On 18-20 January 2018 in Berlin, principal researcher in the MFT project, Dr. Indira Dupuis, will present a paper at a conference entitled “Diskurs und mediale Realitätskonstruktion in der Kommunikationsgeschichte” (Discourse and Medial Reality Construction in Communication History) organized by the Communication History Division at the German Communication Association (DGPuK). The conference seeks to analyze the role of media in discourse over the course of history, the interplay between media and other societal institutions and actors shaping public discourse, and the changing understandings of what can be communicated publicly. Dupuis’s contribution will include the results of the systematic comparison of qualitative case studies from the MFT project, with a focus on the functions of mass media in political transformation processes at the end of the 1980s in Central and Eastern Europe. She will discuss to what extent the organisational and discourse structure of mass media helped convey the central concerns of the unoficial opposition in the countries.
You may access the full description of the conference as well as the call for papers by following this link.