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The Polish Communication Association was established at its General Founding Congress on 22 April 2007 in Wrocław. The event was attended by representatives of a number of Polish universities. The idea of establishing the Association was proposed a year earlier, in a discussion during the conference that summarized the 50th anniversary of research into communication and media in Poland (Wrocław, March 2006). The rules and objectives of operation of the Association are contained in its Articles. The Association aims principally to integrate the dispersed community of researchers and practitioners in the field of communication, to organize the area of research into communication and media in Poland, to raise the prestige and quality of those studies and to promote cooperation with sister domestic and foreign associations. “Media studies” are entered as a new academic discipline in the list kept by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on the initiative of PCA, among others.
The objectives set in its Articles are achieved principally by: - work of its Research Sections (meetings, conferences, research projects), - regular PCA congresses, - cooperation with international scholarly associations, - the “Doctorate” contest for the best doctoral thesis in media studies, - publishing a peer-reviewed, official, English-language academic journal titled “Central European Journal of Communication” (CEJC), indexed in a number of Internet scientific databases, entered in the list of scored journals kept by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The CEJC is an open access publication available at
The Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication hosted the 3rd Congress of PCA held on 26-28 September 2013 under the motto “Mediatization of Life, Culture, Politics". The event was co-organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow.

At the 5th PCA Congress, organized by the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies at the University of Warsaw on 19-21 September 2019 under the motto "The Power of Media: People - Organizations - Technology”, Professor Agnieszka Hess was elected vice-president of the Association.


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