ECREA 2016 Pre-conference
Prague on November 8-9, 2016

Cleaning the House: Testing critical concepts on communication and society.

The aim of this preconference is to critically scrutinize contemporary key concepts and paradigms in communication research. We will discuss papers that aim to identify such concepts and their status, assess their usefulness to theoretical development and empirical work, and/or critique the theoretical/normative assumptions they carry.

The papers address the three thematic sessions of the preconference:

(1) Mediatization: Are we mediatized?

(2) Inequality: Are media a cause or a solution to social inequality?

(3) Normativity and activism: What role for communication academics in society?

The themes are further explained in the Call for Papers.


Helsinki Media Policy Research Group
Euromedia Research Group

For further information, please contact:

Hannu Nieminen (hannu.nieminen (at) helsinki.fi)
Josef Trappel (josef.trappel (at) sbg.ac.at)