PD Dr. Wiebke Loosen

PD Dr. Wiebke Loosen studied Communications at the University of Münster, where she was also a researcher and assistant until in 2000 she changed to the University of Hamburg. In 2006/2007 she acted in place of a professorship for communication studies focusing on online communication and communicator research at the LMU in Munich.

In 2010, Wiebke Loosen habilitated on the subject „Transformationen des Journalismus und der Journalismusforschung“ [Transformations of Journalism and Journalism Research] at the Faculty of Social Studies Faculty at Hamburg University.

Since 1 April 2010 Wiebke Loosen has been a senior researcher at the Hans-Bredow-Institut.

In her research, she focuses on the areas of journalism research, online communication and methods of empirical communication research. Wiebke Loosen is a member of the board of trustees of the Akademie für Publizistik, and co-editor of the series "Aktuell. Studien zum Journalismus” [Topical. Studies on Journalism].

Latest publications

  • Schmidt, J.-H.; Loosen, W. (2014): Both Sides of the Story. Assessing Audience Participation in Journalism through the Concept of Inclusion Sistance. In: Digital Journalism. DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2014.930243

  • Heise, N.; Loosen, W.; Reimer, J.; Schmidt, J.-H. (2014): Including the Audience. Comparing the Attitudes and Expectations of Journalists and Users towards Participation in German TV News Journalism. In: Journalism Studies, Jg. 15, H. 4, S. 411–430. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2013.831232.

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Latest lectures

  • „Between Proximity and Distance: The Balance in the Transforming Journalism-Audience Relationship as a Criterion for Media Quality?“, presentation by W. Loosen and J. Reimer at the Pre-Conference „Media Performance & Democracy – Defining and Measuring the Quality of News“ of the „66th Annual Conference“ der International Communication Association (ICA) on 9 June 2016 in Fukuoka, Japan.

  • "When Data Become News: A Content Analysis of Data Journalism Pieces", lecture by J. Reimer and W. Loosen at the „Future of Journalism Conference 2015: Risks, Threats and Opportunities“ on 10 September 2015 in Cardiff (together with Fenja Schmidt).

  • “It’s just not my thing” – Why Audience Members don’t Use Participatory Features of (Online) News Media. Insights from Four German Case Studies”, paper presented by N. Heise, J. Reimer, J.-H. Schmidt and W. Loosen at the 5th European Communication Conference (ECREA) on 15 November 2014 in Lissboa, Portugal.

  • "Assessing Audience Participation in Journalism through the Concepts of Inclusion Level and Inclusion Distance", lecture by J.-H. Schmidt and W. Loosen at the conference "Future of Journalism" at Cardiff University on September, 13, 2013 in Cardiff.

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Contact

PD Dr. Wiebke Loosen

Hans-Bredow-Institut
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg
Germany

Tel. +49 40 450217-91
Fax +40 40 45 02 17-99

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