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Donsbach, Wolfgang (1949–)

Wolfgang Donsbach studied communications, political science, and cultural anthropology at the University of Mainz, Germany, where he also received his PhD in 1981 and completed his postdoctoral dissertation (Habilitation) in 1989. He taught at the universities of Dortmund and Mainz and was a visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin and at Syracuse University, New York. In 1989–1990 he was a fellow at the Gannett Center for Media Studies, Columbia University, and in 1999 the Lombard Visiting Professor in Harvard University. Since 1993, he is professor of communication in the Department of Communication at the Technical University of Dresden.

Early in his career Donsbach started to concentrate on three fields that have remained his primary research interests and which he has often linked together: journalism, ...

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