Susanne Eichner (Dr. phil.) is Associate Professor at Aarhus University, department of Media Studies and Journalism. She employs a cross-media approach focusing on reception aesthetics and audience research, media sociology, production ecology and popular (serial) culture. She is co-director of the Centre for Transnational Media Research and co-director of the research program Cultural Transformations. Since 2016 she is vice-chair of the section Mediated Communication, Public Opinion and Society at IAMCR and vice-chair of the section Television Studies at ECREA. Her publications include: Agency and Media Reception (monography, Springer, 2014), Transnationale Serienkultur (co-editor, Springer, 2013) and Fernsehen: Europäische Perspektiven (co-editor, UVK, 2014).
EditorialThe theme of exclusion emerged at the IAMCR conference 2019 in Oregon, where we* hosted several panels that dealt with either the welcomed potential of the Web to help excluded groups to be heard and seen (e.g. #metoo online activism), or with negative exclusion and ostracising effects of media—such as hate speech on social media, strategies of “othering” in...Read more