The ECREA 2016 pre-conference “Media Accountability at the Crossroads” aims at mapping the state of media accountability in Europe – and at highlighting perspectives for future developments in this field: Which instruments of media accountability are currently prevailing in the various journalism cultures across Europe and how can their mode of operation be assessed? What are the particular problems and challenges they are facing? And which possible strategies can help to overcome these challenges? These and similar questions will be discussed from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together scholars with different national and professional backgrounds, the conference organizers hope to broaden the view on media accountability, which only becomes graspable if it is approached as a cross-sectional research topic.
The conference will take place at the Charles University in Prague on November 8, 2016. Submissions are welcome until June 15, 2016. The full call for papers is available here.