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Webinar Book Launch

“Success and Failure in News Media Performance: Comparative Analysis in The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021”

Editors: Josef Trappel, Tales Tomaz

Going beyond the single country reports, the third book volume of the Media for Democracy Monitor 2021, introduces cross-country comparisons on major issues of media performance for democratic societies. In the launch, we will discuss findings on the strategies to counter misinformation, mechanisms to protect journalists from harassment, persistence of the watchdog role, and media innovation.

Date and time: 16 March 2022, 15:00–16:00 (CET). Register here


  • Josef Trappel & Tales Tomaz
    University of Salzburg, editors of all three volumes.
  • Eva Mayerhöffer
    Roskilde University, co-author of the chapter “Countering misinformation in and from the newsroom: How digital platforms redefine journalistic practice and the democratic role of news media”.
  • Alice Baroni
    University of Padova, co-author of the chapter “Protecting journalists from harassment: Comparing existing protection mechanisms and the effects on democracy”.
  • Achilleas Karadimitriou
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, co-author of the chapter “Investigative journalism and the watchdog role of news media: Between acute challenges and exceptional counterbalances”.
  • Martin Moore
    King’s College London, co-author of the chapter “Innovation in journalism: How technology affects the news media, publication formats, and the journalist profession”.

The book launch is moderated by Karin Hjorten Zelano, scientific editor at Nordicom, University of Gothenburg.