Cornelius Puschmann's website



  1. Puschmann, C. (2010). The corporate blog as an emerging genre of computer-mediated communication: features, constraints, discourse situation. (S. Hagenhoff, D. Hogrefe, E. Mittler, M. Schumann, G. Spindler, & V. Wittke, eds.) Göttinger Schriften zur Internetforschung (Vol. 7). Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen. doi: 10.17875/gup2010-520. (open access)
  2. Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

  3. Möller, J., van de Velde, R. N., Merten, L., & Puschmann, C. (2019). Explaining online news engagement based on browsing behavior: Creatures of habit? Social Science Computer Review. doi: 10.1177/0894439319828012. (open access)
  4. Puschmann, C. (2018). Beyond the bubble: Assessing the diversity of political search results. Digital Journalism. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2018.1539626. (toll access)
  5. Puschmann, C., & Powell, A. (2018). Turning words into consumer preferences: How sentiment analysis is framed in research and the news media. Social Media + Society, 4(3). doi: 10.1177/2056305118797724. (open access)
  6. Scheliga, K., Friesike, S., Puschmann, C., & Fecher, B. (2018). Setting up crowd science projects. Public Understanding of Science, 27(5), 515–534. doi: 10.1177/0963662516678514. (open access)
  7. Kaiser, J., & Puschmann, C. (2017). Alliance of antagonism: Counterpublics and polarization in online climate change communication. Communication and the Public, 2(4), 371–387. doi: 10.1177/2057047317732350. (toll access)
  8. Linek, S., Hadgu, A. T., Hoffmann, C. P., Jäschke, R., & Puschmann, C. (2017). It’s all about information? The following behaviour of professors and PhD students in computer science on Twitter. Journal of Web Science, 3(1), 1–15. doi: 10.1561/106.00000008. ((open access))
  9. Heyd, T., & Puschmann, C. (2017). Hashtagging and functional shift: Adaptation and appropriation of the #. Journal of Pragmatics, 116, 51–63. doi: 10.1016/j.pragma.2016.12.004. (toll access)
  10. Puschmann, C., Bastos, M. T., & Schmidt, J.-H. (2016). Birds of a feather petition together? Characterizing e-petitioning through the lens of platform data. Information, Communication & Society, 20(2), 203–220. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1162828. (toll access)
  11. Ford, H., Dubois, E., & Puschmann, C. (2016). Keeping Ottawa honest—one tweet at a time? Politicians, journalists, Wikipedians and their Twitter bots. International Journal of Communication, 10(24). (open access)
  12. Puschmann, C. (2015). The form and function of quoting in digital media. Discourse, Context & Media, 7, 28-36. doi: 10.1016/j.dcm.2015.01.001. (toll access)
  13. Puschmann, C., & Bastos, M. (2015). How digital are the digital humanities? An analysis of two scholarly blogging platforms. PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0115035. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115035. (open access)
  14. Puschmann, C., & Bozdag, E. (2014). Staking out the unclear ethical terrain of online social experiments. Internet Policy Review, 3(4). doi: 10.14763/2014.4.338. (open access)
  15. Mahrt, M., & Puschmann, C. (2014). Science blogging: An exploratory study of motives, styles, and audience reactions. Journal of Science Communication, 13(3), A05. doi: 10.22323/2.13030205. (open access)
  16. Puschmann, C., & Burgess, J. (2014). Metaphors of big data. International Journal of Communication, 8, 1690–1709. (open access)
  17. Book chapters (peer-reviewed)

  18. Maerz & Puschmann (forthcoming). Text as data for conflict research: A literature survey. In J. Lorenz & E. Deutschmann, Computational Conflict Research. (pp. xx-xx). New York: Springer.
  19. Puschmann, C. (2017). Bad judgment, bad ethics? Validity in computational social media research. In M. Zimmer & K. Kinder-Kurlanda (eds.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age (pp. 95–113). New York: Peter Lang. (open access)
  20. Puschmann, C., & Compagnone, A. (2017). Tracing and tracking impact: Media content and the effect of its metrification. In C. Cotter & D. Perrin (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Media (pp. 523–537). London: Routledge. (preprint)
  21. Puschmann, C. (2017). Beitragstypen der öffentlichen rezeptionsbegleitenden Kommunikation auf Twitter bei fiktionalen TV-Inhalten (Types of entertainment-related second-screen communication on Twitter). In U. Göttlich, L. Heinz, & M. R. Herbers (eds.), Ko-Orientierung in der Medienrezeption (pp. 195–218). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-14929-1_11 (paywall)
  22. Puschmann C. & Ausserhofer, J. (2016). Social Data APIs: Origin, Types, Issues. In M.T. Schäfer & K. van Es (eds.), The Datafied Society (pp. 147-154). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (open access)
  23. Puschmann, C. (2015). A digital mob in the ivory tower? Context collapse in scholarly communication online. In M. Bondi, S. Cacchiani and D. Mazzi (eds.), Discourse in and through the media: Recontextualizing and reconceptualizing expert discourse (pp. 22-45). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (preprint)
  24. Puschmann, C., & Peters, I. (2015). Informationsverbreitung in sozialen Medien (Information diffusion in social media). In J-H. Schmidt, & M. Taddicken (eds.), Handbuch Soziale Medien (pp. 1-23). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien. (paywall)
  25. Puschmann, C., & Hagelmoser, R. (2015). Corporate blogging and corporate social media. In A. Georgakopoulou & T. Spilioti (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication (pp. 226-238). London: Routledge. (preprint)
  26. Puschmann, C. (2014). (Micro)blogging science? Notes on potentials and constraints of new forms of scholarly communication. In S. Friesike & S. Bartling (eds.), Opening Science (pp. 89-106). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-00026-8_6 (open access)
  27. Puschmann, C., & Burgess, J. (2013). The politics of Twitter data. In K. Weller, A. Bruns, J. Burgess, M. Mahrt, & C. Puschmann (eds.), Twitter and Society (pp. 43-54). New York: Peter Lang. (available here as HIIG Discussion paper no. 2013-01)
  28. Gaffney, D., & Puschmann, C. (2013). Data collection on Twitter. In K. Weller, A. Bruns, J. Burgess, M. Mahrt &, C. Puschmann (eds.), Twitter and Society (pp. 55-67). New York: Peter Lang. (open access)
  29. Puschmann, C. (2013). Blogging. In S.C. Herring, D. Stein, & T. Virtanen (eds.): Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communication (pp. 83-108). Berlin/New York: De Gruyter. (preprint)
  30. Puschmann, C., & Mahrt, M. (2012). Scholarly blogging: A new form of publishing or science journalism 2.0? In A. Tokar, M. Beurskens, S. Keuneke, M. Mahrt, I. Peters, C. Puschmann, K. Weller, & T. van Treeck (eds.), Science and the Internet (pp. 171-181). Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press. (preprint)
  31. Thelwall, M., Kousha, K., Weller, K., & Puschmann, C. (2012). Assessing the impact of online academic videos. In G. Widén-Wulff & K. Holmberg (eds.): Social Information Research (pp. 195-213). Bradford: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (preprint)
  32. Conference papers (peer-reviewed)

  33. Puschmann, C., Ausserhofer, J., Maan, N., & Hametner, M. (2016). Information laundering and counter-publics: The news sources of islamophobic groups on Twitter. In Workshops of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media: Technical Report WS-16-19 (pp. 143–150). Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press. (open access)
  34. Bastos, M., Puschmann, C., Travitzki, R. (2013). Tweeting across hashtags: Overlapping users and the importance of language, topics, and politics. Proceedings of the 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, 1–3 May 2013, Paris, France (pp. 164-168). doi: 10.1145/2481492.2481510. (preprint)
  35. Gaffney, D., & Puschmann, C. (2012). Game or measurement? Algorithmic transparency and the Klout score. Paper presented at #Influence12 — Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media, 28-29 September 2012, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. (open access)
  36. Mahrt, M., & Puschmann, C. (2012). Schnittstelle zur Öffentlichkeit oder virtueller Elfenbeinturm? Inhaltsanalytische Befunde zur Leserschaft von Wissenschaftsblogs (Interface with the public or virtual ivory tower? A content analysis of scholarly blog readership). In C.Y. Robertson-von Trotha & J. Muñoz Morcillo (eds.), Öffentliche Wissenschaft und Neue Medien: Die Rolle der Web 2.0-Kultur in der Wissenschaftsvermittlung. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing. (open access)
  37. Bastos, M., Travitzki, R., & Puschmann, C. (2012). What sticks with whom? Twitter follower-followee networks and news classification. Proceedings of the 6th AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2012), Workshop on the Potential of Social Media Tools and Data for Journalists, 4 June 2012, Dublin, Ireland. (open access)
  38. Weller, K., Dröge, E., & Puschmann, C. (2011). Citation analysis in Twitter: Approaches for defining and measuring information flows within tweets during scientific conferences. In M. Rowe, M. Stankovic, A-S. Dadzie, & M. Hardey (eds.), Making Sense of Microposts (#MSM2011), Workshop at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011), Heraklion, Greece (pp. 1-12). CEUR Workshop Proceedings Vol. 718. (open access)
  39. Dröge, E., Maghferat, P., Puschmann, C., Verbina, J., & Weller, K. (2011). Konferenz-Tweets. Ein Ansatz zur Analyse der Twitter-Kommunikation bei wissenschaftlichen Konferenzen (Conference tweets. An approach to the analysis of discourse on Twitter at academic conferences). In J. Griesbaum, T. Mandl, & C. Womser-Hacker (eds.), Information und Wissen: global, sozial und frei? Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium for Information Science (ISI 2011) (pp. 98-110). Boizenburg: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch. (preprint)
  40. Conference posters (peer-reviewed)

  41. Puschmann, C., & Bastos, M.T. (2014). Discursive shifts in two digital humanities platforms. Poster presented at the workshop Crossing Borders — Digital Humanities Today and Tomorrow, February 28, 2014, Berlin. (open access)
  42. Mahrt, M., & Puschmann, P. (2012). Coping with risks and crises through communication: Uses of science blogs on acute food risks and nuclear disasters? Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communications Association (ICA '12), Phoenix, AZ, USA. (open access)
  43. Weller, K., & Puschmann, P. (2011). Twitter for scientific communication: How can citations/references be identified and measured? Poster presented at the 3rd International Conference on Web Science (ACM WebSci '11), Koblenz, Germany. (open access)
  44. Puschmann, C. Weller, K., & Dröge, E. (2011).* Studying Twitter conversations as (dynamic) graphs: visualization and structural comparison. Poster presented at General Online Research '11, Düsseldorf, Germany. (open access)
  45. (* awarded Best Poster Award)

    Working papers, unreviewed essays and & discussion pieces

  46. Fähnrich, B., Puschmann, C., & Rinsdorf, L. (2019). Gute Aussichten! Chancen der Digitalisierung für das Publikationswesen in der Kommunikationswissenschaft – ein Diskussionsbeitrag (Bright prospects: On the prospects of digitalisation for publishing communication research in Germany). Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 67(1), 63–76. doi: 10.5771/1615-634X-2019-1-63. (toll access)
  47. Strippel, C., Bock, A., Katzenbach, C., Mahrt, M., Merten, L., Nuernbergk, C., Pentzold, C., Puschmann, C. & Waldherr, A. (2018). Die Zukunft der Kommunikationswissenschaft ist schon da, sie ist nur ungleich verteilt (The future of communication science is already here, it is just unequally distributed - A collective reply). Publizistik, 63(1), 11–27. doi: 10.1007/s11616-017-0398-5. (toll access)
  48. Puschmann, C. (2017). Big Data und Repräsentativität (Big data and representativeness). Soziopolis. (open access)
  49. Puschmann, C., & Scheffler, T. (2016). Topic modeling for media and communication research: A short primer. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, No. 2016-05. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2836478. (SSRN)
  50. Fecher, B., & Puschmann, C. (2015). Über die Grenzen der Offenheit in der Wissenschaft: Anspruch und Wirklichkeit bei der Bereitstellung und Nachnutzung von Forschungsdaten (On the limits of openness in science: between aspiration and reality when sharing research data). Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 66(2-3), 146-150. doi: 10.1515/iwp-2015-0026. (toll access)
  51. Edited volumes and conference proceedings (as editor)

  52. Weller, K., Bruns, A., Burgess, J., Mahrt, M., & Puschmann, C. (eds.) (2013). Twitter and Society. New York, NY: Peter Lang. (order it here)
  53. Tokar, A., Beurskens, M., Keuneke, S., Mahrt, M., Peters, I., Puschmann, C., Weller, K., & van Treeck, T. (eds.) (2012). Science and the Internet. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press. (open access)
  54. Schomburg, S., Leggewie, C., Lobin, H., & Puschmann, C. (eds.) (2011). Digitale Wissenschaft. Stand und Entwicklung digital vernetzer Forschung in Deutschland. Köln: Hochschulbibliothekszentrum NRW. (open access)
  55. Reports (unreviewed)

  56. Hasebrink, U., Schulz, W., Dreyer, S., Kirsch, A.-K., Loosen, W., Puschmann, C., Roessel, L. van., Schmidt, J.-H., Schröder, H.-D. (2017): Zur Entwicklung der Medien in Deutschland zwischen 2013 und 2016. Wissenschaftliches Gutachten zum Medien- und Kommunikationsbericht der Bundesregierung (On the Development of the Media in Germany between 2013 and 2016. A Scientific Assessment on Communications and Media for the Federal Government). Berlin: Presse und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung. (open access)
  57. Açar, A., Bärwolff, M., Jungherr, A., Kappes, C., Klotz, U., Lesch, H., Lüke, F., Lutterbeck, B., Marienfeld, F., Niebuhr, M., Pallas, F., Pickhardt, M., Buermeyer, U., Puschmann, C., Raabe, O., Schallaböck, J., Seemann, M., Senges, M., Spindler, M., Sooth, S., Süß, G., Capurro, R., Dehmel, S., Gersdorf, H., Gröschel, P., Gürses, S., Hansen-Oest, S., Höppner, U. (2011). Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit: Phänomene, Szenarien, Denkanstöße. Abschlussbericht der 4. Initiative Digitale Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit. Berlin: Internet & Gesellschaft Co:llaboratory. (open access)
  58. Non-academic press

    My recent research, especially on hate speech, right wing populism, and social bots has been covered in English by The Economist, The Verge, DW, and National Geographic, and in German by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berliner Zeitung and public broadcaster NDR. I also moderated a panel discussion at AoIR 2016 in Berlin that was covered by The Guardian. See here for an overview.

last modified 2019-03-11