Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp (University of Bremen) publishes a debate article on the status of Communication and Media Studies in data-driven times in the German journal "Publizistik". The article can be accessed for free (Open Access).
Andreas Hepp argues in support of an extension of the scope of communication and media studies. For quite some time, such an extension was connected with a fear of a dissolution of boundaries and increasing fuzziness of the discipline. Hepp does not share this fear, but rather speaks for a joint fundamental perspective of mediated communication or 'mediation'. In his view, this opens up the opportunity to address the challenges of communication and media change in data-driven times with as many different perspectives as possible.
The full article can be accessed here for free (in German language).