Jonas Kaiser is currently Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He is a Postdoc at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen in the Department of Political Communication. His doctoral research focuses on the role and relevance of science and scientific information within different online public spheres and how these public spheres are interconnected, both thematically and structurally. At HIIG, he focused on a closer look at the somewhat fragile border between internal and external science communication.

Jonas majored in Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Hamburg. His research interests lie in the fields of science, environmental and digital communication, and include subjects such as basic income, climate change and how online platforms enable and limit communication.

Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings:

Kaiser, J. (2017). Public Spheres of Skepticism: Climate Skeptics’ Online Comments in the German Networked Public Sphere. International Journal of Communication, 11, 1661-1682. Publication details

Kaiser, J. & Bourassa, N. (2017). Building Bridges with Breitbart: A Topic Model Analysis of Online Media Coverage During the US Presidential Election 2016. Proceedings of IAMCR 2017. Publication details

Kaiser, J. & Rhomberg, M. (2017). Bridging the Climate Divide? Assessing the IPCC’s Agenda Building Function in German News Media, Climate Blogosphere, and Comment Sections. Proceedings of ICA 2017. Publication details

Other publications:

Fecher, B. & Kaiser, J. (2015). Collapsing Ivory Towers? A hyperlink analysis of the German academic blogosphere. The Impact Blog. Publication details

Lectures and Presentations:

The Dark Side of the Public Sphere: Right-Wing Counterpublics in the US Elections
Political Communication in Times of Crisis: New Challenges, Trends & Possibilities . ECREA. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland: 22.11.2017

Jonas Kaiser, Adrian Rauchfleisch

Politics of Discourse: Fake News Controversy in Germany and how it solidifies in new institutional arrangements
AoIR 2017 Networked Publics (Session: Misinformation, Propaganda and "Fake News": A European Perspective). Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia: 19.10.2017

Kirsten Gollatz, Jonas Kaiser, Cornelius Puschmann

Bots and Users
67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) . San Diego, San Diego, USA: 28.05.2017

Jonas Kaiser

Assessing the IPCC’s Agenda Building Function in German News Media, Climate Blogosphere, and Comment Sections
67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) . San Diego, San Diego, USA: 26.05.2017

Jonas Kaiser, Markus Rhomberg