The Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award 2022
The Award Committee affiliated with the Polish Communication Association has launched the submissions for the 5thEdition of the Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award. Similarly to the previous years, the Editors and Associate Editors of the “Central European Journal of Communication” (CEJC) play an active role in recommending and nominating the scholarly publications.
The Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award aims to support and recognize outstanding scholarly contributions in democracy, human rights, media ethics, media policy and public service media – the areas of interest of dr. Karol Jakubowicz (1941–2013). The Award was established by Małgorzata Semil-Jakubowicz and the Polish Communication Association, with the awards granted to Christian S. Nissen, Maria Nowina Konopka and Jakub Nowak during the congress of the European Media Management in Warsaw (June 14–15, 2018). Over the years, the idea of the Award has become international with the support of the Executive of the International Association of Public Service Media Researchers (IAPMR), alongside the Editors and Associate Editors of the “Central European Journal of Communication”. Since 2021 the Award is organized in collaboration with the Journalism Education Foundation (Polish: Fundacja Szkolnictwo Dziennikarskie).
The Selection Committee, the previous Award winners, and the networks of IAMPR and CEJC are tasked to recommend and nominate scholarly works published in 2021 and 2022; all the submissions will evaluate submissions via three highly interwoven criteria:
- methodological correctness,
- contribution to media knowledge,
- potential impact on democratic society.
The list of this year’s nominees will be published in April, 2022; while the Award winner will be traditionally announced on April 28, the day of the passing of dr. Karol Jakubowicz.
More information about the previous editions can be found on the website of the Polish Communication Association.
In the meantime, we are happy to confirm having an Interview with Professor Karen Donders, the Award Winner from 2021. Our interview with Karen Donders, entitled “Public Service Media Between Theory and Practice”, will be published in the Spring 2022 issue of the “Central European Journal of Communication”.
Authors: Dagmara Sidyk-Furman and Michał Głowacki
Photo: Winners of the Award and the Selection Committee during the Award ceremony in 2018 – the conference of the European Media Management Association (photo by: Jarosław Królikowski, Anna Onuszczuk, Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies of the University of Warsaw); book cover of “Public Service Media and the Law: Theory and Practice in Europe” by Karen Donders – the Award Winner in 2021.
Cover image by: Maja Sosnowska