This exciting collection of papers represents some of the finest communications research published over the last decade. To mark the 20th anniversary of the European Journal of Communication, a leading international journal, the editors have selected 21 papers, all of which make significant and valuable interventions in the field of media and communications. The volume is prefaced with an introduction by the editors and will be a central research text for scholars in this field.

Introduction and Overview

DenisMcQuail

Origins and development of the field in Europe

Communications and media as a field of research in Europe scarcely predates the Second World War, apart from the case of Germany where a press science (Zeitungswissenschaft) was quite well established in some German universities. Much of this work ...

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