May 27, 2024

New project initiated: Epistemic Authority in the Digital Public Sphere This project examines the role of epistemic authorities in the digital age. Epistemic authorities are persons, institutions, or technologies to whom people attribute advanced competence and reliability as knowledge sources. In addition to traditional epistemic authorities such as science, journalism, and professional experts, new epistemic […]

May 22, 2023

New project launched: The project serves to build a relational platform for city publics that is available throughout Germany. This platform is intended to address people who are no longer or insufficiently reached by the classic local journalistic offerings (including young people or people with low incomes). Due to the increasing economic crisis […]

July 5, 2022

Digital Media and Society Fellowship Programme welcomes first guest, Eedan Amit-Danhi

July 4, 2022

Submissions for a Special Issue of the journal Big Data & Society are now open.

May 4, 2022

Project “Audiovisual media content based on artificial intelligence” launched Deepfakes are (audio-)visual recordings manipulated with the help of artificial intelligence that make it possible to represent a person in any situation and environment imaginable and to use existing recordings of a person’s voice to make them say any sentence. The rapid advance of this technology […]

February 9, 2022

New standard work on free participatory cooperation published on the web The Internet has enabled millions of people to be collectively creative and in this way produce free cultural and information goods, such as computer programs, encyclopedia articles, or film and television databases. The Handbook of Peer Production outlines key concepts, examines current and emerging […]


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