Chair of Media Culture

 

 

 

  Contact: mpytko@o2.pl

 

 

Rev. dr. Marek Jan Pytko (born May 4, 1966, Rzeszów, Poland) works for the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication as assistant professor at the Chair of Media Culture.

He studied philosophy at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow (1986-1988). He graduated in theology from the Catholic University of Lublin (1995). In 1995-1997, he worked as a religion teacher in lower and upper secondary schools in Puławy and Lublin.

He studied philosophical anthropology at the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy in Florence, Italy (1997-1999) and social and institutional communication at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome where, in 2005, he defended his doctoral thesis “The authenticity of the communication of the truth in Søren Kierkegaard’s thought and the contemporary challenges.”

Research interests: institutional communication of the Church, Church–media relationship, media ethics, media history, communication studies, new media.

 

Special functions:

 

2016-2017 Tutor to first-year licentiate students

 

2016-2017 Tutor to Chinese students participating in the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and Yangtze Normal University bilateral exchange programme

 

2010-2016 Erasmus student exchange programme coordinator on behalf of the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication

 

2010-2016 Lecturer in the Postgraduate Study Programme in Catholic Spirituality at the Faculty of Theology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

 

2010-2013 Tutor to first-third year licentiate students

 

2010 Co-organizer of the 4th Global Communication Association 2010 Conference: Globalization, Culture, and Education in the Information Age, Cracow, October 26-29, 2010

 

 

Professional qualifications:

 

2010 - ... Assistant professor at the Chair of Media Culture, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

 

2008-2010 Junior staff member at the Chair of Media Culture, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

 

2007-2009 Assistant professor at the Bogdan Jański University College in Chełm, Poland.

 

Media experience:

 

1997-2016 (summer months) – Preacher and pastoral worker at international centres: Florence, Prato (Italy); Miami, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, FL (USA); Long Island, New York (USA); Chicago, IL (USA); Cleveland OH (USA); Nottingham (Great Britain); Rennertshofen, Augsburg (Germany).

2005-2007 – General director of Radio eR in Lublin (www.radioer.pl): leadership of a media institution, planning, organization, management, and institutional representation.

 

2005-2007 – Host of numerous “live” religious, cultural and commentary radio broadcasts in Polish and English; author of feature stories, interviews and discussions on the radio, in the printed press and on the Internet.

 

2003-2005 – The Catholic Information Agency (www.kai.pl) correspondent in Rome; author of ca. 100 agency dispatches from Italy.

 

 

Major publications:

 

Monographs

 

  • L'autenticità della comunicazione della verità in Søren Kierkegaard e le esigenze comunicative odierne [“The authenticity of the communication of the truth in Søren Kierkegaard’s thought and the contemporary challenges”], Wydawnictwo Lublinensis, Lublin 2007.

 

Articles and book reviews in English

 

  • The authenticity of the human being in Christian existentialism and phenomenology: S. Kierkegaard and J. Tischner, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington D.C. 2012, pp. 413-426.

 

  • Review of Dąbała, Mystery and Suspense in Creative Writing. Journalistic Rhetoric and Rhetorics of the Media, in: Central European Journal of Communication, Toruń 2013, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 316-319.

 

Reviewed articles in collective publications

 

  • Wizja mediów i ich znaczenie w kształtowaniu chrześcijańskiej kultury w myśli Benedykta XVI [“The vision of the media and their role in the process of shaping the Christian culture in the thought of Benedict XVI”], ed. Anna Sugier-Szerega, Wydawnictwo KUL, Lublin 2015, pp. 169-182.

 

  • Kompetencje rozumienia problemów religijnych [“Competence in the understanding of religious problems”], Anna Sugier-Szerega, Małgorzata Sławek-Czochra, Wydawnictwo KUL, Lublin 2012, pp. 39-45.

 

  • Elementy tożsamościowe mediów katolickich w nauczaniu Jana Pawła II [“Identity elements in the Catholic media according to the teaching of John Paul II”], in: Tożsamość a komunikacja [“Identity and communication”], ed. L. Dyczewski, Wydawnictwo KUL, Lublin 2011, pp. 233-244.

 

  • Internetowe cywilizacje śmierci i miłości, wobec człowieka pragnącego popełnić samobójstwo [“Internet civilizations of death and love versus a person wishing to commit suicide”], in: Samobójstwa wśród młodzieży wołaniem o pomoc [“Suicides among the youth as a cry for help”], ed. Rafał Ogrodowczyk, Chełm 2010, pp. 78-84.

 

  • Informacja w życiu Kościoła a media [“Information in the life of the Church versus the media”], in: Jaka informacja? [“What kind of information?”], ed. L. Dyczewski, Wydawnictwo KUL, Lublin 2009, pp. 209-219.

 

 

Participation in conferences (paper presentation): 

 

  • Religion and religiosity in contemporary Poland. White Paper synthesis, International Conference “The Future of Religious Faith from Central Eastern European Perspective”, Czech Christian Academy, December 13, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

  • Twitter jako narzędzie budowania tożsamości instytucjonalnej komunikacji Kościoła [“Twitter as an instrument to create identity of the Church institutional communication”], International conference “Medialne ramy tożsamości” [“The media framework for identity”], John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, April 1, 2016, Lublin.

 

  • Wizja mediów i ich znaczenie w kształtowaniu kultury chrześcijańskiej w myśli Benedykta XVI [“The vision of the media and their role in the process of shaping the Christian culture in the thought of Benedict XVI”], International conference “Kultura w mediach. Media w kulturze” [“Culture in the media: The media in culture”], John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, April 1, 2014, Lublin.

 

  • The authenticity of the human being in Christian existentialism and phenomenology: S. Kierkegaard and J. Tischner, International conference “Values of the Human Person: Contemporary challenges,” University of Bucharest, June 3-4, 2011, Bucharest, Romania.

 

  • Kompetencje rozumienia problemów religijnych [“Competence in the understanding of religious problems”], Scientific conference “Kompetencje medialne w społeczeństwie informacyjnym” [“Media competence in an information society”], John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, January 26, 2010, Lublin.

 

  • Duchowny w mediach: zagrożenie czy szansa? [“The priest in the media: Threat or opportunity?”], International conference “Duch Święty a kapłaństwo” [“The Holy Spirit and priesthood”, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, May 20, 2010, Lublin.

 

  • Internetowe cywilizacje śmierci i miłości wobec człowieka pragnącego popełnić samobójstwo [“Internet civilizations of death and love versus a person wishing to commit suicide”], International sociological conference “Samobójstwa wśród młodzieży wołaniem o pomoc” [“Suicides among the youth as a cry for help”], Bogdan Jański University College, January 20, 2010, Chełm.

 

  • Homo Internetus, discussion panel at “Dni Społeczne” [“Social Science Days”], John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, April 20-22, 2009, Lublin.

 

  • Elementy tożsamościowe mediów katolickich w nauczaniu Jana Pawła II [“Identity elements in the Catholic media according to the teaching of John Paul II”], National conference “Tożsamość i komunikacja” [“Identity and communication”], John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, June 9, 2009, Lublin.

 

  • Informacja w życiu Kościoła a media [“Information in the life of the Church”], National conference “Jaka informacja?” [“What kind of information?”], John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, May 26, 2008, Lublin.

 

 

Membership of scientific and social organizations, expert teams:

 

2017 – Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL [Scientific Society of the Catholic University of Lublin]

 

 

 

Internet publication sites: Youtube.com; Facebook.com

(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLj6Vmr9bJbmVu7yhdLp0vg); (https://www.facebook.com/mpytko)

 

Enjoys reading a good book or article (in Polish, Italian, English, German or French) and playing the piano.