The 'Newsroom Barometer', a new global survey conducted for the Paris-based World Editors Forum and Reuters, has found that the vast majority of newspaper editors worldwide are optimistic about the future of their newspapers.
“Media literacy is as central to active and full citizenship as literacy was at the beginning of the 19th century,” says Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding, heralding the launch of a Commission consultation.
A Commission decision ending British Sky Broadcasting's exclusive rights to the English FA Premier League live matches aims to increase innovation through more competition in providing coverage to football fans.
A hard-hitting report by the Open Society Institute criticises dumbing down and trivialisation of TV content throughout Europe, as a result of ineffective regulation and insufficient funding of high-quality public service TV.
The new EU-brokered deal for top flight German football
broadcasting rights is designed to act as a template for
member states to implement Community law at national level, says EU
An innovation following Viviane Reding's appointment
as 'co-ordinator for relations with the media' will
be the creation of a 'one-stop-shop' for the press as
an industry. The rise of the internet could provide a case
for EU action due to cross-border implications.
The internet now represents 20% of European’s media
consumption, above magazines (8%) and newspapers (11%) but
below radio (30%) and TV (35%), according to the European
Interactive Advertising Association.