Wiebke Loosen

Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, University of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen is a senior journalism researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg (Germany) as well as a professor at the University of Hamburg.

Wiebke Loosen

Author Biography

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen is a senior journalism researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg (Germany) as well as a professor at the University of Hamburg.

She studied communication science, psychology and German studies at the University of Münster (Germany), where she also received her doctorate. Wiebke habilitated in communication studies at University Hamburg with the topic "The Transformation of Journalism and of Journalism Research." She held visiting professorships at the Universities of Münster and Munich. Her major areas of expertise are the transformation of journalism within a changing media environment, theories of journalism, and methodology.

Wiebke’s current research focuses on the changing journalism-audience relationship, the datafication of journalism, forms of ‚pioneer journalism’ and the emerging start-up culture in journalism as well as algorithms’ ‘journalism-like’ constructions of public spheres and reality. She is also working in interdisciplinary projects situated where the fields of journalism research and computer science converge. She is member of several national and international collaboration networks, including the “Communicative Figurations” research network – a joint initiative of the Universities of Bremen and Hamburg and the Hans Bredow Institute.

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