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Chair of the Advisory Board
Splichal, Slavko

Slavko Splichal is Chair of the ECREA Advisory Board.

He is Professor of Communication at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and associate member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is founder (1987) and convenor of the annual International Colloquia on Communication and Culture, director of the European Institute for Communication and Culture, and Editor of its journal Javnost-The Public. He was member of the International Council (1984-92) and the deputy secretary general of the International Association for Mass Communication Research (1992-1996), and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (1991-93). In 2006, he was a Visiting Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. He has been member of editorial boards of International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Communication, Journalism Studies, Gazette, New Media & Society, Reseaux-The French Journal of Communication, and several national journals in Europe. His primary areas of research include communication theory, public opinion and public sphere, political communication, and communication research methods. His English language books include Principles of Publicity and Press Freedom (2002), Toennies on Public Opinion: Selections and Analyses (2000, co-authored with H. Hardt); Public Opinion: Developments and Controversies in the 20th Century (1999); Media Beyond Socialism (1994), Journalists for the 21st Century (1994; co-authored with C. Sparks).



Splichal, Slavko

Chair of the ECREA Advisory Board - University of Ljubljana. Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovenia

Email address: slavko.splichal@fdv.uni-lj.si 



Elected Members of the Advisory Board
Bruck, Peter

Peter A. Bruck (Austria) is an internationally known specialist in new media, information business and telecommunications. He studied law, economics, sociology and communications at universities in Austria, USA and Canada and held professorships at Carleton University, Ottawa, University of Salzburg, the Hebrew University and others. He has founded the University for Applied Information and Communication Studies in Salzburg, and headed a number of IT and multimedia research organisations. He is founder of the European Multimedia award for best practice in e-content creation, EUROPRIX, special advisor on new media to consulting organisations, and also managing director of the ICCM-International Centre for Culture and Management and its New Media Department. He has served on the management board of Jet2Web Internet Services GmbH as head of the business unit interactive media within the Austrian Telekom Group. He is currently heading up the Research Studios Austria within the Austrian Research Centers-ARC. In 2001, Bruck has been elected chairman of the Advisory Panel on Media Diversity of the Council of Europe.



Bruck, Peter

Austrian Research Center. Research Studios Austria, Austria

Email address: bruck@research.at 



Carlsson, Ulla

Dr. Ulla Carlsson (Sweden) is Professor and Director of Nordicom (Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research) and the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media at the University of Gothenburg.
She is a founding and continuing editor of the refereed journal Nordicom Review and the Clearinghouse’ Yearbooks.

Ulla Carlsson has edited many publications on media development, media statistics, media history, popular culture, media theory, children and media, the globalization of media, media governance, media literacy, etc.

Ulla Carlsson is a member of the board of many international research organizations and committees, and is on the editorial board of several leading journals in the field. Most of Ulla Carlsson’s own research focuses on international communication and the globalization of media. She has published several books and reports in this field.



Carlsson, Ulla

Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (Nordicom), Sweden

Email address: ulla.carlsson@nordicom.gu.se 



Corcoran, Farrel

Farrel Corcoran (Ireland) (Ph.D. University of Oregon) is Professor of Communication at Dublin City University, where he has also served as Head of the School of Communication and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. Before coming to Dublin, he worked in the University of New Mexico and Northern Illinois University. In 1995, the Irish Government appointed him Chairman of RTE, the Irish public service broadcasting organisation, where he supervised the development of a digital policy. His teaching and research interests include Global Communication, the Political Economy of Broadcasting, Media and Cultural Identity and European Media Policy. His study of Irish broadcasting - RTE and the Globalisation of Irish Television (Intellect Books: 2004) - was funded with a Government of Ireland Senior
Research Fellowship.



Corcoran, Farrel

Dublin City University. School of Communication, Ireland

Email address: farrel.corcoran@dcu.ie 



de Moragas, Miquel

Professor of Communication, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Director of the Olympic Studies Centre (UAB) (since its creation in 1988), and Director of the Institute of Communication (UAB) (since its creation in 1998).



de Moragas, Miquel

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Email address: Miquel.deMoragas@uab.es 



Gallagher, Margaret

Margaret Gallagher (Ireland) is an independent researcher and writer specialising in gender and media. She started her career at the BBC (London), before moving to the Open University where she was Deputy Head of the Audiovisual Media Research Group. For the past thirty years she has been a free-lance consultant, and has carried out research, training and evaluation projects for the United Nations and its agencies, the European Commission, international development agencies and broadcasting organisations. Widely published on gender and media, her recent works include Gender Setting: New Agendas for Media Monitoring and Advocacy (Zed Books, 2001) and Who Makes the News? Global Media Monitoring Project 2005 (WACC, 2006). She serves on the editorial boards of International Communication Gazette, Feminist Media Studies, Media Development, Communication for Development and Social Change, and Communication, Culture and Critique. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Panos Institute, London



Gallagher, Margaret

Independent researcher, France

Email address: gallammv@aol.com 



Hamelink, Cees

Cees J. Hamelink (The Netherlands) is Professor Emeritus of International Communication at the University of Amsterdam, and Professor Emeritus of Media, Religion and Culture at the Free University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is Professor Human Rights and Public Health at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and Professor of Information & Knowledge Management at the University of Aruba. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Communication Gazette. He is also Honorary President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and founder of the People's Communication Charter. Among the sixteen books he has authored are Cultural Autonomy in Global Communications (1983), Finance and Information (1983), The Technology Gamble (1988), The Politics of World Communication (1994), World Communication (1995), and The Ethics of Cyberspace (2000).



Hamelink, Cees

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Email address: hamelink@antenna.nl 



Hancock, Alan

Alan Hancock (U.K.) has more than forty five years of international experience in communication development, spanning production, planning, evaluation and research. Originally a BBC producer, he was a founder member of the production team for the Open University. He was subsequently a staff member of UNESCO for more than twenty-five years, working for much of this time in Asia. After a number of years as Director of the Communication Division in Paris, he went on to establish a new intersectoral programme for Central and Eastern Europe. In 1996 he became an independent consultant and has since worked as a communication adviser for a number of international agencies, including the European Commission, the World Bank and DFID. Dr. Hancock is the author of more than twenty publications on communication planning and development.



Hancock, Alan

Alan Hancock Associates, United Kingdom

Email address: a.hancock@aha.powernet.co.uk 



Hermes, Joke

Dr.Joke Hermes has published widely in the area of popular culture, with an emphasis on gender and audience studies. From her Ph.D. research on how women's magazines are read (published by Polity Press, 1995) she has turned to television. Recent work has dealt with crime fiction. Her current work is on the qualities of television, as judged by different reader communities and in children's television (and especially in the construction of the child as television viewer). She is founder and co-editor of the European journal of Cultural Studies.



Hermes, Joke

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), Netherlands

Email address: joke.hermes@inholland.nl 



Lundby, Knut

Knut Lundby (Norway) (born 1948, Dr.philos in sociology, 1986) educated at and working with the University of Oslo, Norway. With the Department of media and communication since the establisment in 1988. Professor of media studies 1998. Director of InterMedia, University of Oslo 1998–2004, an interdisciplinary centre focusing research on design, communication and learning in digital environments. Publications on local media and the relationship between media, religion, and culture. University co-operation in media studies with the University of Zimbabwe 1990-1998. Member of the International council, IAMCR, 1992-2000. Participated in the team on convergence and fragmentation, European Science Foundation programme on 'Changing Media - Changing Europe' (1999-2004). Director of the international research project Mediatized Stories: Mediation perspectives on digital storytelling (2006-2011). Edited 'Digital Storytelling, Mediatized Stories: Self-representations in New Media' (Peter Lang 2008).



Lundby, Knut

University of Oslo, Norway

Email address: knut.lundby@media.uio.no 



Martelli, Stefano

Stefano Martelli (Italy) is Full Professor in Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes, in the Faculty of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”; also he is a Member of the Department of Education Sciences “G.M.Bertin” in the same University.

Before he teached sociologies in the Universities of Naples "Federico II" (1984-1998), Verona (1994-1998) Palermo (1998-2005) and "Sr. O. Benincasa" (1993-2005).



Martelli, Stefano

University of Bologna, Italy

Email address: s.martelli@unibo.it 



McQuail, Denis

Denis McQuail is emeritus professor and honorary fellow at ASCOR, University of Amsterdam, but resident in the UK. Main areas of research and study have been in political communication, audience research, communication theory, and media policy. Most recent book publications include: McQuail's Mass Communication Theory (5th ed. 2005); Mass Communication (Sage Benchmarks in Communication, 2006); Media Accountability and Freedom of Publication, OUP, 2003; Normative Theories of the Press (with others) U. of Illinois Press, forthcoming 2009. He is an editor of European Journal of Communication and advisory member of Euromedia Research Group. He is currently working on theory of journalism.



McQuail, Denis

University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Email address: 106233.3000@compuserve.com 



Nordenstreng, Kaarle

Kaarle Nordenstreng (born 1941, PhD University of Helsinki 1969) is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Tampere (Finland). Before appointment to this position in 1971 he was head of research in the Finnish Broadcasting Company since 1967. Earlier he worked as freelance journalist and editor of youth programmes in Finnish national radio (1956-63) and instructor at the University of Tampere (1965-67). He was member of Unesco's panel of consultants on communication research (1971-76), Vice-President of the International Association for Mass Communication Research IAMCR (1972-88), President of the International Organization of Journalists IOJ (1976-90), and Steering Committee member of the European Science Foundation research programme ‘Changing Media – Changing Europe’ (2000-2004). His research specialities are communication theory, international communication and media ethics on which he has written or edited over 30 books (alone and with others) and published over 400 book chapters or journal articles. Books include Communication Studies (1975-1978, in Finnish Swedish and Hungarian), The Mass Media Declaration of UNESCO (1984, Norwood, NJ: Ablex), International Media Monitoring (1999, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton).



Nordenstreng, Kaarle

University of Tampere. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Finland

Email address: kaarle.nordenstreng@uta.fi 



Picard, Robert G.

Professor Robert G. Picard is a world-leading specialist on media economics and government media policies. Currently Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, he was formerly based in the Media Management and Transformation Center at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden where he was Director of the Center and Hamrin Professor of Media Economics.

He is well known in academic circles, having worked at Louisiana State University, California State University in the United States, and Turku School of Economics, Finland. In public life, he has been a consultant in media affairs for governments in the United States and Europe, investment firms, media companies and media labour organisations. He has also served as an expert witness at congressional and parliamentary committees and inquiry boards.

He is the author and editor of 20 books, editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies and is the founding editor of the Journal of Media Economics. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Paris, Shanghai University, the University of Amsterdam, and the Catholic University of Portugal.

Robert directs RISJ’s projects across its main research areas examining changes in the business of journalism, the practice of journalism and journalism and accountability.



Picard, Robert G.

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Email address: robert.picard@politics.ox.ac.uk 



Schmidt, Mogens

Mogens Schmidt (Denmark - France) (born 1950) is Deputy Assistant Director General for Communication and Information at UNESCO and Director of the Division of Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, UNESCO. He previously was Assistant Director General of The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and Director of The World Editors Forum in Paris, France, since 2001. Before that he has been Associate Professor in Scandinavian Language and Literature at the University of Aarhus, Denmark (1976 - 1981), Member of the Board of the Nordic Mass Communication Researchers Association (1978 - 1980), Head of Unit (Development and coordination of study programmes), Faculty of Humanities, University of Aarhus, (1981 - 1988), Managing Director, The Danish School of Journalism, Aarhus, (1988 - 1995), first (from 1995 to 1997) Programme Director, then Managing Director (1997-1999) and consecutively Director (1999-2001) of the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Since 1998 he is also Fellow and Member of the Advisory Committee, The European Institute for the Media, Düsseldorf, Germany. Consultant on journalism training, communication and media affairs for the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the World Bank, the Dutch Foreign Ministry (especially in Central and Eastern Europe and in developing countries). Author of several articles and books on journalism training, media and mass communication.



Schmidt, Mogens

UNESCO, France

Email address: m.schmidt@unesco.org 



Tamas, Pal

Pal Tamas is director of the Sociology Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Trained as a computer scientist, later received Doctorates in Sociology and Economics. Visiting Professor and Researcher at MIT, Wesleyan University - CT, USA, Vienna Technical University, Frei University Berlin, Concordia University - Montreal, Carlton University - Ottawa, Academic Center, St. Petersburg - Russia, Moscow State University, etc. His ongoing research is focused on technology policy and development, global civil society, vulnerability of industrial societies, models of sustainability.



Tamas, Pal

Institute of Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Email address: tamas@socio.mta.hu 



van Cuilenburg, Jan

Jan van Cuilenburg (Netherlands) (1946) is professor of media and telecommunications policy and management at the University of Amsterdam. As of October 1, 2001, Van Cuilenburg has become the Director of the Dutch Media Authority, an independent authority which upholds the rules that are formulated in the Dutch Media Act as well as in the regulations based on this act. In the past, Van Cuilenburg has been dean of the The Amsterdam School of Communications Research ASCoR. Next to that, Van Cuilenburg has been director of the Netherlands Press Foundation, a national research organization in the field of publishing and journalism. Van Cuilenburg has been chairing the Netherlands Press Fund, an independent governmental agency for financially supporting newspapers and magazines that are temporarily lacking sufficient means. For years, Van Cuilenburg has been member of the Netherlands Media Council and the Netherlands Advisory Committee on Post and Telecommunications. Van Cuilenburg's main research interest is communications policy (media policy and telecommunications policy). Currently his research focuses on the relationship between media competition, media innovation and media diversity. Most extra-academic activities are located in the sphere of advising the Dutch government for communications and media.



van Cuilenburg, Jan

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Email address: vancuilenburg@pscw.uva.nl 



van Zoonen, Liesbet

Liesbet van Zoonen is professor in Media and Popular Culture at the University of Amsterdam, and professor II in Media Studies at Oslo University. She is currently head of the Department of Communication in Amsterdam.

She has written over 100 articles and chapters, and several books. Her 1994 book Feminist Media Studies has been used in academic curricula all over the world. Her latest book is Entertaining the Citizen: when politics and popular culture converge (2005).

Van Zoonen’s research covers a wide range of social and cultural genres, often from the perspective of gender and diversity studies. She has written on gender and journalism, talk shows, internet, television, sports and popular music. In 1998 she founded the Centre for Popular Culture at the University of Amsterdam.



van Zoonen, Liesbet

University of Amsterdam / Oslo University, Netherlands

Email address: e.a.vanzoonen@uva.nl 



Ex Officio Members of the Advisory Board (following article 20 of the Bylaws)
Balcytiene, Aukse

Aukse Balcytiene is Professor at the Department of Public Communications at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lituania, where she is working since 1997 has been working first as a lecturer, and from 1998 to 2006 as Head of the Department of Journalism, School of Political Science and Diplomacy. In 2006 she took the administrative position of the University secretary with responsibilities in strategic planning and coordination of public and international affairs.

Associate Professor since 1998; Professor since 2009; Field of research – media and communication studies. Research interests focus on comparative aspects in studying political communication and journalism cultures, media system change, the development of European public sphere, information and communication policies as well as multicultural and multilingual journalism online. She has extensive experience in project management, administration and coordination and has been actively involved in a number of international projects.

She is also an editorial board member of a number of scientific periodicals. She has published two monographs (most recent – Mass Media and Journalism in Lithuania: Changes, Development and Journalism Culture. Berlin: Vistas, 2006) and over 70 articles.



Balcytiene, Aukse

Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Email address: a.balcytiene@pmdi.vdu.lt  



Cabedoche, Bertrand

Bertrand Cabedoche is Professor in Information and Communication at the University of Grenoble III. He has been working for thirty years on journalistic productions about North-South relations as well as on the representations of the European Union in the main newspapers of the member states. His publications include a report of an extensive study on the CEA's (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique) public communication, entitled: 'Ce nucléaire qu’on nous montre. Construire la socialité dans le débat sur les énergies' [The nuclear that's being shown to us. Constructing the social in the energy debate], L’Harmattan, 2003, 592 pages. His recent research focuses on scientific and technology communication (nanotechnologies), the education and position of journalists and journalism, and the evolution of information and communication theories in the face of globalization (development and communication).



Cabedoche, Bertrand

Institut de la Communication et des Medias, Gresec Université Stendhal Grenoble, France

Email address: bertrand.cabedoche@u-grenoble3.fr 



Frau-Meigs, Divina

Divina Frau-Meigs is professor of American studies and media sociology at the Université Paris 3-Sorbonne, France. With degrees from the Sorbonne University, Stanford University and the Annenberg School for Communications (University of Pennsylvania), she is a specialist of media and information technologies in English-speaking countries, in a comparative perspective. She is also a research associate with CNRS. Her other activities include being editor-in-chief of Revue Française d'Etudes Américaines (RFEA) and a member of the editorial board of MédiaMorphoses (INA-Colin).

She has published extensively in the areas of media content (Les Ecrans de la Violence, Economica, 1997; Jeunes, Médias, Violences, Economica, 2003), information and journalism (Qui a détourné le 11 septembre? Journalisme, information et démocratie, DeBoeck, 2006) the technologies and sub-cultures of the screen (Médias et Technologie: l’exemple des Etats-Unis, Ellipses, 2001) and the relationship between media and technologies (Le crime organisé à la ville et à l’écran, 1929-1951, Armand Colin, 2001; Médiamorphoses américaines, Economica, 2001).

She has served as vice-president for international affairs on the boards of Société Française des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication (SFSIC) and has been vice-president of the International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR), as well as a founding member of ECCR.



Frau-Meigs, Divina

Université Paris 3-Sorbonne, France

Email address: meigs@wanadoo.fr 



Hartmann, Maren

Maren Hartmann (PhD) is an assistant professor for media sociology at the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin.

Her research interests include the appropriation of media and technologies (especially in terms of the domestication framework), new media cultures, mobile media, media in urban spaces and questions of mediatisation as well as media literacy.

Her publications include 'Technologies and utopias: the cyberflâneur and the experience of being online' (2004), 'After the Mobile Phone? Social Changes and the Development of Mobile Communication' (co-edited with Patrick Rössler and Joachim Höflich, 2008), 'Mobile Communication in Everyday Life. Ethnographic Observations, Views & Reflections' (co-edited with Joachim Höflich, 2006) and 'Domestication of Media and Technology' (co-ediated with Thomas Berker, Yves Punie and Katie Ward, 2006).

Until the ECREA 2008 conference in Barcelona, she was the Chair of ECREA's Digital Culture and Communication section. At the moment she is still the co-chair of the Media Sociology section of the German Communication Association (DGPuK).



Hartmann, Maren

Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Germany

Email address: hartmann@udk-berlin.de 



Hasebrink, Uwe

Uwe Hasebrink, after studying Psychology and German Philology in Hamburg, subsequently worked for three years at the Institute for Social Psychology at the University of Hamburg.

He joined the Hans-Bredow-Institut in 1986 as a researcher; from 1988 he also acted as the executive manager. In 1998, he was elected to the Institute’s directorate. In 1999, he was Acting Professor of Communications at the College of Music and Theatre in Hanover. In spring 2001, he received a chair in “Empirical Communications Studies” from the University of Hamburg and the Hans-Bredow-Institut jointly.

Since 2009 he is a member of the board of directors of the Research Center for Media and Communication (RCMC), which brings together university and non-university media and communication research in Hamburg, and at the same time one of the spokespersons of the Graduate School Media and Communication, which is being supported within the context of the Hamburg initiative of excellence.

Alongside this, he was spokesperson for the specialist group on reception research in the DGPuK from 1998 to 2003, co-publisher of the series “Rezeptionsforschung” (reception research) from 2003 to 2007, and a member of the Management Committee of the International Radio Research Network (IREN) from 2004-2006. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) 2004 - 2012 and has held a curatorship at the Academy for Journalism and Communications in Hamburg since 2001. Since 2009 he has been a member of the international board of the "Journal of Children and Media".

His research emphases at the Institute are in the areas of media use and media contents, as well as media politics; in recent years these included primarily: patterns of individual use and media repertoires, the convergence of the media from the user's perspective, consequences of online media for classical media, media use with children and young people, forms of user interest vis-à-vis the media, as well as European media and European audiences.



Hasebrink, Uwe

Hans Bredow Institute , Germany

Email address: U.Hasebrink@hans-bredow-institut.de 



Heinderyckx, Francois

François Heinderyckx is professor and director of the Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he teaches media sociology and political communication.

His research interests include political communication, journalism and news media, with a particular emphasis on science and the media and digital media. He contributes to projects related to e-government and media literacy.

He also develops research around the notion of Quality in communication research and is heading a working group along with other learned societies to reflect on this issue. Jointly with ICA and IAMCR, he led ECREA into organizing a large survey among communication scholars to investigate their use and perception of academic journals.

He is a member of the Conseil Supérieur de l’éducation aux médias (CSEM, Belgium) and of the Media Literacy Expert Group (European Commission). He is correspondant for international affairs of the Board of the Institut des Sciences de la Communication du CNRS (ISCC, France). He is member of the Editorial Board of Hermès (CNRS), member of the scientific council of Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille (ESJ) and Senior Fellow of Communication for Sustainable Social Change (U of Massachusetts, Amherst).



Heinderyckx, Francois

Dep. of Information and Communication Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Email address: fheinder@ulb.ac.be 



Hill, Annette

Annette Hill is a Professor in Media at Lund University and Visiting Professor at the Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster, UK. Her research focuses on audiences, with interests in popular culture, everyday life, genres and cultures of viewing, and media experiences.
Her most recent book is Paranormal Media: Audiences, Spirits and Magic in Popular Culture (Routledge 2010). Other books include Restyling Factual TV: the Reception of News, Documentary and Reality Genres (Routledge 2007),Reality TV: Audiences and Popular Factual Television (Routledge 2005), TV Living: Television, Audiences and Everyday Life (with David Gauntlett 1999), and Shocking Entertainment: Viewer Responses to Media Violence (1997). She is the co-editor (with Robert C Allen) of the Television Studies Reader (Routledge 2003). A variety of articles in journals and edited collections address issues of film violence, media ethics, documentary audiences, reality TV, and entertainment formats.
Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, British Film Institute, the Office of Communications and former regulatory bodies the Independent Television Commission, and the Broadcasting Standards Commission, Channel Four, and the Media Management and Transition Center, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. She was Research Director of the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster and managed the submissions with colleagues in media, art and design, and music to the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 which resulted in the No 1 ranking for media in Britain and the No 1 ranking for art in London. She has served on the Arts and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Transfer Panel, and has been an Executive Board Member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), and the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA).



Hill, Annette

Lund University, Sweden

Email address: Annette.Hill[at]kom.lu.se 



Hurme, Pertti

Pertti Hurme (Finland) is Senior University Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Jyväskylä. In 2008-2013 he served as Head of the Department of Communication. Over the years, he has taught and carried out research in Linguistics, Voice Research, and for the last two decades Communication, especially Organizational Communication. His current research interests include workplace communication and the relationship of human beings and technology. From 2015, he is editor in chief of Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments. Dr. Hurme was President of the European Communication Association in 2003-2005, and after the merger of this association and the European Consortium of Communication Research into ECREA, Vice President of ECREA in 2005-2008 and Executive Board member in 2008-2012.



Hurme, Pertti

University of Jyväskylä, Department of Communication, Finland

Email address: pertti.hurme@jyu.fi 



Nyre, Lars

Lars Nyre (born 1969) is an associate professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, and has a research position at the School of Journalism, Volda University College.

Nyre tries out experimental methods in media and information research, and currently co-directs a project called Demostation. The project tests out various interfaces for journalism on the mobile phone. Nyre has previously written about the democratic potential of new media; see Nyre (2007) "Minimum Journalism. Experimental procedures for democratic participation in sound media", in Journalism Studies, issue 3, and the history of sound media; see Nyre (2008) Sound Media. From Live Journalism to Musical Recording. London: Routledge.

Nyre is the editor of Norsk medietidsskrift [Norwegian Journal of Media Research]. Nyre is chair of the research group Digital Radio Cultures in Europe (see www.drace.org ), originally established as part of the EU-funded COST A20 network "The Impact of the Internet on the mass media in Europe". Between 2005 and 2008 Nyre was Board Member of ECREA and, previously, of ECA.



Nyre, Lars

University of Bergen, Norway

Email address: Lars.Nyre@infomedia.uib.no 



Pitasi, Andrea

Andrea Pitasi is a Tenured Associate Professor at the "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti and Pescara and an Adjunct Professor at "Suor Orsola Benincasa" University of Naples. Besides, he is the Senior Editor of a book series titled "Teoria dei sistemi e complessità" for Aracne Publishing in Rome. He is Life Member of the International Communication Association (ICA, serving member of the Liason Committee for the relations with the UN Dept of Information), Life member of the International J. A. Schumpeter Society and member of the AAAI . He authored over 40 scientific publications and has been Guest Editor for the three- issue work "Future Trends of Communication Strategies" appeared in nr. 4, 5 and 6 of the 57/2001 issue of the journal World Futures run by Ervin Laszlo, published by Taylor and Francis, New York.
He is a former Board Member of ECREA and ECCR.



Pitasi, Andrea

Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti and Pescara, Faculty of Social Sciences, Italy

Email address: andrea.pitasi@gmail.com 



Quandt, Thorsten

Thorsten Quandt is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Münster.
 
He was holding the Chair of Online Communication and Interactive Media at the University of Hohenheim from 2009-2012. He has been previously working as a lecturer and researcher at the FU Berlin, the LMU Munich and the Technical University Ilmenau. His research and teaching fields include online communication, media innovation research, digital games and journalism. 


He is the founding chair of the “Digital Games Research” section of ECREA, an associate editor of the Journal of Communication, and a board member of the journals 'Communication Theory‘, 'Digital Journalism‘ and ‚Cogent Social Sciences'. Furthermore, he served as the chair of the Journalism Division in the German Communication Association (DGPuK), and as the secretary of the Journalism Studies Division in the International Communication Association (ICA).

 He (co)published more than 100 scientific articles and several books.



Quandt, Thorsten

University of Münster, Germany

Email address: thorsten.quandt@uni-muenster.de 



Sarikakis, Katharine

Katharine's work is informed by political philosophy and focuses on the political processes and political economic dimensions of media and communications governance, nationally and globally. She is interested in the ways in which empowerment and disempowerment of citizens become inherent elements in public policy addressing communication (either as technology or process) and expression (whether political, cultural or other). In her work, institutions are central spaces for the construction of ideas, legitimacy and exercise of control. Her current research explores these dimensions through the tensions of varying forms and degrees of state intervention upon individuals and communication and media industries.

She is the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) with Prof.Neil Blain (Univesity of Stirling, UK). MCP is a widely known journal that aims to facilitate a forum for critical and astute analysis of contemporary world affairs as these are related to media and cultural politics.

Further information on her work can be found on her personal website: http://www.sarikakis.info/



Sarikakis, Katharine

University of Vienna, Austria

Email address: Katharine.Sarikakis@univie.ac.at  



Scifo, Salvatore

Salvatore Scifo is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Social Media at the School of Journalism, English and Communication, Faculty of Media and Communication, at Bournemouth University. He is a former Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Relations and Publicity (English), Faculty of Communication, at Maltepe University (2012-2016), as well as a former Post-Doctoral Researcher for the EU's FP7-funded COSMIC project (The COntribution of Social Media In Crisis management) at the Mediated Interaction and Experience Lab (Mixlab), Koç University (2013-2015), both in Istanbul.



Scifo, Salvatore

Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Email address: sscifo@bournemouth.ac.uk 



Starkey, Guy

Guy Starkey is Professor and Associate Dean, Global Engagement at Bournemouth University, UK, as well as a former practitioner in radio and magazine journalism who currently broadcasts daily on three internet radio stations and at weekends on Llosa FM in Spain. He was Sections Representative on the Executive Board of ECREA (2014-15) and Chair of the ECREA Radio Research Section (2008-14). He has served on the Steering Committee of the Radio Studies Network within MeCCSA and of the Comite Scientifique of the Groupe de Recherches et d'Etudes sur la Radio (GRER). Guy has been or currently serves as a judge for the following industry awards: The New York International Radio Awards, The Radio Academy Radio Production Awards and the Frank Gillard BBC Local Radio Awards.

His research interests include socio-economic and political influences on mediatised environments, mainly, but not exclusively through the medium of radio and the practices of journalism. Themes include democratisation and identity, citizenship and representation, as well as globalisation, technological advance and digital migration. He is currently working on a project focusing on multimedia news journalism in China and the UK.

His publications include the following books: Understanding Broadcast Journalism (forthcoming 2017, Routledge, with Stephen Jukes and Katy McDonald), Local Radio, Going Global (2015, Palgrave Macmillan), Radio: The Resilient Medium, co-edited with M. Oliveira and G Stachyra (2015, Sunderland Centre for Research in Media & Cultural Studies), Radio in Context (2014, 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).

His research interests include socio-economic and political influences on mediatised environments, mainly, but not exclusively through the medium of radio and the practices of journalism. Themes include democratisation and identity, citizenship and representation, as well as globalisation, technological advance and digital migration. He is currently working on a project focusing on multimedia news journalism in China and the UK.

His publications include the following books: Local Radio, Going Global (2015, Palgrave Macmillan), Radio: The Resilient Medium, co-edited with M. Oliveira and G Stachyra (2015, Sunderland Centre for Research in Media & Cultural Studies), Radio in Context (2014, 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).



Starkey, Guy

University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Email address: gstarkey@bournemouth.ac.uk 



Vartanova, Elena

Elena Vartanova is Full Professor, Dean and Chair in Media Theory and Media Economics at the Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University. Her PhD was on Finnish Newspaper System (1982), her Doctoral dissertation on Information Society Concepts and Their Impact on Media Practice in EU and Nordic Countries (1999). Her research interests include media systems in Nordic countries, information society, post-Soviet transformation of Russian media, media economics. Vartanova is an author of three books and an editor of six books (in Russian) on Nordic media systems, Information society, media economics. Published more than 100 research articles in Russian academic magazines. Co-editor of the 'Russian Media Challenge' (ed. by K. Nordenstreng, E. Vartanova, Y. Zassoursky, Helsinki, 2001) and the author of the chapter "Media Structures: Changed and Unchanged" for this book. Editor of four monographs in English, incl. Media and Change (2007). Her articles have been published by European Journal of Communication, Gazette.

Editor-in-chief of the Faculty research journal Mediaalmanac, editor-in-chief of on-line research magazine Mediascope.
Expert of Russian Federation in the Council of Europe for the group on media diversity.
Member of the IAMCR International Council
Chair of the Digital Divide Working Group, IAMCR.
She is a former Board Member of ECCR.



Vartanova, Elena

Moscow State University. Faculty of Journalism, Russia

Email address: eva@smi.msu.ru 



Witschge, Tamara

Tamara Witschge (PhD) is a lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. She obtained her PhD degree from the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, University of Amsterdam in May 2007.

Tamara's main research interests are media and democracy, changes in the journalistic field, equality and diversity in the public sphere, and the public debate on immigration. Her PhD thesis '(In)difference Online' focused on online discussions of contested issues. From 2007-2009 she was a research associate at the Media and Communications Department and worked on the Leverhulme Trust funded project 'Spaces of News'. This project aimed to explore the ways in which technological, economic and social change is reconfiguring news journalism and shaping the dynamics of the public sphere and public culture.

Tamara is the General Secretary of ECREA (since 2008). She was one of the main organizers of the First European Communication Conference (ECC), held in November 2005 in Amsterdam and is part of ECC's organizing committee (Barcelona and Hamburg). She was the Secretary of the Board of ECREA (2007-2008) and the chair of the Young Scholars Network of ECREA (yecrea.eu) from 2008-2009. She is a member of the editorial board of the international journal New Media and Society, as well as of PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication.



Witschge, Tamara

Groningen, Journalism Studies and Media, Netherlands

Email address: t.a.c.witschge@rug.nl 



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