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The idea of the “European Communication Council” was born in 1996 on the initiative of Michael Wölfle and Hans Lauber from MEDIAGRUPPE MÜNCHEN. It was conceived as a small group of predominantly European communication scientists faced with an unusually appealing task. This was to bring contributions from European (and international) communication science on the development of the media and communications industries to the notice of the decision-makers identifying, in particular, themes of special relevance for future development. Various scientific fields concerned with developments in the communications industries and countless research institutions in many countries have recently witnessed the emergence of new strands of discussion in the area, some of which are highly specialized, many of which are exceptionally interesting. It is a tough job even for specialists to keep an overview of all the contributions arising in these discussions. It is a well-nigh impossible one for the decision-makers and visionaries in business and politics, people whose work leaves them no time to read and digest such a wealth and diversity of scientific texts. This is where the European Communication Council steps in. Its task is to sound out the broad field of current scientific discussion, pinpointing those trends and themes that seem of special relevance for the future evolution of the media and communication industries and which might serve to stimulate the visionaries and decision-makers in their discussions.
KeywordsSpecial Relevance Scientific Text Communication Industry Intellectual Exchange Internet Business
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