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In a pilot study, the Institute examines the use of journalistic automation tools in Germany and analyses the role of “communicative robots” (ComRobs) in the fulfilment of journalistic activities and functions, from an interdisciplinary perspective of journalism research and law.
In this computational social science project, we will use browser data donations to determine how relevant individual search engines and social media platforms are in journalists’ everyday work.
In the light of “fake news” accusations against established media and declining subscription numbers: what does the public expect from journalists, and how do they view their own role in terms of social cohesion?
The project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), investigates how journalistic pioneers and pioneer communities envision an ideal future for journalism and, by that, actually shape the future of the field.
The relationship between journalism and its audience is changing, yielding consequences for what journalists cover and how. The project, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), examines the breadth, depth, and diversity of this re-figuration and its consequences.
Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen, Julius Reimer and Dr. Sascha Hölig analyze the self-image of journalists in their article published in the journal Journalism Studies. The focus is not only on their own role perception, but also on the expectations of their audience - in other words, what journalists w...
Irene Broer writes about the editorial response of the Science Media Center Germany (SMC) to the outbreak of the pandemic in a special issue of the Journal of Science Communication, which focuses exclusively on communication in connection with COVID-19.
Irene Broer was part of the editorial t...
In their article in the Open Access Journal Media and Communication, Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink and Dr. Sascha Hölig write about the performance of news media. Based on data from the Reuters Institute Digital News Survey 2019, they compare news media - both online and offline - regarding their rea...
In the Wörterbuch der Journalistik [Dictionary of Journalism] Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wagner describes the situation of young journalists after the end of the war.
To the article
Many then 'young' journalists repeatedly emphasised the aspect of guidance and assistance from the Britis...
In this article, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen, Julius Reimer and Paul-Philip Solbach, together with their co-authors Laura Ahva, Mark Deuze and Lorenz Matzat, present the concept of "X Journalism": a tool for observing the development of journalism by analysing the constantly changing concepts...
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