European Federation of Journalists

Rights and jobs in journalism

The media industry are undergoing drastic changes due to the emergence of new technologies in the way news are produced and consumed as well as the structural changes driven by the economic crisis. The emergence of online journalists, social media journalists, multi-media journalists, entrepreneurial journalists and many other forms of doing journalism has not only challenged the traditional notion of being a journalist, it has also led to demand for jobs, new skills, training and protection of their professional and social rights.

With the financial support of the European Commission (DG Employment), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is undertaking this two-year project (from January 2015 – 2017) to help journalists’ unions in Europe to face these challenges and embrace the new opportunities.