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Laura Liebig

Laura Liebig is an associated researcher and part of the international research project Shaping 21st Century AI – Controversies  and Closure in Media, Policy, and Research“. Her research interest and promotion topic is focused  on the interdependency between the media discourse and policy decisions. 

After her bachelor studies in the subjects media and communications as well as political science,  Laura studied in the English-language master’s program „Digital Media and Society“ at the  University of Bremen. During her studies, she focused on several theoretical concepts, for  instance, the mediatization theory, datafication, algorithms, and the construction of social reality,  and wrote her thesis on the topic of „Pandemic Conspiracies“.  

Previously, Laura was able to gain work experience and perceived the digitalization of agencies,  start-ups, and editorial offices in practice. Besides her work at HIIG, she teaches seminars on the  topics „Media System and Media Change“ at the University of Bremen. 

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Journal articles and conference proceedings

Liebig, L. (2023). Pandemic Conspiracie: A Frame Analysis of German Legacy Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Kommunikation.Medien, 15 (1), 1-28. DOI: 10.25598/JKM/2023-15.1 Publication details

Liebig, L., Güttel, L., Jobin, A., & Katzenbach, C. (2022). Subnational AI policy: shaping AI in a multi-level governance system. AI & Society. DOI: Publication details

Working paper

Jobin, A., Guettel, L., Liebig, L., & Katzenbach, C. (2021). AI Federalism: shaping AI policy within states in Germany. arXiv. Publication details

Other publications

Liebig, L., & Jobin, A. (2022). Artificial Intelligence made in X: die deutsche KI-Policy-Landschaft. Digital society blog. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Shifting AI Controversies. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany: 05.10.2023 Further information

Laura Liebig

Agenda-Setting und Discursive Power im deutschen KI-Diskurs
68th Annual Conference of the German Society for Journalism and Communication Studies: Automatisierung von Kommunikation und automatisierte Medien. Herausforderungen für die Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft. University of Bremen. University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany: 20.05.2023 Further information

Laura Liebig

AI Federalism: How Subnational Policy Tackles a ‘Global’ Technology
IAMCR - Communication Research in the Era of Neo-Globalisation: Reorientations, Challenges and Changing Contexts. International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). Online, Beijing, China: 11.07.2022 Further information

Laura Liebig, Anna Jobin, Licina Güttel, Christian Katzenbach

Communicating AI Policy: How Technology Comes to Matter in Media
Annual ICA Conference: 72nd Annual ICA Conference: One World, One Network‽ (Session: Communicating AI: Shaping Artificial Intelligence in Policy, Research and Media). International Communication Association. Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Le Méridien Etoile, Paris, France: 30.05.2022 Further information

Anna Jobin, Laura Liebig, Christian Katzenbach

Shaping AI – Imaginaries and Controversies of AI in Media and Policy
Artificial Intelligence and the Human Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Science and Fiction (Session: Imagining AI & the Human). Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Japanese-German Center Berlin. Japanese-German Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 12.05.2022 Further information

Christian Katzenbach, Vanessa Richter, Anna Jobin, Laura Liebig


[un]Stable Diffusions Symposium. Concordia University. Concordia University, Montréal, Canada: 23.05.2023 Further information

Christian Katzenbach, Laura Liebig

Moderation of workshops and panels

AI in Media and News
Shifting AI Controversies – Prompts, Provocations & Problematisations for Society-Centered AI. Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), Berlin, Germany: 30.01.2024 Further information

Laura Liebig

Shifting AI Controversies. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany: 05.10.2023 Further information

Christian Katzenbach, Lena Henkes, Laura Liebig

Organisation of events

Shifting AI Controversies
05.10.2023. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

Laura Liebig, Lena Henkes, Christian Katzenbach

Laura Liebig, HIIG


Associated Researcher: The evolving digital society