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about About CMC

Mission Statement

Media and communication research is one of the key disciplines in the modern information and knowledge society... more


CMC was founded on 1 January 2013. It succeeds the Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies... more

publications Publications

Out now

Dynamics of National Identity: Media and Societal Factors of What We Are. Edited by Jürgen Grimm, Leonie Huddy, Peter Schmidt, Josef Seethaler. New York: Routledge, 2016.


Österreichische Mediengeschichte erschienen

Band 1 der von Matthias Karmasin und Christian Oggolder herausgegebenen Österreichischen Mediengeschichte ist erschienen

>Springer VS

Neues Buch von Matthias Karmasin

Die Mediatisierung der Gesellschaft und ihre Paradoxien

>Rezension von Michael Freund (derStandard, 11.02.2016)
>Ethik in der von Medien dominierten Welt (Die Presse, 26.02.2016)

Special Issue of “Central European Journal of Communication” on CEE Countries out now! Guest Editor: Romy Wöhlert ... more

research Research

Media Accountability and Media Change

Media, Politics & Democracy



news What's New

Successful Presence of CMC at the 2016 ICA Annual Conference

Huge success for the CMC delegation at the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), held from June 9-13 in Fukuoka, Japan.


CMC hosts ECREA pre-conference


ICA Top Student Paper Award goes to Maren Beaufort

Maren Beaufort won the 2016 Top Student Paper Award in the ICA Division “Children, Adolescents and the Media” (CAM) for her paper “How Candy Placements in Films Influence Children’s Selection Behavior in Real Life Shopping Scenarios”. Congratulations!


2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

The paper “Governance of Algorithms: Options and Limitations” by Florian Saurwein, Natascha Just and Michael Latzer, published in Info 2015 Vol. 17 No. 6, has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as the Outstanding Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

Media Pluralism Monitor: Report on Austria out now!

We are happy to announce that the results from the MPM2015 are now online
>MPM 2015 Results

CMC continues to take part in the „Media Pluralism Monitor“

Like in 2015, the 2016 MPM is implemented by the CMC research group “Media, Politics & Democracy”. The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is funded by the European Commission in order to identify potential risks to media pluralism across the European Union.

>2016 country teams
>more information here