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Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, academic degrees
  • Václav Štětka, Ph.D.
  • Department of Media Studies and Journalism
    Faculty of Social Studies Masaryk University, Brno
Current position
  • Lecturer
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2005: Ph.D. in sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (dissertation thesis title: "Evolution and transformations of the nation-integrative role of the mass media within the context of globalisation", with the Czech Republic as a case study; quantitative content analysis)
    2000: M.A. in sociology and history, Faculty of Social Studies and Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (master thesis title: "Symbolic presentation of national identity")
    1999: B.A. in media studies and journalism, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (bachelor thesis title: "Social scientists as ‘experts’ in a daily press")
Professional experience
  • 2006 onwards: lecturer at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University
    2004-2006: editor-in-chief of the university’s magazine "" and spokesperson of the Masaryk University
    2001-2002: The World Wildlife Fund International, Vienna (WWF), communicator for the Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative project (part-time)
    1999-2002: Environmental Partnership for Central Europe, Brno; communicator (part-time)
Teaching activities
  • 2002-2008: teaching courses "Methods and Techniques of Mass Media Research" (2006- ), "Introduction into Content Analysis" (2008- ), "Statistical Data Analysis" (2006-2007), "Media and Modernity" (2006- ), "European Media Landscape" (2006), "Media, Globalization and Cultural Identity" (2002- ), "Media and the Non-Profit Sector" (2005) at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University
    2002-2005: teaching course "Introduction into Sociology", Faculty of Economics, Masaryk University
    2001-2004: teaching course "Introduction in Sociology" at the Faculty of Economics
Research activities
  • 2009 onward: member of CENMEP - Comparative European New Media and Elections Project (project leaders: Carlos Cunha, Maurice Vergeer, Gerrit Voerman)
    2009 onward: participating in the international comparative project "Between Integration and Demarcation. Strategies and Effects of Party Campaigns in the Context of the 2009 European Parliament Elections" (project leaders: Michaela Maier, Silke Adam)
    2007 onward: participating in the COST A30 Action "East of West: Setting a New Central Eastern European Media Research Agenda"; member of the Management Committee for the Czech Republic; member of working groups WG2 (conducting a comparative research project "Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective"; co-ordinator: Karol Jakubowicz) and WG3 (Media Policy and Regulation, co-ordinator: Beata Klimkiewicz)
    2006 onward: participating on the international research project "EUKidsOnline" (WP6 - Safer Internet Plus), co-coordinator: Sonia Livingstone, LSE; position: national team leader for the Czech Republic
    2006: conducted a research project "Images of Integration: a Presentation of the European Constitution in the Czech Daily Press", funded by the British Academy (this project was affiliated with the research project "Debating the European Constitution: National or Transnational Paths to a Supranational Issue?", carried out by a research team from the Communication Research Centre, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University
    2004-2005: conducted the research project "Media for Democracy", aimed at content analysis of the representation of NGOs in Czech daily press; supported by the VIA Foundation
    1999: participated on the research project "Objectivity and Balance in the Discussion Programs of the Czech Television", conducted by Masaryk University (research method: content analysis)
Professional stays abroad
  • 2008: participation at the ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana (completed course "Quantitative Text Analysis", Prof. Ken Benoit, Prof. Will Love)
    2007: research stay at the Institut für Medien-, Informations- und Kulturwissenschaft, Universität Regensburg, Germany (1 week)
    2006: visiting fellowship at the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University (research project "Images of integration: presentation of the European constitution in the Czech daily press", supported by the British Academy)
    2004: study at the University of Wollongong, Australia (scholarship from the Utrecht Network)
    2003: research stay at the University of Vienna
    2000: study at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Fakultät für Sozial- und Verhaltenswissenschaften, Germany (scholarship within the Socrates/Erasmus Programme)
    2000: study at the International Summer University, offered by the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (Tuition Waiver Scholarship awarded)
    1998: participation at the Summer Programme "Dutch Society and Culture", offered by the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • 2009 member of the Organizing Committee of the "Channels of Transition: 2nd Czech-Polish-Slovak Communication Conference", Brno/Telč, 7-9 May, 2009
    2007 onward: member of the editorial board of Sociální studia [Social Studies], journal of the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (
    2007 onward: co-editor of Mediální studia [Media Studies], Czech and Slovak journal for critical media enquiry (
    2007 – 2008 co-organiser of the International Conference Cyberspace 2007, Brno (Panel Chair)
    2007 main organiser of the COST A30 meeting in Brno, 14.-15.12.
    2006 co-organiser of the conference Alternative Media and the New Public Settings, Ljubljana, 13.-14.10.2006 (Panel Chair)
    2004 onward: member of the editorial board of the university’s magazine
    2001-2005: co-editor and member of the editorial board of the journal Revue pro média
    2000-2003: co-editor of the department's annual volume of essays Média a realita
Non-university activities
  • 2008 onwards: co-ordinator of the Student Radio Project (aimed at establishing an independent community radio station, based at the Masaryk University; see
Most significant professional accomplishments
  • 2006: winner of the best dissertation thesis award EDIS (Faculty of Social Studies)
    2000: Arnošt Heinrich Award for editing the volume "Média a realita 2000"


Curriculum vitae: PhDr. Václav Štětka, Ph.D. (učo 9724), version: English(1), last update: 2009/03/02 19:05, V. Štětka

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