Step by Step: Michael Sengl

Step by Step.

Bachelor Studies

From 2015 to 2018 I studied Media and Communication (B.A.) at the University of Passau.

My personal highlights were a TV-Show on the German federal elections 2017 and the Crossmedia Summer School.

For my bachelor thesis, I researched which factors on a personal level empower recipients to evaluate the credibility of online news sources properly.


Since 2018 I work as a reseach assistant and lecturer for the Chair of Communication Science at the University of Passau.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Hohlfeld supervises my PhD studies . My dissertation focuses on the influence of convergent workflows in newsrooms on the working conditions and the individual news output.

My PhD studies are supported by the Bavarian Science Forum (BayWISS), I am part of the collaborative PhD network  "Communication & Media".

Since 2019 I am a research assistant at the Passau Centre for Digitalisation in Society where I focus on the challenges our society faces due to the ongoing digitalisation, especially in the areas of research and lecturing.


Since 2019 I am part of the managing committee of the Association of Friends and Supporters of Communication Science at the University of Passau. We promote research and teaching of Communication Science and help connecting students, alumni and media professionals.

Practical Experience

In 2018, I did a three month internship at the PR agency Weber Shandwick in Munich. I got an insight in the departments Consumer and Technology.