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.
Associated Researcher: The evolving digital society
Jobin, A., Guettel, L., Liebig, L., & Katzenbach, C. (2021). AI Federalism: shaping AI policy within states in Germany. arXiv. Publication details
Liebig, L., & Jobin, A. (2022). Artificial Intelligence made in X: die deutsche KI-Policy-Landschaft. Digital society blog. Publication details
Lectures and presentationsAgenda-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 (Session: Day 2). University of Bremen. University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany: 20.05.2023 Further information
Laura LiebigCommunicating 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 KatzenbachShaping 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