The topic “Journalism, Representation and the Public Sphere” is dedicated to the fundamental question: How do journalism, the various representations and public spheres of European cultures and societies change? This volume consists of the intellectual work of the 2014 European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, organized in cooperation with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) at the ZeMKI, the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen, Germany. The chapters cover relevant research topics, structured into four sections: “Journalism and the News Media”, “Representation and Everyday Life”, “Public Sphere, Space and Politics”, “Rethinking Media Studies” and “Academic Practice”.
Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Bertrand Cabedoche, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, François Heinderyckx, Magnus Hoem Iversen, Leif Kramp, Georgina Newton, Hannu Nieminen, Alexandra Polownkikow, Irena Reifová, Maria Schreiber, Saiona Stoian, Ebba Sundin and Eimante Zolubiene. The book additionally contains abstracts of 41 doctoral projects that were discussed at the 2014 European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School.