Vanessa Kokoschka


Research Group on Human-Computer Interaction and Visual Analytics,
Faculty of Media

Postal address:
Haardtring 100, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany

Visitor address:
Max-Planck-Str. 2, 64807 Dieburg, Germany
Building F01/ Office 111


Vanessa Kokoschka is a researcher at the Faculty of Media at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. She researches and teaches in the areas of sustainability communication, digital transformation of journalism and news usage behaviour of a young audience. In her PhD, she is researching the influence of algorithms on editorial decisions in climate journalism. The interdisciplinary PhD project at the Doctoral Centre for Sustainability Sciences is located at the intersection of computer sciences and communication sciences. Furthermore, she is editor-in-chief of the platform Grüner Journalismus.

Vanessa Kokoschka holds a Master’s degree in Media, Technology & Society from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. In her Master’s thesis, she analysed the social media strategies of environmental newsrooms in German-speaking countries. During her studies, she worked as a freelance journalist for the Ippen Group (Offenbach-Post, Frankfurter Neue Presse, Frankfurter Rundschau) and the Deutsche Presse-Agentur.