ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research

The Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) is one of nine central research units at the University of Bremen and is one of the important European institutions researching questions into media-related transformations at the interface of the cultural, social, and technical sciences. Our research focuses on the emerging digital society in terms of the inequalities it generates while probing the historicity of their genesis and the challenges posed by algorithmic systems, automation, and the burgeoning datafied society.


Research Associate Wanted

for the project: Informiert durch Influencer?

New episode of the ZeMKI Podcast

Guest: Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach

Gonzalez de Reufels

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr Delia González de Reufels at the DHI in Washington, DC

as Guest Scholar

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger as an expert at the Y-Kollektiv

on the topic of Hitler Memes in Schools. Trivialisation of Nazi ideology

Sinner und Vopalensky

Award to ZeMKI team

Awarded by the Media Sport and Sports Communication Section of the German Society for Journalism and Communication Studies (DGPuK)

New book publication by ZeMKI member Dr. Jens Pohlmann

with the title “The Creation of an Avant-Garde Brand: Heiner Müller’s Self-Presentation in the German Public Sphere”

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr Christian Schwarzenegger at the Weiße Rose e.V.

The occasion is the book: "@ichbinsophiescholl. Representation and discussion of history in social media".

Start of the ZeMKI-PhD Writing Week 2023

from 25.- to 29.09.


ZeMKI member Dr. Philip Sinner in Stuttgart

for the annual conference of the DGPuK specialist group Media Sport and Sports Communication

Lecture by ZeMKI member Prof. Christian Schwarzenegger

at the conference "The Politics of Populist Culture".

Prof. Dr. habil. Andreas Hepp

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp in Cardiff

At the Future of Journalism conference

Job vacancy: Informatic and/or Computational Social Science

Job advertisement for a research assistant in the ZeMKI Lab "Sociotechnical Systems and Critical Data Studies" of Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter


Lecture by ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp

On 14.09.2023

New ZeMKI Working Paper: "Deep Mediatization and the U.S. News and World Report Education Rankings"

By Michelle Stack

Project meeting of the RECOV-19

At the ZeMKI

Beate C. Köhler

Lecture by ZeMKI member Dr Leif Kramp

On 6 September in Bonn

Lecture by ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Rainer Stollmann

On the topic "On the high wire between feudalism and capitalism : Till Eulenspiegel in Bremen".


ZeMKI member Dr. Sabine Reich attends conference of the Media Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society

The event will take place from 06.09.2023 to 08.09.2023 in Luxembourg

New article by ZeMKI member Dr Jens Pohlmann and colleagues published

The content of the article deals with platform regulation and "overblocking", using the example of the NetzDG. In cooperation with Dr Adrien Barbaresi and Dr Peter Leinen.

Cornelius Puschmann

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann as an algorithm expert in the FAZ

In the article: "Angst vor einer App" by Caroline Jebens

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