It is our pleasure to announce that this year's Prague Media Point Conference, under the title "What's Working," will take place on December 5-7, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic.
Tomes have been written and numerous events have been held over the past decade lamenting the plight of the media in the modern world. Much less attention has been paid to what’s actually working to challenge negative trends, especially beyond the success stories of the big, well-funded players in the United States and Western Europe. But hopeful examples do exist that are having real impact, with the possibility of adaption and replication.
The 2019 edition of Prague Media Point will highlight these types of inspiring examples and more. We will offer a mix of scholarly presentations, including keynote addresses; sessions with innovators explaining their solutions; and networking opportunities to promote the exchange of know-how. As in years past, the conference will have a special regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, though we look forward to covering cases and trends from other parts of the world.
All participants will have an opportunity to present their projects in a special session for quick presentations.
Join us to:
Learn about the latest examples providing hope amid the doom and gloom of media forecasts.
Network with leading professionals and experts in an informal setting.
Stay for the Christmas markets and the stunning scenery of Prague.
Conference attendees are encouraged to present their best practices. The call for proposals is open until August 31, 2019. More information is availble here.
Conference fee Early bird (by Aug 31) Regular (by Dec 4)
Non-presenting participants € 120 € 145
Students € 90 € 110
Students from V4 countries - € 44
for 4+ participants - € 120
Group tickets for 4+ students - € 90
Registration fee includes: all conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, and conference documents. Please pay through our Eventbrite site.
Special workshop: This is your opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Solutions Journalism – rigorous and compelling reporting on responses to social problems. At the three-hour workshop you will learn all you need to know about this approach, which has been transforming newsrooms across the United States and is now expanding to Europe and other parts of the globe. Come hear what it is, why it's important, and why practitioners feel it gets them back to why they wanted to become journalists in the first place. Top trainers from the New-York-based Solutions Journalism Network will explain how to write or broadcast your own Solutions Journalism stories, from idea to reporting to completed piece. The workshop will take place on December 7, 2019 1:30pm-4:30pm, surcharge of € 55 will apply, register through Eventbrite.
If you cancel your registration on October 25, 2019 at the latest, you will receive a refund of the registration fee. However, the 40 EUR administrative fee is non-refundable. Written requests for cancellation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds will be given after October 25, 2019
The conference venue will be announced.
Come participate in this much anticipated conference in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world whose center is on the UNESCO list. In addition, you will have the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the city’s Christmas markets.
Prague Media Point is an annual international conference, dedicated to discussing the changing media landscape in a professional, political, economic, and social context. The aim is to gather leading scholars, journalists, media executives, and other experts to exchange experiences, establish new relationships and debate the challenges facing both traditional and new media. The issues are presented in an international context with a focus on the Central and Eastern European regions with their particular issues to solve.
Prague Media Point is organized by Transitions, a publishing and journalism training organization dedicated to strengthening the professionalism, independence, and impact of the media in the post-communist countries of Europe and Eurasia, and KEYNOTE, an organization specializing in organizing conferences and events that lead to cutting-edge international encounters, bring new ideas to life, and facilitate a unique networking experience.
Tony Curzon Price, Economic Advisor to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Director, Open Democracy
Jeremy Druker, Transitions, Executive Director, Press Start, Founder, Prague Media Point, Co-Chair
Christian Christensen, Stockholm University, Professor
Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel, CISS/ISA, President Emeritus
Jakub Klepal, Forum 2000 Foundation, Executive Director, Prague Media Point, Co-Chair
Yulia Savchenko, International Broadcaster, Anchor, Voice of America
Gavan Titley, National University of Ireland, ECREA Diaspora, Migration and the Media, Chair
Christopher Walker, National Endowment for Democracy, Vice President for Studies and Analysis
Graham Griffith, Media Strategist and Public Radio Producer