Quick access:

Go directly to content (Alt 1) Go directly to first-level navigation (Alt 2)
Media are everywhere.Photo: Zita Ratzenberger


Filter bubbles, digitalization, the loss of privacy, social media addiction – when talking about media, the discourse is quickly filled with buzzwords and stereotypes nowadays. 

What does "media" actually mean? Which topics occupy the media industry and the people working in it?

Media theory


Beyond current discussions about social media, and digitalization, we asked media theory experts: what do we actually mean when talking about media, information, and data, anyway?

An informed marshmallow. ©Zita Ratzenberger

Media Theory
What is Information?

What does a squeezed marshmallow have to do with information? How does something new come into the world and what happens to it? Media theorist Andreas Ströhl explores the difference that makes a difference.

More about media


Find out more about developments in the media industry in Germany: