March 25, 2019 •
Business Models, Media and Politics, Media Economics, Press Freedom, Recent •
by Kornelia R. Kiss
Media throughout Europe face the same challenge: to retain their independence, they have to be based on sound financial models. In Central and Eastern Europe, the problem is particularly acute. Kornélia R. Kiss looks at some ways in which...
February 18, 2019 •
Ethics and Quality, Media and Politics, Press Freedom, Recent •
by Paula Kennedy
A new section of the global media watchdog International Press Institute (IPI) has been set up by a group of Czech journalists determined to tackle threats to media freedom in their country and to promote the cause of independent quality...
May 15, 2018 •
Ethics and Quality, Newsroom Management, Research, Short stories •
News coverage in Europe is overwhelmingly dominated by male journalists and commentators, who spend much of their time writing about other men, a landmark new study of print and online news outlets has found....
March 21, 2018 •
Media and Politics, Media Economics, Recent, Short stories, Specialist Journalism •
by Raluca Radu
This is the second part of a two part study, comparing Europe’s Public Service Media (PSM). In a first article on the subject, we found that PSM’s budgets vary enormously across Europe and organisations do not share a common financial...
March 5, 2018 •
Media and Politics, Press Freedom •
by Martina Topinkova
The news rippled like shockwaves through the international journalistic community. Ján Kuciak, a 27-year old Slovak investigative journalist and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová were shot dead at their home east of the capital last...
February 27, 2018 •
Specialist Journalism, Technology •
by Frantisek Gela
It’s a standard news feature on Czech regional TV news: A man enters his office, sits down and opens a notebook. In the next scene, the same man stands in front of a little chapel on a hill, looking at its centrepiece, a window mosaic...
February 8, 2018 •
Research, Specialist Journalism •
by Zuzana Veselková
If foreign news offers a window into the world, then the window for radio listeners in the Czech Republic is a fairly narrow one. Researchers from Palacký University in Olomouc found that foreign news focuses mostly on Europe and the...
December 24, 2017 •
Ethics and Quality, Recent, Research •
by Lucie Stastna
Czech journalists believe media education is increasingly important in an era of fake news. In a recent survey of eleven journalists, representing ten newsrooms, all agreed that news organisations should be involved in educating audiences...
October 31, 2017 •
Media and Politics, Specialist Journalism •
by Pavla Holcova
After the 2008 economic crisis, western media companies sold their interests in the Czech Republic’s biggest media houses, radio stations and newspapers to Czech and Slovak billionaires. The concentration of media in the hands of a few...