Two fascinating new reports have been released this week with a focus on Europe’s media landscape.

The first report focusses on media pluralism whilst the second looks at how public service media are delivering news in an increasingly digital media environment.

Media pluralism in EU Member States

On 30 March 2016 the European University Institute’s Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom published a report assessing media pluralism across 19 EU Member States in 2015.

17169742607_5818b1dd61_oThe report aimed to identify the riskiest areas for media with regards to media concentration, political independence of the media, levels of state advertising and media literacy.

The report is based on fieldwork carried out up to October 2015, with a full assessment of EU member states due to be carried out in 2016. This will also include two EU candidate countries – Turkey and Montenegro.

For more information and a full introduction to the report, click here.

For access to the full results of the project, click here.  

Public Service News & Digital Media: Digital News Project 2016

Can public service news organisations stay competitive in a digital environment?

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 12.17.59This new Reuters Institute report looks across Europe and shows that while some public service news organisations, notably the BBC in the UK and Yle in Finland, have invested heavily and are navigating the challenges brought by digital media with sophistication, others are struggling to adapt. The report looks at key public service organisations in six countries, Italy, Poland, the UK, France, Germany and Finland, documenting how they’re adapting their newsrooms and strategies to a fast-evolving digital media environment.

Questions such as “What are the ideal conditions that allow a public service news organisation to flourish?” and “Who is remaining competitive in a shifting media environment?” are asked.

Text sourced from Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism 

To read the full report, click here