Research Group "Political Communication in the Online World", coordinated at the University Düsseldorf in Germany
Creative Unit "Communicative Figurations", funded within the frame of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments, co-ordinated at the Universities Bremen and Hamburg, Germany.
DFG Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" at the University of Münster, Germany
Research program "The Mediatization of Culture: The Challenge of New Media" at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark
Research network on "Mediatized Stories", coordinated by Knut Lundby at the University of Oslo, Norway (2006-2011)
National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Democracy "Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century", co-ordinated at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
The Temporary Working Group "Mediatization" of the European Communikation Research and Education Association (ECREA), coordinated at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen.