Communication and media research in society: Competencies and perspectives
DGPuK has formed a committee to compile the cornerstones of the discipline’s scientific and professional mission. This description aims to be inclusive to all scientific sub-disciplines and reflect the diversity of DGPuK members, offering a mere framework in which individual sub-disciplines can develop and thrive.
The mission statement was officially approved and instated at the association’s annual conference May 1st, 2008 in Lugano, Switzerland.
Compiled by the following members of DGPuK: Klaus Beck, Günter Bentele, Bernd Blöbaum, Beatrice Dernbach, Uwe Hasebrink, Andreas Hepp, Knut Hickethier, Otfried Jarren, Christoph Klimmt, Friedrich Krotz, Marion G. Müller, Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink, Barbara Pfetsch, Jo Reichertz, Jutta Röser, Gabriele Siegert, Barbara Thomaß, Gerhard Vowe, Werner Wirth, Oliver Zöllner
1. History of the scientific traditions in the field of communication and media research
2. Scientific and social context of communication and media research
3. Internal Structure of the Association
- The elements of the communication process (e.g., communicator, medium, message, use, processing, and effects);
- The type of communication, that vary in their degree of publicity (e.g., interpersonal communication, organizational communication, mass communication);
- The level of analysis (e.g., micro level, meso level, and macro level).
The many combinations of these dimensions make up a large variation of research areas and disciplines. Their historic growth is reflected in the divisions and interest groups (ad-hoc groups) of the German Communication Association.
- Digital Communication
- Health Communication
- International and Intercultural Communication
- Journalism Studies
- Communication and Politics
- Communication and Media Ethics
- Communication History
- Media, Public Spheres and Gender
- Media Economics
- Media Education
- Media Language – Media Discourse
- Public Relations and Organisational Communications
- Media Reception and Effects
- Sociology of Media and Communication
- Visual Communication
- Advertising Communication
- Science Communication
- Media Sport and Sport Communication