Media from A to Z

Media from A to Z

One of the tasks of the Hans-Bredow-Institut is to transfer gained knowledge to a wider public via publications. Such a project is the lexicon "Medien von A bis Z [Media from A to Z]", which offers research based information on developments in the media system. The volume is divided into a survey article and 160 keywords altogether. This enables referencing both through the alphabetical order of the individual articles and via topic areas such as journalism, media content, media business, media effects, media politics and media law. Accounts of media systems in selected countries and of important media companies are also offered.

The project relies to a great extent on the multidisciplinary qualifications of staff at the Hans-Bredow-Institut, many of whom have contributed to the volume.

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Project Description

The lexicon is meant for non-acadmic readers with an interest in media. It was published in autumn 2006 by VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften and is also widely distributed by the federal and the states’ agencies for civic education.
  • Hans-Bredow-Institut (ed.) (2006): Medien von A bis Z [Media from A to Z]. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. 

Project Information


Duration: 2004-2007

Research programme:
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Cooperation Partner

M. Brichta, H. J. Kleinsteuber, W. Loosen, C. Rybarczyk, A. Schneider, K. Voss

Contact person

Dipl.-Soz. Hermann-Dieter Schröder
Senior Researcher Media Management & Media Organisation

Dipl.-Soz. Hermann-Dieter Schröder

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 32
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 77




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