First meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of experts on quality journalism in the digital age

The Council of Europe Committee of experts on quality journalism in the digital age (MSI-JOQ) has been established under the Committee of Ministers Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) for the biennium 2018-2019. The thirteen-member group is tasked with preparing standard-setting instruments (in form of Committee of Ministers recommendations or declarations) and studies for approval by the Steering Committee. More specifically, the MSI-JOQ has been tasked to prepare a Draft recommendation on promoting a favourable environment for quality journalism in the digital age and to carry out a Study on the media and information literacy in the digital…

Quality Press and its development in Russia’s regions

“The influence of propaganda and self-censorship, new channels of distribution and the attractiveness of Internet to the youth are all challenges we have to find best practice”, said Liubov Petrova, director general of the media group “journalist” at the beginning of a major media forum on developments and perspectives for quality press in Russia. About 200 editors’ in chief, publishers and journalists from throughout Russia joined these two days meeting covering new and traditional media trends, problems of press subscription, digital challenges and new technologies. The quality of the content has decreased, advertisement revenue has decreased, subscriptions have decreased while…