In April 2010 the European Commission launched an official public consultation on “the future of cultural and creative industries”. Resulting discussions showed that the Commission expected input from journalists, publishers and broadcasters and their intervention over the ‘crisis in journalism’.
The issue was discussed at the Continental European Council (CEC) meeting in Brussels (June 2010) and, in parallel, by the three continental branches. The resulting submission – see below – not only examines the crisis but also details ideas as to how the situation could be dramatically improved.
Although input came from a number of sources, Leigh Phillips is especially worthy of thanks as he spearheaded the efforts and ensured the submission met the Commission’s deadline.