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The academic profile of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is characterised by its research programmes.
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The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is engaged in numerous international and national research networks in research and practice.
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This DFG-funded project investigates risks and uncertainties journalists are facing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as around the globe to better understand the ways in which journalism adapts to and copes with these duresses.
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.
Leonie Wunderlich, Dr. Sascha Hölig and Prof. em. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink write about journalistic and non-journalistic sources in young people's news consumption in their recently published article in The International Journal for Press/Politics.
The article is based on data collected as...
A research group at the HBI discussed the role of journalism in social cohesion with experts from journalism, science, integration work and NGOs. Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen, Julius Reimer and Verena Albert present the findings in this impulse paper.
Loosen, Wiebke; Reimer, Julius; & Al...
In their article, Julius Reimer, Wiebke Loosen and Lisa Merten, together with Marlo Häring and Walid Maalej, present a systematic literature review on content analysis of user comments in a journalistic context. The article has been published as an open access publication in the journal Digital...
In their book contribution, Wiebke Loosen and Paul Solbach write about how data and algorithms affect the work of journalists. The chapter is published in the handbook Fake News, Framing, Fact-Checking: Nachrichten im digitalen Zeitalter [Fake News, Framing, Fact-Checking: News in the Digital Age] b...
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...
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