The Future of Journalism

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In the past decade several hundred newspapers in Europe have ceased publication; indeed there are probably several hundred closing each year. Almost all traditional newspapers maintain archives, while they are still publishing, it is less clear as to what happens to these archives once they cease publication. The European Court of Justice delivered a curious… » read more

Posted by Julian Oliver

This was just one of many tweets recorded during the 4th Data Harvest+ festival last weekend. Almost 200 journalists and developers/coders gather from 27 countries to exchange best practices and experiences over 2.5 days. It was inspiring to have over 70 workshops to choose from and consequently impossible to cover everything but the organisers, journalismfund.eu,… » read more

Posted by Julian Oliver

Emily O’Reilly, recently installed EU Ombudsman, encouraged journalists who has been refused access to official EU Documents to contact her office: “my Office can inspect any documents, no matter how confidential, held by any EU institution or agency. As part of an inquiry, I can also call on any EU official to testify to ascertain… » read more

Posted by Julian Oliver

Funding of Journalism

EurActiv, the media, will celebrate its 15th birthday and Fondation EurActiv its 10th birthday in 2014. During recent months we have been fortunate to have been able to debate with other media professionals, some donor organisations, academics and public officials many of the challenges and opportunities facing quality journalism. This blog seeks to explore some… » read more

Posted by Julian Oliver

Following the invention of the printing press and the rapid industrialisation of much of Europe over a hundred years ago, print media enjoyed a massive boom. Today much of the bloom has gone as advertising revenues have declined faster than readers of print media. Many daily and weekly titles have either disappeared or have gone… » read more

Posted by Julian Oliver