Dominika Betakova Presents Research on News Avoidance at Salzburg Global Seminar


We are delighted to share that one of our team members, Dominika Betakova, had the honor of being invited to speak at the prestigious Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change 2023, held at the picturesque Schloss Leopoldskron.

The academy’s aim is to support innovative media responses to pressing social challenges and it gathers each summer. This year’s title was Imagining Inclusive and Equitable Futures and it focused on imagining more inclusive futures through visioning media practices and pedagogies that work to advance meaningful and robust human connections and interdependency in digital culture.

At the event, Dominika presented her research on a highly socially relevant phenomenon, news avoidance, which has been garnering increasing attention from the academic community in recent years. Specifically, Dominika spoke about news avoidance in Austria and Slovakia. She summarized her and her co-authors findings from a cross-sectional survey in Austria and recent results from a comparative online experiment in Austria and Slovakia simulating digital news environment and contrasting different news avoidance behaviors. The study will also be presented at the WAPOR 2023.

During the panel discussion, Dominika was joined by other researchers and practitioners, including Leonard Apcar and Paul Mihailidis, who also shared their valuable insights on related subjects.

6 pictures of dominikas talk. on the first three she is pictures during her talk, writing on a board and taking questions. two pictures are of salzburg and the venue she presented at, the last picutre is of the whole room and participants.