Prof. Uwe Hasebrink
After studying Psychology and German Philology in Hamburg, Prof Hasebrink subsequently worked for three years at the Institute for Social Psychology at the University of Hamburg. In spring 2001, he received a chair in ‘Empirical Communications Studies’ from the University of Hamburg and the Hans Bredow Institute jointly.
His research emphases at the Institute are in the areas of media use and media contents, as well as media politics; in recent years these included primarily: patterns of individual use and media repertoires, the convergence of the media from the user’s perspective, consequences of online media for classical media, media use with children and young people, forms of user interest vis-à-vis the media, as well as European media and European audiences.
He was spokesperson for the specialist group on reception research in the DGPuK from 1998 to 2003, co-publisher of the series ‘Rezeptionsforschung’ (reception research) from 2003 to 2007, and a member of the Management Committee of the International Radio Research Network (IREN) from 2004-2006. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) since 2004 and has held a curatorship at the Academy for Journalism and Communications in Hamburg since 2001.