Within this research theme, practical research is conducted into the question of how journalism can best contribute to the quality of democratic society. Focus points include young people and participation, local and regional journalism and professionalization.
Media and civil society
Journalism is integral to our democratic culture. The question of how the media encourage social participation and how they might do so more effectively is closely related to topical social themes, such as social cohesion, citizenship and the quality of public opinion formation.
The research focuses on points such as:
- Young people and participation
- Media literacy
- Media and public opinion formation
- The professionalization of journalism