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University of Münster Enhances Research Data Management: Joins NFDI4Culture Consortium

The ambitious National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) project, initiated in 2018 to enhance the competitive edge of German science, has gained a new participant: Through the initiative of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jakob Jünger, the University of Münster has joined the NFDI4Culture consortium. Jünger is tasked with coordinating the development of the open-source program Facepager within the consortium.

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Dramatic Reading “Secret Plan Against Germany” Enhances Journalism Research Lecture

Students attending the bachelor's lecture on journalism research at the University of Münster were treated to a unique session on June 25: The ensemble from the Kleiner Bühnenboden staged a dramatic reading titled "Secret Plan Against Germany", based on investigative research by CORRECTIV from the winter of 2023/24.

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74th Annual Conference of the ICA in Australia: IfK Scholars Represented with Multiple Contributions

This year's annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) is centered around the theme "Communication and Global Human Rights" and will take place from June 20-24 in Gold Coast, Australia. Researchers from the Department of Communication at the University of Münster are also represented at this internationally relevant conference, where scholars from around the world gather annually to discuss current topics in the field.

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IfK Students Dive into Print Journalism on Excursion to Westfälischer Anzeiger

This summer semester, 16 students from the Institute for Communication Science (IfK) visited the Westfälischer Anzeiger in Hamm for a firsthand look at the print journalism industry. Text editor Holger Drechsel and editor-in-chief Michael Schlösser guided the students through the media house of the Ippen Group, providing practical insights into the workings of journalism.