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  • 09.08.2018 01:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are sad to inform you that former ECREA Radio Research Section Chair Guy Starkey passed away last Thursday aged 59. Guy Starkey chaired ECREA Radio Research Section between 2008 and 2014 and was a member of ECREA Executive Board between 2014 and 2015. Since then, he has served on association’s Advisory Board.

    His major publications include Local Radio, Going Global (2015, Palgrave Macmillan), Radio: The Resilient Medium (co-edited with M. Oliveira and G Stachyra (2014, Sunderland: Centre for Research in Media & Cultural Studies), Radio in Context (2004 and 2014, Palgrave Macmillan), Local Radio, Going Global (2011, Palgrave Macmillan), Radio Content in the Digital Age: The Evolution of a Sound Medium (co-edited with A. Gazi and S. Jedrzejewski, 2011, Intellect), Radio Journalism (co-authored with Andrew Crisell 2009, Sage), and Balance and Bias in Journalism: Representation, Regulation & Democracy (2007, Palgrave Macmillan).

  • 07.08.2018 16:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    European Media and Communication Summer School 2018, that took place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, from July 19 to July 27, 2018, successfully ended. With 26 Ph.D. Students as participants and 17 lecturers, the Summer School offered 20 Workshops, 5 Lectures and 3 Roundtables. The Doctoral Summer School is a great opportunity for young scholars to get inspired for their research projects and to meet other scholars from all around Europe. This year, ECREA selected young scholars by awarding 3 grants in total amount of 3500€.

    The Summer School was organised by:

    • International director: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
    • Programme director: Fausto Colombo, Simone Tosoni
    • Summer School coordinators: Maria Francesca Murru, Laura Peja
    • Social Media Editor: Valentina Turrini, Federica Cavaletti
    • Programme Committee (in alphabetic order): Aukse Balcytiene, Fausto Colombo, Peter Dahlgren, François Heinderyckx, Andreas Hepp, Hannu Nieminen, Louise Phillips, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt and Ilija Tomanic-Trivundza.

  • 25.07.2018 10:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    European Communication Conference in Lugano (31 October - 3 November 2018) has published its preliminary programme online.

    You can browse through it and you can also have a look at all the buildings and rooms that will host the conference.

    For more information go to the official conference website: .

  • 26.06.2018 13:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In December 2017, ECREA has established a Public Statement Committee, which consists of two members of the ECREA Executive Board – Ilija Tomanic Trivundza and Murat Akser, with Koen Leurs as a representative of the S/N/TWG management teams. 

    To read more about the newly established Committee, click here

  • 21.06.2018 15:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bureau of the Executive Board (composed of Ilija Tomanić Trivundža, John W. Downey, Irena Reifová and Pawel Surowiec) organized a General Assembly on 11-15 June 2018. The voting at the General Assembly was organised through an on-line voting tool.

    The agenda was the following:

    1. Approval of the minutes of the previous General Assembly (11-15 December 2017)
    2.  Vote upon the ECREA Executive Board Report 2017
    3.  Vote upon the ECREA Budget Plan for 2018
    4.  Any other business

    592 ECREA Working Members (individual members and coordinators of institutional members) had the right to vote. Each individual member has one vote and each institutional coordinator has five votes. The 145 votes cast by 73 individual members and institutional coordinators represent 12% of all possible votes.  Annual report for 2017, Financial report, and budget proposal for 2018 were approved.

  • 19.06.2018 20:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All ECREA members are entitled to a 20% discount across a whole range of Routledge books if the field of media and communication studies, including books published in ECREA book series.

    ECREA members can claim their member discount anytime they buy books through Routledge website by entering ECREA member discount code at checkout. The discount code is accessible on the Intranet in member-only offer subpage.

    Click here to go to dedicated Routledge website and choose your books. 

  • 13.05.2018 22:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to announce that the review process has finished and that 886 individual papers, 43 panels and 155 posters were accepted to ECC 2018 Lugano conference. Notifications of acceptance have been sent and participants need to confirm their participation by 1 June 2018.

    We would like to thank all the reviewers and Section, Network and TWG programme chairs for all the work that went into the review process.

    We would also like to provide information about a technical error that occurred at the beginning of the notification process, when for a brief period, the submitters were able to see not only their scores but also the names of the reviewers. According to the information provided to us by the technical company that runs the platform, the names of reviewers were visible for a two-hour time window to up to 130 out of over 2.000 submissions. While this does not put in question the credibility of the review process (the review itself was based on uncompromised double blind peer-review), we nevertheless want to apologise for any inconvenience that might have been caused by the unintended disclosure of reviewers.

  • 07.05.2018 20:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ECREA Young Scholars Network (Yecrea) and ECREA invite application for three grants offered to doctoral candidates participating in the yearly ECREA Doctoral Summer School. The grant is meant to encourage and support Ph.D. candidates with limited economic support and with limited opportunities to participate in international academic events. The grant will cover the Summer School fee as well as the travel costs (up to 250€).

    Applicants must have been accepted to participate in the Summer School before applying. The scholarships will be awarded based on a number of criteria. The primary aim is to make it possible for young scholars to participate in the summer school, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in a similar event. Evaluations will especially assess applicants’ access to financial or institutional resources. Furthermore, it will be considered in how far an applicant has opportunities to received qualified feedback by high-profile researchers and peers in a way the summer school provides. The Yecrea board will carry out the selection process. The applicant will not be reviewed in terms of academic quality, as the student should already have been accepted by the summer school committee.

    Application documents

    Applicants are expected to complete and submit the form ”Application Form for the ECREA Summer School attendance grant” in which they will be asked about their financial and institutional background as well as their motivation for applying. In the application letter, students should especially specify the reasons for why they should be awarded a grant. The focus should be placed on the stability of the doctoral position (financial support, time given to complete the Ph.D., etc.), the academic support (in terms of supervision and opportunities for structured feedback), international academic exposure, and all other topics that might seem relevant to the applicant. The grant will be given following a reimbursement model. 

    The grant winners will be expected to submit all travel receipts in order to receive a reimbursement.

    To apply, please submit the completed form to by May 20, 2018.

    For further information, please use the same contact address.

    The selected applicants will be notified by June 1, 2018.

    Download the application form here.

  • 09.04.2018 21:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year, ECREA will be awarding 3 grants in total amount of 3500€ for participation at the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2018. The Summer School will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, from July 19 to July 27, 2018.

    The call for Grant applications will be launched after 1 May 2018 on ECREA website.

    The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2018 brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is not on a particular theme, but on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.

    The deadline for all the applications for the summer school is April 15, 2018. For more information about the call for participants go to ECREA Summer School website.

  • 23.03.2018 15:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is pleased to announce that the association recently became a member of EASSH · European Alliance for social Sciences and Humanities. The Alliance promotes the importance and value of the social sciences and humanities at all pertinent levels and through all relevant actions in Europe and beyond. 

    The Alliance has recently published a position paper together with Civil Society Europe. The paper calls for an ambitious investment in FP9 for a grand challenge to achieve a People’s Union, covering research addressing EU citizens' main concerns.

    The paper focus on three main points:

    • The need for a cluster with attention to People's Union
    • Few examples of areas of interests in the cluster: Democracy, Inequalities, Culture and Art, and Education
    • The importance to finance this cluster with a comparable budget to all the other clusters. This research not only is relevant to EU citizens but also addresses two of the Programme's priorities: gender balance and wider inclusion of Eastern European scholars

    EASSH responds to the Consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research & innovation, SMEs and single market.

    Focusing on the EU for Research and Innovation, EASSH supports the Lamy's report claim to double FP9 budget. Research today is 'an essential good and deliver tangible results for EU citizens'. For advanced economies like Europe, investing in research is crucial.

    Read the paper



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