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Prize for Nicole Podschuweit

Dr. Nicole Podschuweit, Academic Councillor in Communication Science at the University of Erfurt, has been awarded first prize for the best communication science journal article in 2019 at the annual conference of the German Society for Journalism and Communication Science (DGPuK) in Munich.

Dr. Nicole Podschuweit
Dr. Nicole Podschuweit

The six-member jury of experts thus honored her contribution "The role of the mass media in everyday conversations: A comparison of two hidden field observations", which was published in the journal Publizistik (64/2019 (3): 303-327). The DGPuK has been awarding the prize since 2004. All articles published within one year in one of the three journals - Journalism, Media & Communication Studies or SCM - are considered.

"The prize means a lot to me, as the essay is virtually a highly abbreviated version of my habilitation thesis, which I will submit next month," explains Nicole Podschuweit. "This gives me another boost in return. Moreover, in view of the increasingly psychological orientation of our subject, I am very pleased to have received this award for a sociologically oriented field study. In this way, I was able to make at least a small contribution to making communication science more visible again in its entire range.