The festival’s podcast jury will feature experts in technologies, analytics, media and the arts
The Prix Bohemia Radio competition will include an entirely new category this year. Podcast. The festival thus continues to reflect today’s trend of giving content a modern dimension.
The jurors for the Podcast category will include Adam Javůrek – an analyst at Czech Radio. He is dedicated to analysing the listenership of podcasts and on-demand shows. He follows international trends in new media, including podcasts and their distribution. He planned his first podcast back in 2006, but fell for the medium when he heard the "Our Computers, Ourselves" episode of the Invisibilia podcast five years ago. In recent years, he helped establish the podcasts Vinohradská 12 and Čekání na prezidenta (Waiting for the President). Before Czech Radio, he worked at the weekly Respekt and at Hospodářské noviny. He looks forward to doing a podcast about ski jumping someday.
Another jury seat will go to Barbora Vičarová, whose work focuses mostly on creativity and dramaturgy, digital and technological topics, new media, social networks and marketing. As an ideamaker, she was responsible for the creative strategy of many campaigns for Czech Television projects (Ochránce (Protector), Božena, Devadesátky (The 1990s), StarDance, Peče celá země (Care for the Whole Country), the Eurovision Song Contest, TBH and Kavky). She also works for the artBLOCK creative studio and Mumdoo platform, she writes for the Marketing Journal. She read Media Studies at Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts Management at the University of Economics. She enjoys literature, music and series and is an avid podcast listener.
A grand total of twenty one jurors will be deciding the winners of the 38th annual Prix Bohemia Radio festival awards. Many national and international radio professionals will sit on each of the juries for the documentary, drama, reportage, and podcast categories and decide which works will reach the main competition.
Journalist with a focus on media and new technologies Filip Rožánek is the third member of the jury. He has long been involved in television and radio broadcasting issues. Currently, he is the editor of the industry website Digizone.cz, where he follows current events in the audiovisual industry, streaming platforms and electronic media. Previously, he worked as editor-in-chief of the professional weekly Marketing & Media, as editor of the online version of Hospodářské noviny and in various positions at Czech Radio. In public service media, he has been involved in the establishment and development of social networks, the reform of children’s broadcasting and numerous Internet projects. He received the Journalism Award for his “August 1968 - Live Transmission from the Past” project, which covered events related to the occupation of Czechoslovakia on social media.
The competition’s results will also be in the hands of Jakub Skalický, television scriptwriter and director. He studied humanities, at the 2nd medical faculty and Film and TV School in Prague. Parallel to his schooling, he devoted himself to his future profession, which he got to know through a series of assistant positions.
He worked at Febio as an assistant editor, in the advertising industry as an assistant director and at the then-newly established Czech Television as a camera assistant. Since the mid-1990s, he has been working on his own audiovisual projects as an author and director. Puls (Pulse), Kult-off (Cult-off), Horečka páteční noci (Friday-night Fever) and Paskvil (Poor Imitation). They are always multi-part cycles covering mainly progressive culture and art. He is also the author of several educational cycles for People in Need and the Antikomplex association. Over the years, he has also gained experience in producing radio programmes for Czech Radio 3 Vltava. In recent years, he has focused more on larger-scale socio-cultural documentaries. Concerto Bohemia, UMPRUM 150, PopStory, Na programu televize (On Television). He is also the showrunner of the CT Art “flagship” - ArtZóna, which has been running week after week for five years in prime time.
Rounding out the quintet of Podcast jurors is a journalist and presenter Peter Hanák. He founded and is responsible for the podcast network under the largest Slovak news website Aktuality.sk, and previously worked at Slovak Radio and Hospodárske noviny. He is the winner of two Slovak Journalism Awards - for best podcast and best news coverage of an event. He studied journalism (Comenius University of Bratislava) and then law and economics (Rotterdam, Hamburg and Haifa), and is currently completing his Ph.D. in media studies at the Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences in Prague.
His professional work focuses on the relationship between media and democracy and media law. He teaches at the Comenius University Faculty of Law in Bratislava and at the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA).
Roman Štětina is the sixth jury member. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the studio of Tomáš Vaňek. He studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main with Judith Hopf and Douglas Gordon. He received the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for visual artists under 35 in 2014. He has been working as an assistant professor in the studio of Dušan Zahoranský and Pavla Sceranková at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague since 2016.
In his freelance work he explores the ways in which content is produced in media such as film, television and radio. His videos, installations and objects foreground props, sound and film studios, or technologies that otherwise hide behind the sounds and images received by the public. He has created a number of programmes for Czech Radio and is a contributor to the podcasts Umění pro město (Art for the City), Kolíbka (Cradle), Radio Frakce (Radio Fraction) and others.