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Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt is Senior PostDoc Digital Interactive Media & Political Communication at the Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI). His current research interests focus on social media and their individual as well as societal impact. In particular, he is interested in changes of information circulation and opinion formation, in science communication, and in the practices and structure which govern digital communication.
Before joining the HBI (in 2007), he studied Sociology at the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg and West Virginia University Morgantown, USA. From 2000 onwards, he held various positions at the University of Bamberg and completed his Ph.D. in 2004. In 2005, he was a German Academic Exchange scholar at the Donau-University Krems, and guest scholar at the Johannes-Kepler-University Linz (Prof. Dr. B. Batinic). From 2005 to 2007, he worked on a postdoc project supported by the German Research Foundation on “Practices in online–based networking” at the research centre for “New Communications Media” in Bamberg.

Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Senior Researcher Digital Interactive Media & Political Communication

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

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