The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) examines media change and the related structural shifts in public communication.
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As part of the world's largest journalism study, "Worlds of Journalism", this representative survey examines the profession of journalism and explores the stresses and strains faced by professional journalists in Germany.
In this computational social science project, we will use browser data donations to determine how relevant individual search engines and social media platforms are in journalists’ everyday work.
The relationship between journalism and its audience is changing, yielding consequences for what journalists cover and how. The project, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), examines the breadth, depth, and diversity of this re-figuration and its consequences.
An international network of researchers investigates how journalism is created in unusual places or by actors that previously were not predominantly concerned with news production.
Some journalists are increasingly turning into media brands of their own – complementing or even competing with the newsrooms and media titles they work for. In his PhD project, Julius Reimer investigates journalists’ personal branding strategies and critically evaluates this current tre...
In this working paper, Wiebke Loosen, Anna von Garmissen, Elsa Bartelt and Tim van Olphen present first findings from a representative survey involving 1,221 journalists in Germany, conducted between September 2022 and February 2023.
The study is funded by the German Research Founda...
In their open access article published in "Publizistik", Gregor Wiedemann, Felix Victor Münch, Jan Philipp Rau, Phillip Kessling and Jan-Hinrik Schmidt write about the lessons learned from the establishment of the Social Media Observatory (SMO), an open science infrastructure for moni...
Wiebke Loosen and Armin Scholl have edited an anthology on the most influential texts in journalism research.
From David Manning White's "Gate Keeper" (1950) to Herrmann Boventer's "Ethics of Journalism" (1984), the volume presents 24 classics in short...
Julius Reimer, Verena Albert and Wiebke Loosen explain in their new article in the journal "Journalism" how journalism can strengthen or weaken social cohesion. The article is based on the findings of four group discussions with 21 experts from journalism, academia and civil societal "...
Media change and digitalisation have changed the way journalism researchers look at their field. Disciplines such as computer science are increasingly being included. What interdisciplinarity means for journalism research and practice is discussed in the articles in M&K 1-2/202, available as an...
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