Hans-Bredow-Institut at ECREA2016

Annual Connference ECREA2016

Six researchers of the institute have been be at the Annual Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association ECREA2016, which took place from November 9 - 12 in Prague. Furthermore, they attended the Pre-Conference "Children, Youth and Media". The European Network EU Kids Online, which is co-ordinated by the Hans-Bredow-Institut, also met at the conference to discuss an upcoming comparative survey.   »»


Nick Diakopoulos Fellow at the Postdoc Kolleg "Algorithmed Public Spheres"

Nick Diakopoulos, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, is guest researcher at the Hans-Bredow-Institut in December. In its Postdoc Kolleg Algorithmed Public Spheres, that is organized by Cornelius Puschmann, Nick will do research with an emphasis on algorithmic accountability. Furthermore, Nick will give two public lectures and join discussion rounds   »»

Visiting Fellows from Sydney at the Research Centre Media History

From November 12th to November 29th Dr Virginia Madsen and Dr Tom Murray from Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia) are Visting Fellows at the Research Centre Media History. The invitation to Hamburg is enabled by the MQ-FU-HAM Trilateral Strategic Partnership, a network program of the Universität Hamburg with Macquarie University (Australia) and Fudan University (China). Their stay is part of the research programm “Transnational Media Histories” established by Dr Hans-Ulrich Wagner (Hamburg) and Prof Dr Bridget Griffen-Foley (Sydney).   »»

Plenary Panel Discussion: Who Rules the Internet?

The only conference's public Panel Discussion "Who Rules the Internet?" with Kate Crawford, Fieke Jansen and Carolin Gerlitz took place on 6 October 2016, 7 – 9pm Audimax der HU Berlin. Who are the actors both in practices of rule-making and rule-breaking online, what are their motivations and resources, and how can their power relations and communicative figurations be described? How does the Internet influence the proliferation of the values that its platforms, services and infrastructures embody, and what spaces of creative resistance persist? How do various forms of technical, social, and cultural hacking subvert these orders?   »»

Marta Portalés Oliva as Guest Researcher at the Institute

Since mid September 2017, Marta Portalés Oliva works as guest researcher at the institute  for three months. Marta Portalés Oliva is a PhD candidate at the “Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación” Research Group of the Journalism Department at the Communication Sciencies Faculty of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Her work at the institute will be in connection with the work group projects “Growing Up in Digital Media Environments”.   »»

Hamid Reza Akrami as Guest Researcher at the Institute

For a whole year, from July 2016 to July 2017, Hamid Reza Akrami from Teheran will stay at the institute as Guest Researcher. Hamid Reza Akrami is a media and social communications researcher and university lecturer. He has studied computer software engineering and social communications, which gives him dual qualification in the fields of communication technologies and new media. His work at the institute is in connection with the  EUKidsOnline project. He also helps the institute in administering the EUKidsOnline website and is looking for newer topics of research in the field.   »»


Online between Orient and Occident - Media Childhood in Iran, Spain and Germany

Hans-Bredow-Institut, Dec 7, 2016, 4-6.45 pm. Interactive Workshop in Englisch lanuage with our guest researchers Hamid Reza Akrami und Marta Portalés as well as Prof Dr. Uwe Hasebrink and Dr. Claudia Lampert, Library of the Hans-Bredow-Institut, Rothenbaumchaussee 36, Hamburg, registration required, no entrance fee   »»

Algorithmic Accountability & Transparency in the News Media

Hamburg, 15.12.2016, 10-11:30 pm. Workshop with Nick Diakopoulos, University of Maryland, at the Hans-Bredow-Institut, Registration required

Algorithmic News in the 2016 US Election

Hamburg, 19.12.2016. How algorithms may have influenced the US election will be discussed ath the Bucerius Lab Lunch Session #3 in Betahaus Hamburg. Nick Diakopoulos, Fellow at the Hans-Bredow-Institut, has studied the Coverage of the two candidates done by google. He will discuss the role of the big internet platforms with Matthias Spielkamp, Bucerius Lab Fellow and Co-Funder of AlgorithmWatch. Entrance free, Registration required


Open Access: International Journal of Communication and Health

with an article by S. Wahl und M. Grimm presenting "A Typology of Cancer Patients’ Information Behavior with Regard to Complementary and Alternative Medicine", article   »»

For Download: Human Rights and Encryption

New in the UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom is the study by Wolfgang Schulz and Joris van Hoboken about the relevance of encryption to human rights in the media and communications field ... Downnload   »»

Coming soon: M&K 4/2016

with articles about "Studying Journalism in Times of Crisis", "Research Ethics for Communication Science", about "How the Origin of Immigrants Impacts their Media Framing" and about the "Coverage of Whistleblowing in German and Swiss Print Media" as well as an Article "On the Issue of Recipients’ Disenchantment with Certain Topics and the Measurement of this: A Theoretical Conceptualization and Development of Scales", Contents

M&K 2/2016 published

with a comparative study of the relationship between politics and journalism on a federal and State level, an article about the knowledge gaps of sports journalists on the subject of Doping, a review of the potentials and limitations of automated analysis of visual media content and a contribution to the discussion on the importance of communication studies for media practice and media policy. Contents

Twitter Friend Repertoires

Introducing a methodology to assess patterns of information management on Twitter, article by Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, published in First Monday.   »»



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