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In an increasingly unstable world, independent media are facing unprecedented challenges that are in some form connected to rapid technological development. Despite that, the digital technology offers untapped potential and opportunities for media.

We will explore innovative business models, ways of reporting, reaching new audience and diversifying media’s voices in these times of political and societal turmoil.

Take part in this unique interdisciplinary conference for all media professionals, scholars and press freedom activists! We will explore the challenges and untapped potential that digital technology holds for media.

Speakers:

Gunn Enli, Professor of Media Studies, University of Oslo (Norway)
Christian Hanke, Creative Director and Partner, Edenspiekermann (Germany)
Matúš Kostolný, Editor-in-Chief, Denník N (Slovakia)
Stuart N. Brotman, Professor of Media Management and Law, Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee (USA)
Piotr Pacewicz, Editor-in-Chief, OKO.press (Poland)
Gábor Kardocs, CEO, 444.hu (Hungary)
Michael Fleischhacker, talkshow host, Publisher & Editor, Addendum.org (Austria)
Noura Maan, Foreign Desk Writer, DER STANDARD (Austria)
Markus Hametner, Data Journalist, Addendum.org (Austria)
Christian Christiansen, Professor of Media Studies, University of Stockholm (Sweden/USA)

Prague Media Point is an annual international conference, dedicated to discussing the changing media landscape in a professional, political, economic, and social context. The aim is to gather leading scholars, journalists, media executives, and experts to exchange experiences, establish new relationships, and debate challenges facing, both traditional and new media. The issues are presented in an international context with a focus on the Visegrad, Central European and Eastern European regions with its particular challenges.

Prague Media Point is organized by Transitions, a non-profit organization established to strengthen the professionalism, independence, and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union, and KEYNOTE, an organization specializing in organizing conferences and events that lead to cutting-edge international encounters, bring new ideas to life, and facilitate a unique networking experience.

Conference partners: International Visegrad Fund, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague, Czech-German Future Fund, Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University, Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS) of the International Studies Association (ISA), Endowment Fund for Independent Journalism, Syndicate of Journalists of the Czech Republic, New York University Prague, Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Prague, Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague, Embassy of Sweden.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. Detailed information about the Visegrad project is available here.

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