Issue 21/2 published


Dear Colleagues, Authors, and Readers,

The second issue of 2021 is published now. It includes a Thematic Section on “Critical perspectives on migration in discourse and communication” as well as a General Section comprising studies on the possibility to make Luhmann’s theory more easily applicable for empirical communication research, on interactions via Facebook Pages in the Brazilian presidential elections, on the coverage of climate change in UK newspapers in a long-term perspective, and on the framing of refugees in German public broadcasting news.

In the Community Section we present a summary of the SACM Dissertation Prize winning doctoral thesis by Sina Blassnig, and an obituary for Michael Schanne. The issue is complemented by two book reviews.

All articles of this issues’ General Section, most of the articles in the Thematic Section as well as one book review were already published in our Online First Section. If you would like to be regularly informed about new publications in SComS, we invite you to follow us on Twitter.

We would like to thank the guest editors, Dimitris Serafis, Jolanta Drzewiecka, and Sara Greco as well as all authors for their contributions to this issue. A big thank-you also goes to our two partners, the open access team from the Main Library of the University of Zurich as well as Christine Hirzel and Peter Rusterholz from Seismo Press. We are also very grateful for the support of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW).

We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue.

Mike Meißner
On behalf of the Editorial Team