Prague Media Point 2019

What's Working
When: Dec 05th, 2019 11:00 - Dec 07th, 2019 13:00
Where: Prague, Czech Republic

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Event overview

Tomes have been written and numerous events have been held over the past decade lamenting the plight of the media in the modern world. Much less attention has been paid to what’s actually working to challenge negative trends, especially beyond the success stories of the big, well-funded players in the United States and Western Europe. But hopeful examples that are having real impact do exist, with the possibility of adaption and replication. 

The 2019 edition of the Prague Media Point will highlight these types of inspiring examples and more. We will offer a mix of scholarly presentations, including keynote addresses; sessions with innovators explaining their solutions; and networking opportunities to promote the exchange of know-how. As in years past, the conference will have a special regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, though we look forward to covering cases and trends from other parts of the world.

Conference partners: Austrian Cultural Forum; Deutsche Welle; Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Masaryk University; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague; Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University; Embassy of Norway in Prague; Syndicate of Journalists of the Czech Republic.

Program

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About Prague Media Point

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 other experts to exchange experiences, establish new relationships and debate the challenges facing both traditional and new media. The issues are presented in an international context with a focus on the Central and Eastern European regions with their particular issues to solve.

Prague Media Point is organized by Transitions, a nonprofit 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.

Call for papers & Registrations Deadlines

CALL FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS - Extended submission deadline is May 31, 2019

It is our pleasure to announce that this year's Prague Media Point Conference, under the title "What's Working," will take place on 5-7 December in Prague, Czech Republic. Scholars from all disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are kindly invited to submit their abstracts.

Tomes have been written and numerous events have been held over the past decade lamenting the plight of the media in the modern world. Much less attention has been paid to what’s actually working to challenge negative trends, especially beyond the success stories of the big, well-funded players in the United States and Western Europe. But hopeful examples do exist that are having real impact, with the possibility of adaption and replication. 

The 2019 edition of Prague Media Point will highlight these types of inspiring examples and more. We will offer a mix of scholarly presentations, including keynote addresses; sessions with innovators explaining their solutions; and networking opportunities to promote the exchange of know-how. As in years past, the conference will have a special regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, though we look forward to covering cases and trends from other parts of the world.

We encourage submissions of abstracts that focus on examples in the media that appear to be working and generating impact in the following subjects and topics, though this list is not exhaustive:

Technology in editorial work and content delivery; engagement through social media; examples of Solutions or Constructive Journalism; trust-building techniques; different forms of storytelling; membership models; youth-driven news delivery; innovative business and ownership models; diversity in the newsroom; minority media; and data journalism.

We welcome proposals from scholars from any discipline, inter-discipline, or scholarly field. Please submit your 500-word abstracts and a short bio to pmp@keynote.cz. Download our  abstract template.

  • Learn about the latest examples providing hope amid the doom and gloom of media forecasts

  • Network with leading professionals and experts in an informal setting

  • Stay for the stunning scenery of Prague.

Special opportunity: On the afternoon of December 7, we will offer a workshop in Solutions Journalism for interested conference participants.

Deadlines

Extended abstract submission deadline May 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance Jun 27, 2019
Early bird payment deadline Aug 31, 2019
Regular payment deadline for presenting participants Oct 25, 2019
Regular payment deadline for non-presenting participants Dec 4, 2019

 

Conference fee

Early bird

(payment reception by Aug 31, 2019)

Regular (payment reception by Oct 25 or Dec 4, 2019; see above)
Basic € 220 € 250
ECREA and CISS members, Charles and Masaryk University faculty € 195 € 220
Non-presenting participants € 120 € 145
Students € 90 € 110
Group tickets for 4+ non-presenting participants - € 120
Group tickets for 4+ non-presenting students - € 90

Registration fee includes: all conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, conference documents, and a certificate of attendance. Please pay through our Eventbrite page, which can be accessed on the conference website www.praguemediapoint.com


Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration on October 25, 2019 at the latest, you will receive a refund of the registration fee. However, the 40 EUR administrative fee is non-refundable. Written requests for cancellation must be emailed to caspe@keynote.cz. No refunds will be given after October 25, 2019  

 

Venue

The conference venue will be announced.

 

Prague

Come participate in this much anticipated conference in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world whose center is on the UNESCO list. 

Conference partners:

Austrian Cultural Forum; Deutsche Welle; Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague; Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism at Charles University; Department of Jouranlism and Media Studies at Masaryk University; Embassy of Norway in Prague; Global Cooperation Initiative; Syndicate of Journalists of the Czech Republic.