Martin Emmer

Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin & Founding Director, Weizenbaum Insitute for the Networked Society


Martin Emmer has been professor for Media and Communication Studies with a special focus on Media Use Research since 2011. He was reappointed as current executive director of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in 2017. Moreover, he has been one of the founding directors of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin since September 2017.

Among others, his research focuses on the use of digital media in international comparison, political online communication as well as communication policy for the digital society. His latest projects addressed the convergence of internet and television from a user perspective, digital media use by refugees and the development of methods for an automated analysis of online communication using the example of hate communication in social media.