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The Hans-Bredow-Institut examines the discourse on commentaries of German daily newspapers by means of a comprehensive content analysis.
In the event of terrorist attacks or natural disasters, timely and reliable information is extremely important for media users. In order to find out what information needs people have in such situations and what media they use, a study design was developed with which empirical data can be collected...
If Tinder works for dating, why should it not do so for news? In this project, the intuitive principle of Tinder will be applied to journalistic contents. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research promotes the development of an innovative news and information app for the city.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut is founding member of the newly organized „News Integrity Initiative“ (NII), which will be funded by Facebook and other organisations with $ 14 millions. A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions, non-profits and other organizations are jointl...
Dr. Mariëlle Wijermars from the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki is research fellow at the Kolleg "Algorithmed Public Spheres" from February until May 2018. During this time, Mariëlle will conduct a study on news aggregators during the Russian presidential elec...
Hamburg, 14 June 2018. A third of adult Internet users (31 %) use social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp or YouTube as a news source. However, for only 7 per cent it is the most important source, for just under 2 per cent it is the only source. These are the results of the Reuters Institute Digital...
How do millennials consume news? How do they inform themselves? What content do they prefer? The “die medienanstalten“, an umbrella brand of the 14 state media authorities in Germany, addresses these questions in its current Content Report 2017. The report assembles contributions of auth...
Puschmann, C.; Ausserhofer, J.; Maan, N.; Hametner, M. (2016): Information Laundering and Counter-Publics: The News Sources of Islamophobic Groups on Twitter. In: Workshops of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media: Technical Report WS-16-19. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press. pp....
Hölig, S.; Hasebrink, U. (2013): Nachrichtennutzung in konvergierenden Medienumgebungen. International vergleichende Befunde auf Basis des Reuters Institute Digital News Survey 2013 [News Usage in Converging Media Environments. International Comparative Findings based on the Reuters Institute D...
Hölig, S; Nielsen, R. K.; Schrøder, K. C. (2016): Changing Forms of Cross-Media News Use in Western Europe and Beyond. In: J. L. Jensen, M. Mortensen, J. Ørmen (eds.), News across Media – the Production and Consumption of News in a Cross-Media Perspective. Routledge, pp...
The results for Germany of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018 have been carried out by Sascha Hölig and Uwe Hasebrink and published in the series Arbeitspapiere des Hans-Bredow-Instituts [Working papers of the Hans-Bredow-Institut) as No. 44. The issue can be download here (pdf).
Understanding how citizens keep themselves informed about current affairs is crucial for a functioning democracy. Extant research suggests that in an increasingly fragmented digital news environment, search engines and social media platforms promote more incidental, but potentially more shallow mode...
Heldt, A. (2018): Von der Schwierigkeit, „fake news“ zu regulieren [The Difficulty of Regulating "Fake News"]. In: JuWiss Blog: Junge Wissenschaft im Öffentlichen Recht No. 71/2018. Website. Hamburg: Bucerius Law School. 26.7.2018.
"Information Laundering and Counter-Publics: The News Sources of Islamophobic Groups on Twitter”, talk by C. Puschmann at the preconference “SMNews16” of the event "ICWSM2016“ on 17 May 2016 in Cologne (in collaboration with J. Ausserhofer, N. Maan, M. Hametner).
"Public Disturbance. Irritations of the Journalism-Audience Relationship through Participation, and Factors Influencing News Outlets’ Abilities to Adapt", lecture by J. Reimer and W. Loosen at the ECREA Journalism Studies Section Conference „Changing Audiences – Changing...
“News Sharing on Twitter: A Nationally Comparative Study” lecture by A. Bruns, B. Moon, F. Münch, J-H. Schmidt, L. Merten, H. Moe, S. Schwartz at the “AOIR 2016” on 6 October 2016 in Berlin.
“Contextualised Repertoire Maps: A Qualitative Approach Exploring the Role of Social Networking Sites in News-Related Media Repertoires”, lecture by L. Merten at the "67th Annual Conference" of the International Communication Association on 27 May 2017 in San Diego, USA.
"Reuters Institute Digital News Report – Ergebnisse für Deutschland [Findings for Germany]“, lecture by S. Hölig at the launch of the international Reuters Institute Digital News Report on 14 June 2018 in Berlin.
"Der Redakteur bin ich – Praktiken und Prädiktoren der persönlichen Nachrichtenkuratierung auf sozialen Netzwerkplattformen ["I am the Editor - Practices and Predictors of the Personal Curation of News on Social Network Platforms]", lecture by L. Merten at the annual c...
"The Communicative Architecture of Social Media. Basic Principles and Their Consequences for the Circulation of Political Information“, lecture by J.-H. Schmidt at the workshop "Political Animals" at the Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM) on 17 January 2018 in Potsdam....
“Creatures of Habit? Explaining Pathways to Online News Use in the Context of Browsing Sessions”, lecture by L. Merten and C. Puschmann at the 7th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research on 25 August 2018 in Hamburg (together with Judith Möller and Bob v...
On 14 June 2018, the Reuters Digital News Report 2018 will be presented to the public in Berlin. Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink and Dr. Sasche Hölig of the Hans-Bredow-Institut will present the findings for Germany. Since 2013, the Hans-Bredow-Institut has been the collaborating partner responsible for...
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