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ZeMKI Fellows 2024

ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellows 2024

This year, the ZeMKI welcomes a total of four Visiting Research Fellows as part of its Visiting Researcher Program. From over 85 applications, the steering committee of the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research at the University of Bremen selected five researchers who will work together with two ZeMKI labs in interdisciplinary research for (…)

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On the Mediatization of the Social World - ZeMKI Member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp gives Lecture at Bielefeld University

As part of the lecture series “Aktuelle mediensoziologische Forschungen” Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp will give a lecture on “Auf dem Weg zur digitalen Gesellschaft: Über die Mediatisierung der sozialen Welt” on 15. April 2024 at Bielefeld University. To the event Abstract: If you take a closer look at the term “digital society”, you will notice (…)

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Lecture by ZeMKI Member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp at the Conference "Technisierung von Wissen" in Chemnitz

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp will give a lecture entitled: “The Knowledge of Technologized Futures: Pioneering Communities, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability” on 18.03.2024 at the conference “Technization of Knowledge” at Chemnitz University. The conference explores the question of how and with which concepts current experiences of technologized social reality(ies) and processes of the technologization (…)

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Research software made at ZeMKI - OpenQDA launches early access phase

Research software has become an important tool for qualitative research. However, currently available research software for qualitative data analysis can have some disadvantages: It is sometimes functionally overloaded and complicated to use, tends to be geared towards individual users or is expensive to purchase or use. This is why we at ZeMKI have developed OpenQDA, (…)

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Book series "Media - Culture - Communication" (in German language)

Editors are Prof. Dr. Maren Hartmann, Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz, Prof. Dr. Michaela Pfadenhauer and Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Wimmer and is published by Springer VS Verlag. The series focuses on an interdisciplinary examination of the subject area of media, culture and communication. Whether we think of our (…)

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Open Call for ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellows, 2024

Come and work with us!  Our Fellowship Program invites international researchers to Bremen for four weeks to deepen and connect their research in the transformation of media, communication, and information. We are looking for established scholars who want to enjoy the thriving interdisciplinary research environment at ZeMKI.

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ZeMKI member Andrea Grahl takes part in the opening panel of Media Practice Week 2024 with expertise on journalism

On February 5, 2024, Andrea Grahl, research assistant at the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), will enrich the opening panel of the Media Practice Week 2024 at the SFG 2010 with her expertise on the topic of journalism. Grahl, research assistant in the “molo.news” project, will provide well-founded insights into current developments (…)

Job Advertisement: Research Assistant in the molo.news Project

In the BMBF-funded project “molo.news”, we are testing the nationwide launch of a local news and information platform. In this project (headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp), the University of Bremen, Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) has a vacancy for a Research assistant (f/m/d) Salary group 13 TV-L 75 % of regular (…)

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ZeMKI Research Colloquium with Dr. Christoph Günther (University of Erfurt, Germany): "Of Snapwas and Tele-Dāʿīs: Audiovisualities of contemporary Muslim preaching"

Where: Room 60.070, Linzer Str. 4 When: December 20, 2023 – 16:15 to 17:45h   Abstract: My paper explores the audiovisual design of videos by contemporary Muslim preachers. I hope to offer a broader perspective on this emerging field that considers the complexity of audiovisual material. I propose audiovisuality as a conceptual addition to existing (…)

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"Media - Culture - Communication"

Editors are Prof. Dr. Maren Hartmann, Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp, Prof. Dr. Friedrick Krotz and Prof. Dr. Waldemar Vogelsang and is published by Springer VS Verlag. The series focuses on an interdisciplinary examination of the subject area of media, culture and communication. Whether we think of our ‘own’ culture or ‘foreign’ cultures, these are comprehensively (…)

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Dissertation Prize for ZeMKI Member Dr. Rieke Böhling

At the annual conference of the DGPuK specialist group “Sociology of Media Communication” in Mannheim, ZeMKI member Dr. Rieke Böhling was awarded the dissertation prize “Media – Culture – Communication” for her thesis “Mediated Memories of Migration”, which was completed in 2022. Rieke Böhling researched (media-)mediated memories in connection with the “guest worker” migration from (…)

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ZeMKI Member Dr. Philip Sinner at VII Research Meeting "Towards Development of Mediatization Resarch"

On 27.11.2023 the VII Research Meeting “Towards Development of Mediatization Resarch” will take place. This year the meeting is organized in cooperation of the Institute of Social Communication and Media Studies – Department of Mediatization of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin with the Wroclaw Academic Centre and the Academia Europaea Wroclaw Knowledge Hub (Poland). ZeMKI (…)

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ZeMKI Member Dr. Philip Sinner at the annual Conference of the ECREA-TWG Communication and Sport

From 9 to 11 November, the members of the Temporary Working Group will meet at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague to discuss current empirical projects and theoretical approaches to media sports, sports communication, mediatization, automation and datafication under the umbrella topic of “Sports Communication in Transition”. The conference will be (…)

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Lecture by ZeMKI Member Dr. Jens Pohlmann

ZeMKI member Dr. Jens Pohlmann gave a lecture at the Department of Communication at the University of Davis in California, USA, on 12.10.2023. The lecture was entitled “Platform Regulation and Freedom of Speech in Germany/Europe and the USA”. In terms of content, the lecture focused on the initial results of the analysis of the discourse (…)

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New Anthology published by ZeMKI Member Dr. Anke Offerhaus

The anthology “Medienvielfalt – Religionsvielfalt: Facetten der Transformation von Medien und Religion” from the book series “Medien, Kultur, Kommunikation” was edited by ZeMKI member Anke Offerhaus. The following texts by Anke Offerhaus were also published in the anthology: Media Diversity – Religious Diversity: Facets of the Transformation of Media and Religion (Introduction)) Online mourning also (…)

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New White Paper on non-profit Journalism

ZeMKI member Dr. Leif Kramp is co-author of a study publication on the current state of non-profit journalism in Germany (“Non-Profit Journalism”). The white paper, which was written together with Dr. Stephan Weichert (VOCER Institute for Digital Resilience) and published by the Otto Brenner Foundation as workbook 112, reviews the current basis for discussion on (…)

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Prize to ZeMKI Team

This year’s conference of the DGPuK Media Sports and Sports Communication specialist group took place in Stuttgart from September 20 to 22, 2023. The prize for the best institution was awarded for the ninth time. This year it went to a ZeMKI team. The winners were ZeMKI BA graduate Mirko Vopalensky and ZeMKI member Dr. (…)

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New Book by ZeMKI Member Dr. Jens Pohlmann

Dr. Jens Pohlmann’s latest publication, “The Creation of an Avant-Garde Brand: Heiner Müller’s Self-Presentation in the German Public Sphere”, is based on the author’s dissertation. In terms of content, the book examines the critical relationship between the avant-garde and marketing using the example of Heinrich Müller’s self-presentation in the German public sphere. The cover of (…)

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ZeMKI-Member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp in Cardiff

The “Future of Journalism 2023” conference will take place on September 14 and 15, 2023 at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture in Cardiff, Wales. ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp will give a lecture on the second day of the conference entitled “What does communicative AI “enable” in reporting? “Imaginaries” and “realities” of (…)

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Keynote by ZemKI-Member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp

“Theoretical modeling and empirical approach from a linguistic perspective” is the topic of the conference at the University of Zurich, at the German Department. ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp will give a keynote speech on the challenges of communicative AI on 10.09.2023. To the program of the conference