescents - Coming Soon - Proceedings - 2019, Linz, Austria, 2019, pp. 227-232 more
C. Ortner, V. Eberdorfer, M. Kaltenegger - Findings of the Research Project "" Search Strategies of Austrian Adolescents Online - Report, FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH, Austria, 2019, pp. 100 more
C. Ortner, P. Sinner, T. Jadin - The History of Online Social Media in The SAGE Handbook of Web History (Editors: N. Brügger, I. Milligan) - SAGE Publications, 2019, pp. 372-384 more
C. Ortner, S. Holly - A Question of Commitment, Attention and Trust: The Role of Smartphone Practices for Parent-Child Relationships in Adolescence - kommunikation.medien, 2019, pp. 1-22 more
C. Ortner - The Combination auf qualitative and quantitative Data in the Process of Data Analysis in Analysis of qualitative Data (Editors: A. Scheu) - Springer VS, 2018, pp. 293-308 more
C. Ortner - Cognitive, Affective or No Engagement? How Young Adults in Austria Deal with Media Coverage on the EU - Sociální studia/Social Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2018, pp. 55-73 more
C. Ortner - The Communication Deficit of the EU from a Citizens’ Perspective. Young People’s Difficulties in Making Sense of Media Coverage on the EU in Why Europe? Narratives and Counter-narratives of European Integration (Editors: A. Bârgăoanu, R. Buturoiu, L. Radu ) - Peter Lang Verlag, 2017,… more
C. Ortner - How Young Adults see the EU and what Media contribute to it. - Nomos, 2014 more
C. Ortner, S. Unterkircher - "Let's talk about Science" - Research for Mediawork in Integrative AV- and Online-Communication Reserach (Editors: I. Paus-Hasebrink, S. Trültzsch, A. Pluschkowitz, C. Wijnen) - Nomos, 2013, pp. 201-208 more
S. Trültsch-Wijnen, C. Wijnen, C. Ortner - Media World in Transformation: An Introducation in Mediated Worlds in Tranformation. Positions, Perspectives and Consequences (Editors: C. Wijnen, S. Trültzsch-Wijnen, C. Ortner) - VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2012, pp. 7-17 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, C. Ortner - How do Young People Perceive Online Risks? in Mediality and Reality. On the Constractive Power of Media (Editors: J. Fromme, St. Iske, W. Marotzki) - Springer VS, 2011, pp. 193-220 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, C. Ortner - On the Role of Media for the Construction of Images of Europe among Socially Disadvantaged Groups in Identity and Inclusion in the European Social Sphere (Editors: E. Klaus, C. Sedmak, R. Drüeke, G. Schweiger) - Springer VS, 2010, pp. 193-220 more
C. Ortner, C. Lampert - Funding - Report, London School of Economics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2009, pp. 46-58 more
C. Ortner, A. Pluschkowitz - The Digitalization of Television as Challenge for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation in Changes to the Austrian Media Landscape (Editors: H. Matis, B. Stark, M. Magin) - Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2009, pp. 127-146 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, C. Ortner - Images of Europe from the Bottom: The Role of Media for the Attitudes towards Europe among Socially Disadvantaged Groups in Media Agoras: Democracy, Diversity, and Communication - Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009, pp. 73-97 more
C. Ortner - Risks of Internet Use for Children and Adolescents - Medienimpulse, Vol. 66, No. 1, 2009, pp. 64-69 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, C. Ortner - Let's talk about Science. Evaluation summary Report (assistent by Samuel Unterkircher) - Report, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 2008, pp. 62 more
C. Ortner, I. Paus-Hasebrink - Online Risks and Opportunities for Children and Adolesents: Austria - Report, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 2008 more
C. Ortner - Migrants in Tatort-Films - Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft), 2007 more
C. Ortner - Tatort: Migration. - Media and Communications, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2007, pp. 5-23 more
C. Ortner - Migrants in Tatort-Films: From Supporting to Leading Roles. - Terra Cognita, Vol. 6, No. 11, 2007, pp. 28-31 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, C. Ortner - Socially Disadvantaged Groups and their Attitudes towards Europe. A Conceptual Approach - MedienJournal, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2007, pp. 11-21 more
C. Ortner, I. Paus-Hasebrink - Digital Television from the Perspective of Austrian Citizens in Austrian Television 2007 (Editors: C. Steininger, J. Woelke) - UVK Verlagsgesellschaft, 2007, pp. 281-300 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, C. Ortner - Interactive Television from the Perspective of Users - Report, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 2006 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, E. Hammerer, C. Ortner - On the Implementation of Digital-terrestrial Television in Austria. - RTR Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs-GmbH, 2005 more
I. Paus-Hasebrink, E. Hammerer, C. Ortner - On the Implementation of Digital-Terrestrial Televsion in Austria. A Qualitative Study. Complete Research Report - Report, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 2005, pp. 234 more