Media res is a student scholarly journal. Its name reflects the broad range of topics this new media platform intends to cover. “Res” can stand for many things: research, resources, responsibility, rescue, and so on. Our journal aims to be not only a training lab for students to hone their academic writing skills, but also a meeting place for different perspectives, topics, and attitudes. Media res was founded in 2013 thanks to financial support awarded by the Rector's Programme (Category D – Support for Student Magazines and Journals in the Areas of Education, Science, and the Academic Community). It was brought to life by the enthusiasm of PhD students at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism at Masaryk University in Brno, the welcoming attitude of the management and members of the department to this bold endeavour, and, last but not least, by the kind advice provided by Dr. Jan Motal.