Hereby, we reproduce some sections of the Grant Application (that later were annexed to the Grant Agreement), which lay out the overall concept of the project and describe the departure features of it. These are sections 1 (Excellence), 2 (Impact), and 3 (Implementation). The rest of the sections – 4. Consortium, 5. Ethics and Security – has been omitted, as these issues have been exhibited elsewhere on the webpage. Also, detailed budgetary matters have been omitted from the excerpt of the Contract Agreement and, if relevant, reproduced on other related pages of this webpage

Departure point:
sections 2 & 3

2. Impact

2.1.1. Contribution to the expected impacts of the Work Programme and beyond

Table 4. MEDIADELCOM contributions to the achievement of the Expected Impacts.
Expected impacts of the Call. MEDIADELCOM contribution to the achievement of the Expected Impacts.
Funded projects:MEDIADELCOM’s overall objectives and specific objectives directly correspond and contribute to the achievement of the expected impacts of the Transformations-10 call:
1. … will fill the knowledge gap, concerning rapid transformations of the European media landscape, in its global context.1. MEDIADELCOM will fill the knowledge gap con- cerning the rapid transformations of the European landscape from the point of view of the holistic approach to ROs. (SO 1, WPs 1 and 2).
2. … will provide diachronic and synchronic analysis of the European media landscape and its interlaced patterns of production, representation, consumption and appropriation patterns and2. MEDIADELCOM will apply the universal ROs model to country cases by tracking country specific “paths” and critical junctures in 2000-2020 (SO 2; WPs 2 and 3).
3. … will produce a reliable forecast about its evolution.3. Applying the scenario building approach enables MEDIADELCOM to forecast the evolution of the European media and the national media landscapes from the point of view of ROs.
4. … will deliver a rigorous analysis of how European political and cultural spaces are evolving and of their prospects.4. In order to deliver a rigorous analysis of how European political and cultural spaces are evolving MEDIADELCOM will carry out cross-country comparative analysis on media ROs as well as countries’ abilities of knowledge based media policy (WPs 2 and 3).
5. … will also improve statistical data and methods of researching concerning contemporary media, drawing as appropriate on, for example, national and international statistical institutes, cultural and media support bodies, national research organisations, networks, research infrastructures and Eurostat.5. A new methodological tool will be offered by carrying out a motivational modelling and agent-based simulation pilot study (WP 4). MEDIADELCOM will also improve the research method by providing critical analysis of data quality and usage for ROs analysis.
6. … will aim to equip policymakers with knowledge and effective tools for understanding the impact of the changing media landscape on European pol- itics and on political and cultural Europeanisation.6. Multiple scenarios will equip policymakers with diagnostic tools and knowledge for improving media policy with the aim of supporting deliberative communication, and consequently – democracy (WP 5).

RO — risks & opportunities

SO — specific objective

WP — work package

Societal and political impact

Inspiring the change of the mindset of politicians, media professionals and audiences from perceiving news media as a playground where different stakeholders are competing for the attention of the consumers to perceiving news media as an agent of deliberative communication and to seeking means for supporting this role of news media.

Growing awareness of the fact that the risks appear differently in a range of contexts and are not just general. Most policy recommendations  and reports so far mainly point out general trends and risks (e.g., the impact of the internet on the newspaper business, audience fragmentation, etc.). However, the multiple scenarios will also reveal the risks at national media systems level and in various sectors of the media–audience interaction. The comparative approach enables MEDIADELCOM to distinguish both unique and universal variables. National as well as comparative case studies deal with a high degree of complexity and are therefore capable of capturing the complex processes of media and society transformations, and there- fore describe specific pathways that lead to a concrete impact from research to society.

Since many media researchers are engaged in strategy creation processes, MEDIADELCOM provides them with the ability and tools for forecasting the worst paths. Especially they would become knowledgeable on the reduction of risks concerning polarization and how to increase the potential of deliberative communi- cation.

New information: The results of MEDIADELCOM give new information on what should be improved in the systems and ways of collecting statistical data, so that society and policy makers can rely on data that adequately and reliably reflect media (related) changes in society.

Better understanding of ROs: A holistic (diachronic and synchronic) analysis of interrelations among the four areas of the emergence of risks and opportunities (Section 1, Figure 1) provides media policy makers, media experts, journalists, citizens, as well as educators and media critical bodies and institutions with a better understanding of the (hidden) risks concerning deliberative communication. The emphasis on connections and complexity of news media ecosystems  allows MEDIADELCOM  to relate this analysis to practical issues of enhancing media’s agency to support deliberative communication.

Economic impact

Assessing sufficiency, adequacy and relevance of the existing knowledge and data about news media development and media usage, MEDIADELCOM provides national research agencies, policy makers, the governments and media industry with the information about the areas where knowledge gaps and lack of information appear. This knowledge helps to coordinate the research and statistical and other information gathering to pay more attention to filling these gaps. Furthermore, if national governments and regulators know what kind of data is necessary to collect, and the minimum knowledge that should be acquired to regulate the media sector, they would also be able to better allocate funding, incl. research funding, according to real needs.

Academic impact

Stimulation of academic discussion: Critical assessment of access to the data about media consumption and usage that the private companies  are gathering encourages  discussions  about the role of academia, public service and private institutions and national agencies in developing open access to media usage knowledge.

Improvement of data collection: critical assessment of the quality and usage of the data being collected by national and international statistical institutions, national research organizations and networks, as well as Eurostat will contribute to the improvement of data collection methods.

A new database: MEDIADELCOM  will compile a systematic database of the research on risks and opportunities concerning media’s agency to influence the quality of deliberative communication.

2.1.2. Barriers, obstacles and framework conditions to the Expected Impacts

The main barriers for the expected impact are related to various stakeholders (global companies, industry representatives, journalists, users, politicians etc.) all having different and sometimes controversial interests, and therefore media policy in several countries, esp. CEE countries is an issue often ignored. Therefore, MEDIADELCOM develops and suggests the ROs approach and scenarios in order to get attention and finally change the way the actors think about media and its role in deliberative communication.

MEDIADELCOM will also address the issue concerning the quality and capability of national media research and knowledge acquisition. The main obstacle here is how national research and higher education policy evaluate media research. If the political agenda concerning media and knowledge associated with ROs is marginalized at the national level, media research and education will also be marginalized, which leads to the decrease of research and education financing, as well as the reduction of human capital. The challenge for MEDIADELCOM is therefore to find the best practices and opportunities for positioning media research as practical and applied research and communicate them to different stakeholders.

MEDIADELCOM is planning to keep the systematic database of ROs research updated; the risk here is linked to the financing of the database. As far as it is maintained by the University of Tartu Library it is financed by the UT. In order to motivate researchers of CEE countries to refresh the database MEDIADELCOM will publish a short annual review (after the project ends) on ROs related research in the journal “Central European Journal of Communication” online version and organize a panel at the bi-annual CEECOM conference. With these two activities, MEDIADELCOM stimulates critical academic discussions concerning the capability of media research and knowledge acquisition – the ultimate prerequisite for self-reflection that is needed for balancing the consequences of hyper-competition.

2.2. Measures to maximise impact



2.2.1. Dissemination and exploitation of results

Dissemination and exploitation plan

MEDIADELCOM aims at reaching out to and engaging stakeholders (policy makers, media educators, researchers, media critical bodies and institutions, media owners, experts and journalists, media and journalism students) at the stages of MEDIADELCOM’s implementation.

The dissemination of the results will have following “streams”: National and international academic journals and participation in conferences; organizing national workshops and an international (final) conference.

The participants will publish MEDIADELCOM results in national scientific journals of each participating country (ca 13-14), and international peer-reviewed/ high rank journals, such as in Table 5.

Two special issues will be prepared: Media and Communication on the theoretical framework and methodology of MEDIADELCOM (manuscript submission autumn 2022) and Central European Journal of Communication on the main results of the MEDIADELCOM research (manuscript submission in 2023). Open Access journal Media and Communication (Cogitadio Press, Scopus CiteScore h-index 1.43, rank 85/309) is chosen because this is a rising open access journal in the field of media and communication research (citations per document have increased fourfold in 2016-2018 according to SJR). Central European Journal of Communication (Scopus CiteScore h-index 0.09, Scopus CiteScore rank 278/309) is chosen because the journal is largely focused on media transformations in Central and Eastern European countries, and is popular among CEE researchers.

The participants will also use the results and project materials for writing academic articles for several years after the end of the project.


Table 5. Journals considered for publication of MEDIADELCOM’s results
JournalScopus CiteScore h-indexCiteScore rank (out of 309)
New Media and Society5.492
Journal of Communication4.498
Communication Research3.3015
Journalism2.9821
Journalism Studies2.7427
European Journal of Communication2.5932
Mass Communication and Society2.3637
Critical Studies in Media Communication1.6667
International Journal of Communication1.5575
Media and Communication (OA)1.4385
Communication Studies (OA)1.22104
Javnost1.11113
Nordicom Review (OA)0.54174
Observatorio (OA)0.30216

Two special issues will be prepared: Media and Communication on the theoretical framework and meth- odology of MEDIADELCOM (manuscript submission autumn 2022) and Central European Journal of Communication on the main results of the MEDIADELCOM research (manuscript submission in 2023). Open Access journal Media and Communication (Cogitadio Press, Scopus CiteScore h-index 1.43, rank 85/309) is chosen because this is a rising open access journal in the field of media and communication research (citations per document have increased fourfold in 2016-2018 according to SJR). Central European Journal of Communication (Scopus CiteScore h-index 0.09, Scopus CiteScore rank 278/309) is chosen because the journal is largely focused on media transformations in Central and Eastern European countries, and is popular among CEE researchers.

The participants will also use the results and project materials for writing academic articles for several years after the end of the project.

The project will propose panels at large international scholarly conferences:

2022: ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association’s bi-annual conference;

2022: WJEC – World Journalism Education Conference (once in four years);

2023: International Communication Association (annual conference);

2023: IAMCR – International Association of Media and Communication Research (annual conference);

2023: CEECOM – Central and Eastern European Communication Conference (biannual);

2022: MM – Megatrends and Media (The international scientific conference held annually by the Faculty of Mass Media Communication UCM in Trnava has become a traditional event attended and supported by renowned media studies theorists and researchers as well as media professionals. The goal of the conference is to present and exchange the current knowledge and experience reflecting media and trends connected to them nowadays.).

These conferences offer the best informed forum for testing our preliminary results and for assessing the validity of the methodology. MEDIADELCOM’s consortium organizes panels at these conferences (in Political Communication and Journalism Studies sections), dealing with the issues of media transformations and related ROs (total 20-30 presentations).

Each participating country will also organize small scale symposiums and workshops or discussion groups for national media policy makers, experts, industry representatives, journalists and media related NGOs (at least two during the project, and one after the end of the project). The aim of these events is to introduce the project’s results, and get feedback from the stakeholders.

MEDIADELCOM will organize a final conference in Brussels in cooperation with MDI Global and the European Journalism Centre.

Participation in regular events organized by international organizations such as UNESCO, NGOs, other forums which are working for the pluralistic media environment that contributes to the democratic development and empowered societies.

We are aiming to participate with presentations from the consortium in at least the following events:

1) the annual World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO). MEDIADELCOM will introduce the project to the world’s media experts, policy makers and practitioners in May 2021.

The World Press Freedom Day was established by the UN General Assembly to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNESCO marks World Press Freedom Day each year by bringing together media professionals, press freedom organisations and UN agencies to assess the state of press freedom worldwide and discuss solutions for addressing challenges. Each conference is centred on a theme related to press freedom, including good governance, media coverage of terrorism, impunity and the role of media in post-conflict countries.

2) the annual Perugia International Journalism Festival, the largest media event in Europe (free for all attendees); the festival arranges over 200 sessions (5 days) covering all aspects of the media. MEDIADELCOM will propose a panel at the 2023 event.

3) World Forum for Media Development (a conference of the Global Forum of Media Development GFMD); panel proposal at the 2023 or 2024 event. GFMD is a network of journalism support and media assistance groups established in 2005 in Amman, Jordan. The GFMD’s core value is to support the creation and strengthening of journalism and free, independent, sustainable and pluralistic news ecosystems. GFMD currently has an active membership of around 200 organisations in 70 countries.

Engaging media students and teachers in the process of research, and preparing teaching materials (such as an e-book)

MEDIADELCOM teams will prepare various teaching materials in national languages for different lev- els of education + self-learning materials. These materials will be used also after the end of the project, and can also be further developed using the project’s other outcomes (reports, articles, podcasts etc.).

Each consortium member will produce 4–8 podcasts for general audience on ROs concerning the national media. Six podcasts for international audience on general ROs will be presented at the webpage of MEDADELCOM.

Special attention is paid to illustrative exercises that use self-ethnography for detecting and analysing media usage at the individual level; exercises analysing news production economy issues, ethical and legal ques- tions of public communication, and exercises dealing with the problems of information disorder.

We engage teachers and students in formal education in testing these exercises in order to gradually shift thinking about news media and media usage towards media as an ecosystem where every user has an impact and responsibility.

MEDIADELCOM will engage media and journalism students at universities in the process of research, particularly in critically reviewing previous research and participating in carrying out pilot studies in media usage. It is important that the students acquire critical thinking about contemporary media research, the practical usage of the research data, the problems of research fragmentation and the effects of research bias as well as the knowledge gaps.

Innovative teaching materials (e.g., an e-book) will be prepared for the advancement of media literacy and media critical public discourse. The four-dimensional ROs model is useful in teaching journalism, media and communication students, and also enables producing further study materials for formal education (in every nation state).

The results of WPs will be presented also in the format of news for general audience and will be dissemi- nated via MEDADELCOM’s webpage and social media (Facebook and Twitter).

Publication of two monographs (see also WP 5):

Monograph 1: Preliminary title “European roads: Different risks and possibilities” (Peter Lang Publishing House “Studies in Communication and Politics”)

The book will be targeted mainly at academic readers (researchers, students), but also at media managers and CEOs, and journalists.

Monograph 2: “News media as an agent of deliberative communication today and tomorrow: risks and opportunities for European society” (publisher to be decided)

The book will be targeted mainly at policy makers, academic readers (researchers, students), but also wider audiences interested in political communication and democratic development.

Data Management Plan

During the implementation of the MEDIADELCOM project, the following types of data will be collected:

1. Bibliographical references to published studies on media, communication and journalism research dur ing 2000–2020, which are relevant for compiling the case studies 1 and 2 (WP 2);

2. Lists of the names and links to the relevant databases and collections.

3. A series of short qualitative interviews (ca 50) with media experts, researchers, managers, and policy makers.

The first two data sets consist of meta-data (already publicly available data). For standardization of both data sets the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition will be used.

Data preservation, access and costs

All three data sets produced by the project will be preserved in the Open Access Repository for Publishing Data from the Tartu University DataDoi (datadoi.ut.ee) and curated by this repository. The interviews will be carefully anonymized before storing in the Repository.

Data preservation will not cost MEDIADELCOM project consortium anything extra, as the database is maintained centrally by the University of Tartu.

Measures to provide open access to the project’s publications

using the ‘green’ open acess model is the first option: submitting articles and books to the publications’ repository of the University of Tartu – dSpace (dspace.ut.ee)

using the ‘gold’ model (e.g., for the special issue of Media and Communication)

using open access journals, which do not have submission and article processing fees.

2.2.2. Communication activities

For the continuous communication of the project activities and results, MEDIADELCOM partners will be exploiting mostly the following channels:

1. MEDIADELCOM website (for informing about the project details, deliverables, consortium, research activities); through the website, MEDIADELCOM will regularly brief policy makers and other stakeholders about the progress of the project;

2. Podcasts (in national languages, as well as English) about selected risks and opportunities concerning contemporary news media, as well as possible scenarios. The podcasts will be available in the sets of teaching/learning materials and also on MEDIADELCOM’s website; they will also be distributed to the schools.

3. Sharing project information on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

4. National and international popular science publications.

5. Various news media.

3. Implementation

3.1. Work plan – Work Packages, Deliverables, Milestones

3.1.1. Overall structure of the work plan

The work in MEDIADELCOM is split into six (6) Work Packages (WP), of which four (4) are core research WPs (WPs 1–4) and two (2) are cross-cutting WPs, Dissemination, exploitation (WP 5) and Management (WP 6). The interrelationship of the WPs is indicated in Figure 5 below.

Figure 5. Setup of Work Packages.

Work Package 1. Elaborating the model for a holistic approach to news media related ROs.

The objective of the WP is to elaborate conceptual and operational variables for the four ROs domains and testing the variables in the country case studies (WP 2) and to finalize the holistic ROs model.

Work Package 2. Country case studies: exploratory revision of media research and critical junctures of media transformations related to ROs in 2000-2020.

In order to exemplify the complexities involved in the ROs analysis on the country level, the objective of this work package is to conduct two country case studies with each participating country (14).

Work Package 3. Cross-country comparative analysis of ROs factors and related research.

The objectives of WP 3 are twofold: First, to identify similar and different configurations of ROs factors and to group the participating countries accordingly; secondly, to provide an analytical review of the research capability, data and knowledge gaps by groups of the participating countries and the four domains of the sources of the ROs.

Work Package 4. Creation of multiple evolution scenarios on the level of the European media landscape by applying agent-oriented modelling and simulations.

By using input from WP2 and WP3 the objective of the WP is to apply agent-oriented modelling and simulations and multiple-scenario-building in order to forecast possible risk configurations emerging as the consequences of technological and economic transformations.

Work Package 5. Dissemination and communication.

The objective of WP 5 is to prepare manuscripts for book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, textbooks in national language, podcasts, training materials.

Work Package 6. Management.

This WP includes consortium management, reporting, intellectual property and ethics issues management, as well as financial and risk management, data and gender management and coordination.

3.2. Management structure and procedures

3.2.1. Organisational structure and decision-making

The project management’s core aim is to ensure the proper level of coordination, management and cooperation amongst the 17 consortium members, to support the achievement of the general and specific objectives of the MEDIADELCOM project. Additionally, the project management has the following responsibilities: project administration, project organisation, management of the scientific progress of the project, coordination with other EC funded projects (if required) and other interested parties. The partners involved have agreed to develop an effective and decentralized management structure based on delegated responsibilities. All management and administrative regulations and procedures outlined in this section will be described in detail in the Consortium Agreement, to be drafted and signed before the signature of the Grant Agreement with the European Commission.

MEDIADELCOM management will be conducted at two levels: strategic (PCC) and operational (Coordinator, Manager, Work Package Leader), as exhibited below in Figure 6.

Figure 6. Organisational structure of the MEDIADELCOM.

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3.2.2. Innovation management

As the main innovation of MEDIADELCOM is to change the way of thinking about media ROs and influence media policy, the project’s innovation management has two main challenges: (1) engagement of various stakeholders and (2) time.

1. It is the Knowledge Triangle of research, education and media practitioners that enables MEDIADELCOM to engage the stakeholders from all three spheres. MEDIADELCOM’s consortium consists mainly of university teams, and therefore the innovative way of thinking about media ROs, combined with the scenario building methodology and research results are all integrated into the teaching programme and students’ research. Temporary obstacles are best overcome through well-designed exercises, learning materials and podcasts. Two members of the consortium (CJI and MDIG) have been engaged to arrange workshops for practical journalists and industry representatives.

Agent-oriented modelling is an innovation for system analysis of complex systems, but if successful, the competitive nature of research will enable its use in media policy analysis.

2. Temporal challenges

a) Motivation to keep the bibliographical database updated by researchers after the projects. MEDIADELCOM will propose the “Central European Journal of Communication” publishing annual reviews on research trends and research capability changes in CEE countries.

b) As the spread of innovation takes time, papers and articles that will published even after the end of the project are of immense value. Most of MEDIADELCOM’s consortium members will continue working at universities beyond the end of the project. This expansion of the communication period beyond 3 years will support the possibilities to increase the time of ROs communication.

The research contribution and sustainability of the project research results in academia is beyond doubt, based on the large number of high impact research organizations and countries in the consortium. To enable and support the use of the research results by policy development agencies and media corporations, we have foreseen their active involvement through dissemination and communication activities, as well as throughout the research process. Stakeholder involvement is a topic always raised separately at the regular PCC meetings, to provide smooth, timely and accurate uptake of the MEDIADELCOM project results by the industry.

3.2.3. Critical risks and risk management

External project risks relate to low interest of the stakeholders (representatives of media industry and policy makers) MEDIADELCOM will introduce risk management as part of the regular Project Coordina- tion Committee meeting agenda items, to be discussed at least every year but also immediately when any of the risks occurs, we will ask each partner to raise it to the Project Coordinator, Project Manager and Work Package Leader levels.

3.3. Consortium as a whole

A prerequisite for successful implementation of any research project is a well-balanced, focused and committed consortium. The Consortium of MEDIADELCOM project includes teams of highly competent and experienced scholars from distinct academic institutions joining forces specifically for the purpose of this project. The MEDIADELCOM Consortium is composed to accomplish its strategic objective, which is the delivery of a diagnostic tool for policy makers, educators, media experts and media critical bodies and institutions for assessing the agency of the news media in supporting the quality of deliberative communication and social cohesion.

The Consortium consists of 17 institutions from 14x countries. All partners come from EU member countries. Purposefully, there is an imbalance towards CEE countries and their universities (Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania).

The strength of the Consortium is the involvement of specific media and communication research centres at the universities and outside (Centre for Media and Communication Research of the University of Zagreb; Media, Management and Transformation Centre of Jönköping University, Sweden; Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany; Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences). Also, participation of a highly acknowledged think-tank in the media and communication research field, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece, raises the certainty of the successful accomplishment of the project.

Purposefully, the universities have been prioritised. Most of the critical media and communication research is done in the universities or their institutes and centres, and they have the most highly qualified expertise – in MEDIADELCOM, 13 Professors of the universities are involved with their research teams. The think-tank Mertek Media Monitor is an NGO, which operates closely with the University of Pécs, as its leader works as an Associate Professor at Pécs University.

As dissemination of the results of the research is extremely important, it is crucial to have partners specified in distributing knowledge, providing education and training for media professionals and audience groups, and complementing independent projects. MEDIADELCOM involves two such non-profit networks /NGOs – Media Diversity Institute Global (Brussels, Belgium), and Center for Independent Journalism (Bucharest, Romania), which operate in close cooperation with other similar organisations and networks internationally.

All partners are committed to the project and have long experience and successful records in leading and participating in funded research projects, including European projects. Due to the long-standing experience in media and communication studies the consortium members will be able to integrate previous research and carry out the diachronic analysis of the configurations of ROs in national media.

The symbiosis of the know-how and experience of MEDIADELCOM partners gives the certainty that the Consortium will carry out, with efficiency, the highly detailed work programme and fulfil the project’s ambitious goals. The experience that the Consortium conveys as a whole, forms a firm ground for successful implementation of a European project, dealing with the issues of the news media development connected to the quality of deliberative communication, and thus, contributes to societal cohesion and democracy in Europe.

In terms of expertise, the Consortium is multidisciplinary as it includes academics, researchers and professionals, media and communication experts, IT experts and professional managers. As a general rule, the partners will participate in Work Packages, to a varying degree, according to their primary expertise. In every main task, 2–3 partners have the leading role, as the diversity in skills and focus is essential for the project’s smooth and multidisciplinary implementation. The specific contribution of each partner to the WPs and tasks, according to their capacity, ability, specialty and scientific interest is detailed in the descriptions of the teams and work packages, as well as in Table 6 below.

The cumulative expertise of the Consortium entirely covers all the tasks and themes of the project. Furthermore, as there is lots of overlapping expertise, it is secure that if any risk situation appears, there is replacement for completing the task that is under the risk. For each task there is a key team/participant(s) who has the best competence for the task, while other teams participate to a necessary extent.

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x + a global network, located in Brussels, Belgium.

Table 6. Matching partners expertise to the project’s objective
Objectives and WPs Expertise The teams with the central expertise (for particular tasks in the WPs)
SO1
Detecting and describing configurations of the key elements (potential sources of ROs) of the four domains and formulating conceptual and operational variables
WP1
analyses of the audience’s media consumption patterns
expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods of audience studies
the knowledge related to concept of sustainable journalism
local media and local journalism specifics
media market processes, the identification of market distortions
professional media market practices – particularly regarding new media and emerging economic areas
media literacy
media regulation, self-regulation and accountability
journalism cultures and profession of journalism
ELIAMEP
TUD
UTARTU
HLK
IHH
RSU
UCM

with participation of the other teams
SO2
Critical analysis of the ROs related research and data; assessment of the quality of research
WP2&3
sociological methods for media analysis
relevant knowledge of philosophy of science
expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods of audience studies
complex knowledge of media transformations
experience in comparative research
TUD
FPZG
UWARSAW
OEAW
USOFIA
MIUN

with participation of the other teams
SO3
Nation-specific paths and Europe-wide trends of the development of the European media landscape by using diachronic comparative approach.
WP3
novel expertise in applying sfQCA research approach and method of analysis to synchronic and diachronic comparisons of media systems in different historical temporal frameworks
complex knowledge of media transformations, esp. in CEE countries
comparative studies
experience in comparative research in synergies between different EU policies and media literacy initiatives
relevant knowledge of philosophy of science
FPZG
MERTEK
UCM
UNIMA

with participation of the other teams
SO4
Forecasting plausible future developments of media landscapes in Europe
WP4
agent oriented modelling methodology
extensive experience in advanced multivariate analysis
sociological methods for media analysis
UTARTU
USOFIA
RSU

with participation of the other teams
WP5
dissemination /publishing the results
experience in editing publications and scientific journals
experience in editing scientific books
public policies formulation and advocacy
connecting and communicating with various stakeholders and target groups
sizeable experience of acting as a mediator between academic, civil society and media realms
connecting and communicating with various stakeholders and target groups
MDIG
MIUN
CJI
UTARTU
UWARSAW
ELIAMEP
FPZG

with participation of the other teams
Abbreviations

RO – risks & opportunities
SO – specific objective
WP – work package

UTARTU – Tartu Ülikool [University of Tartu], Estonia
UCM – Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave [University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava], Slovakia
MUNI – Masarykova univerzita [Masaryk University], Czechia
UWARSAW – Uniwersytet Warszawski [University of Warsaw], Poland
FPZG – Sveuciliste u Zagrebu, Fakultet politickih znanosti [Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University], Croatia
USOFIA – Софийски университет „Св. Климент Oхридски“ [Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski], Bulgaria
RSU – Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte [Riga Stradiņš University], Latvia
TUD – Erich-Brost-Institut für internationalen Journalismus der TU Dortmund
[Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism, TU Dortmund University], Germany
UNIMI – Università degli Studi di Milano [University of Milan], Italy
ELIAMEP – Ελληνικό Ίδρυμα Ευρωπαϊκής και Εξωτερικής Πολιτικής [Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy], Greece
CJI – Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent [Center for Independent Journalism], Romania,
MERTEK – Mérték Médiaelemző Műhely [Mertek Media Monitor], Hungary
HLK – Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation [School of Education and Communication], Jönköping University, Sweden
IHH – Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University , Sweden
MIUN – Mittuniversitetet [Mid Sweden University], Sweden
OEAW – Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften [The Austrian Academy of Sciences], Austria
MDIG –Media Diversity Institute Global, Belgium

Cf. Teams