Kepplinger, Hans Mathias (1943—)

Hans Mathias Kepplinger teaches political communication, journalism, and media effects at the University of Mainz. This author of 30 books and 250 articles is one of the most published communication scholars in Germany. His firm international orientation has taken him as a visiting scholar to University of California-Berkeley, University of Tunis, Southern Illinois University, Università della Svizzera Italiana, and Harvard University. He is coeditor of the International Encyclopedia of Communication and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Kepplinger gained his PhD in political science in 1970 and his postdoctoral lecturing qualification in communications in 1977. He was a Heisenberg scholarship holder of the German Science Foundation (1978–1982) and, after his appointment to the University ...

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