The area of research interests

The research interests of the staff members at the Department of Journalism and the scientific activities conducted by them focus on a wide range of phenomena studied by political sciences, legal studies, linguistics or history and media studies. Our research investigates the relationship between politics and the media, legal aspects of the media and the profession of a journalist, political journalism, media systems of western countries, the theory of mass and political communication, the role of new media in political communication, political marketing, strategic communication and the language of the media and politics.

 

The Department of Journalism plays a key role in organizing the specialty of "political journalism" for the first and second cycle programmes of studies in political science. Therefore, we offer a number of major courses including workshops conducted by the practitioners of TV and press journalism. We also offer a wide range of legal courses, with varying degrees of difficulty, and classes devoted the language of the media, journalism genres, online journalism and the importance of digital media for contemporary society.

Staff members at the Department of Journalism teach almost 50 courses in total at all the fields of study, i.e.: political science, international relations, national security, at the first and second cycle programmes of studies.

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Department of Journalism IPSIR JU


address: al. A. Mickiewicza 3 (Kolegium Śląskie)
31-120 Kraków
rooms No. 220 and 222

Head of the Department: Monika Ślufińska, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

Research interests:

Her research interests include the theory of social communication, mass media history, the theories of political and legal doctrines, general history and the history of Poland in 20th century.

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Krystyna Daniel, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

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Elżbieta Czarny-Drożdżejko, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

Research interests:

Conducts research in the fields of media law (the press, radio and television), copyright, the protection of intellectual property law, public information law, personal data protection, advertising law.

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Maciej Miżejewski, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

Dr Maciej Miżejewski’s research interests focus on media policies in the European Union, the analysis of political conditions of contemporary public debate in international context and the assessment of the actual quality of media pluralism. As part of the cooperation with the Doctoral School ” Mediatrends” at Sapienza University of Rome, he participates in a research project, which aims to conduct an empirical analysis of the legislative decision making process in Italy regarding media policy. He analyses, among other things, the influence of the case law of the Constitutional Court of the Italian Republic on legislative solutions meant to protect the pluralism of the media, as a factor necessary for the successful working of democracy. His current research involves the study of political consequences of the amendment to Italian media law, with particular emphasis on its impact on the ability to exercise parliamentary control by the Italian broadcaster RAI, as a guarantor of public debate.  

 

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Beata Zając, PhD

Position: senior lecturer with doctor degree

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Jakub Żurawski, PhD

IPSIR JU website coordinator

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

As part of his studies on political communication, he investigates the role of new media in the development of political processes, with particular emphasis on political campaigns and the topics of political public relations and political marketing, seen as contemporary and constantly evolving formulas establishing the relationship between political elites and the citizens. His research interests also include the conditions and regulations that apply to political campaigns in Poland and abroad. Many of his projects, as well as courses taught by him, focus on the importance of the development of new forms of digital communication for a democratic country and modern society, including the newly established information society. Particular attention should be given to the impact of information technology on the functioning of one of the constitutive elements of a democratic state - the general election. He is also interested in the practical aspects of political online journalism.

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red. Leszek Rafalski, MSc. Eng

Position: lecturer

Research and professional interests:

The press and contemporary electronic media. Their role in shaping public opinion and impact on social life. Evolution of the press market, changes in newspapers in the context of the development of Web portals and instant messaging. The role of a journalist in contemporary media, the principle of accountability for their words. Work standards in editorial teams from an ethical and material perspective. Adjusting the teaching programmes at the departments of journalism to the needs of developing media market. Perfecting the formula of workshop courses, with the aim of preparing the students for a career in the media.

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