Research

The research group EMPK investigates (public) communication about socially relevant problems. The focus of the research group lies on the analysis of reception processes (media use and media effects) as well as on the investigation of media content related to the phenomena.

TU Ilmenau / Michael Reichel (ari)

Teaching

The department offers compulsory and elective courses, especially in the Bachelor of Applied Media and Communication Science and the Master of Media and Communication Science. The focus is on basic courses in the field of media research and communication theory as well as research seminars on current issues of political communication.

Publications

The research group internationally publishes and presents recent findings on a diverse set of topics related to media use and media effects and the corresponding media content.

       

Science Communication

The research group EMPK aims to make its scientific results accessible and applicable not only for the scientific community but also for a broader public. Therefore, the research group engages in several science communication projects.