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Tobias Schmidt (M.A.)



  • Doctorate at the Chair of Economic-Policy Journalism
  • Lecture: Fundamentals of Text Mining using R
  • Research with Dortmund Center for data-based Media Analysis (DoCMA)
  • Counselling


Emil-Figge-Str. 50
44227 Dortmund

Room 3.504

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Tel.: 0231 755 8287

Tobias Schmidt

Fields of research and teaching

  • Since October 2020 research assistant at the Chair of Economic-Policy Journalism
  • Research: Economic narratives, media coverage of inflation, European public sphere
  • Teaching: Text mining/speech and language processing
  • Project collaboration in the "Data Competence Network" (DaCoNet) and the Research Center DoCMA


  • 10/2020: Master thesis “Mario Draghi: eight years of reporting on the former ECB President. A German-French comparison using LDA-supported content analysis”
  • Since 11/2018: Free-lancing copywriter and concept designer
  • 10/2017-10/2020: Studies of Economics and Journalism (M.A.) (TU Dortmund)
  • 10/2016-02/2018: Student assistant (tutor) at the chair for marketing for the field of market research (TU Dortmund)
  • 07/2016: Bachelor thesis “Acceptance and security risks of wearable technologies within the internet of tings”
  • 06/2015-06/2016: Student assistant at the chair of service management (Fernuniversität Hagen)
  • 10/2012-07/2016: Studies of Economics (B. Sc.) (TU Dortmund)
  • Internships at taz (department: ecology and economy) and Handelsblatt (department: investigative research)


Preprints und Working Paper

  • Müller, H., Mourlon‐Druol, E., Porcaro, G., Schmidt, T. (2022). You'll Never Talk Alone: What Media Narratives on European Reforms Reveal about a Polity in the Making. EU3D Research Paper #27 Link

  • Lange, K.-R., Reccius, M., Schmidt, T., Müller, H., Roos, M., und Jentsch, C. (2022). Towards extracting collective economic narratives from texts. Ruhr Economic Papers #963. Link
  • Müller, H., Schmidt, T., Rieger, J., Hufnagel, L. M., & Hornig, N. (2022). A German inflation narrative. How the media frame price dynamics: Results from a RollingLDA analysis (No. 9). DoCMA Working Paper. Link


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