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.

December 03, 2010

Literature database on media self-regulation and accountability

The MediaAcT consortium has collected a comprehensive literature database, containing international publications on the topics of media self-regulation and accountability. At the moment, more than 850 titles in various languages form the foundation of the database, which is supposed to be enhanced throughout the next phases of the research project. The collection of literature is meant to bring structure into the field of media accountability research, and to assist academics, students and interested citizens in their own literature review.

November 26, 2010

"Other countries, other (media) customs": Journalism conference in Bilbao

The Internet brings many new opportunities to media self-regulation, but these potentials are still used in various ways in the different cultures of journalism: This is one of the provisional results of the MediaAcT project in work package 4, which investigates the impact of online innovations on media accountability and transparency and which is still in progress. MediaAcT researcher David Domingo presented some of the preliminary findings at the national "Conference of Online Journalism and Web 2.0" in the City of Bilbao, Spain.

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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