How are journalism and social cohesion related? What do audiences expect from journalists and what do they themselves perceive as their role in social cohesion? What kinds of relationships do journalists have with their audience? In the evening salon of HADLEY's in Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen tells us what it means that journalism finds itself in a field of tension between the representation of social complexity and its inevitable reduction. She also explains that both aspects seem to be conducive to social cohesion in their own way and what she has found out about the complex, almost paradoxical relationship between journalism and (its) audience.
Wiebke Loosen is a senior researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) deputy head of the Hamburg branch of the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC) as well as a professor at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests include the transformation of journalism in a changing media landscape, theories of journalism as well as methods of communication and journalism research. In her current research, Wiebke Loosen is concerned with data journalism, changing journalism/audience relations, forms of pioneer journalism and the developing start-up culture in journalism, as well as journalism-like services provided by algorithms.
Every Monday, the bar HADLEY's invites to evening salons under the title "Zwischenraum" [Interspace] with changing guests from different fields of knowledge.
Admission: 6:30 p.m.
Start: 7:30 p.m.