Dr. Leif Kramp

ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen

Research Area

Research Coordination


Leif Kramp is research coordinator of the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen. With a doctorate in media culture studies and journalism research, he has been following the transformation of the digital media environment for more than 15 years at the interface of science and practice. He is particularly interested in deciphering how the interplay of driving and inertial forces changes media activity. 

Kramp is a founding board member of the Association for Media and Journalism Criticism (VfMJ), which runs the VOCER Millennial Lab educational program and sponsors the Digital Leadership Academy. In addition, he has been a jury member of the Initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung e.V. since 2011 (INA), since 2017 he is a jury member of the #NETZWENDE Award for Innovation and Sustainability in Journalism and since 2018 member of the nomination committee of the Grimme Online Award. 

Kramp is author and co-editor of numerous books and studies on the transformation of media and journalism. Before his academic career, he worked as a journalist for regional and national daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online portals and specialized media with a focus on media, culture and society.

Research Interests

Media and Communication Studies, Journalism Research, Transcultural Communication, International Media Cultures, Global Media Change, Media and Cultural Politics, Media History and Heritage Media Management.


  • European Communication Research and Education Assocation (ECREA)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • Association for Media and Journalism Review (VfMJ) (Founding Member)
  • German Journalists Association (DJV)



Book series: "Transforming Communications"

Book series: "Transforming Communications"

The book series ‘Transforming Communications’ is dedicated to cross-media communication research. It aims to support all kinds of research that are interested in processes of communication taking place across different kinds of media and that subsequently make media’s transformative potential accessible. With this profile, the series addresses a wide range of different areas of study: media production, representation and appropriation as well as media technologies and their use, all from a current as well as a a historical perspective.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Tagungen


Creative Unit "Communicative Figurations" conference

International conference from December 7-9, 2016, House of Science Bremen

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