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Donsbach, W., Rentsch, M., Mothes, C. & Walter, C. (2012). ‘If news is that important, it will find me’? Nachrichtennutzung und –wissen junger Menschen in Deutschland. Politische Bildung 45(4), 138-152

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The state of communication research

an extensive interview at the Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, November 21, 2012 Link

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Communication Yearbook chapter on “the dissonant self” published

Communication Yearbook 36, edited by Charles T. Salmon, has just appeared. The first chapter is “The dissonant self. Contributions from dissonance theory to a new agenda for studying political communication” in which Cornelia Mothes and I discuss political interest, news exposure and political communication in general in times of the internet. Donsbach_Mothes_CY36

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News exposure and news knowledge

What do the Germans know about the most important political news items of the day and which news sources do they use? Which media supply news in the best quality? These are the main questions that we have investigated in a study financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Here you find the final report (DFG […]

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Recently published: Article on the Saxons 20 years after unification

Die Sachsen zwanzig Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung. Erfahrungen, Bewertungen und Befindlichkeiten (The Saxons twenty years after reunification. Experiences, evaluations, and mentalities). In: Borchard, M. & Schrapel, T. (ed.): Gerechtigkeit und die wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Entwicklung in den neuen Ländern. St. Augustin/Berlin: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 2012, 33-56

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Recently published: Comparing journalism cultures

Comparing Journalism Cultures. In: Esser, F. & Hanitzsch, T. (eds.): The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research. New York & London: Routledge, 2012, 262-275

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Recently published: Green” advertisement in Germany and the UK

„Grüne“ Werbung als Instrument für „schwarze“ Zahlen. Eine Inhaltsanalyse ökologischer Anzeigen aus deutschen und britischen Zeitschriften 1993 bis 2009 (‚Green‘ advertisement. A content analysis of German and British magazines 1993 to 2009). Publizistik, 57 (2012), 75-93 (with Adriane Schmidt)  

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New Book on Opinion Polls

A new book on “Political Polling in Asia” is out. See my chapter “Importance of political polls in political communication”  

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dpunkt | Helma Orosz

dpunkt is a local television format of dresdenein.tv with a special focus on Dresden related matters. Prof. Donsbach talks with Mayor Hemla Orosz. This content is avaiable in German only.

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Among the Winners: ICA-Panel Accepted

Miriam Meckel (St. Gallen) and I happily announce that our panel “Social Media as News Sources – Empirical Evidence from Four Countries”, submitted for presentation at the ICA conference in Boston this May has successfully passed the review process. Due to a record number of submissions for this year’s conference only about 20 percent of the submitted […]

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