The Hans-Bredow-Institut writes an academic report on the current development of media in Germany for the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien [German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media]. The report will provide significant parts to the Federal Government Report on Communications and Media 2016/2017.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut already submitted such a report on the development of media in 2008. Now, the findings of 2008 shall be compared to the current situation in order to show what trends have continued in the different media areas and where new trends are emerging. Furthermore, the causes of these developments will be discussed and the political, social, economic and cultural consequences along with the problems will be analysed. If possible, the perspectives for media politics will be highlighted.
The report will be submitted in February 2017. It will be authored by an interdisciplinary team, which is led by Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink
and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz