The European Journalism Observatory’s (EJO) new French language website, is launched today. The site will publish the latest research and analysis on journalism and the media. It is aimed at French-speaking audiences in Europe and worldwide.
In line with the EJO’s mission, fr.ejo.ch aims to promote the exchange of research, ideas and knowledge between media researchers and practitioners, as well as the public. It also aims to foster dialogue between journalism cultures of different languages and countries.
The site will inform French-speaking journalists, media academics and wider audiences about developments in their media and those of their European counterparts. In turn, EJO websites across the network will translate stories about francophone media into other European languages.
The launch of fr.ejo.ch brings the number of languages represented in the EJO network to 14.
Published content will cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from journalistic ethics to digital innovation, and from media management to politics.
The French EJO will pay particular attention to media pedagogy and literacy. This thematic focus reflects the fact that the site is part of the Observatoire du journalisme francophone project, based at University of Neuchâtel, which works to foster a better relationship between media professionals and young audiences.
fr.ejo.ch is funded by the Agora programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and is operated by the Académie du journalisme et des médias (AJM), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Annik Dubied is the project coordinator. She is Professor and head of AJM, the journalism school at University of Neuchâtel.
David Gerber is the website editor. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and works as a postdoctoral researcher at AJM.
To learn more about the project, please contact us by e-mail or by phone: +41(0)32 718 15 31