Next PLUS meeting in Winterthur
The PLUS team met in Winterthur from November 18 to 19 to
plan a new book project. See more in the next months
PLUS book "Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe"
|The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) published the first collaborative book by the PLUS team in its ECREA annual book series. The volume „Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe. Concepts and Conditions“, edited by Andrea Czepek, Melanie Hellwig and Eva Nowak, is published by Intellect Publishers, Bristol, UK and Chicago University Press, USA in March 2009 with contributions by all PLUS partners. See more|
PLUS meeting at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst
|The last PLUS meeting took place at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
in September 2008.
This meeting was dedicated to the final shaping of the research concepts. The PLUS team developed a multi-method design to measure and evaluate press freedom, pluralism and particpation in the public sphere in Europe. The project will also help to strengthen freedom, pluralism and participation in European media by actively involving civil society organisations, media related associations and political actors in the research and implementation process. See more
The German ministry for education and research supports PLUS team
The German federal ministry for education and research (BMBF) has funded a research assistant and travel and meeting costs for the PLUS project from September 2006 until May 2007 with a total allocated sum of 42,000 Euros. The support helped to establish and strengthen the international research consortium and to focus and prepare the application for EU funding in the area of Social Sciences and Humanities.