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Nico Hornig (M. A.)


  • organising the Bachelor and Master programmes in Economic-policy journalism
  • research with Dortmund Center for data-based Media Analysis (DoCMA)
  • counselling


Emil-Figge-Str. 50
44227 Dortmund

Room 3.504

E-Mail: send E-Mail

Tel.: +49 231 755 8245

Since December 2019, Nico Hornig has been working for the Chair of Economic Policy Journalism and the DoCMA Research Center. Previously, he studied the bachelor's program in Economic Journalism and worked as a trainee at WirtschaftsWoche Online.

His research focuses on the effects of media selection in content analysis and how communication science findings can be used for economics. Also, on the spread and debunking of fake news.

In addition to his work in research and teaching, Nico Hornig studied for a master's degree in economics and journalism and worked for Handelsblatt in Düsseldorf until October 2022.


  • October 2017 till September 2022: working with German business daily “Handelsblatt”, especially economics & politics desk
  • November 2019 till October 2022: student of the Master’s programme “Economics und Journalismus”, TU Dortmund University
  • 2013 till November 2019: Bachelor’s degree “Wirtschaftspolitischer Journalismus”, TU Dortmund University
  • October 2016 till September 2017: editorial traineeship at the online platform of German business weekly “WirtschaftsWoche”




  • Hornig, N., Rieger, J., Flossdorf, J., Müller, H., Mündges, S., Jentsch, C., ... & Elmer, C.(2024, February 26). Whom do fact-checkers trust? Unveiling Source Usage Patterns Among German-language Fact- checking Organizations.

  • Rieger, J., Hornig, N., Flossdorf, J., Müller, H., Mündges, S., Jentsch, C., ... & Elmer, C. (2023, September). Debunking Disinformation with GADMO: A Topic Modeling Analysis of a Comprehensive Corpus of German-language Fact-Checks. In Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (pp. 520-531). Link


Working Paper and Preprints


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