Hardy Dreier, M. A.
Hardy Dreier, M. A. (born 1965) studied journalism and communications, political science and librarianship at the Free University of Berlin. From 1994 to 1999, he was a staff member in the area of economic and mass communication at the Institute for Journalism and Communications Research at the Free University of Berlin. Has has been working as a research consultant at the Hans Bredow Institute since November, 1999 and analyses the effect of the development of multimedia on the structure of the system of the media. His dissertation concerns the effects of online developments on the German newspaper environment. His research interests deal with – also independently of multimedia – the constantly changing structures of the system of the media, above all from an economic perspective. Here, the emphasis in content means, among other things, engaging with the development of the market for screen-based games and the introduction of digital television.