September 20, 2012
Four members of the MediaAcT consortium participated in the plenary session on media accountability and transparency during the international conference "Matters of Journalism: Understanding Professional Challenges and Dilemmas", organized in Gdansk (Poland) September 14-15, 2012. They presented empirical results from the comparative journalists' survey which forms the core of MediaAcT's research activities, paying special attention to the development of journalistic professionalization and media accountability.
September 14, 2012
The MediaAcT partners Medienhaus Wien and the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Bucharest hosted a one day media manager workshop on "Innovative Media Accountability Practices". The workshop took place at the Press Club Concordia in Vienna. The morning session was opened to media journalists, members of the press council, NGOs and other international organizations, while the following panels were exclusively reserved for media managers from all parts of Europe.
September 07, 2012
Media bloggers from Europe and the UK came together to discuss online accountability at an event in Bristol, organised by the University of the West of England for the MediaAcT Project. The workshop was designed to begin a process of building an online platform for critical media observation. Bloggers from France, Germany, Austria, Norway and Switzerland, as well as the UK, attended the weekend. They discussed online accountability techniques such as Corrigo and the UK National Union of Journalists' kitemark for blogs.
September 07, 2012
MediaAcT's first book publication "Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond" has received numerous positive reviews. The leading scientific journal Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft (M&K) emphasizes the importance of the publication: "This book is a must-have for all researchers engaged in media accountability. It is the only up-to-date publication which gives a systematic overview of the current media accountability instruments" and therefore is an "excellent basis for further scientific research".