October 31, 2010

"What's the Blogging Story?": Lively discussion in Bristol

More than 130 media bloggers, journalists and academics came together in Bristol to discuss issues of media literacy. The panels and workshops were focussed on media accountability online. The event was organised by the Bristol Branch of the National Union of Journalists, Bristol Festival of Ideas, MediaWise and UWE, with input from MediaAcT consortium members Mike Jempson, Wayne Powell and Andy Channelle.

September 22, 2010

Lublin hosts inspiring congress of media researchers

International media researchers gathered in the picturesque city of Lublin for the congress of the Polish Communication Association. The association's president, MediaAcT member Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska, and her team organized various interesting panels. In Lublin, findings and ideas related to the MediaAcT project were presented to the scientific community.

July 27, 2010

"There is a lively watchblog scene in Austria"

The number of people showing an interest in topics like media responsibility is growing. This is one point MediaAcT researchers Daniela Kraus and Klaus Bichler made in an interview with the Austrian "Medienjournal". Further, Kraus and Bichler talked about examples of media criticism online, for instance on Twitter and Weblogs.

June 18, 2010

Second meeting: MediaAcT participants talked about theories – and mosquitoes

Tartu with its cute old centre and its surrounding green hills seems to be the secret capital of thousands of mosquitoes. Here in South-Estonia about 30 MediaAcT researchers from twelve countries came together for their second project meeting in June 2010 to discuss theoretical approaches to media accountability. For four days, the researchers discussed various theories applicable to media accountability issues, thus creating a basis for their joint research efforts and for their first empirical study, which is looming ahead next year.

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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