5th June 2019
By Tom Law

The media & publishing industry in times of technological revolution. 

Wednesday 12 June 2019 


The media & publishing industry in times of technological revolution. 

What prospects for the workforce?   

  • Aidan WhitePresident and Founder, Ethical Journalism Network
  • Anne Bergman-Tahon: Director, Federation of European Publishers
  • Daphne Tepper: Projects Director, Media and Entertainment Industry Union Network International
  • Olivier Braet: Senior Researcher, Market and Policy Unit, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Claire Dhéret: Head of Social Europe & Well-being programme, European Policy Centre (Chair)

10.00-12.00 (registration from 09.40)

EPC Conference Centre Room (3rd floor), Rue du Trône 14-16, 1000 Brussels 

The European Policy Centre is delighted to invite you to this Policy Dialogue on the impact of new technology in the media and publishing industry.

In the last 15 years, almost 100,000 jobs have been lost in the media and publishing industry in Europe and up to 30% of media workers are now working under precarious contract conditions according to a study by the International Federation of Journalists. This drastic change is mainly due to the digitalisation of media and to changes in how news is distributed and consumed, which have disrupted the traditional business model. Against this background, the aim of this Policy Dialogue is to identify the most disruptive technologies in the media and publishing industry and how they are affecting workers’ job prospects and conditions, as well as what skills will be required in the future.  

Our expert panel will share their experience and views on the evolving media industry and take part in a question and answer session, chaired by Claire Dhéret, Head of the EPC Social Europe & Well-being programme.

Please send your participation request by completing this form

European Policy Centre

Tel: 02 231 03 40