A new volume in the series Studies in Communication and Politics, published by Peter Lang, is out. Journalism that matters: Views from Central and Eastern Europe features ten chapters detailing the states of contermporary journalism in CEE countries. The book is edited by Michał Głowacki, of University of Warsaw, Epp Lauk, of University of Jyväskylä, and Auksė Balčytienė, of Vytautas Magnus University.
In addition to issue-oriented chapters the volume addresses certain countries in particular: Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia and Russia all have a chapter dedicated to them. The underlying theme of the book is the evolution and quality of journalism in post-communist CEE countries. Attention is paid not only to political and economic changes; internet, too, has impacted journalism in the East, if not identically to how in the West.
Epp Lauk is a member of the Journalism Research News project group, and the head of the Department of Communication at the University of Jyväskylä, which hosts the Journalism Research News project.
Further information of the book is available on the publisher’s website, here.
[spoiler title=’Show entire book index’]
Auksė Balčytienė, Epp Lauk & Michał Głowacki: Roller coasters of social change, democracy and journalism in Central and Eastern Europe
Miklós Sükösd: ‘East’ of ‘West’ – Media in Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia and China: multiple post-communisms and shifting geopolitical realities
Václav Štětka: The watchdogs that only bark? Media and political accountability in Central and Eastern Europe
Péter Bajomi-Lázár: How the internet changes journalism: some trends in the ‘West’ and ‘East’
Agnieszka Stępińska & Michał Głowacki: Professional roles, context factors and responsibility across generations of Polish journalists
Natalia Milewski, Paulina Barczyszyn & Epp Lauk: Three countries, one profession: the journalism cultures in Poland, Romania and Moldova
Bissera Zankova & Svetlozar Kirilov: Watchdog or underdog: how ethical is the Bulgarian media?
Miroljub Radojković, Ana Milojević & Aleksandra Ugrinić: Journalism in crisis: the case of Serbia
Svetlana Pasti: Russian journalism as a social lift: comparing journalistic attitudes in the period 1992-2008
Epp Lauk: Similar, but so different: the practices of press councils in Estonia and Finland.
Edited on 16.1.2015: Photo added.