CMPF’s Summer School 2016: Rethinking challenges of contemporary journalism

Basic values and concepts of journalism, as well as media systems in general are under profound transformation prompted by the digital disruption. In order to regularly address emerging challenges and to provide an adequate training for journalists and media practitioners, in 2012 the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has started yearly Summer School.

During its five editions, the School has hosted about 160 journalists and media practitioners from all around Europe and beyond to learn about the latest academic research, policy, market, professional trends and innovation in the area, and to share their experiences.

In 2016, focus of the Summer School was on Journalism in the Digital Age. Some of the topics covered were: the revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive; the dominance of digital intermediaries (such as social media, search engines, news aggregators, app stores) over the information flow; Media Pluralism Monitor; legal protection and safety of people conducting journalism; journalism in conflict areas; investigative journalism and online sources; user-generated content and verification.

Take a look at reflections from some of our Summer School 2016 speakers and participants:

Gillian Philips, Director of Editorial Legal Service for Guardian News and Media Limited – speaker

Silvia Chocarro Marcesse, Consultant on Freedom of Expression (prev. USA correspondent for the Radio France Internationale) – participant

Kristina Cendic, Project coordinator at the Centre for Media Law – participant

Here you can see the full program of the Summer School 2016, including speakers.

The application procedure is now open for the CMPF’s Summer School 2017 that focuses on Propaganda and Fake News. Read the call and apply here.

CMPF’s Summer School is designed to disseminate knowledge of common European journalistic professional rights and rules, practices and innovation, and to create network between academics and practitioners to better address concerns for pluralism and freedom in the ever changing digital media environment.