WORLD RENOWNED MEDIA THEORIST DENIS MCQUAIL TO SPEAK AT UT
Prof. McQuail will address the role of journalism in society and speak about a media theory book that he is currently finishing. The Doctoral School will also include lectures from such well-known teachers as the University of Tampere Communications Professor Kaarle Nordenstreng, UT Professor Extraordinary Marju Lauristin and Brussels Free University and Brussels Catholic University Professor Nico Carpentier.
The 13 days of the Doctoral School will focus on the topic “Enlarging Europe—enlarging participation?”, the aim of which is to investigate the role of the media in European integration. According to Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Chair of the Organising Committee and Research Fellow at the UT Department of Journalism and Communication, “In addition to topics related to European enlargement, the School’s lectures will also deal with issues of broader theoretical and methodological significance in media and communication studies and PhD study in Europe.”
Participants of the School include 35 PhD students in Communications specialities from 14 countries, supervised by 16 renowned Communications Professors from 12 countries. In addition to lectures and seminars organised at Tartu, the participants will visit the editorial offices of the Eesti Päevaleht, one of the big Estonian dailies, the studios of the Eesti Televisioon, the national television channel, and the residence of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The School is funded by the European Commission, supported by the European Consortium for Communication Research and Education, and organised by the UT Department of Journalism and Communication in cooperation with 14 partner universities in Europe.
The web page of the School can be accessed at: http://www.comsummerschool.org/
Additional information: Ms Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Research Fellow at the UT Department of Journalism and Communication, tel. +372 5664 3535
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