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The Hans-Bredow-Institut analyses problems of media concentration as well as general constraints on private broadcasting providers according to broadcasting law.
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...
How can reader comments in news articles be semi-automatically analysed? The SCAN Project will develop a framework that supports journalist to identify and use opinions, topic suggestions or further information in user comments for journalistic purposes.
What effects do the internet and social media have on the organisation of journalism, changing audience relationships and news coverage? This project seeks to answer this question within the framework of the planned research association “Transforming Communications.”
Video and computer games as leading products of the media industry
The Hans-Bredow-Institut examines Hamburg as a possible location for the music industry and questions its role potential on a national scale.
The International Media Handbook provides an overview of media systems and developments along with comparable data, analyses and current developments in different countries.
In which cases is a WiFi provider liable for illegal downloads made by a third party using its internet access? Is YouTube to be held responsible for uploads infringing the copyright? Such questions cannot be answered conclusively by the written law and are a solved by the construction of interferen...
Radio content can nowadays be commented on, rated or shared as well. This also changes the way radio organisations work. By using the example of youth radios, this study examined what listeners and journalists expect from each other regarding forms of participation.
Economy in focus: An overview on the situation of German broadcasting services
Merchandising strategies in children's television
A global economic sector has emerged from the trade with likes, followers and commentaries. Prof. Dr. Patrick Vonderau is researching it.
Likes, followers, shares and comments can be bought. Quite legally and often with just a few clicks. " The trade with the digital good is also called...
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Schulz, W. (2016): Recht ökonomisch - Über die Bedeutung der Wirtschaftswissenschaft für das Kommunikationsverfassungsrecht [Law from an Economic Perspective - On the Meaning of Economics for Constitutional Right to Communication]. In: J. Müller-Lietzkow, F. Sattelberger (eds.),...
Hasebrink, U.; Dreier, H.; Krotz, F.; Weiß, R. (2001): Fernsehen in neuen Medienumgebungen. Befunde und Perspektiven zur Zukunft der Fernsehnutzung [Television in New Media Environments. Results and Prospects for the Future of Television Use]. Berlin: Vistas.
8th Hamburger Mediensymposium [Hamburg Media Symposium], organised by the Hans-Bredow-Institut, the State Media Authority of Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein (MA HSH) and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on the question how digitisation changes public communication, on 13 June 2017 at Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
"Die Rolle von Akteuren in der Gestaltung und dem Wandel von Medienstrukturen [The Role of Actors in Shaping and Transforming Media Structures]", workshop of Netzwerk Medienstrukturen and the Hans-Bredow-Institut on January 20-21, 2017, at the Hans-Bredow-Institut.
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