Summer School for Journalists and Media Practitioners (11-15 June 2012)

The CMPF is delighted to organise the Summer School for Journalists and Media Practitioners. The aim of the School is to identify and shape a common culture and approach to freedom and pluralism of media across Europe, based on theoretical principles and best practices as well as the exchange of ideas and points of view.

Specific focal areas of the summer school are the governance of journalistic activity and the role of investigative journalism for media freedom and democratic dynamics.


Research areas:

The Summer School programme is structured around keynote presentations by distinguished experts in each area and interactive small group and roundtable discussions structured along the following key tracks:

  • Legal Perspective of Freedom of Expression and the Media
  • Plurality of Media Platforms and Business Models for the Media
  • Investigative Journalism
  • New Media: Challenges for Journalists
  • Current Trends & Outlook of Media Pluralism


Steven Barnett (University of Westminster)

Faith Bosworth (Tactical Technology Collective)

Elda Brogi (CMPF/EUI)

Andrea Calderaro (CMPF/EUI)

Federica Casarosa (MEDIADEM/EUI)

Luca De Biase (<ahref foundation)

Mark Deuze (Indiana University)

Alina Dobreva (CMPF/EUI)

Pierre-Francois Docquir (Université Libre de Bruxelles, MEDIADEM)

Giovanni Gangemi (CMPF/EUI)

Hadi Al Khatib (Tactical Technology Collective)

Beata Klimkiewicz (Jagiellonian University)

Paolo Mancini (University of Perugia)

Meryem Marzouki (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)

Pier Luigi Parcu (CMPF/EUI)

Robert Picard (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism/Oxford University)

Michele Polo (University of Bocconi)

Tom Rosenstiel (Pew Research Centre)

Giovanni Sartor (EUI)

Alexander Stille (Columbia University)

Dovydas Vitkauskas

Dirk Voorhoof (Ghent University)

Aidan White (Coalition for Ethical Journalism)


The Summer School hosts journalists and editors from radio, television, press and on-line media, including local, national and international outlets. Participants work mainly as journalists (reporters, editors, free lancers, foreign correspondents, presenters), but also some of them work for media regulatory entities, journalist organisation, institutional communications department or research organisation.


Achieving shared knowledge of common European journalistic professional rights and rules; outlining strategies for the development of pluralism and freedom in new media. A certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete the training course.

Testimonials from the first edition