Damian Guzek

Damian Guzek
University of Silesia in Katowice · Department of Journalism and Media Communication

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Inquiries on news consumption drive my current research. I am participating or/and leading three separate projects: Cartography of New Media and Digital Sphere (University of Silesia); Pandemic Emergency in Social Perspective: Evidence from a Large Web-Survey Research (University of Silesia); The Illiberal Turn? News Consumption, Political Polarization and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (Loughborough University)

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Publications (37)
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The article analyzes the role of music within antagonized visions of the contemporary papacy in film and television series productions by examining The Two Popes, The Young Pope, and The New Pope. Despite the growing body of literature analyzing the contemporary meeting between media and papal authority, little has been done to construct papal auth...
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In recent years, radical voices of all kinds have become increasingly visible due to digital platforms. Within this context, issues connected with religious diversity have received little attention. But valuable insights can be gained from examining how radical religious advocates embrace digital strategies, using their own marginality to ironicall...
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A significant element of Central and Eastern Europe’s democracies backsliding process turns out to be changes in the media law. These changes are now leading to a decline in media freedom. The article attempts to understand this phenomenon by analyzing the process of legal and policy changes in Poland. In the course of the analysis, the reader’s at...
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Although the extent varies, since 1990, media concentration has tended to increase in most European countries. This was driven by a political shift to more market‐driven economic policies, and the deregulatory role played by national authorities and the supranational institutions of the European Union (EU). As Wheeler (2004) pointed out, in the 198...
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The article examines the reports on the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland as a religious and political event in mainstream Polish newspapers, websites and TV news in April 2016. Using qualitative grounded theory and quantitative intermedia agenda-setting at the networked level, the author shows how this religious event was presented and i...
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The book provides an empirically based analysis of changes on how various political and denominational actors seek to influence the Church and state relationship, as well as how we understand the idea of the secular state. A set of case studies shows how and why changes in the coverage of the secular state and Church-state relations have followed t...
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Existing studies have examined the significance of UK media coverage of the 7/7 London bombings. This article seeks to widen this analysis by exploring the coverage of 7/7 in the leading newspapers of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Poland comparatively using a new agenda-setting perspective that is grounded within network analysis. The...
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The aim of this article is to analyze the religious discourse on Polish Facebook in relation to the refugee crisis. The primary focus is on how religious memory is presented. A discourse analysis implemented by the author helps to identify and examine certain nodal points related to the religious debate about refugees, and then instruments used to...
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Artykuł dotyka problemu źródeł mediatyzacji w działalności Marcina Lutra. W tekście autor rozważa, czy należy wywodzić od Lutra zjawisko mediatyzacji. Na wstępie autor wychodzi od zasadniczej różnicy między zjawiskami zapośredniczenia i mediatyzacji. Następnie podejmuje refleksję nad związkami mediatyzacji z myślą i działalnością reformatora. Czyni...
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This article undertakes the issue of the sources from which we obtain our knowledge and shape our opinions on the topic of the secular state. Based on a questionnaire survey on a representative group of Poles, I point to the constitutive role of the media in this process. However, I specify that the preferred sources of information are first of all...
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Artykuł porusza problem rozumienia aktu chrztu Polski oraz 1050. rocznicy wydarzenia w wybranych tytułach polskich mediów. W oparciu o analizy przekazów mediów w kluczu teorii ugruntowanej oraz model sieciowy teorii agenda-setting autor prezentuje kategorie, które wyznaczyły medialną narrację na temat chrztu Polski. Wskazuje na dominację per-spe...
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Celem artykułu jest wyjaśnienie mechanizmów, w oparciu o które konstruowano przekazy polskich dzienników na temat trzech papieży (Jana Pawła II, Benedykta XVI, Franciszka) w okresie wakatu na Stolicy Apostolskiej w 2013 r. Na podstawie analizy zawartości prasy w wariancie ilościowo-jakościowym, przeprowadzonej na wydaniach „Dziennika Gazety Prawnej...
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The monograph is an attempt to systemic approach of the Catholic media in Poland based on the category of the media structure. Twenty-five years from the beginning of political transformation in our country Catholic media stand out not only due to their specific content and own doctrine, but also their specific structure. The aim of the book is, th...
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This publication takes place within the research on media image of religion. Its purpose is to analyze the resignation of Benedict XVI and election of Francis in German, Polish and Russian press. The authors try to answer the basic question: what is their picture in daily newspapers in these countries? What do these kind of media representations ha...
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This article focuses on Pope Francis activities on Twitter and understanding the way of using this kind of social media by religious authorities. By examining Francis’s tweets from half a year of his pontificate (from September 13, 2013 to March 16, 2014), the author offers an in-depth overview of methods for studying the presence of religious auth...
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Since the beginnings of 'Solidarity' in 1980's until now Poland went through only one mass-scale social movement called the Family of Radio Mary (Rodzina Radia Maryja). This grass-roots collectivity of listeners stays in touch with the charismatic founder and leader of Radio Maryja, rev. Tadeusz Rydzyk. Without doubt, the activity of such tradition...
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Walter Lippmann's description in Public Opinion of the news media as the bridge between “the world outside and the pictures in our heads” is particularly apt for the two goals of this study: exploring a new perspective in agenda-setting theory grounded in network analysis, which, in turn, provides the setting for a comparative analysis of the Iraq...
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This paper examines the way in which Spanish, Polish and Romanian prime time TV news programs construct the social representation about the European Union. The data used in this article are part of the international project “Media about the European Union” that aimed to map the EU representations currently in circulation within the European countri...
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The article presents a comparative analysis of selected aspects of journalistic reliability in two different social systems Poland and Spain. At the beginning the author analyses an ethical virtue of reliability and a concept of journalistic reliability which is one of the most important standards of media deontology. Afterwards, the author present...
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The article presents the issues of advertising religious activities of religious institutions in Poland. This analysis is focused on the selective advertising aspects of the Roman Catholic Church, which is the dominant religion of the country. First of all, the author presents the phenomenon of religious advertising and its contamination of sanctit...
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Referring to the criteria of Hallin and Mancini, the author discusses the media system in Malta, especially the legal framework of media functioning within the political system, the particular approach to news, and the institutions which supervise the audiovisual and telecommunications sector. In many aspects, Malta is still under the influence of...
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The article aims in arranging the discourse concerning the celebrities’ morality that is visible in their behaviour which is made public by mass media. It indicates the problematic reasons and consequences of this phenomena. The text concentrates on the priority of profit in the promotion mechanism: “morality of the celebrities”. The narration is d...
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The article focuses on the role that musical terminology and musical masterpieces perform in the theological narration of Hans Urs von Balthasar. The author analyses the major musical terms present in Balthasar’s works and the various interpretations of those terms in the theologian’s thought. Next, he shows how Hans Urs von Balthasar uses the musi...
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in the reflection on the social communication Benedict XViemphasizes the specific nature of work of media professionals. although the Pope does not speak directly about the journalists, he writes about missionary character of their profession. in his opinion, the missionary journalism is realized in the service for providing information and shaping...

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The Study PESP-8 (Pandemic Emergency in Social Perspective. Evidence form a large Web-survey research) aims to explore how the health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting peoples’ habits, lifestyles, and psycho-physical well-being, to uncover any existing problems and try to propose solutions necessary to achieve greater well-being among the community. The research is conducted through the administration of an online survey in 8 European Countries (Italy, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom). In Poland, it is conducted under the umbrella of the Research Team on the Cartography of New Media and Digital Sphere
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The main issues in this project concern the way in which papal authority is constructed in the digital environment, the way in which media users consume this construct, as well as the extent to which Francis’ ministry corresponds with the theological vision of exercising his office.