Communications: EJCR


The European Journal of Communication Research is an established forum for scholarship and academic debate in the field of communication science and research from a European perspective. Communication science is concerned with the investigation of the structure and function of communication processes and their impact on society, social groups and individuals. The European Journal of Communication Research highlights the concerns of this discipline through the publication of articles, research reports, review essays and book reviews on theoretical and methodological developments considered from a European perspective.

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Current Issue


A blessing or a double-edged sword? Politicians’ perceptions of newspapers’ impact on the functioning of democracy
Maurer, Peter / Arendt, Florian

Mediated and moderated effects of personalized political communication on political trust
Otto, Lukas / Maier, Michaela
Different ways of seeing political depictions: A qualitative–quantitative analysis using Q methodology
Lobinger, Katharina / Brantner, Cornelia
Attitudes of older mobile phone users towards mobile phones
Vicente, Paula / Lopes, Inês

Research in brief

Late adopters can be fast: The case of digital television
Vejlgaard, Henrik

The forgotten actor in media ownership debates: Audiences and their knowledge of media ownership in Flanders
Van den Bulck, Hilde / Panis, Koen / Raeijmaekers, Daniëlle / Maeseele, Pieter

Book Reviews

Phelan, S.: Neoliberalism, media and the political. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014. 242 pp.

Gunter, B.: Media and the sexualization of childhood. London:Routledge, 2014. 224 pp.

Corpus Ong, J.: The poverty of television: The mediation of suffering in class-divided Philippines. London: Anthem Press, 2015. x+215pp.

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