News usage and news literacy in the digital age

News usage and news literacy in the digital age

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What we are about

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With #UseTheNews, we want to pool knowledge, ideas and resources to keep news at the heart of public discourse and opinion making.
The project #UseTheNews gets to the bottom of young people's news use and literacy and develops new information and educational offerings.
With #UseTheNews, we want to pool knowledge, ideas and resources to keep news at the heart of public discourse and opinion making.
The project #UseTheNews gets to the bottom of young people's news use and literacy and develops new information and educational offerings.

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Knowledge to download

Here you'll find our collected materials to better understand young people's news use and literacy.

Our team

Do you have questions concerning #UseTheNews? Please find here the right contact of our project team. The project is supported by a board of trustees consisting of well-known figures from the media and politics.

  • Peter Kropsch
    CEO, dpa (Steering group)
  • Meinolf Ellers
    Managing Director, UseTheNews gGmbH
  • Dr. Carsten Brosda
    Minister of Culture and Media, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Steering group)
  • Kim Staudt
    Research assistant, HAW Hamburg
  • Julia Becker
    Publisher, FUNKE Media Group (Steering group)
  • Vanessa Bitter
    Marketing Manager, dpa
  • Prof. Dr. Kai Gniffke
    Director General, SWR (Steering group)
  • Dr. Dirk Burmester
    Co-Founder and Head of Open News Education, Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg
  • Fiete Stegers
    Research assistant, HAW Hamburg
  • Sigrun Albert
    Chief Executive Officer, German Newspaper Publishers and Digitalpublishers Association (BDZV)
  • Joachim Braun
    Editor-in-Chief, ZGO
  • Dr. Peter Frey
    Editor-in-Chief, ZDF
  • Leonie Wunderlich
    Research assistant, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
  • Dr. Sascha Hölig
    Senior Researcher, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
  • Ralf Geisenhanslüke
    Editor-in-Chief, NOZ
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Stöcker
    Professor for Digital Communication, HAW Hamburg
  • Lukas Harlan
    Programme Management, Schöpflin Stiftung
  • Dr. Wolfgang Kreißig
    President, State Office for Communications Baden-Württemberg
  • Thomas Krüger
    President, Federal Agency for Civic Education
  • Jens Petersen
    Head of Corporate Communication, dpa
  • Juliane Leopold
    Editor-in-Chief digital, ARD aktuell / Tagesschau
  • Julia Lumma
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief, VRM
  • Carsten von Nahmen
    Managing Director, Deutsche Welle Akademie
  • Stephan Scherzer
    Chief Executive, MVFP Medienverband der freien Presse
  • Anja Schaluschke
    Director, Museum for Communication
  • Jessica Staschen
    Divisional Management Quality Journalism, ZEIT-Stiftung
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz
    Director, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
  • Sonja Schwetje
    Editor-in-Chief, ntv
  • Anja zum Hingst
    Member of the Executive Board, SPIEGEL-Group
  • Birgit Wentzien
    Editor-in-Chief, Deutschlandfunk

Project partners

Initiators
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Media partners
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Education partners
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