Leif Kramp (Dr. phil.) is a German communication and media scholar and science manager. Since March 2011, he works as the research coordinator of the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen.


Previously, he worked as a research associate and lecturer at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, as a scientific advisor at the Institute for Media and Communication Policy in Berlin and as a project assistant at the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research in Hamburg. From1998 to 2010, Kramp worked as a freelance writer for regional and national daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online media and professional media with a special focus on media and culture.


Kramp is one of the founders of the German Association of Media and Journalism Criticism (VfMJ) that operates the first independent foundation-based scholarship programme for young journalists in Germany. He is co-initiator of the academic initiative Audiovisual Heritage headed by the Cente for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) and a jury member of the Initiative News Enlightenment (INA).


He teaches at the Institute for Historic Journalism, Communication and Media Studies (IPKM), University of Bremen, the Hamburg Media School and the Jacobs University and talks regularly at national and international conferences and industry events.