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  • 05.10.2021 09:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is happy to inform you that the new Temporary Working Group called Affects, Emotion and Media has been established.

    The aim of the TWG is providing a platform for European media and communication scholars to engage in an interdisciplinary exchange on this multifaceted and timely topic. TWG members are interested in or work on developing theoretical concepts and methodological approaches focusing on how affect and emotions shape and are shaped by media technologies, texts, and productions in mass and social media in numerous societal contexts, such as journalism, politics, entertainment, advertising, and everyday lifeworlds. Researchers working with qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods will have the chance to exchange ideas and collaborate.

    We encourage all interested ECREA members to formally join the TWG, in order to receive and circulate important updates on events and publications. Please access your profile on the intranet, click on “update profile” and select the TWG Affect, Emotion & Media. You can also follow the TWG on Twitter: @AffectTWG_ECREA.

    Débora Medeiros, Karin Horsti & Manuel Menke, are excited to welcome you!

  • 22.09.2021 15:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ECREA Book Series editors Göran Bolin, Christina Holtz-Bacha and Simone Tosoni are happy to announce an extension of the deadline for submissions of proposals for wave 18 of the Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education Series until 4th of October 2021.

    Since one of the main objectives of the book series is the promotion of collaborative research within in the ECREA community, only proposals for edited volumes are accepted. The editors select up to five proposals for publication in the series within one call. From wave 18, the top-ranked proposal will be published open access and thus will be freely available to the academic community. There are further open access options for the other volumes.

    The publication of a volume in the ECREA book series benefits from the expertise and experience of the series publishers, from the prestige of being associated with ECREA, from the placement with a renowned publisher and from its marketing as well as from the promotion of the association among its members.

    For information on the ECREA Book Series and for downloading the Book Series form, please consult the Call for Proposals on the ECREA website. Should you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact the series editors via

    Read more here:

  • 20.09.2021 13:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is pleased to announce that the 9th European Communication Conference will take place from 19 to 22 October 2022. It will be hosted by the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Aarhus University and the City of Aarhus, Denmark.

    Under the theme ‘Rethink Impact’, ECC 2022 will aim to draw attention to the questions how research insight is translated into tangible outcomes for society, how it can be quantified and validated, and how teaching, community building and outreach as core academic practices are assessed.

    Read more about the conference here:

    Watch the host presentation video here:

    See the official website here:

  • 15.09.2021 15:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is happy to announce that the new ECREA bureau has been elected:

    • President - John Downey (Loughborough University, UK)
    • Vice-President, Sections, Temporary Working Group and Networks co-ordinator - Irena Reifová (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    • General Secretary - Andra Siibak (University of Tartu, Etonia)
    • Treasurer - Zlatan Krajina (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 14.09.2021 12:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    During the 2021 online conference, ECREA members elected new management teams of Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks (S/TWG/N).

    The names of the new chairs and vice-chairs with their affiliation can be found on the page of selected entity here:

    Complete results can be found here:

  • 09.09.2021 16:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is happy to announce that  the new Executive Board has been elected. The elections took place during the 8th European Communication Conference between 6 and 9 September. The EB is elected for the period 2021-2024.

    The list of EB members:

    • Göran Bolin
    • John Downey
    • Christina Holtz-Bacha
    • Zlatan Krajina
    • Patricia Nunez Gomez
    • Irena Reifová
    • Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
    • Ruth Sanz Sabido
    • Andreas Schuck
    • Andra Siibak
    • Simone Tosoni

    ECREA thanks the outgoing members for their work and welcome the new EB!

  • 30.08.2021 11:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    During the 2021 online conference, ECREA members will elect management teams of Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks (S/TWG/N).

    The elections will take place during online business meetings.

    All ECREA members irrespective of the type of their membership can participate S/TWG/N elections if they are members of respective S/TWG/N (members can manage their S/TWG/N membership in your profile on ECREA intranet).

    Business meetings will be public, so members can participate in elections even if they are not registered for the conference.

    You can read the list here:

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  • 06.08.2021 13:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    During the 8th European Communication Conference, we will elect a new Executive Board of the association.

    The list of the 13 candidates, their position statements and CVs for up to 11 Executive Board positions are available here:

    The elections will take place online between 6 and 9 September. Members with voting rights (members with individual membership and coordinators of institutional memberships) will receive links to the online voting tool at the beginning of the conference. The results of the elections will be announced at the online conference General Assembly, which will take place on 9 September 2021 from 13:30 to 15:00 (CEST).

  • 21.07.2021 09:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA supports the Public Service Media and Public Service Internet Manifesto

    The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) endorses the recently-launched Public Service Media and Public Service Internet Manifesto (, a collective work of communication scholars and practitioners that calls for the safeguarding of the existence, funding, and independence of Public Service Media as well as the creation of a Public Service Internet.

    Public Service Media have been under attack, which constitutes a threat to democracy. In addition, in light of developments such as online “fake news”, “post-truth culture” and the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, it is evident how the profit-driven model of the Internet contributes to the endangerment of democracy and the public sphere. The Manifesto calls for Public Service Internet platforms as not-for-profit alternatives to the digital giants that help advancing the democratic public sphere.

    Initiated by ECREA members, the Manifesto has already been endorsed by over 600 communication scholars and professionals, including Jürgen Habermas and Evgeny Morozov. The Manifesto was also signed by presidents of two international communication research associations - the International Association for Media and  Communicaton Research (IAMCR) and European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

    ECREA Public Statement Committee encourages ECREA members to support and sign the Manifesto:

  • 02.07.2021 11:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear ECREA Members,

    the General Assembly of ECREA will convene at the 8th European Communication Conference to be held virtually during the forthcoming conference. The General Assembly will take place on 9 September 2021, 1.30 to 3 PM. The link to the General Assembly will be distributed to all ECREA members in due time.

    Use this link to join the General Assembly:


    1. ECREA Executive Board Report on state of association and activities 2018-21

    2. The minutes of the previous General Assembly (7-11 June 2021) – online voting

    3. Dissolution of the existing ECREA Executive Board – online voting

    4. Brief reports on the Section, TWG and Network elections

    5. ECREA Executive Board Elections: announcement of the results of the online elections of the new board (closed before opening of the General Assembly)

    6. Any other business

    We would like to invite all ECREA members to participate at ECREA General Assembly. Participation at the General Assembly will be open to all ECREA members, notwithstanding if the person is registered for the conference or not.

    Types and methods of voting

    There will be two important opportunities to vote during the ECC 2021: ECREA Executive Board Elections and voting on General Assembly items (S/N/TWG elections excluded). All ECREA members eligible to vote will receive comprehensive information and links for both votes in due time. Both votes will be open to all eligible ECREA members irrespective of whether the member is registered for the conference or not.

    Who can vote?

    Following our Statutes (see: each individual member has one vote, and each coordinator of an institutional member has one vote that counts for five votes.

    If you are an institutional coordinator, you should reach out to the members covered by your institutional membership and coordinate with them.

    If you are an ECREA member through an institutional membership and you are not the institutional coordinator, you cannot vote, but need to communicate with your institutional coordinator. If you do not know who your institutional coordinator is, please ask Irena Reifová, the General Secretary of ECREA (

    The quorum

    Please note that the ECREA Statutes (art. 10a) stipulates that “the General Assembly votes and elects by a simple majority of those present and represented. In the case of a tie, the vote of the President or of the Board member replacing the President will be decisive.”



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