This research area focuses on the study of communication, and its intersections with the cultural and political fields, with particular attention for processes of power, ethics, meaning, identity, conflict, agency and structure. While some of the research is located in more traditional settings, e.g. journalism, media industries, political communication, social and public service media, and audience studies, other projects extend the definition of media by looking at alternative/community media, museums and the arts.
Examples are the team's:
participation in the Worlds of Journalism Study a large international comparative study
participation in the MISTRA environmental research programme, with a focus on the construction of meaning in media and the arts
research into online media and their potential for political and civic participation, as well as political campaigns
research into Czech media history, especially television
research into photojournalism and digital technology
comparative research in every day life cultures and lifestyles
CARPENTIER, Nico (2017). The Discursive-Material Knot: Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation. New York: Peter Lang.
DOUDAKI, Vaia – BOUBOUKA, Angeliki (2019). Discourses of Legitimation in the News: The Case of the Economic Crisis in Greece. London: Routledge.
SHAVIT, Anna – JIRÁK, Jan (2017). The Role of Political Advertising in the Czech Republic. In HOLTZ-BACHA, Christina – JUST, Marion R. (eds.).
Routledge Handbook of Political Advertising. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 113–122.
SŠTEFANIKOVÁ, Sandra – LÁB, Filip. (2018). Transformation of photojournalism practice in the Czech Republic in the age of digital technology. Journalism 19(2), pp. 234–251.
ŠTOLL, Martin (2019). Television and Totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia: From the First Democratic Republic to the Fall of Communism. New York: Bloomsbury.
TEJKALOVÁ, Alice N. et al. (2017). In Media We Trust: Journalists and Institutional Trust Perceptions in Post-authoritarian and Post-totalitarian Countries. Journalism Studies. 18(5), pp. 629–644.