European Journalism Observatory (EJO)
The European Journalism Observatory (EJO), a network of 13 independent non-profit media research institutes in 11 countries, aims to bridge journalism research and practice in Europe, and to foster professionalism and press freedom.
The EJO's mission is to:
- Observe media and journalism research, trends in the media industries, and best practices in journalism.
- Build bridges among journalism cultures, particularly in Europe, its neighboring countries and the U.S.
- Promote professionalism in journalism by reducing the gap between communication sciences and media practice.
- Reduce cultural barriers, providing accessible, multi-lingual media news and analysis to busy researchers and practitioners.
The EJO promotes dialogue between media researchers and practitioners. It brings the results of media research to the people who deal with and work in the media. It aims to improve the quality of journalism, contribute to a richer understanding of media, and to foster press freedom and media accountability.
- Provides analysis and articles on contemporary journalism and media research on its own websites for journalists, media managers and other communication experts, including students and researchers.
- Aggregates relevant articles about journalism and media research on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter etc).
- Holds conferences and workshops to facilitate an open, international exchange of ideas among researchers, media practitioners, students and interested public.
- Engages in comparative, investigative projects: EJO partners conduct joint and transnational journalistic analyses on trends and developments with a particular focus on innovation and “best practices” in journalism.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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