As shown by data from the Institute for Internet and Social Media Research, Poles most often look to the Internet in search of information about the world – as many as 2/3 of Poles use the Internet as a source of knowledge about the world. Only one in three of us turns on the radio for this purpose, and one in five reaches for the press. In this world dominated by new digital technologies, how should the media behave and in which direction should public discourse change?
The diagnosis and the cure for the Polish public debate is discussed by prof. Michał Głowacki (Faculty of Journalism, Information and Bibliology, University of Warsaw), answering questions from Dr. Justyna Pokojska about:
- the way in which the internet influences society,
- the changes that new media have brought to how we communicate in public spaces,
- classification of creative industries,
- the new media revolution, i.e. the shift to mobile devices and the primacy of the user,
- whether, in the face of new media and the participation paradigm, it is correct to assume that everyone must be a community participant,
- areas where the Internet is not an open space for the participant and the „dark areas” of the Internet,
- pluralisation of discourse,
- the inclusiveness of public debate and the directions the media should take to achieve it,
- the difficult process of media transformation in Poland.