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New DGF scientific network with involvement of the Department of Communication (IfK): Media Trust in the Digital World

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Over the next three years, the German Research Association (DFG) is funding a scientific network on the topic “Media Trust in the Digital World” with 50,000 Euros. The applicant is Dr. Nayla Fawzi of the LMU München. From the Department of Communication, Prof. Bernd Blöbaum and Dr. Katherine M. Engelke are involved. Both have already conducted research on media trust in the DFG Research Training Group “Trust and Communication in a Digitized World” and other research projects.

Dr. Katherine M. Engelke wins University of Münster’s dissertation award

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At this year’s “summa cum laude” ceremony at the Münster City Castle, Katherine M. Engelke won this year’s dissertation award for her dissertation “The Depiction of Trust, Distrust, and Trust Problems within the Context of Digitalization in the Media”. The dissertation award is endowed with 3500 Euros.