Goldmedia Thesis Award in Media Economics

The consultancy and research group Goldmedia hands out the “Goldmedia Thesis Award in Media Economics”. Graduates who have finished their degree this or the previous year (BA, MA, MBA, Diploma, Staatsexamen, Dissertation etc.) are eligible to apply for the award. Applications can be submitted only via email to:

The tender period for our 2021 award ended on 30 September 2021. There will be a new tender in 2023.

Award winners 2021

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Congratulations to our three winners of the Goldmedia Award 2021: 

  • Jannis Funk, Dissertation, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
  • Susanne Hoffmann, Master's thesis, Dortmund University of Technology
  • Maria Saradaki, Bachelor's thesis, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

Due to the large number and high standard of the submitted theses, five final theses were also awarded a certificate.

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Preconditions and Endowment

A focus on current topics in media economics is a precondition for the application. The award is endowed with 1200 Euro.


Goldmedia accepts theses written in either German or English from various disciplines, amongst them communication studies, journalism, media economics, media management, media law, business studies, economics, information science, media informatics and others.

Criteria for the Award

- Timeliness of research results
- Originality and innovativeness of the work
- Scientific methodology
- Potential use of research results

Application Documents

- Copy of the thesis
- CV
- In case your thesis was written in cooperation with a company, please submit written approval of the application

Timeline and Way of Submission

There will be a new tender again in 2023. Please check this website for submission deadlines. Applications can be submitted only via email to:


A jury formed by the management and associate partners of Goldmedia will decide on the award winners. Please find more Information about Goldmedia's Management Team here.

Media Tasting

The winners also receive a free ticket for the Media and Innovation Congress Media Tasting.

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