Václav Štětka

Václav ŠtětkaDr. Václav Štětka is Senior Researcher and Leader of the PolCoRe research group at the Institute of Sociological Studies FSV UK. He received his Ph.D. in sociology in 2005 from  Masaryk University in Brno, where he then worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Studies. Between 2009 and 2013 he was Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, working on an ERC-funded project Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (http://mde.politics.ox.ac.uk). His research interests encompass political communication and the role of new media, transformation and democratization of media systems, media ownership and globalization.

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Email: vaclav.stetka@fsv.cuni.cz, varan13@gmail.com,

Tel.: +420 739611034

Recent publications:

Štětka, V. (2015). The Rise of Oligarchs as Media Owners. In Zielonka, J. (ed.) Media and Politics in New Democracies. Europe in a Comparative Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 85-98.

Vochocová, L.; Štětka, V. & J. Mazák (2015). Good girls don’t comment on politics? Gendered character of online political participation in the Czech Republic. Information, Communication & Society, published online first 25 Sep 2015. (link)

Hladík, R. & Štětka, V. (2015). The Powers That Tweet: Social Media as News Sources in the Czech Republic. Journalism Studies, online first (link).

Balčytienė, A., Bajomi-Lázár, P., Štětka, V. and Sükösd M. (2015). Oligarchization, de-Westernization and vulnerability: Media between democracy and authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of Media, Cognition and Communication 3 (1). (link)

Jebril, Nael, Matthew Loveless, and Václav Štětka. (2015). “Media and Democratisation: Challenges for an Emerging Sub-Field.” Medijske Studije 6 (11): 84, 98–97, 98. (link)

Lilleker, Darren G., Jens Tenscher, and Václav Štětka. 2015. “Towards Hypermedia Campaigning? Perceptions of New Media’s Importance for Campaigning by Party Strategists in Comparative Perspective.” Information, Communication & Society 18 (7): 747–65. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2014.993679.

Štětka, V.; Vochocová, L. (2014) A dialogue of the deaf, or communities of debate? The use of Facebook in the 2013 Czech Parliamentary Elections campaign. Teorija in Praksa 51(6),1361-1380.

Štětka, V.; Mazák, J. (2014) Whither slacktivism? Political engagement and social media use in the 2013 Czech Parliamentary Elections. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 8(3), article 7. doi: 10.5817/CP2014-3-7

Štětka, V. (2014) The watchdogs that only bark? Media and political accountability. In Głowacki, M.; Lauk, E.; Balcytiene, A. (eds.) Journalism that Matters. Views from Central and Eastern Europe. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 35-60.

Štětka, V.; Macková, A.; Fialová, M. (2014) A winding road from “likes” to votes: the role of social media in the 2013 Czech presidential elections. In Patrut, B. (ed.) Social Media in Politics: Case Studies (2008-2013). Springer International Publishing, pp. 225-244. 

Macková A, Fialová, M., Štětka, V. (2013) Nová média jako nástroj politické kampaně v České republice: případová studie krajských a senátních voleb 2012. Politologický časopis, (4), 507-526

Štetka, V.; Örnebring, H. (2013). Investigative Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe Autonomy, Business Models, and Democratic Roles. The International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol. 18 (4), pp. 413–435. doi:10.1177/1940161213495921.

Jebril, N.; Štětka, V.; Loveless, M. (2013). Media and Democratisation: What is Known about the Role of Mass Media in Transitions to Democracy. Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. ISBN 978-1-907384-11-0.