Institute of Communication and Media Studies

The Institute of Communication and Media Studies (Institut für Kommunikationsund Medienwissenschaft) is a German research and educational institute and part of the University of Leipzig. As an established institution, it continuously contributes to the scientific community thanks to its wide study profile, which allows a multiperspective approach to the media and communication studies both in Germany and abroad. This entry discusses the history of the institute and its work today.

On the initiative of economist Karl Bücher (1847–1930), the Institute for Newspaper Research (Institut für Zeitungskunde) was founded at the University of Leipzig in 1916. It was the first institute of its kind, and its establishment marks the beginning of institutionalized academic study of media communication in Germany. In addition to examining the history and economics ...

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