A network of academic experts in media research
Media research is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that studies the content, history, technology, production and reception of various kinds of media types (film, television, digital media, radio, newspapers, etc). Media researchers develop and employ theories from a number of disciplinary and interdisciplinary angles.
Parallel to, but unlike the Netherlands school for Communication research (NESCOR), which is firmly grounded in the social sciences, Media Studies draws primarily on traditions from the humanities for its theoretical and methodological approaches, although it also borrows from social science and information sciences. This school-network is organized to advance knowledge on media and to educate and socialize young scholars in both classical and cutting edge theories and methodologies, and to update academic peers on relevant developments in the field.