February 10, 2011

Conference on journalistic culture opens the MediaAcT workshop in Wroclaw

Significant changes that occur in the contemporary social, political and media structures create real opportunities for renewing the traditional concepts of media systems as well as journalistic culture. Hence, as a part of the empirical workshop organised by the MediaAcT consortium, the Department of Communication and Journalism - Institute of Political Science at the University of Wroclaw invites to the international conference examining the development of journalistic culture in an era of market competition.

February 03, 2011

A small step for Austrian Media Accountability, but not more

The new Austrian Press Council was officially inaugurated in the end of January. Its responsibilities stretch over newspapers and magazines as well as their news websites. Because of ongoing conflicts the old Press Council had been closed in 2001. Even now media experts criticize the structure and the complaint proceedings of the new institution. On the other hand the introduction of ombudspersons is seen as a positive signal. Our MediaAcT experts Daniela Kraus and Klaus Bichler analyze the chances of success of the new institution.

February 02, 2011

Social communication about journalism

"How can social communication succeed?" This was the leading question of a symposium at the Leipzig School of Media, honouring the renowned German journalism scholar Michael Haller. MediaAcT coordinator Susanne Fengler spoke about the dangers of the new Hungarian press law and the significance of an adequate debate about media accountability and transparency ??" in Europe and beyond. Furthermore, Fengler suggested a fruitful social communication about journalism to achieve successful social communication as a whole.

January 19, 2011

First steps to Wroclaw

Organization is everything. This is why participants from Romania, Finland, Jordan, Poland and Germany have met at the Erich Brost Institute in Dortmund to prepare the next MediaAcT workshop in the city of Wroclaw, Poland, which will take place in February. In Wroclaw, participants from all 13 MediaAcT countries will discuss the forthcoming empirical field study. The conceptual design of the questionnaire for the comparative study will be in the centre of discussions during the meeting in Poland.

About MediaAcT

MediaAcT is a comparative research project on media accountability systems in EU member states as indicators for media pluralism in Europe.


Funded by the EC

Project funded under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanties


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