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Journal Articles

Hameleers, M, Tulin, M, de Vreese, C, Aalberg, T, Cardenal, AS, Corbu, N, van Erkel, P, Esser, F, Gehle, L, Halagiera, D, Hopmann, D, Koc-Michalska, K, Matthes, J, Meltzer, C, Mihelj, S, Schemer, C, Sheafer, T, Splendore, S, Stanyr, J, Stepinska, A, Stetka, V, Strömbäck, J, Terren, L, Theocharis, Y, Zoizner, A (2023) Mistakenly misinformed or intentionally deceived? Mis- and Disinformation perceptions on the Russian War in Ukraine among citizens in 19 countries, European Journal of Political Research, ISSN: 0304-4130. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6765.12646.

Mihelj, S, Kondor, K, Stetka, V, Toth, F (2023) The ambivalences of visibility: News consumption and public attitudes to same-sex relationships in the context of illiberalism, European Journal of Communication, 38(6), pp.571-590, ISSN: 0267-3231. DOI: 10.1177/02673231221150347.

Matthes, J, Corbu, N, Jin, S, Theocharis, Y, Schemer, C, Van Aelst, P, Strömbäck, J, Koc-Michalska, K, Esser, F, Aalberg, T, Cardenal, AS, Castro, L, de Vreese, C, Hopmann, D, Sheafer, T, Splendore, S, Stanyer, J, Stępińska, A, Stetka, V, Zoizner, A (2022) Perceived prevalence of misinformation fuels worries about COVID-19: a cross-country, multi-method investigation, Information Communication and Society, 26(16), pp.3133-3156, ISSN: 1369-118X. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2022.2146983.

Zoizner, A, Sheafer, T, Castro, L, Aalberg, T, Cardenal, AS, Corbu, N, de Vreese, C, Esser, F, Hopmann, DN, Koc-Michalska, K, Matthes, J, Schemer, C, Splendore, S, Stanyer, J, Stępińska, A, Štětka, V, Strömbäck, J, Theocharis, Y, Van Aelst, P (2022) The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries, Political Communication: an international journal, 39(5), pp.674-696, ISSN: 1058-4609. DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2022.2107745.

Mihelj, S, Kondor, K, Stetka, V (2022) Establishing trust in experts during a crisis: expert trustworthiness and media use during the COVID-19 pandemic, Science Communication, 44(3), pp.292-319, ISSN: 1075-5470. DOI: 10.1177/10755470221100558.

Kondor, K, Mihelj, S, Stetka, V, Toth, F (2022) News consumption and immigration attitudes: a mixed methods approach, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 48(17), pp.4129-4148, ISSN: 1369-183X. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2022.2054786.

Tóth, F, Mihelj, S, Stetka, V, Kondor, K (2022) A Media Repertoires Approach to Selective Exposure: News Consumption and Political Polarization in Eastern Europe, The International Journal of Press/Politics, pp.194016122110725-194016122110725, ISSN: 1940-1612. DOI: 10.1177/19401612211072552.

Theocharis, Y, Cardenal, A, Yin, S, Aalberg, T, Hopmann, DN, Strömbäck, J, Castro, L, Esser, F, Van Aelst, P, de Vreese, C, Corbu, N, Koc-Michalska, K, Matthes, J, Schemer, C, Sheafer, T, Splendore, S, Stanyer, J, Stepinska, A, Stetka, V (2021) Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries, New Media and Society, 25(12), pp.3412-3437, ISSN: 1461-4448. DOI: 10.1177/14614448211045666.

Van Aelst, P, Toth, F, Castro, L, Stetka, V, de Vreese, C, Aalberg, T, Cardenal, AS, Corbu, N, Esser, F, Hopman, DN, Koc-Michalska, K, Matthes, J, Schemer, C, Sheafer, T, Splendore, S, Stanyer, J, Stepinska, A, Strömbäck, J, Theocharis, Y (2021) Does a crisis change news habits? A comparative study of the effects of COVID-19 on news media use in 17 European countries, Digital Journalism, 9(9), pp.1316-1346, ISSN: 2167-0811. DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2021.1943481.

Mihelj, S, Kondor, K, Stetka, V (2021) Audience engagement with COVID-19 news: the impact of lockdown and live coverage, and the role of polarization, Journalism Studies, 23(5-6), pp.569-587, ISSN: 1461-670X. DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2021.1931410.

Castro, L, Stromback, J, Esser, F, Van Aelst, P, de Vreese, C, Aalberg, T, Cardenal, AS, Corbu, N, Hopmann, D, Koc-Michalska, K, Matthes, J, Schemer, C, Sheafer, T, Splendore, S, Stanyer, J, Stepinska, A, Stetka, V, Theocharis, Y (2021) Navigating high-choice European political information environments: A comparative analysis of news user profiles and political knowledge, The International Journal of Press/Politics, 27(4), pp.827-859, ISSN: 1940-1612. DOI: 10.1177/19401612211012572.

Stetka, V, Mazak, J, Vochocova, L (2020) "Nobody tells us what to write about": the disinformation media ecosystem and its consumers in the Czech Republic, Javnost - The Public, 28(1), pp.90-109, ISSN: 1318-3222. DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2020.1841381.

Stetka, V, Mihelj, S, Toth, F (2020) The impact of news consumption on anti-immigration attitudes and populist party support in a changing media ecology, Political Communication, 38(5), pp.539-560, ISSN: 1058-4609. DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2020.1820647.

Surowiec, P and Stetka, V (2019) Introduction: media and illiberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, East European Politics, pp.1-8, ISSN: 2159-9165. DOI: 10.1080/21599165.2019.1692822.

Numerato, D, Vochocova, L, Stetka, V, Mackova, A (2019) The vaccination debate in the "post-truth" era: social media as sites of multi-layered reflexivity, Sociology of Health and Illness, 41(5), pp.82-97, ISSN: 0141-9889. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12873.

Stetka, V, Surowiec, P, Mazak, J (2018) Facebook as an instrument of election campaigning and voters’ engagement: comparing Czechia and Poland, European Journal of Communication, ISSN: 0267-3231. DOI: 10.1177/0267323118810884.

Hladik, R and Stetka, V (2017) The Powers that Tweet: Social media as news sources in the Czech Republic, Journalism Studies, 18(2), pp.154-174, ISSN: 1461-670X. DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1046995.

Mazak, J, Vochocova, L, Stetka, V (2017) Nothing for the girls? The gender gap in political participation on social network sites, Gender a Vyzkum / Gender and Research, 17(2), pp.64-75, ISSN: 2570-6578. DOI: 10.13060/12130028.2016.17.2.283.

Maier, J, Faas, T, Rittberger, B, Stetka, V (2017) This time it’s different? Effects of the Eurovision Debate on young citizens’ and its consequence for EU democracy – evidence from a quasi-experiment in 24 countries, Journal of European Public Policy, ISSN: 1466-4429. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2016.1268643.

Mackova, A and Stetka, V (2016) Walking the party line? Determinants of facebook's adoption and use by Czech parliamentarians, Medijske Studije, 7(14), pp.157-175, ISSN: 1848-5030. DOI: 10.20901/ms.7.14.11.

Vochocova, L, Stetka, V, Mazak, J (2016) Good girls don't comment on politics? Gendered character of online political participation in the Czech Republic, Information Communication and Society, 19(10), pp.1321-1339, ISSN: 1369-118X. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1088881.

Svelch, J and Stetka, V (2016) The coup that flopped: Facebook as a platform for emotional protest, First Monday, 21(1), ISSN: 1396-0466.

Jebril, N, Loveless, M, Stetka, V (2015) Media and democratisation: Challenges for an emerging sub-field, Medijske Studije, 6(11), pp.84-98, ISSN: 1847-9758.

Lilleker, DG, Tenscher, J, Stetka, V (2015) Towards hypermedia campaigning? Perceptions of new media’s importance for campaigning by party strategists in comparative perspective, Information Communication and Society, 18(7), pp.747-765, ISSN: 1369-118X. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2014.993679.

Balcytiene, A, Bajomi-Lazar, P, Stetka, V, Sukosd, M (2015) Oligarchization, de-westernization and vulnerability: media between democracy and authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe (a roundtable discussion), Journal of Media, Cognition and Communication, 3(1), pp.119-141, ISSN: 2245-9855.

Stetka, V and Vochocova, 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), pp.1361-1380, ISSN: 0040-3598.

Stetka, V and Mazak, J (2014) Whither slacktivism? Political engagement and social media use in the 2013 Czech Parliamentary elections, Cyberpsychology, 8(3), ISSN: 1802-7962.

Stetka, V (2014) Popular Television in Eastern Europe During and Since Socialism, SOCIOLOGICKY CASOPIS-CZECH SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 50(3), pp.483-486, ISSN: 0038-0288.

Stetka, V and Ornebring, H (2013) Investigative journalism in Central and Eastern Europe: autonomy, business models and democratic roles, International Journal of Press/Politics, 18(4), pp.413-435, ISSN: 1940-1612. DOI: 10.1177/1940161213495921.

Adam, S, Maier, M, de Vreese, CH, Schuck, ART, Stetka, V, Jalali, C, Seeber, GUH, Negrine, R, Raycheva, L, Berganza, R, Róka, J, Dobek-Ostrowska, B, Nord, L, Balzer, M, Baumli, M (2013) Campaigning Against Europe? The Role of Euroskeptic Fringe and Mainstream Parties in the 2009 European Parliament Election, Journal of Political Marketing, 12(1), pp.77-99, ISSN: 1537-7857. DOI: 10.1080/15377857.2013.752245.

Štětka, V (2012) From Global to (G)local: Changing Patterns of Television Program Flows and Audience Preferences in Central and Eastern Europe, Journal of Popular Film and Television, 40(3), pp.109-118, ISSN: 0195-6051. DOI: 10.1080/01956051.2012.697779.

Stetka, V (2012) From multinationals to business tycoons: media ownership and journalistic autonomy in Central and Eastern Europe, International Journal of Press/Politics, 17(4), pp.433-456, ISSN: 1940-1612. DOI: 10.1177/1940161212452449.

Stetka, V (2010) Book review: Pål Kolstø (ed.), Media Discourse and the Yugoslav Conflicts: Representations of Self and Other, Ashgate: Aldershot and Burlington, VT, 2009; 270 pp.: £48.00, European Journal of Communication, 25(2), pp.204-206, ISSN: 0267-3231. DOI: 10.1177/02673231100250020508.

Stetka, V (2010) Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Market Concentration, Local Ownership and Media Autonomy in the Czech Republic, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, 4, pp.865-885, ISSN: 1932-8036.

Štětka, V (2009) Media events and European visions: Czech Republic in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, COMM, 34(1), pp.21-38, ISSN: 0341-2059. DOI: 10.1515/comm.2009.002.

Štětka, V and Šmahel, D (2009) New media from the perspective of social sciences, Socialni Studia, 6(2), pp.7-11, ISSN: 1214-813X.

Mihelj, S, Koenig, T, Downey, J, Štetka, V (2008) MAPPING EUROPEAN IDEOSCAPES, European Societies, 10(2), pp.275-301, ISSN: 1461-6696. DOI: 10.1080/14616690701722071.

Mihelj, S, Koenig, T, Downey, J, Stetka, V (2008) Mapping European ideoscapes: examining newspaper debates on the EU Constitution in seven European countries, ISSN: 1461-6696. DOI: 10.1080/14616690701722071.

Stetka, V (1999) George Schopflin spoke to the Prague Faculty of Social Sciences about national identity, SOCIOLOGICKY CASOPIS, 35(2), pp.239-240, ISSN: 0038-0288.



Conferences

Stetka, V (2016) Between instrumentalization and para-journalism: current challenges to democratic roles of the media in the Czech Republic. In Embedding Democratic Values: The Role of Civic Education and Media in Democratization, Chisinau.



Books

Surowiec, P and Stetka, V (ed) (2017) Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe, Routledge, ISBN: 9781317328049. DOI: 10.4324/9781315657431.



Chapters

Brandao, F, Stetka, V, Mihelj, S, Rothberg, D, Hallin, D (2023) Como a TV pode combater a desinformação na saúde e na política?. In Anselmo, A, Lemos, C, Macário, L (ed) O futuro da TV: 25 anos da TV Câmara, Brasília : Câmara dos Deputados, Edições Câmara, pp.59-68, ISBN: 9788540209541.

Mihelj, S, Guzek, D, Stetka, V (2021) “I don’t vote because I don’t want to get infected.” Pandemic, polarization and public trust during the 2020 Presidential Election in Poland. In Aelst, PV and Blumler, J (ed) Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus, Routledge, pp.191-208, ISBN: 9780367761851. DOI: 10.4324/9781003170051.

Guzek, D, Mihelj, S, Štĕtka, V (2021) “I don’t vote because i don’t want to get infected”: Pandemic, polarization, and public trust during the 2020 presidential election in Poland. In Political Communication in the Time of Coronavirus, pp.192-208, ISBN: 9781000467109. DOI: 10.4324/9781003170051-15.

Maurer, P, Hubé, N, Stetka, V, Cremonesi, C, Seddone, A, Ringdal Bergan, S, Stanyer, J, Tomov, M, Weiss, N, Engesser, S, Esser, F (2019) Journalistic culture, editorial mission, and news logic: Explaining the factors behind the use of populism in European media. In Reinemann, C (ed) Communicating Populism: Comparing Actor Perceptions, Media Coverage, and Effects on Citizens in Europe, Routledge, pp.102-122, ISBN: 9781138392724. DOI: 10.4324/9780429402067-6.

Maurer, P, Hube, N, Stetka, V, Cremonesi, C, Seddone, A, Bergan, SR, Stanyer, J, Tomov, M, Weiss, N, Engesser, S, Esser, F (2019) Journalistic culture, editorial mission, and news logic: Explaining the factors behind the use of populism in European media. In Communicating Populism: Comparing Actor Perceptions, Media Coverage, and Effects on Citizens in Europe, Routledge, pp.000-000, ISBN: 9781138392724. DOI: 10.4324/9780429402067.

Cisar, O and Stetka, V (2017) Czech Republic: the rise of populism from the fringes to the mainstream. In Populist Political Communication in Europe, © Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp.285-298, ISBN: 9781138654792.

Mackova, A, Stetka, V, Zapotocky, J, Hladik, R (2017) Who is afraid of the platforms? Adoption of and strategies for use of social media by politicians in the Czech Republic. In Surowiec, P and Stetka, V (ed) Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe, Routledge, pp.23-44, ISBN: 9781138100824.

Stetka, V and Surowiec, P (2017) Conclusions. In Surowiec, P and Stetka, V (ed) Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe, Routledge, pp.198-204, ISBN: 9781138100824.

Surowiec, P and Stetka, V (2017) Introduction: social media, politics and democracy in post-transition Central and Eastern Europe. In Surowiec, P and Stetka, V (ed) Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe, Routledge, pp.1-20, ISBN: 9781138100824.

Mazak, J and Stetka, V (2016) Who's afraid of clicktivism? Exploring citizens' use of social media and political participation in the Czech Republic. In Frame, A and Brachotte, G (ed) Citizen Participation and Political Communication in a Digital World, Routledge, pp.125-138, ISBN: 9781317388548. DOI: 10.4324/9781315677569.

Štetka, V (2016) An idol against his will? Ethnicity and cultural inclusion in czech search for a superstar. In Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format, pp.83-96, ISBN: 9781409441694. DOI: 10.4324/9781315565620-16.

Kaid, LL, Adam, S, Maier, M, Balzer, M, Berganza, R, Jalali, C, Negrine, R, Raycheva, L, Róka, J, Schuck, ART, Stetka, V, de Vreese, CH (2016) Televised Advertising in the 2009 European Parliamentary Elections: Comparing Campaign Strategies and Videostyles1. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.91-110, ISBN: 9781409411321. DOI: 10.4324/9781315601144-6.

Negrine, R, Stetka, V, Fialová, M (2016) Campaigning in but not for Europe: European Campaign Strategies in the UK and the Czech Republic. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.75-89, ISBN: 9781409411321. DOI: 10.4324/9781315601144-5.

Maier, M, Adam, S, de Vreese, CH, Schuck, ART, Berganza, R, Stetka, V, Negrine, R, Jalali, C, Seeber, GUH, Raycheva, L, Róka, J, Dobek-Ostrowska, B, Grusell, M (2016) Between Integration and Demarcation: Effects of Europeanized and National Campaigns on Voters in the 2009 European Parliament Election. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.233-256, ISBN: 9781409411321. DOI: 10.4324/9781315601144-14.

Štĕtka, V (2016) Back to the Local? Transnational Media Flows and Audience Consumption Patterns in Central and Eastern Europe. In Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy and Culture, pp.157-188, ISBN: 9781409435426. DOI: 10.4324/9781315571126-8.

Stetka, V and Hladik, R (2015) Too much buzz about nothing? Uses of social media in Czech news production. In Dobek-Ostrowska, B and Glowacki, M (ed) Democracy and Media in Central and Eastern Europe 25 Years On, Peter Lang GmbH, pp.197-216, ISBN: 9783653044522. DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-04452-2.

Stetka, V (2014) The watchdogs that only bark? Media and political accountability in Central and Eastern Europe. In Journalism that matters: views from central and Eastern Europe, Peter Lang GmbH, pp.35-60, ISBN: 9783631654217.

Stetka, V, Mackova, A, Fialova, M (2014) A winding road from "likes" to votes. In Social media in politics. Case studies on the political power of social media, Springer International Publishing, pp.225-244, ISBN: 9783319046662. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04666-2.

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 Public Administration and Information Technology, pp.225-244, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04666-2_13.

Downey, J, Mihelj, S, Koenig, T, Stetka, V (2013) New and ‘old’ Europe: Explaining competing ideologies across Europe. In Mapping the European Public Sphere: Institutions, Media and Civil Society, pp.159-174, ISBN: 9780754673767.

Štětka, V (2013) Back to the local? Transnational media flows and audienceconsumption patterns in central Andeastern Europe. In Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy and Culture, pp.157-189, ISBN: 9781409435426.

Maier, M, Adam, S, Vreese, CD, Schuck, ART, Berganza, R, Stetka, V, Negrine, R, Jalali, C, Seeber, GUH, Raycheva, L, Róka, J, Dobek-Ostrowska, B, Grusell, M (2013) Between integration and demarcation: Effects of Europeanized and national campaigns on voters in the 2009 European Parliament Election. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.233-256, ISBN: 9781409411321.

Negrine, R, Stetka, V, Fialová, M (2013) Campaigning in but not for Europe: European Campaign Strategies in the UK and the Czech Republic. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.102-116, ISBN: 9781409411321.

Kaid, LL, Adam, S, Maier, M, Balzer, M, Berganza, R, Jalali, C, Negrine, R, Raycheva, L, Róka, J, Schuck, ART, Stetka, V, Claes, DV (2013) Televised advertising in the 2009 European Parliamentary Elections: Comparing campaign strategies and videostyles. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.118-136, ISBN: 9781409411321.

Štětka, V (2012) An idol against his will? Ethnicity and cultural inclusion in Czech Search for a Superstar. In Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format, pp.83-96, ISBN: 9781409441694.

Štětka, V (2012) Back to the local? Transnational media flows and audience consumption patterns in central and Eastern Europe. In Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy and Culture, pp.157-188, ISBN: 9781409435426.

Negrine, R, Stetka, V, Fialová, M (2011) Campaigning in but not for Europe: European campaign strategies in the UK and the Czech Republic. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.75-89, ISBN: 9781409411321.

Lee Kaid, L, Adam, S, Maier, M, Balzer, M, Berganza, R, Jalali, C, Negrine, R, Raycheva, L, Róka, J, Schuck, ART, Stetka, V, de Vreese, C (2011) Televised advertising in the 2009 European parliamentary elections: Comparing campaign strategies and videostyles. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.91-110, ISBN: 9781409411321.

Maier, M, Adam, S, de Vreese, C, Schuck, ART, Berganza, R, Stetka, V, Negrine, R, Jalali, C, Seeber, GUH, Raycheva, L, Róka, J, Dobek-Ostrowska, B, Grusell, M (2011) Between integration and demarcation: Effects of Europeanized and national campaigns on voters in the 2009 European parliament election. In Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections, pp.233-256, ISBN: 9781409411321.

Štetka, V (2010) Struggling with diversity: Objectives, outcomes, and future of the European quota policy in the context of the television scene in the Czech Republic. In Media Freedom and Pluralism: Media Policy Challenges in the Enlarged Europe, pp.97-124, ISBN: 9789639776739.

Downey, JW, Mihelj, S, Koenig, T, Stetka, V (2010) "New' and 'Old' Europe: Explaining Competing Ideologies across Europe. In Bee, C and Bozzini, EE (ed) Mapping the European :Public Sphere: institutions, media and civil society, Ashgate, pp.159-176, ISBN: 9780754673767.

Hasebrink, U, Ólafsson, K, Štĕtka, V (2009) Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research. In Kids Online: Opportunities and Risks for Children, pp.41-53, ISBN: 9781847424389.



Internet Publications

Ehl, M and Stetka, V (2018) When Oligarchs Buy Media: A Central European Tale.



Reports

Stetka, V and Hajek, R (2021) Monitoring media pluralism in the digital era. Application of the media pluralism monitor in the European Union, Albania, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia & Turkey in the year 2020. Country report: The Czech Republic,ISBN: 9789294660435. DOI: 10.2870/64492.

Stetka, V (2019) The Imitation Game? EP election campaign in the Czech Republic, pp.32-33, DEMICOM, ISBN: 9789188527707.

Stetka, V (2019) Czech Republic, pp.78-80, Reuters Institute, ISBN: 978-1-907384-62-2.

Stetka, V (2018) Czech Republic, pp.72-73, Reuterst Institute, ISBN: 978-1-907384-46-2.

Stetka, V and Hajek, R (2018) Country report: Czech Republic, pp.1-10, European Commission, ISBN: 978-92-9084-649-9.



Other

Stetka, V (2019) Media Freedom in Central Europe: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?, Central Europe readies itself to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of Communism. Looking, however, at the contemporary state of some of the key democratic institutions across the V4 countries, particularly at the media, there is not much of a reason to celebrate..



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