The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut researches media change and the associated structural changes in public communication. It combines basic research and research on knowledge transfer from cross-media, interdisciplinary and independent scholarly perspectives. Thus, the Institute is a valued provider of problem-specific knowledge for politics, commerce and civil society. In 2019, the Institute became a member of the Leibniz Association.
Since 1950, the Institute has been dedicated to media-based public communication, regardless of the technical platforms on which communication takes place. The fact that research is problem-oriented leads to a distinct interest in phenomena which currently require development, i.e. the "new" media. This focus makes it necessary to look at phenomena from different disciplines. The professional backgrounds of the researchers at the Institute are accordingly diverse. The organisational structure of the Institute is based on two main subject areas – the field of communication science and the field of law – where the latter is not only focused on legal matters as such, but also on research concerning regulatory structures. International comparative research is of great importance for the Institute. Consequently, the Institute is active in several international research networks. The Institute maintains a variety of contacts and seeks constant exchange with various actors. This also includes the transfer of research findings into practice, politics and the public.
We will be happy to put you in touch with contacts at the institute, but also outside of it. Please contact the communication department for further information.
You can find our current press releases here. Not all news will be sent in press releases. The newsletter, which you can subscribe to in the footer, gives you a more comprehensive overview of our current projects, events, publications and lectures.
You can find our logo and some photos of our employees here. Should you require any further images, please contact the communications department. The copyright is usually "Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut", we would be happy to receive a copy.
Our Newsletter Keeps You Up to Date
The ‘Hans-Bredow-Institut Newsletter’, which is published monthly, provides information about current projects, events and publications of the institute. You can subscribe to it in the footer.
Press Mailing List
We are also happy to include you in our press mailing list. You will receive press releases by e-mail, but we will send our annual report by post, for which we also need your postal address.