AREACORE promotes interdisciplinary and collaborative research to understand complex dynamics of communication in a digitalized world. We are currently engaging in several research projects, funded by the  DAAD.

Powerful Language in Reporting

Powerful Language in Reporting: Glossary to Strengthen Sensitive Reporting Language creates realties and forms and shapes topics. It can be considered a major asset when strengthening media literacy among journalists. This project aims to investigate biased language and find alternatives to promote inclusive and sensitive writings to improve quality of […]

Corona and Rising Nationalism

Study: „Corona and Rising Nationalism: Comparing processes of Othering and Discrimination in print media in March and April 2020” The spread of the COVID19 virus, insecurities and fear around the pandemic fueled nationalist tendencies and increased authoritarian tactics of governments all over the world. In North America for instance, Anti-Asian […]

Mitigating Infodemics

Studies on Media Uses and Trust During the Coronavirus Pandemic The AREACORE team has conducted several studies during the Covid19-pandemic with a focus on media and information literacy, vaccination and belief in myths. These studies are available open access. First Study: The role of media literacy in mitigating COVID-19 vaccine […]

Distance Teaching in Times of Corona

Distance teaching in media departments in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experiences from six Arab countries. by Inas Abou Youssef and Carola Richter Click here for the Article’s PDF Abstract The present study describes, assesses, and compares the experiences of distance teaching in media and communication departments in six Arab […]

Dossier: Media and Corona 

This project aims to get some authentic insights on the current status quo of the situation of media in times of Corona in AREACORE partner countries – through short films and through the collection of reports and literature on the issue for the respective countries and regions to research Media […]