December 3

Annenberg Research Seminar: Frank Esser, University of Zurich
Geoffrey Cowan Forum (Annenberg Room 207), 12 noon

Please join students and faculty for a presentation by Frank Esser, Professor of International and Comparative Media Research at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research of the University of Zurich; Visiting Scholar at the Department of Communication of the University of California, San Diego; Co-editor of The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (Routledge, 2012). His topic: “The Emerging Paradigm of Comparative Communication Enquiry. Advancing Cross-National Research in Times of Globalization.”

From Prof. Esser: “This talk argues that communication scholars can no longer afford to not know about comparative analysis. The presentation will first outline the logic of comparative analysis in communication studies, then explain its scientific relevance, describe its status as a newly emerging subfield in the discipline and finally explicate how comparative designs ought to be amended to account for the challenges of transnationalization. ”

Lunch will be served.




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