Research activities

Our research activities take place in several main areas:

  • theory and research of media literacy, socialization, and education
  • history of Czech media, especially the exile and regional ones
  • changes in media communication (or journalism) in the time of coexistence of traditional and new media and in times of crisis
  • news reporting discourse and its visual form
  • media audiences` behavior and fan studies
  • representation of minorities in media content
  • media philosophy
  • theory and research of nonverbal communication
  • history of Czechoslovak comics

Our current projects

  • Covid-19 pandemic as a catalyst for change in the distribution, presentation, and monetization of cultural content online (doc. Pavel Zahrádka TAČR, TL04000109, 10/2020 - 9/2022)
  • Journalism in Crisis Situations as a Catalyst for the Transformation of Media Routines in News Reporting (Dr. Karel Páral, IGA UP 2021–2022)
  • Communication Studies: Background and Challenges (doc. Petr Orság, IGA UP 2021–2022)
  • Mapping the needs and strengthening the professional skills of DJs and musicians in the field of remix (co-researcher: doc. Pavel Zahrádka, EEA and Norway Funds, KU-CB1-014, 3/2021 - 9/2022)
  • Bookstagrams: the aestheticization of everyday life or a new form of literary reviews? (Mgr. Anna Bílá, IGA UP 2021–2022)
  • Theory and analysis of changes in media communication: current challenges of the theory and research of media literacy II. (doc. Petr Orság, IGA UP 2020–2021)
  • Olomouc on the way towards the communist dictatorship: regional periodicals in the period of the so-called third republic (Mgr. Jitka Horáková, IGA UP 2020–2021)
  • Social and legal aspects of the life of intersex people in the Czech Republic (Mgr. Zdeněk Sloboda, TAČR 2020–2021)

Previous projects

  • Theory and analysis of changes in media communication: current challenges of the theory and research of media literacy (doc. Petr Orság, IGA UP 2019–2020)
  • Theory and analysis of changes in media communication: new ways of dealing with the media (Dr. Petr Orság, IGA UP 2018–2019)
  • Theory and analysis of changes in media communication: genres - codes - media (Dr. Petr Orság, IGA UP 2017–2018)
  • Changes in advertising communication in the form of a picture series in domestic print media in the 20th century (Dr. Martin Foret, FPVČ FF UP 2016–2018)
  • Theory and analysis of media communication: representation - reception (doc. Daniel Bína, IGA UP 2016–2017)
  • Theory and research of nonverbal communication (dr. Petra Chvojková, IGA UP 2015–2016)
  • Czech exile periodicals in Western Europe in 1969–1989 as a part of the alternative public sphere (Dr. Petr Orság, GA CR 2014–2016)
  • Television news reporting as a paradox (dr. Marek Lapčík, FPVČ UP 2014–2016)
  • Children, parents and new media (Mgr. Zdeněk Sloboda, IGA UP 2014–2015)
  • The boundaries of comics: the constitution of the Czech picture series and other literary-artistic (narrative) forms in the Czech print of the 19th century (Dr. Martin Foret, GA CR 2014–2015)
  • Parallel communication systems in the period of so-called normalization (Dr. Petr Orság, FPVČ UP 2013–2015)
  • The image of the Roma population in the current discourse of television news (Dr. Renáta Sedláková, FPVČ, FF UP 2012–2019)
  • News reporting between information anomie and the search for a (new) privileged text (Dr. Marek Lapčík, FPVČ UP 2012–2014)
  • Comics: history - theory (GAČR P406 / 10/2306, 2010–2012; in cooperation with ÚČL AV ČR)

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