Center for Media & Society


  • Democracy in Flux
    Democracy in Flux

    Vortrag von Dr. Martin R. Herbers, Dr. Dennis Lichtenstein (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) und Halina Bause M.A. (Universität Düsseldorf) auf ...

  • Scandalizers in the Speakers‘ Corner (verschoben)
    Scandalizers in the Speakers‘ Corner (verschoben)

    Konferenzbeitrag: Dr. Martin R. Herbers und Dr. Dennis Lichtenstein (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften) halten auf der Konferenz „Scandals in New ...

  • Selbst entscheiden
    Selbst entscheiden

    Was ist Künstliche Intelligenz und wie wird sie in den kommenden Jahren die Organisation und Arbeitsweisen der öffentlichen Verwaltung verändern?

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The Center for Media & Society [Zentrum für Medien & Gesellschaft - ZUMG] dedicates itself to researching the interplay of Media- and Societal Change. Starting with the observation of media communication’s significance for modern societies, the center offers a baseline for a scientific view of the various impacts and interactions of social processes that are handled with and through media. In this interdisciplinary institute, professional expertise and department-specific scientific priorities coexist with one another.

Society exists not only by transmission, by communication, but it may fairly be said to exist in transmission, in communication

John Dewey (1916: 5)

Consequently, the work of the ZUMG focusses on the social and cultural role of media as producer, mediator and agent of societal communication. It’s all about the „and“: Media and politics, media and art, media and culture.

This focus on the „in-between“ has always been a hallmark of the Zeppelin University’s research, as was its claim to unite specialist lines of questioning, thus concerning itself less with disciplines or subjects and more so with the tangible problems of our everyday society. Based on this self-image, the ZUMG serves as a space of building competences for research, teaching and guidance.


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Etscheid, Jan
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Göttlich, Udo Prof Dr
Academic Program Director Communication, Culture & Management | CCM
Chair of Media & Communication Science
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Helfert, Markus Dr
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Herbers, Martin R Dr phil
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the department of cultural and communication studies
Center for Political Communication
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Krell, Felix
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von Lucke, Jörn Prof Dr
Director of The Open Government Institute | TOGI
Chair of Public Sector & Business Informatics
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