The Hans-Bredow-Institut has written the 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 provides significant parts to the Federal Government Report on Communications and Media 2017.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut had already submitted such a report on the development of media in 2008. The findings of 2008 have been 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 have been discussed and the political, social, economic and cultural consequences along with the problems have been analysed. If possible, the perspectives for media politics have been highlighted.
The report was submitted in February 2017 and published on June, 27, 2017. It was authored by an interdisciplinary team, which was led by Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink
and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz
and co-ordinated by Hermann-Dieter Schröder