Katharina Biringer is Junior Scientist at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt. She is voluntarily involved as chairwoman of the Viennese free radio station Radio Orange 94.0, as well as with under.docs, an association for the promotion of young scientists. She studied journalism and communication science at the University of Vienna. Currently, she is working on her dissertation on the media socialisation of educationally poor people in Austria (University of Klagenfurt) and is studying political science (University of Vienna). Josef Seethaler is head of the working group "Media, Politics & Democracy" of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt. In addition to his work as an expert and scientific advisor, he is coordinator of the Horizon Europe project "Mapping Media for Future Democracies (MeDeMAP)" and Austrian partner in a number of international projects, including "Worlds of Journalism" and the European Commission's "Media Pluralism Monitor". Helmut Peissl is the managing director of COMMIT and designs further education programmes in the field of critical media competence. He led several studies on community media for the broadcasting and telecommunications regulatory authority RTR. Together with Meike Lauggas, he produced the study "I learn with every broadcast" for the Ministry of Education in Austria. He works in an advisory capacity for the Media and Information Society Department of the Council of Europe on media competence and community media in Europe.