Theoretical and methodological reflections accompany the research activities of CMC. Particular attention has been paid to the history of media and communication studies, to innovative methodological models and multivariate procedures, that are able to meet the analytical challenges of complex and accelerated processes, and to the specific implications of comparative research designs.


Implicit Media Effects


Own funds

CMC Staff

Maren B. M. Beaufort

Melanie Magin

Gabriele Melischek 

Josef Seethaler

Birgit Stark

Romy Wöhlert 

Cooperation Partners

Project “Exploring the Life and Work of Herta Herzog”:

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Klaus, University of Salzburg, Department of Communication

Prof. Dr. Peter Simonson, University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Communication


Conference organization and book project: “Medien & Kommunikationsforschung im Vergleich [Media and communication research in comparative perspective]”:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wilke, University of Mainz, Department of Communication


Project “International vergleichende Sozialforschung [Internationally Comparative Social Research]”:

Dr. Anna Kosmützky, Leibniz Universität Hannover (früher: University of Kassel, Internationales Zentrum für Hochschulforschung INCHER)

Congress Organisation

“What Do We Really Know About Herta Herzog?”: Symposium for a Pioneer of Empirical Communication Research (with the University of Salzburg), Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1 December 2011

 Medien und Kommunikationsforschung im Vergleich [Media and Communication Research in Comparative Perspective] (with the University of Mainz), Vienna, 10-11 November 2006

Publications and Lectures