October 25, 2017
[Photo: Anna Kleinigkeit]
On Monday October 16, European Youth Press, a network of young media makers, and the European Parliament organised the European Youth Media Days, focused on “Modernising media: literacy, challenges & opportunities”.
Christophe Leclercq intervened during a panel on this issue and debated with the audience, composed of young journalists and media professionals from the whole continent. The other speakers of the panel were: Indrek Tarand (MEP, Greens, @indrektarand), Julie Ward (MEP, S&D, @julie4nw), and Wouter Gekiere (Deputy Head of European Affairs, EBU, Brussels). The moderator was the Danish journalist Tatiana Tilly.
— Christophe Leclercq (@LeclercqEU) October 16, 2017
— Petya Barzilska (@PetyaBarzilska) October 16, 2017
Indeed, the future of the sector does not depend only on good journalism but also on relevant revenue models and policy issues.
— Leonard Kehnscherper (@Kehnscherper) October 16, 2017
Leclercq also showcased his views on how to foster a sustainable European media sector through innovative projects, such as Stars4Media (Erasmus4Media), a skill-building exchange programme at a cross-border level. He stated: “You in this room are the future of the media sector. You are the rising stars that this project is looking for!”.
— Are We Europe (@AreWeEurope) October 16, 2017
— Christophe Leclercq (@LeclercqEU) October 17, 2017
There will be further talks with European Youth Press and his coordinator Martin Maska, and with other media associations interested in shaping and promoting a StarsMedia’s “thematic wave” between like-minded media.