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Media4Europe Summit: towards a healthy European news media sector?

03-03-2021

Media4Europe Summit: towards a healthy European news media sector?

The Media4Europe Summit on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 is the launching event of the second edition of the Stars4Media innovation exchange programme, co-funded by the European Commission.

It follows the Media4Europe conference in October 2020 which gathered key MEPs and media stakeholders supporting a NEWS action in the context of the Media Action Plan. This virtual event will be articulated in two parts.

The Stars4Media session will provide insights from media innovators on how startups and incubators can be involved in Stars4Media, and how to accelerate tech and product development for trust.

The high-level policy debate “Towards a healthy European News Media sector?” will address two main issues: the media sector’s needs and how to help the media sector’s health through private and public support.


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Contact: nathalie.bargues@euractiv.com

Stars4Media Partners:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Europe's Media Lab Fondation Euractiv
World Association of News Publishers
European Federation of Journalists
European Commission

Supported by:

Starts4Media

Location

Online

Speakers

Panel 1: Lina Timm (Media Lab Bayern, Germany) & Trees De Bruyne (Startup Coordinator, VRT). Moderated by Stephen Fozard of WAN-IFRA.

Panel 2: Denis Teyssou (MediaLab Agence France Presse, WeVerify / InVid); Sebastiaan Van Der Lans (WordProof and Trusted Web initiative); Agnes Stenbom (Responsible Data and AI Specialist, Schibsted); Andreas Marckmann Andreassen, Digital Editor and Head of News at the Danish magazine+news site Journalisten. Moderated by Stephen Fozard of WAN-IFRA.

Policy debate: “Towards a healthy European News Media sector?”
Keynote speech given by Vera Jourová, the European Commission Vice President for Values and Transparency

Media sector’s needs
Introduction & moderation: Christophe Leclercq, EURACTIV Media Network & Europe’s MediaLab
Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President of WAN-IFRA
Mogens Bjerregård, President of the European Federation of Journalists
José Manuel Sanz Mingote, Director, EFE news agency


Helping the media sector’s health: private & public support
Lucia Recalde Langarica, Head of Unit Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes, DG CONNECT, European Commission
MEP Margarida Marques (S&D, MFF Rapporteur)
Helga Trüpel, former MEP (Greens)
Miguel Castro, Global Media Partnerships, Gates Foundation

Schedule

9:30 – 11:30 Stars4Media session
9:30 Short presentation of the Stars4Media Second Edition and of the Media4Europe event and testimonials of award-winning initiatives
Panel 1: How startups and incubators can be involved in Stars4Media?
Panel 2: Tech and product development for trust
11:00 Announcement of application process & deadlines, and tips & tricks on cross-border cooperation
11:15 Q&A
Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 Policy debate: “Towards a healthy European News Media sector?”
Following a keynote speech, the policy debate will address two main issues: Media sector’s needs & Helping the media sector’s health: private & public support