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The Field of Communication in Croatia: Toward a Comparative History of Communication Studies in Central and Eastern Europe

This chapter begins with the case of communication scholar Godwin C. Chu. Graduate education in communication is a relatively obvious where people move across borders to play a role in communication study. It dates back to the early twentieth century in the U.S., where journalism and speech departments emerged as master's and PhD-granting institutions well in advance of mass communication research graduate study. William Eadie's examination of trends in degrees earned in communication is a great quantitative overview of communication education. Many histories of communication education concern journalism education. One must also keep in mind the continuing institutional work that has been done in the International Communication Association (ICA) and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to internationalize communication study. Certainly those organizations have continued to wield influence, and ICA's dramatic growth and internationalization in the recent past has no doubt brought together numerous students and schools from disparate parts of the world.