European journalism interesting practices and innovative legislations

Flagship proposals

Concrete political proposals in support of a civic and social European journalism. Come and comment them !


Views on media and media policies. Do you agree with them?

In the news

Events to attend and news to share

In French

Articles et propositions en français

Home » Unanswered...

How to reconnect European correspondents to their local newsroom?

Submitted by on May 30, 2011 – 10:12No Comment

In many cases, cor­re­spon­dents find them­selves iso­lated from their national and regional news­rooms. They suf­fer from a lack of recog­ni­tion and meet the great­est dif­fi­cul­ties to con­vince edi­tors of the impor­tance of their work. Infor­ma­tion is com­part­men­talised and Euro­pean jour­nal­ists are seen by their col­leagues as for­eign affairs cor­re­spon­dents, with­out breath­ing space for the local dimension.

We are in a vicious cir­cle. The absence of exchanges between Euro­pean cor­re­spon­dents and their col­leagues rein­force the belief that Euro­pean affairs have noth­ing to do with local real­i­ties and iso­late cor­re­spon­dents again and again. The later lost con­tact with grass­roots while local jour­nal­ists stay them­selves far from Euro­pean chal­lenges, ignor­ing their impact on the local sto­ries they cover.

So, how to recre­ate links between those two lev­els of infor­ma­tion, between cor­re­spon­dants edi­to­r­ial staffs?

What do you think?

No related posts.

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.