Universität Zürich

IPMZ - Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 635 20 92
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34

Moritz Büchi


Tel.: +41 (0) 44 635 20 93

Office: AND 3.40




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Moritz Büchi, PhD, has been a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Media Change & Innovation Division, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ), University of Zurich since January 2017. From 2014 to 2016 he was a Research and Teaching Associate in the Media Change & Innovation Division.


In his doctoral dissertation, Moritz Büchi investigated Digital Inequalities. His research interests include Internet and society, new media use, digital inclusion and inequality, online privacy, digital participation, online science communication, and comparative and computational research methods. Moritz Büchi's research has been published in refereed journals such as New Media & Society, Public Understanding of Science, International Journal of Communication, and Information, Communication & Society. His teaching covers media change, digital inequality, and social impacts of Internet diffusion. 


CV [pdf]

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

  • Büchi M (2017, October) Why Does Internet Use Matter? Connecting Digital Inequality to Social Well-Being. Invited talk at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Warsaw, Poland.
  • Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2017, October) Consequences of digital divides: How Internet use affects social well-being. Paper to be presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Tartu, Estonia.
  • Büchi M, Lutz C and Micheli M (2017, May) Life online: The digital footprint gap. Paper presented at the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Just N, Büchi M and Latzer M (2017, May) A blind spot in public broadcasters' discovery of the public: How the public values public service. Paper presented at the International Communication Association's (ICA) 67th Annual Conference, Communication Law and Policy Division. San Diego, CA.