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.

June 17, 2010

Public panel: Diminishing borders between private and public spheres in the Internet World

How shall newsrooms deal with social online networks professionally? Do we need “online reputation management” as a new subject in schools? Along these questions, researchers from the MediaAcT project discussed different perspectives on the effects that Internet and new communication technologies (might) have on private and public spheres. The public panel discussion was organised by the Institute of Journalism and Communication of Tartu University and took place in Domus Dorpatensis, one of the oldest houses in the centre of Tartu (Estonia), on 9 June 2010.

June 07, 2010

European media policies revisited

This weekend, a project related to MediaAcT has started in Athens, Greece. The researchers of MEDIADEM will analyze media policies in 14 countries. They seek to understand the factors that influence the development of policies for independent media. MediaAcT members are part of the MEDIADEM consortium.

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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