What is there to compare?


Cees Hamelink
Faculty of Earth and Life Science,
VU University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


DID WE MAKE ANY PROGRESS SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH? The questions remained largely the same. The answers remained largely unsatisfactory. The theories remained largely non-existent. And yet, some new perspectives emerged that may turn out to make a difference if the institutional organization of communication research can facilitate more creative, inspirational and extra-disciplinary expeditions that may not discover new lands but help our epistemic community to “look with new eyes” (Marcel Proust).