Manuel Puppis

Prof. Dr.

media policy, regulation and governance; media economics; media organizations and journalism; media change and digitization; Swiss media system and international comparison of media systems


Manuel Puppis is Full Professor of Media Structures and Governance in the Department of Communication and Media Research DCM, University of Fribourg. He currently serves as vice-chair of the Swiss Federal Media Commission (FMEC) and of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Increasing Resilience of Media (MSI-RES).


Puppis holds a PhD in Communication Science and an M.A. in Communication Science, Political Science as well as Economic and Social History from the University of Zurich. His research interests include media policy, media regulation and media governance, media systems in a comparative perspective, the digitalization and platformization of the public sphere, media organizations and journalism, as well as media economics and critical political economy.


He has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam (2023), the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt School, New York University (2018), the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute in Hamburg (2023, 2012) and the Centre for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (2011). For fall term 2012 Puppis was appointed as a Visiting Resident Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. .


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Research and publications

  • Publications
    156 publications

    Medienpolitik: Grundlagen für Wissenschaft und Praxis
    Puppis, Manuel (München: UVK, 2023), ISBN: 9783825243784 | Book

    Identifikation von Good Practice im Jugendmedienschutz im internationalen Vergleich
    Schulz, Wolfgang and Dreyer, Stephan and Dankert, Kevin and Puppis, Manuel and Künzler, Matthias and Wassmer, Christian (Bern: BSV, 2015) | Book

    Einführung in die Medienpolitik
    Puppis, Manuel (Konstanz: UVK, 2010), ISBN: 978-3-8252-2881-1 | Book

    Organisationen der Medienselbstregulierung. Europäische Presseräte im Vergleich
    Puppis, Manuel (Köln: Halem, 2009), ISBN: 978-3-86962-001-5 | Book

    Einführung in die Medienpolitik
    Puppis, Manuel (Konstanz: UVK, 2007) | Book

    Rundfunkregulierung. Leitbilder, Modelle und Erfahrungen im internationalen Vergleich. Eine sozial- und rechtswissenschaftliche Analyse
    Jarren, Otfried and Weber, Rolf H. and Donges, Patrick and Dörr, Bianka and Künzler, Matthias and Puppis, Manuel (Zürich: Seismo, 2002), ISBN: 978-3-908239-95-6 | Book

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Teaching and courses

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