Mediální studia 01/2015


Veronika Trestrová:
Vztah ke KSČ, autocenzura a zpětné hodnocení médií: rozhovory s českými regionálními novináři z období normalizace PDF
// Relationship with the Czechoslovak Communist Party, Self-censorship, and Retrespective work evaluation: Interviews with Czech Regional Journalists in the Time of Normalization

ABSTRACT: The aim of this article is to present the result of research using methods of oral history to find out the attitudes and work of Czech journalists working in the 70s and 80s of the 20th century in the regional (provincial and district) media controlled by the Communist Party. The interviews were conducted with a total of 13 journalists from 7 editorial departments (newsrooms) from different cities within the Czech Socialist Republic. The experimental part of the paper is divided into five chapters in relation to the main research questions: self-censorship; retrospective work evaluation and the role of (regional) Communist press; relationship with the Communist Party, the influence of political actors to topics selection; preferred vs. banned topics; and the last part, including specific cases, due to which journalists were in trouble, mostly on the basis of published material, which was in conflict with Communist Party politics.


Jiří Mertl:
„Neustále porušují zákony, porušují pravidla,narušují život všem slušným občanům“: česká média, squatting a vystěhování vily Milady PDF
// „They Constantly Violate Laws, Violate Rules, and They Disrupt Lives of All Decent Citizens“: Czech Media, Squatting, and Villa Milada Eviction

ABSTRACT: The case of the villa Milada eviction in 2009 received a lot of attention in media because it raised controversy with regard to the process of the eviction itself and with regard to the inhabitants of Milada – squatters. Media representation of the eviction was biased towards the institutions as media personnel reported about the event from the perspective of a private security agency, which performed the eviction, and the police that had been called to deal with a conflict that took place. Squatters were condemned as social deviants who represent a threath for the society because of their lifestyle, consisting of violating the public order, neglecting hygiene and other moral norms, and vandalism. The main goal of the text is to analyse the bias in more detail and to refer that the representation was unnecessarily too negative, effectively disqualifying any more positive discussions about squatters (and social deviants in general) as people who are giving incentives to the society by their way of living. The created corpus was analysed using the CAQDAS approach, consisting of qualitative content analysis (corpus was coded with regard to specific themes), metaphor analysis, chains of equivalence, and frame analysis. Explanatory theories consist of sociology of news, labelling theory, and moral panic.


Jana Teplá:
Mládež ve fotografiích v Mladém světě 1960–1990 PDF
// Youth in the Photographs in Mladý svět Magazine in 1960–1990

ABSTRACT: The topic of my research focuses on representations of youth in press photographs (1960–1990). It is a critical approach to visual communication in late socialism in Czechoslovakia. Particularly the study focuses on photographs in Mladý svět Magazine (Young World), published by the Union of Socialist Youth, which was first released in 1959 and became the most popular magazine for youth in the examined period. The aim of this study is to find the strategy of visual representation of youth and its transformation during the period. Two methods of visual analysis are applied in the methodological part: quantitative content analysis of photographs and social semiotic analysis of photographs.




Ellen Rutten, Julie Fedor, Vera Zvereva (eds.): Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web wars in post-socialist states
(Johana Kotišová)

Tomáš Prokůpek, Pavel Kořínek, Martin Foret, Michal Jareš: Dějiny československého komiksu 20. století
(Ondřej Krajtl)

Suzanne Franks: Women and Journalism
(Daniela Vajbarová)

Jill Walker Rettberg: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves
(Michal Tkaczyk)



Marcel Lincényi, Dagmar Petrušová: Analýza priemerného predaného nákladu a ceny slovenských denníkov v rokoch 2000 – 2013 PDF