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dc.contributor.editorVERZA, Sofia
dc.contributor.editorBLAGOJEV, Tijana
dc.contributor.editorDA COSTA LEITE BORGES, Danielle
dc.contributor.editorKERMER, Jan Erik
dc.contributor.editorTREVISAN, Matteo
dc.contributor.editorREVIGLIO DELLA VENARIA, Urbano
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the state of local and community media in the 27 EU Member States, with the final aim of identifying the relevant theoretical and practical dimensions for understanding the phenomenon of “news deserts” in the European context. Europe is composed of a variety of socio-political contexts, languages, and media systems. These differences relate, for example, to the size and demographics of a country, the extension of rural areas, internet penetration and digital literacy; the relevance of minorities or marginalised communities; the size and characteristics of the media market, the guarantees entrusted to local journalists in terms of working and physical safety; the independence from political and economic pressures on a local level; investments on innovation in terms of formats, or audience engagement. In the framework of the Local Media for Democracy project, the research is also aimed at triggering advocacy and policy actions to safeguard local and community media, recognising them as key actors to guarantee the right to be critically informed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe production and publication of this report is co-funded by the European Union as part of the Local Media for Democracy project. Views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. The European Union cannot be held accountable for the content presented.en
dc.publisherEuropean University Instituteen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Project Reporten
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom]en
dc.subjectNews deserten
dc.subjectLocal mediaen
dc.subjectLocal journalismen
dc.subjectCommunity mediaen
dc.titleUncovering news deserts in Europe : risks and opportunities for local and community media in the EUen
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
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