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Xenophobia and the influx of refugees, Euro crisis and Brexit, populist heads of state and neo-nationalism – heated controversies have erupted in the democratic societies of the West. They have the potential to sow hatred and divide communities. What role does journalism play in all of this? Is journalism supposed to stand with the liberal-minded […]
Dr. Lutz Mükke, director of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC), interviewed the refugee journalists Tarek Khello and Ebraheem Alisa Algasam, who talked about threats journalists have to face in the warzone of Syria, their perception of news coverage on refugees and their future in Germany. The meeting of the regional group of […]
Will newspapers exist in the future? Yes, but they will look different. Michael Haller´s new book on the future of newspapers presents perspectives and best practice examples for newspaper publishers. Detailed description coming soon.
In the conflict zone of Aleppo they reported on attacks and destruction – nowadays the journalists Tarek Khello, Ebraheem Alisa Algasam and Mohamed al Khatib investigate in Leipzig. When Tarek Khello arrived in Germany in December 2013, having escaped from a war zone in Syria he couldn’t speak a single word of German. “Language is […]
EIJC would like to thank all speakers and attendees for their participation at the International Conference on Crisis Communication during the flood disasters 2002 and 2013 in Saxony, which took place at the Mediacampus Leipzig on Friday, 6 November 2015. The Conference brought together actors and analysts of the flood disaster 2002 and 2013, […]
The seminar “Junge Wissenschaft und Praxis” (Young Scholarship and Practice) is organized every year by the Research Academy and its School ELSYS and it is open to PhD candidates of all disciplines at Leipzig University. This years’ seminar topic is “Science 2.0: Is the separation between Science and society useful?” and the meeting takes place […]
The first international colloquium of EIJC was held April 27th and 28th at Media Campus Villa Ida in Leipzig. Attended by our international partners Dr. Anthony McNicholas from Westminster University and Prof. Dr. Dirk Voorhoof from Gent University the Ph.D. Students of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research presented and discussed ongoing research […]
Stern-reporter Hans-Martin Tillack is an uncomfortable and controversial journalist. He discovered infamous lobby-work of well-known politicians, miusing EU-funds and shameless transfers of funds by big banks. For this, he was arrested, kept under surveillance and called a “personified open loop”. In the case of German Federal President Wulff he has been accused of not taming […]
Michael Haller: Do we need newspapers? 10 reasons why newspapers become extinct. And 10 proposals to avoid it.
Everybody is talking about it: Daily newspapers are in a crisis. Next to the fall of sale figures and the drop of advertising revenue, ownship changes and the strong cutbacks in journalistic resources are leaving their marks. Many media producers declare the newspaper dead, others have handy solution strategies. But both sides neglect thorough trend […]
Freedom of the media, freedom of expression and independent journalism are key values and ideals of democratic societies. In this respect, the members of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC) are united in their conviction that research into social information structures and communication processes has a highly important role to play. The […]