Division Digitalisierung und Partizipation
In research and teaching, the department deals with digitalisation of media, the public sphere and journalism. The focus is set on the expanded opportunities for citizens to participate on digital platforms and on the question of mediation services that are necessary to ensure the quality of public communication.
Research topics include the digitisation of media systems in non-Western countries, the digital transformation of the knowledge order, the digital development of public broadcasting and questions of internet governance.
The research unit cooperates with the research group Digital News Dynamics at Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.