Hendrik Michael is a research assistant at the Institute of Communication Studies at the University of Bamberg. His research focus is on theories of journalism, journalistic genres, and narrative forms. He received a PhD from the University of Bamberg. His thesis highlights how reportorial practices and narrative strategies are utilized to report on urban poverty in American and German mass periodicals of the late 19th century. From 2014 to 2017 he was a doctoral fellow of Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst. His research has been published in Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte, and Medien&Zeit.