Global Media Journal

The Global Media Journal is an open-access academic refereed publication in various national or regional editions around the globe. GMJ-German Edition is affiliated with the Freie University Berlin/Germany and the University of Erfurt/Germany and hosted by Carola Richter and Christine Horz.

GMJ-DE is published semi-annually (spring and fall) and bilingually (English and German). It is dedicated to research in the fields of communication and media studies, with the  ambition to present communication and media theories, report empirical and analytical research, present critical discourses, apply theories to case studies, and set out innovative research methodologies. It aims to advance research and understanding of international and cross-cultural communication and media in the German-spoken countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and around the globe such as research on Media Systems, Journalism, Migration & Diaspora, Development Communication and other fields of communication and media studies.

Manuscripts are welcome! Please consider our Styleguide.

The GMJ-DE contains four sections:

– academic articles (peer-reviewed)
– reports of media praxis and scientific field work
– graduate papers
– book reviews


The current issue Vol. 9, No. 1 contains the following articles:

Peer Reviewed Articles

Giuliana Sorce
Weaving into the Mediascape: An Institutional Ethnography of NGO Media Activism in South Africa 
(article in English)
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Stamatis Poulakidakos & Christos Frangonikolopoulos
The European Financial and Refugee/Immigrant Crises in the Press: Similarities and Differences of the Greek and German Public Spheres
(article in English)
Abstract | PDF-Fulltext

From the Field

Kefa Hamidi & Antonia Mielke Möglich
Entwicklungskommunikation – Communication for Social Change.
Aufbau und Etablierung eines neuen Schwerpunktes in der deutschen Kommunikationswissenschaft
(article in German)
Abstract  | PDF-Fulltext

Book Reviews

Ricarda Drüeke
Viktorija Ratkovic (2018): Postmigrantische Medien: Die Magazine »biber« und »migrazine« zwischen Anpassung, Kritik und Transformation (review in German)
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Andreas Hetzer
Mariella Bastian (2019): Media Accountability in Latin America (review in German)
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Christine Horz
UNESCO (2018): World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development – Global Report 2017/18 (review in German)
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