Department of Communication (IfK)

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Cover of the book "The Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication"Cover of the book "The Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication"
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Post-Journalism: Six international journalism researchers as guests in the master's seminar

For the guest lectures in his master's seminar "Post-journalism: The reconstruction and deconstruction of journalism" Thorsten Quandt could recruit six international journalism researchers in the 2022 summer semester to discuss the current transformation processes in journalism.

Cover of the book "The Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication"Cover of the book "The Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication"
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Just published: „The Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication”

Three thematic issues of Digital Journalism and Journalism Studies on Covid-19

In collaboration with Bruno Takahashi (Michigan State University, USA), Suzannah Evans Comfort (Indiana University, USA) and Jagadish Thaker (University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand), Prof. Dr. Julia Metag edited “the Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication”, which has now been published.

The digital journalism cover, in the background a stilized virus and a maskThe digital journalism cover, in the background a stilized virus and a mask
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Digital Journalism, Volume 9, Issue 9 (2021)

Three thematic issues of Digital Journalism and Journalism Studies on Covid-19

The pandemic is not only a crisis for global health and social systems, but also a critical moment for journalism. The latest issue of the journal "Digital Journalism" takes up this topical issue and gathers a dozen contributions on Covid-19. The 'Special Issue' is edited by IfK professor Thorsten Quandt with his colleague Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, and it is just the prelude to further publications.

Eine Collage rund um das Wort "Fake News", darunter Hardware, Laptops, eine zerbrochene Erde und verschiedene Figuren. Eine Collage rund um das Wort "Fake News", darunter Hardware, Laptops, eine zerbrochene Erde und verschiedene Figuren.
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2 million euros for BMBF project "HybriD – Real-Time Detection of Disinformation Campaigns in Online Media" with IfK participation

Disinformation campaigns on the net were a major social media topic during the election campaign and are also during the coronavirus period. Central questions are still unresolved: Who is behind them, how do such campaigns work, how can they be identified, distinguished from 'real' news and perhaps combated? These questions are being addressed by a new joint project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in which IfK is also playing a major role.