Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen

PD Dr. Wiebke Loosen is a senior journalism researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg (Germany) as well as holding a lecturer position at Universität Hamburg. She studied communication science, psychology and German studies at the University of Münster (Germany), where she also received her doctorate. She habilitated in communication studies at Universität Hamburg with the topic "The Transformation of Journalism and of Journalism Research." Wiebke Loosen held visiting professorships at the Universities of Münster and Munich. Her major areas of expertise are the transformation of journalism within a changing media environment, theories of journalism, and methodology.
Her current research focuses on the changing journalism-audience relationship, data journalism, the emerging ‘start-up culture’ in journalism as well as algorithms’ ‘journalism-like’ constructions of public spheres and reality. She is also working in interdisciplinary projects situated where the fields of journalism research and computer science converge. She is member of several national and international collaboration networks, including the “Communicative Figurations” research network – a joint initiative of the Universities of Bremen and Hamburg and the Hans-Bredow-Institut as well as the international “Journalism Elsewhere” network.

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen

Senior Researcher Journalism Research

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

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 91
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 77

Send Email

Research activties by Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen

show more


Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the Institute's latest news via email.