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News coverage of news coverage: On the possible instrumentalisation of media critique during the Third Gulf War
Issue 1/2018 Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft has been published, including articles on the depiction of politics in German satire shows (Politikdarstellung in deutschen Satiresendungen, authors: Dennis Lichtenstein, Cordula Nitsch), on the functions of local media for municipal politics (Fun...
A third of all media reports on the transfer of players in the Bundesliga [German Soccer League] turns out to be wrong. This is the conclusion reached by the study “Mailand oder Madrid?! Eigenschaften und Verlässlichkeit der Fußball-Transferberichterstattung in Deutschland“ [&...
Negative attitudes towards the media have increased in Germany in recent years. In a study recently published in the journal M&K, the authors looked for reasons for media hostility. They specifically examined the connection between populist attitudes and media hostility at the individual l...
The introduction of the special issue "Complexity" by guest editors Christian Katzenbach and Christian Pentzold can be downloaded via the Nomos-eLibrary: https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/1615-634X-2017-3-483/theoriearbeit-in-der-kommunikationswissenschaft-zwischen-komplexitaetssteiger...
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Wahl, S.; Klimmt, C.; Sowka, A. (2014): Außerschulische Medienkompetenzarbeit. Akteure, Prioritäten, erlebte Herausforderungen [Extracurricular Acquirement of Media Literacy. Players, Priorities, and Experienced Challenges]. In: Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 62(2), pp. 236-256.
Loosen, W.; Scholl, A. (2017): Journalismus und (algorithmische) Wirklichkeitskonstruktion. Epistemologische Beobachtungen [Journalism and (Algorithmic) Reality Construction. Epistemological Observation]. In: Medien- & Kommunikationswissenschaft [Media & Communication Research] 65 (2) pp.348...
Pentzold, C.; Katzenbach, C. (2017): Komplexitätssteigerung und Komplexitätsreduzierung in der kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Theoriebildung [Working with Theory in Communication Studies: Complexity between Complification and Simplification]. Special issue "Medien & Kommunikatio...
Including the article ‘Investigative Journalism for the Benefit of Public. Shedding Light on Correctiv as a New Kind of Journalism Organization Under Way’ along with contributions on journalism as a service, news consumption in Germany, communicating directly with voters in an election c...
Issue 3/2018 of our journal "Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft" has been published, including an article on the relationship between populist attitudes, hostility towards the media, negative emotions and participation (Schindler et al.), with a contribution that answers the question...
Issue 2/2018 of our journal "Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft" has been published, with articles on the perception of the media coverage on the PEGIDA movement (U. Bernhard), on the perception of interactive data visualisations in journalism (E. Bussemas), on the personal characteri...
Issue 4/2018 M&K focuses on the topic "Selbstbestimmung in der digitalen Welt [Self-Determination in the Digital World]", published by Hartmut Wessler, Patrik Haffner & Eike Mark Rinke. This issue includes articles by the guest editors as well as Adrian Meier; Kathrin Friederike M&...
Issue 1/2019 M&K contains articles on media reporting on football referees (Schäfer/Eschmann), on the construct of media disenchantment (Fawzi/Obermaier), on the dexterity of news language (Lange/Kouros/Schwab), on the opportunities of digitalisation for publishing in communication science...
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