The 6. edition of the workshop „Towards Development of Mediatization Research” was organized by Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin in Poland supported by Wrocławskie Centrum Akademickie and Academia Europaea Wroclaw Knowledge Hub. 

During the workshop Greta Gober and Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska presented their ongoing work on Polish media’s framing of an unfolding humanitarian crisis on the borders with Belarus (2021) and Ukraine (2022). The presentation titled “On the Polish border” attempted to answer questions on the media’s role and responsibility in shaping attitudes of tolerance and respect for diversity in times of war. This work is part of the “Diversity management as innovation in journalism – Ukrainian task-force” which was created after the Russian war on Ukraine started in February 2022. 

In “On the Polish border” we aim to analyze media’s narratives from two humanitarian crises unfolding on the Polish border in proximity of time and space, however in very different geopolitical contexts. By doing so we hope to deepen (and problematize) our understanding of the role norms play in journalistic practice. 

This year’s workshop under the theme of “Mediatization of War” took place online on December 9th, 2022, and it was led by Professor Andrew Hoskins from the University of Glasgow. Presenters discussed their ongoing research projects in a narrow and closed group of media scholars under the guidance of an expert. The workshop started with prof. Andrew Hoskin’s lecture “The War Feed: War in Plain Sight”.

You can read more about the workshop under this link.