Prague Media Point 2020

What's Working
When: Dec 03rd, 2020 10:00 - Dec 05th, 2020 13:00
Where: HubHub - Palác Ara, Perlová 5, Prague 1, Czechia

Event overview

Back by popular demand! Last year, we at Prague Media Point decided we had had enough of all the doom and gloom around the media industry. Instead of looking backward at all the problems that have plagued the media in the internet age, we wanted to highlight initiatives, projects, and individuals that are actively countering those trends -- and succeeding. This solution-oriented approach resonated strongly with conference attendees, and based on their positive feedback, we have decided to adopt the same theme.

Our calls for proposals are currently open, find more information on the conference website www.praguemediapoint.com

Confirmed speakers:

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University (UK)
Roman Imielski, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland)
Bas van Beek, Co-Founder, Investigative Journalist, Platform Authentieke Journalistiek (The Netherlands)
Claudia Loebbecke, Department of Media and Technology Management, The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Cologne (Germany)
András Pethő, Founder and Editor, Direkt 36 (Hungary)
Gro Engen, Journalist, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (Norway

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

Program

Program will be announced at www.praguemediapoint.com

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About the Project

Prague Media Point's mission is to foster the media’s work for the public good by convening solution-oriented expert gatherings that bring together unique, regional perspectives and provide lasting networking experiences.  

It 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 ACADEMIC ABSTRACTS AND SESSION PROPOSALS​

Extended submission deadline is June 12, 2020

Our theme in 2020 is (again) WHAT’S WORKING

 


​​Covid-19 Info

The life in Czechia is returning back to normal but we made some adjustments in order to minimize any risks related to the Covid-19 travel restrictions. As a result of that our early bird registrations have been moved to September, and the cancellation deadline has been moved to November. If you still have some questions about submitting, please do get in touch. In case of persisting travel issues we are getting ready for an online solution.


 Back by popular demand! Last year, we at Prague Media Point decided we had had enough of all the doom and gloom around the media industry. Instead of looking backward at all the problems that have plagued the media in the internet age, we wanted to highlight initiatives, projects, and individuals that are actively countering those trends -- and succeeding. This solution-oriented approach resonated strongly with conference attendees, and based on their positive feedback, we have decided to adopt the same theme. Once again, we are encouraging submissions of abstracts and sessions that focus on examples in the media that are working and generating impact in the following subjects and topics, though this list is not exhaustive:

  • Innovative ways to cover climate change
  • Media projects to counter polarization and disinformation
  • Technology & security in editorial work and content delivery 
  • Effective methods for resisting threats to media freedom
  • Engagement through social media 
  • Solutions and constructive journalism 
  • Trust-building techniques 
  • Different forms of storytelling 
  • Innovative business and ownership models 
  • Diversity in the newsroom 

Please submit your 500-word abstracts and a short bio by June 12, 2020.

Download our template for abstracts or for session proposals

If you are not a scholar and want to present your project or propose a session, find more information here.  

Deadlines

Extended abstract submission deadline June 12, 2020
Notification of acceptance Jun 26, 2020
Early bird payment deadline Sep 15, 2020
Regular payment deadline for presenting participants Nov 5, 2020
Presentation submission Nov 5, 2020

                                                           

Conference fees for presenting participants and speakers at academic sessions

Early-bird

(payment reception by Sep 15, 2020)

Regular

(payment reception by Oct 25, 2020)

Presenting participants € 220 € 250
Students - presenting or non-presenting € 90 € 110

Registration fee includes: all conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, conference documents, and a certificate of attendance if required.

Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration on November 5, 2020 at the latest, you will receive a refund of the registration fee. However, there is non-refundable 20 EUR administrative fee. Written requests for cancellation must be emailed to pmp@keynote.cz. No refunds will be given after November 5, 2020. 

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. In addition, you will have the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the city’s Christmas markets.

​Contact: Dagmar Caspe, Project Coordinator, pmp@keynote.cz