December 03, 2010
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
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.
October 31, 2010
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
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.