Pascal Jürgens

Pascal Jürgens is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Communication at U of Mainz, Germany.

Prior to obtaining an MA in the classic social scientific field of mass communication, he worked as a radio journalist.

His research interests include political communication online, models of opinion dynamics, network analysis of social behavior, computational methods for content analysis and time series analysis in networked communication.

Previous research involved (among other subjects) the German electronic petition system, models of opinion dynamics with back-channels, the use of twitter during the German general election, event mapping through linguistic time series analyses and topic cycles in social media.

Aside from the PhD-thesis, which investigates interrelations between conventional mass media and social communication online on a large scale, he is involved in a project on media convergence and pursues methodical advances in mass communication through the incorporation of computational techniques.