The European news media sectors play a crucial and valuable role in Europe. Yet, they are facing multiplechallenges. Partially as a result of the digital shift, with readers shifting to online sources and traditional news outlets losing advertising revenues, the economic sustainability of professional journalism has come under pressure. Media pluralism has also been weakened over the years: many media at the local level as well asthose putting their public interest mission before profits, have had to close down, posing risks for the goodfunctioning of democracy.
Topic 1. “Journalism Partnerships - Collaborations”. Helping the wider European news media sector become more sustainable and resilient, thus contributing to trustworthy reporting, to skills development and employment for news media professionals and journalists, in particular by supporting media collaborations. This topic will support cross-cutting actions that address the structural and technological changes faced by the media sector, and support high-quality media production standards and business models by fostering cooperation, digital skills, cross-border and/or collaborative journalism.