Managing change in media

The digital shift in journalism has resulted in pressure on business models of traditional and digital publishers, and a change in the way that news is packaged and distributed. Cost-cutting, overburdened staff and fast news cycles have led to poor working conditions for journalists and questions of quality and trust in the media.

The EFJ’s new project Managing change in media works with social partners including the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and News Media Europe (NME) to find innovative ways to address these key issues. The project emphasises rights for all workers, social dialogue and gender equality.


  • 5 thematic capacity-building workshops focusing on: digital journalism and new business models (Germany); renewing unions through recruitment and modernisation (Portugal); tackling precarious work in journalism (Sweden); modernising public service media through innovation and dialogue (Romania); and gender equality and diversity in newsrooms and unions (Turkey).
  • Final conference on the future of the news industry, bringing together trade unions, social partners, policy makers and experts. Skills, training, social dialogue, employment and best practices will be discussed. (Greece)
  • Expert Exchange Visits: personal and intensive coaching from a one-on-one, hands-on approach to deal with specific issues and develop tailor-made strategies. 5 opportunities will be given.
  • Case studies and practical tips will be produced by experts and researchers. 5 will be produced in total, once every two months.