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What role do social media play for how voters inform themselves? How do social bots and fake news change election campaigns? How do they influence political opinion formation? The host Martin Fuchs and the two media researchers Jasmin Siri and Jan-Hinrik Schmidt discuss the digital world of the elec...
Frauentausch [Wife Swap], Dschungelcamp [The Jungle Camp], Bauer sucht Frau [Farmer Wants a Wife] – Prof. Dr. Joan Kristin Bleicher knows them all. And probably better than anyone else. Since the first German season of Big Brother, the media researcher has been interested in the media format &...
Mediennetz Hamburg has published an interview with BredowCast host Johanna Sebauer. In this interview, they talked about the podcast itself and its role in promoting media literacy and media education.
“Why is a podcast well suited for this kind of discussion, what is the advantage of it, and...
An interview with Hans Bredow on the Beginnings of Broadcasting in the First World War can now be listened to in the podcast "SWR2 Archivradio – Geschichte in Originaltönen" ["SWR Radio Archive - History in Original Sounds"].
The war was a catalyst for a whole series...
The FIFA World Cup is a media spectacle that is without equal. Our new BredowCast-host Johanna Sebauer and the media historian Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner talk about how football has developed in the media and how both spheres have influenced each other.
For some people, the World Cup is a spectacular f...
The fabrication scandal surrounding Claas Relotius shook the media world at the end of 2018. A few weeks have passed since then, and Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen, a journalism researcher, looks at the events and background information with some distance in the current BredowCast.
In December 2018, short...
Mark Zuckerberg announced that an independent body resembling a sort of "Supreme Court" could function as a complaint office for users in controversial content issues in the future. In episode 38 of the BredowCast, the lawyer Amélie Heldt explains the legal issues raised by this pro...
On the Internet, our data goes a long way, which is often difficult to understand. Florian Wittner followed them and wanted to know which one of the many actors in the so-called "platform ecosystems" is responsible for data protection.
We rarely interact online with just one provider, but...
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...
The "Institute for Social Cohesion" is in the conception phase. What is social cohesion and how can it be explored? A workshop discussion with Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt.
In the summer of 2018, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) selected eleven research institutions from te...
The Hans-Bredow-Institut is a member of the Leibniz Association since 1 January 2019. This is the biggest change in the history of the Institute. In this special edition of the BredowCast, Johanna Sebauer talks to Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, one of the two directors of the Institute, about the signif...
How to deal with digital media is like learning to ride a bike – even if you fall flat on your face at the beginning. Once you have learned how to handle it, it is liberating but it can also be risky. Using this analogy, Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink explains the protection of minors in the media as...
The annual meeting of the science podcasters takes place for the 6th time now. This year it will be held from 28 to 30 September in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. At this event, the significance and the potential of podcasts in science communication will be discussed. BredowCast...
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