2nd Place for the Best Paper Award by DGPuK

We extend our congratulations to Annett Heft and Kilian Buehling (both Freie Universität Berlin/Weizenbaum Institute) along with their esteemed colleagues, Pablo Jost (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Maximilian Zehring, Hendrik Bitzmann, and Emese Domahidi  (all Technische Universität Ilmenau), and Heidi Schulze (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich), for their notable achievement of receiving the 2nd place for the Best Journal Paper in Communication Science 2023 Award by German Society for Communication Science (DGPuK). Their paper titled “Mapping a Dark space: Challenges in Sampling and Classifying Non- Institutionalized Actors on Telegram” was published in Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft in 2023. Their work critically addresses the challenges prevalent in current research conducted on Telegram, offering valuable insights into the field of digital communication.

The DGPuK award recognizes outstanding contributions to German journals of Communication Science, and with this recognition, we celebrate the dedication and innovative insights of our team members and their colleagues in advancing research on the complexities within the digital communication landscape.

The full paper is available as an open access publication. The paper, “Mapping a Dark Space: Challenges in Sampling and Classifying Non-Institutionalized Actors on Telegram” was published in the journal Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft and can be found here: