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The study aims at defining communication relations between a project team, a project manager and a wider project environment within a public institution. Individual in-depth interviews were chosen as the research method. On the basis of the collected material, five main issues related to the communication processes in the studied project were specified: a hierarchical structure, professional dependence, understanding of one’s mutual duties, relations between members of the project team and communication with the steering committee. On the basis of the findings, a scheme of project management in the studied public institution was identified. Communication and organizational weaknesses have been indicated, which may be eliminated or may not occur if they are spotted early on.

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Businesses and organizations are turning to fast feedback devices that measure consumer satisfaction. These standalone devices often have four or five different smiley-face buttons that can quickly gauge consumer sentiment. These devices are becoming popular due to the short time commitment needed to provide feedback.

This instructor has piloted the use of a smiley-face survey tool that is used at the end of each class session. Initial results suggest the role of the instructor may play a lesser role in student happiness for a given class. External factors, such as outside event or incoming GPA, appear to have a larger effect on class satisfaction. Data from classes and sample email exchanges will be presented. This type of fast feedback system has many potential benefits and low startup costs.

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The paper presents results of research related to familiarity and understanding of home hospice term and shows how the social media discourse of palliative care looks like. Answers and conclusions are crucial for palliative care organisations as their existence depends on donors financial support which engagement is strongly related to communication activities performed by those organisations.

In the paper there has been presented opinions about public discussion about terminally ill children and its potential need for being treated as a taboo. The data whether futile medical care should be performed whatever the cost is also shown in the paper. Researchers asked also who should be responsible for executing management of hospices in Poland. The main conclusions focus on the necessity to intensify communication activities, especially by the professionals.

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Nowadays the media and investigative journalists take full responsibility for revealing and reporting many irregularities and notifying them to the public via common media. This is very important because the financial losses of investors due to the bankruptcies of the pyramids are significant. This weakens the public confidence in public administration responsible for law in the state. The authors of this article mainly say about responsible unmasking of illegal financial pyramids through the media in the context of social communication. The article provides clear recommendations for the media how to distinguish between a pyramid scheme and MLM. Such recommendations could increase the practical significance of the author’s research for the readers and protect them from illegal investments.

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The development trend of online journalism in Kosovo continues with great strides in relation to newspaper journalism. Some newspapers are continuing to survive and still on market despite the decline of readers as part of a worldwide trend of readers moving to online platforms. This study will analyze the content of journalistic texts in newspapers and online media, measuring their core values. This study is about the transformation, namely the change of journalism standards from traditional media (newspapers) to online media. Journalism theorists argue that the standards of journalism should be the same in newspapers and online media. But the practice in Kosovo is completely different. The main hypothesis of this study is that professional standards in online journalism in Kosovo have fallen; in newspaper journalism, however, there is still a high level of professionalism in writing and reporting. To test these two hypotheses, texts from two newspapers and two online media shall be analyzed. Therefore, the analysis will be done on texts from “Zëri” and “Koha Ditore” newspapers, and their online versions, “zëri.info” and “koha.net”.

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This article explores the relationship between travel anthropology and the genre of literary re-portage. We scrutinized the theoretical foundations and genesis of travel anthropology, outlined its basic principles, and explored its connections to other disciplines. We also examined the phenomenon of literary reportage, its peculiarities, and principles both at the level of thematization and the level of narrative and compositional structure. According to our research, the methods of travel anthropology used by contemporary authors include fieldwork, participant observation, in-depth interviews, and detail fixation.

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Der Beitrag hinterfragt die Konstruktion und Vermittlung der Erinnerung an die DDR. Heutzutage ist die Interpretation der DDR-Geschichte in den Medien, in den meisten staatlichen Museen sowie in erfolgreichen Kinoproduktionen immer noch stark durch das totalitaristische Paradigma geprägt. Diese Darstellung steht im Widerspruch zur Alltagswahrnehmung der meisten ehemaligen DDR-Bürger. Obwohl sich die Forschung seit langem für Aspekte der Alltagsgeschichte interessiert, sind solche Elemente in den meisten aktuellen Darstellungen der DDR kaum vorhanden. Andreas Dresens und Laila Stielers Film Gundermann (2018) ist ein Beispiel für den Versuch von Ostdeutschen, die Deutungshoheit über ihre Geschichte zurückzugewinnen. Insgesamt beeinflusst die Unterrepräsentation der Ostdeutschen in Schlüsselpositionen der Gesellschaft auch die Möglichkeiten, auf die Darstellung dieser Vergangenheit einzuwirken.

Cette contribution s’interroge sur la façon dont la mémoire de la RDA est construite et transmise. Aujourd’hui, l’interprétation de l’histoire de la RDA se fait toujours essentiellement à partir du paradigme totalitaire, que ce soit dans les médias, dans la plupart des musées financés par l’État ou dans les productions cinématographiques à succès. Cette représentation est en décalage par rapport à la perception de la RDA telle qu’elle fut vécue de l’intérieur par la grande majorité de ses citoyens. Alors que la réflexion sur l’histoire du quotidien est présente depuis longtemps dans le monde de la recherche, les aspects qui en relèvent sont peu présents dans les représentations actuelles de la RDA. Le film Gundermann (2018) d’Andreas Dresen et Laila Stieler est un récent exemple d’une tentative entreprise par les Allemands de l’Est pour récupérer un pouvoir d’interprétation de leur passé. Globalement, la sous-représentation de ces derniers dans les positions-clés de la société influe également sur les possibilités de prise de parole sur ce passé.

This paper examines the construction and mediation of the GDR memory. Today, the interpretation of the GDR history in the media, through most of the state museums as well as successful movies, is still strongly influenced by the totalitarian paradigm. This representation contradicts the everyday perception of most former GDR citizens. Although research inspired by Alltagsgeschichte has long been interested in aspects of everyday history, such elements are scarcely present in most current representations of the GDR. Andreas Dresen’s and Laila Stieler’s film Gundermann (2018) is an example of East German attempts to regain sovereignty over the interpretation of their history. Overall, the under-representation of the East Germans in key positions in society also influences the possibilities of impacting the portrayal of this past.

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Wie können wir dreißig Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer einen angemessenen Blickwinkel finden, um ein möglichst genaues Bild der DDR in Frankreich zu vermitteln? Wie können wir diese Frage problematisieren, um sie auf originellere Weise anzugehen als nur durch das Studium des Repressionsapparates? Wie können wir uns von der Erzählung der ‘Erfolgsgeschichte’ der Bundesrepublik und der ‘Misserfolgsgeschichte’ der DDR, die ihr Gegenstück wäre, distanzieren? Wir schlagen mehrere Wege zur Eröffnung dieser Debatte vor, in Form von drei Leitgedanken: sich auf die Akteure konzentrieren, die Bedeutung des dritten Wegs betonen und die Ergebnisse der neueren Forschung über die DDR benutzen, da die Geschichte der DDR heute meist nicht mehr so geschrieben wird wie es in den 1990er Jahren der Fall war.

Trente ans après la chute du Mur, comment trouver un angle adéquat pour véhiculer en France les représentations les plus justes possibles sur ce qu’a été la RDA ? Comment problématiser cette question pour l’aborder de façon plus originale que la seule étude de l’appareil de répression ? Comment sortir du récit de la Erfolgsgeschichte de la République fédérale et de la Misserfolgsgeschichte de la RDA qui en serait le pendant ? Nous proposons plusieurs pistes pour ouvrir ce débat, sous la forme de trois idées directrices : mettre l’accent sur les acteurs, sur la notion de troisième voie, et utiliser les résultats de la recherche récente sur la RDA, car on n’écrit pas aujourd’hui l’histoire de la RDA comme dans les années 1990.

Thirty years after the fall of the Wall, how can we find an adequate angle to convey the best representations of what the GDR was like in France? How can we problematize this question in order to approach it in a more original way than just studying the Stasi? How can we get away from the narrative of the Erfolgsgeschichte of the Federal Republic and the Misserfolgsgeschichte of the GDR, which would be its counterpart? We propose several possibilities in order to open this debate, in the form of three guiding ideas, focusing on the actors, emphasizing the notion of a third way, and using the results of recent research on the GDR, because the history of the GDR is no longer written today as it was in the 1990s.