Public Service News and Digital Media (Reuters Institute)

EPRA points to a new report by the Reuters Institute , dealing with Public Service News and Digital Media. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has published a new comparative report entitled “Public Service News and Digital Media” on 29 March 2016. The new report authored by Annika Sehl, Alessio Cornia and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen looks at key public service organisations in six countries (Italy, Poland, the UK, France, Germany and Finland) and documents how they are adapting their newsrooms and strategies to a fast-evolving digital media environment. Continue reading

Research: Religious Radio Stations as Community Broadcasters

Gabriela Velics and Urszula Doliwa, members of the CMFE board of directors, wrote their latest research article on religious radio stations from the perspective of Community Media. It just appeared in “Media and Communication” Vol 3, No 4 (2015): In the Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the role of community media in promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue passed on 11 February 2009 by the Council of Europe, stations run by religious institutions were explicitly excluded from the community media definition, as being too dependent on the Church. But the reality seems to be far from this definition. Continue reading

Monitoring Media Pluralism in Europe – Testing and Implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor 2014

MPM-homeSlideIn 2013, the European Parliament earmarked a budget for a pilot implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM).  This tool was initially developed by a consortium lead by the KUL University.  The European Commission awarded subsequently a grant to the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) at the European University Institute, to update, simplify and conduct a pilot-test implementation of the MPM. The CMPF policy report is available here.

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European Symposium on Media Policy

On 20th of November 2015, the first European Symposium on Media Policy took place at the Center for interdisciplinary Media Research at Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, organized by Arne H. Krumsvik and his colleagues. Judith Purkarthofer attended on behalf of CMFE.

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Presentation / Debate: Religious stations as community broadcasters

potsdam_1CMFE board member Gabriella Velics (University of West-Hungary) and Urszula Doliwa (University of Warmia and Mazury) made a presentation about religious stations as community broadcasters on 8th November 2014 in Potsdam/Germany .

Church  radios easily get community broadcaster  licences in some countries of the EU. After a short presentation about  the situation of Poland and Hungary, they raised the question: Wether is church radio a  risk factor in community radio movement, and should we consider them as  community broadcasters or something different?

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