Dr. Artem Zakharchenko

: Dr. Artem Zakharchenko

Member in ZeMKI Lab  "Platform Governance, Media, and Technology"


Dr. Artem Zakharchenko is scholar, writer, media-analyst from Kyiv, Ukraine. He has a  PhD in social communications.

Practical experience

Dr. Zakharchenko has 17-year experience in practical journalism in Ukraine, where he worked as a journalist-analyst, issuing editor and editor-in-chief of known Ukrainian online-media. Since 2016 he changed his profession to the commercial media analysis and became a research director in the Center for the Content Analysis – leading Ukrainian media analysis and media consulting organization.

Scientific experience

After receiving a PhD in 2010, worked as an associated professor in the Institute of Journalism in the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2018-2019, as a visiting scholar supported by Fulbright foundation, he performed the project ‘How Fake News Stories Go Post-Truth: Dynamics of Social Impact’ in the New York University. Right now he is a Visiting Fellow from June 2022 to May 2023 at the ZeMKI. The fellowship is hosted by Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach and his lab “Platform Governance, Media, and Technology” and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation in their program for refugee scholars.

Volunteering activity

Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion to the Ukraine in February 2022, Dr. Zakharchenko launched the volunteering group CAT-UA: Communication Analysis Team – Ukraine. It works as a civil intelligence service in the information war in Ukraine. Now this group transformed to NGO supported by USAID.

Creative writing

Dr. Zakharchenko is author of three fiction books published in Ukraine. The recent one – ‘I will die for Ukraine (but it’s not certain)’ – is a story about political prisoners.

Research interests

  • media effects and their measurement;
  • system analysis of the communicative space;
  • the flows of information;
  • Ukrainian media and social media system.


  1. Zakharchenko, A. (2019). Social Actions of Social Networks Users Triggered By Media Posts Content. Social Welfare: Interdisciplinary Approach, 2(8), 53–65.
  2. Zakharchenko, A. (2022). PR-Message Analysis as a New Method for the Quantitative and Qualitative Communication Campaign Study. Information & Media, 93, 42–61.
  3. Zakharchenko, Artem, Sysoieva, Y., & Komnatska, H. (2022). The Peculiarities of a Media Narrative Generated by Ukrainian Top Bloggers. Scientific Notes of the Institute of Journalism, 1(1(80)), 9–24.
  4. Zakharchenko, A., Peráček, T., Fedushko, S., Syerov, Y., & Trach, O. (2021). When Fact-Checking and ‘BBC Standards’ Are Helpless: ‘Fake Newsworthy Event’ Manipulation and the Reaction of the ‘High-Quality Media’ on It. Sustainability, 13(2), 573.
  5. Zakharchenko, A., Stukanov, S., & Sanchenko, A. (2019). Using Framing as a Manipulation Tool In Ukrainian Media (Based on the Critics of the President of Ukraine During 2018 to the Beginning of 2019). Current Issues of Mass Communication, 25(25), 22–32.
  6. Zakharchenko, A., & Zakharchenko, O. (2021). The Influence of the ‘Tomos Narrative’ as a Part of the Ukrainian National and Strategic Narrative. Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 12(1), 163–178.
  7. Zakharchenko, A., Maksimtsova, Y., Iurchenko, V., Shevchenko, V., & Fedushko, S. (2019). Under the conditions of non-agenda ownership: Social media users in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential elections campaign. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2392, 199–219.
  8. Zakharchenko, O., Avramenko, R., Zakharchenko, A., Korobchuk, A., Fedushko, S., Syerov, Y., & Trach, O. (2021). Multifaceted Nature of Social Media Content Propagating COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Ukrainian Case. International Workshop on Small and Big Data Approaches in Healthcare.
  9. Zakharchenko, O., Zakharchenko, A., & Fedushko, S. (2020). Global challenges are not for women: Gender peculiarities of content in Ukrainian Facebook community during high-involving social discussions. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2616, 101–111.
  10. Zakharchenko, A. (2020). Interactive potential of news narratives in communities formed around news media. Web Based Communities and Social Media 2020, 247–250.
  11. Zakharchenko, A. (2017). Evaluating the social impact of internet media news. Civitas et Lex, 3 (15), 7–21.
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