Urszula Doliwa Wins the Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award 2022
The Pirate Waves. Polish Private Radio Broadcasting in the Period of Transformation 1989-1995 – a recent book by Urszula Doliwa has been granted the Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award 2022.
The Selection Committee argues that the recent book by Urszula Doliwa presents an original, media policy-driven approach to the stages of media market development, pointing to the main transition processes from the monopoly to the dual mode of broadcasting. The monograph takes a holistic view of media democratization and provides comparative insights on radio evolution in Central and Eastern Europe. To this end, The Pirate Waves is a valued study on the discrepancy between market demand and media regulation – something of potential value to scholars, policymakers and the public.
Photo 1. Book Cover of Doliwa U. (2022). The Pirate Waves. Polish Private Radio Broadcasting in the Period of Transformation 1989-1995. Berlin, Bern, Brussels, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang.
Urszula Doliwa is Associate Professor and Head of the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Since the start of her academic career, her research interests have been centered on radio and non-profit media. Her previous publications include monographs, edited collections and scholarly papers on media systems, community media, and radio broadcasting.
Photo 2. Professor Urszula Doliwa. Source: UWM.
The Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award recognizes original methodologies and societal impact of scholarly publications in media systems, media policies, media ethics, and public service media; Central and Eastern Europe, and beyond. A full list of this year’s nominees can be found here - Nominees: The Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award 2022.
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