June 07, 2011

Theoretically practical: Media researchers meet in Dortmund

Under which circumstances can instruments of media accountability have an impact on practical journalism? MediaAcT researchers Tobias Eberwein and Judith Pies discussed this question at the annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), which ended in Dortmund this weekend. The conference, which followed the motto "Theoretically practical: Modes of application and social relevance of communication and media studies", was visited by more than 380 participants.

May 27, 2011

Book presentation: Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond

After several months of intensive work, the MediaAcT consortium has reached an important milestone of the international project: The collected reports on the status quo of media accountability and transparency in all MediaAcT countries will be published in book form and will be presented on June 3, 2011. The volume "Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond" offers a comprehensive overview about the state of research from Finland to Italy and from Jordan to the United Kingdom.

March 02, 2011

Preparations for the MediaAcT field study

During the coming months, MediaAcT will focus on the realization of the project's central empirical work package: a survey among journalists in the 13 partner countries. In February, all MediaAcT partners gathered in Wroclaw, Poland, to discuss the methodological design of this field study. The four-day workshop was hosted by the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Wroclaw. The Polish team, under the direction of Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska, provided a perfect setting for the meeting.

February 11, 2011

Four British newspapers withdraw from the regulatory system

The British media group Northern and Shell (N&S) has stopped paying the voluntary fee to the Press Standards Board of Finance (PressBof) and, accordingly, ended its financial support for the system of press self-regulation. As a result, Northern and Shell's newspapers (Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday) and its celebrity magazines (such as OK!) have withdrawn from the regulatory system. The voluntary fee finances the Press Complaints Commission (PCC).

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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