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  • Focus Areas

    The Department of Media and Communication (IfKW) focuses on a wide array of issues and processes in the field of communication and media studies. Lasswell’s famous formula – “Who says what to whom in which channel with what effect?” – is an excellent descriptor of the Department’s activities. As researchers and teachers, the individuals at IfKW are dedicated to the study of professional communication and media content, structure, use, and effect. The following subject areas are particularly relevant:
    - Media, Publics, and Politics
    - Media Change and Digitalization
    - Journalism, PR and Organizational Communication
    - Media Use, Reception and Effects
    - Conflict, Risk and Health Communication more

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