Journalism covers the European Union well – for the elite. Global newspapers, wire services, specialist magazines, websites and think tanks, as well as the information published by the EU institutions themselves, are well informed and often critical. But according to a new report, the general public is less well served.
Reporting the EU, by John Lloyd and Cristina Marconi, found that news desks believe their audiences find stories about Brussels too boring and technical. They think Brussels lacks sufficient drama, or well-known personalities to make good copy, especially for TV journalists. Popular newspapers rarely have a permanent correspondent in Brussels.
The report, published this week by the Reuters... read more