This book is a collective effort of scholars who elaborate on democracy, civil society and media-political relations in Central and Eastern Europe. The authors look at both theories and practices of media systems and democracy. They indicate problems, risks, challenges related to political transformations, the public sphere, journalism culture and media freedom. All of this while bearing in mind the growing role of new media, civic engagement in the online space as well as societal changes that Central and Eastern European democracies are going through in the second decade of the 21st Century. This book is a helpful companion to media and communication scholars as well as students of journalism and political science, media practitioners and policy makers in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.
«A well-documented book on the mass media in a little explored area: Central Eastern Europe. Four models of media and politics are presented opening the floor for a wider scholarly debate.» (Paolo Mancini, Università di Perugia, Italy)
«This volume meets the continuing need to make sense of the changing worlds of journalism, journalists, and media. Each of the ten contributions is a well conceptualized, researched and thought out assessment of the pertinent issues and a springboard for further evaluations and model building. A great addition to the classroom and scholarship.» (Peter Gross, The University of Tennessee, USA)
|Publisher:||Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften|
|Series:||Studies in Communication and Politics Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska is a Full Professor at the University of Wrocław (Poland). She is founder and editor of Central European Journal of Communication, and was president of the Polish Communication Association.
Michał Głowacki is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw (Poland). He is the associate editor of Central European Journal of Communication.
Table of Contents
Contents: Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska: 25 years after communism: four models of media and politics in Central and Eastern Europe – Auksė Balčytienė: Institutions and cultures: an analytical framework for the study of democratization and media transformations in Central and Eastern Europe – Svetlana S. Bodrunova/Anna A. Litvinenko: Four Russias in communication: fragmentation of the Russian public sphere in the 2010s – Natalija Mažeikienė/Kristina Juraitė: Back to the future? Puzzling transformations of post-Soviet television – David H. Weaver: Central and Eastern European journalists in comparative perspective: demographics, working conditions and professional values – Svetlana Pasti: A passion for Robin Hood: a case study of journalistic (in)dependence in Russia – Vasyl V. Kucherenko/Cindy T. Christen: Guarded or guardless? The role of political knowledge in spotting manipulation in news about international affairs and resisting its persuasive effects – Marína Urbániková/Jaromír Volek: Journalism student culture in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Sweden: a comparison of selected dimensions – Jelena Kleut/Dušan Spasojević: Monitory democracy online: a case study of two Serbian civic initiatives – Václav Štětka/Radim Hladík: Too much buzz about nothing? uses of social media in Czech news production – Agnieszka Hess: The Polish think tank scene – Mariyan Tomov/Lilia Raycheva: The Facebook image of the 2013/2014 social protests in Bulgaria – Michał Głowacki: Conclusions: mapping the outcomes of media transformation in Central and Eastern Europe.