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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?

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