HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES IN CROATIA: POLITIČKA MISAO IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Review article

Zrinjka Peruško ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Dina Vozab ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Fulltext: pdf (452 KB), Croatian, Pages 133 – 170

 Abstracts
The article analyzes the intelectual and institutional history of communication
and media studies in Croatia using a mixed methods approach. Content analysis
of articles dealing with communication and media topics published in
social science journals, as well as all articles in specialized media and communication
journals in the period between 1969 and 2011, shows the intelectual
history of the discipline, with the comparative position of Politička
misao in the theoretical and methodological development of the discipline.
The sample includes 481 articles, consisting of all full original articles dealing
with communication and media topics published in odd years. Included
are articles published in social science journals – Naše teme and Kulturni
radnik (both discontinued in 1990), Politička misao, Revija za sociologiju,
Društvena istraživanja and Informatologia, and in scientific journals devoted
exclusively to communication and media studies (all started after 1990)
– Medijska istraživanja, Medianali, Medijske studije. Institutional approach
was employed for increased understanding of processes which influenced
the development of the academic discipline of communication and media studies
in Croatia. Results show an increase in number, the diversity of topics, theoretical
approaches, and the scientific quality of published articles, and highlight
institutional problems in the development of the discipline.

 Keywords
Communication Discipline/Field; Communication and Media Studies; Content Analysis; Longitudinal Research; Institutional Approach