Jörg Matthes Elected Head of Division

In September 2010, Jörg Matthes was elected head of Division "Empirical Methods" of the German Communication Association (DGPuK). With more than 180 members the division is on of the largest sections of the German Communication Association. Additionally, Christian Schemer was recently elected vice head of the Division "Empirical Methods" of the Swiss Communication Association (SGKM).Both scholars continue a successful tradition of our department. Former heads or vice heads were Werner Wirth ("Empirical Methods" division of the German Communication Association, 1999-2002; "Audience, Reception and Effects Research" division of the Swiss Communication Association, 2005-2007) and Holger Schramm ("Media Audiences and Effects" division of the German Communication Association, 2007-2010).