Dr. Christian Herzog

Christian Herzog is a fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Lab at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. His current research and teaching is largely concerned with PSB/PSM advocacy groups.

Christian holds a PhD in media political economy and communications policy from Loughborough University, UK. He was a research assistant in the projects ‘PSB-Digital’ at Hans Bredow Institute at the University of Hamburg and ‘Marconi and Our Time’ at McGill University, Montreal. From 2012 to 2015 he was a postdoctoral research associate at Leuphana University’s Centre for Digital Culture and, in spring 2015, a visiting scholar at the University of Westminster. His research interests include media policy, public service broadcasting/public service media, political economy of communication, media industries, broadcasting history and open government.

Christian is an academic advisor to the Finnish Academy funded project ‘Facing the Coordination Challenge: Problems, Policies and Politics in Media and Communications Regulation’. He is on the editorial board of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, has authored the book Towards a Market in Broadcasting: Communications Policy in the UK and Germany (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and is the lead editor of the book series ‘Media, Democracy & Political Process’ (meson press).  

Selected Publications

Herzog, C and Beck, H (2016, forthcoming) Experimental Media Policy. International Journal of Digital Television 7(2). 

Herzog, C and Tracey, M (2016, forthcoming) British Broadcasting Policy during the Seventh BBC Charter Period 1996-2006. Rundfunk und Geschichte 42(1–2). 

Herzog, C and Ali, C (2015) Elite Interviewing in Media and Communications Policy Research. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 11(1): 37-54.

Tracey, M and Herzog, C (2015) British Broadcasting Policy: From the Post-Thatcher Years to the Rise of Blair. Rundfunk und Geschichte 41(1–2): 57–68.

Her­zog, C and Karp­pi­nen, K (2014) Po­li­cy Streams and Pu­blic Ser­vice Me­dia Fun­ding Re­forms in Ger­ma­ny and Fin­land. European Journal of Communication 29(4): 416–432.

von Lu­cke, J, Her­zog, C und Hei­se C (2014) In unserem eigenen Interesse! Replik auf Göttrik Wewer zum Beitritt Deutschlands zur Open Government Partnership. Verwaltung und Management 20(4): 187–198.

Tra­cey, M and Her­zog, C (2014) That­cher, That­che­rism and Bri­tish Broad­cas­ting Po­li­cy. Rundfunk und Geschichte 40(1–2): 63–76.


Pot­sch­ka, C (2013) Broad­cas­ting and Mar­ket-Dri­ven Po­li­tics in the UK and Ger­ma­ny: The Pea­cock Com­mit­tee in Com­pa­ra­ti­ve Per­spec­tive. International Journal of Cultural Policy 19(5): 595–609.

Pot­sch­ka, C, Fuchs, M and Króli­kow­ski, A (2013) Re­view of Eu­ro­pean Ex­pert Net­work on Cul­tu­re. Au­di­ence Buil­ding and the Fu­ture Crea­ti­ve Eu­ro­pe Pro­gram­me, EENC, 2012. Cultural Trends 22(3–4): 265–269.

Pot­sch­ka, C (2012) Towards a Market in Broadcasting: Communications Policy in the UK and Germany. Ba­sing­s­to­ke: Pal­gra­ve Mac­mil­lan.

Pot­sch­ka, C and Gol­ding, P (2012) The Struc­tu­ral De­ve­lop­ments of Re­gio­nal Te­le­vi­si­on in Bri­tain and Ger­ma­ny. Media History 18(3–4): 443–458.

Pot­sch­ka, C (2012) Trans­na­tio­nal Re­la­ti­ons bet­ween the BBC and the WDR (1960–1969): The Cen­tral Ro­les of Hugh Gree­ne and Klaus von Bis­marck. Journal of European Television History and Culture 1(2): 71–78.

Pot­sch­ka, C (2011) Broad­cas­ting Li­cence Fee Set­t­le­ments in the UK and Ger­ma­ny. Economic Affairs 31(1): 117–119.