The Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award 2023
The Selection Committee affiliated with the Polish Communication Association has launched the submissions for the 6th Edition of the Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award. Once again, the Editors and Associate Editors of the “Central European Journal of Communication” (CEJC) actively recommend and nominate 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. Since 2018, it was granted to Christian S. Nissen (former CEO of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation), Maria Nowina Konopka (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland), Jakub Nowak (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland), Małgorzata Adamik-Szysiak (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland), Maria Łoszewska-Ołowska (University of Warsaw, Poland), Agnieszka Walecka-Rynduch (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland), Karen Donders (VRT; Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium), and Urszula Doliwa (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland).
Over the years, the idea of the Award has become international with the support of the Leadership Team 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 has been 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 2022 and 2023; all the submissions will be evaluated 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 2023, 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.
Authors: Dagmara Sidyk-Furman and Michał Głowacki
Cover image: Maja Sosnowska