Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award

We already know the winners of this year’s Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award! The book “Datafication of Public Opinion and the Public Sphere: How Extraction Replaced Expression of Opinion” (2022), by Prof. Slavko Splichal (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) was awarded this edition’s award.

The Selection Committee evaluated all of the submitted publications according to three interwoven criteria: methodological correctness, contribution to media knowledge, and potential impact on democratic society. Splichal’s book was granted the award for its “high potential to contribute to media and democracy, as the societal contexts of algorithms and data become crucial to understanding the power of high technologies in shaping public discourse and fostering democratic deliberations”.

A special Media and Democracy Karol Jakubowicz Award 2023 was awarded to Jolanta Kurska for her book Wieczny powrót Dreyfusa (Dreyfus: A Perpetual Comeback), “for raising awareness about where the sources of polarization in society lie and as a warning sign that the Dreyfus Affair is universal”.

For more information about this year’s edition and the full list of nominees, visit the website of the Polish Communication Association.