FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

Following the Future Media Lab. conference in Ghent in November 2012 on “creative funding for creative media” when experts from media companies, donor organisations and journalists discussed innovative ways of financing quality journalism, we created an expert group that is currently exploring the potential for cooperation of these three areas in the future. The aim is to safeguard quality journalism by attracting media companies to allow creative funding (i.e. crowdfunding, foundations) to cover the costs for journalistic projects that under normal business conditions would not be realized. The Future Media Lab. Annual Conference 2014 staged a debate on the future of content.

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The 4th Future Media Lab. conference took place on 21 January 2014 in The Panoramic Hall at The Square in Brussels. This conference, titled “The Future of Content: Innovations in professional journalistic and media content creation, dissemination and consumption“, was a half-day event that included keynote addresses, panel discussions, and an interactive session (World Café format). Approximately 130 politicians, media experts, journalists, publishers, and other key industry professionals joined the event to kick off a debate about the future of professional journalistic content.

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The “Creative Funding for Creative Media” conference brought together leading US and European pioneers of crowd- and philanthropically-funded journalism for the first time in a European forum. On 6 and 7 November 2012, more than 100 key players gathered in the International Convention Centre in Ghent, Belgium to discuss the overwhelming dynamics of this sector and reflect on its potential impact on Europe’s media sector, which is currently in the process of adapting to the constant flow of technological innovations.

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MEDIA INNOVATION

The Future Media Lab. is proactively shaping media innovation. With its unique network the Future Media Lab. is well positioned to create moments of exchange and reflection between media executives, media innovators, academics and policy makers on media innovation in Europe. Meeting the innovator at start-up tours in Berlin, London, and Barcelona, insight workshops for hand picked innovative start-ups and media executives as well as bringing exceptional start-ups on stage at the so called “innovation moments” at public events, like the Future Media Lab. Annual Conference, are formats the Future Media Lab. will further develop to boost the exchange on innovation.

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PUBLICATIONS AND VIDEO

The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) in cooperation with the Academy of the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ) organised a unique tour of Berlin’s start-up scene that took place on 26/27 February 2015. Over the last few years, Berlin has become the top-location for founders. No other city in Germany draws as much venture capital and today approximately 60,000 people work in the digital industry – a number that continues to grow.

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The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) in cooperation with the Academy of the Association of German Magazine Publishers (VDZ) organised a unique tour of Berlin’s start-up scene that took place on 26/27 February 2015. Over the last few years, Berlin has become the top-location for founders. No other city in Germany draws as much venture capital and today approximately 60,000 people work in the digital industry – a number that continues to grow.

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The 5th Future Media Lab. conference took place on 20 January 2015 in The Panoramic Hall at The Square in Brussels. This conference, titled “Media Diversity in the Digital Age“, was a half-day event that included panel discussions, “innovation moments”, a keynote address and interactive sessions (World Café format). Approximately 150 politicians, media experts, start-ups, journalists, publishers, and other key industry professionals joined the event to discuss media diversity in Europe and how it is impacted by changing media consumption patterns, technological disruptions, and business innovation.

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MEDIA DIVERSITY

We ask the question how EU legislation impacts media diversity across Europe. By gathering experts from media, politics, academics and other relevant sectors, the Future Media Lab. is raising a debate about the influence of legislative files, such as data protection regulation, VAT, AVMS, copyright, and competition law on a free, independent, diverse and vibrant media that is so crucial for Europe’s democratic society. The Future Media Lab. Annual Conference in January 2015 staged a debate on media diversity in the digital age.

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The 5th Future Media Lab. conference took place on 20 January 2015 in The Panoramic Hall at The Square in Brussels. This conference, titled “Media Diversity in the Digital Age“, was a half-day event that included panel discussions, “innovation moments”, a keynote address and interactive sessions (World Café format). Approximately 150 politicians, media experts, start-ups, journalists, publishers, and other key industry professionals joined the event to discuss media diversity in Europe and how it is impacted by changing media consumption patterns, technological disruptions, and business innovation.

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TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTIONS

The “Technology Disruptions” project of the Future Media Lab. picks a cutting-edge innovation and reflects it in light of the most recent media trends. The Future Media Lab. Annual Conference in 2013 staged a debate about disruptions in the media sector. Since then we have run two expert workshops in March 2014 on the question of“programmatic advertising” and in March 2015 on “big data” . Both workshops have been realised in the context of the Digital Innovators Summit in Berlin.


This work stream is digging deeply into the topic with the help of relevant key stakeholders and experts to understand the developments and disruptions and to reflect about the potential impact on the media sector and related legislative and non-legislative framework.

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This workshop took place on 25 March 2014, on the second day of the annual Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin, Germany. The workshop was run as part of the “technology disruptions” project the Future Media Lab. is currently working on. This project picks a cutting edge innovation and reflects on it in light of the most recent media trends. The idea is to focus on one topic per year, dig deeper into the topic with the help of relevant stakeholders and experts, understand the developments and disruptions and reflect on the potential impact on the media sector and the related legislative and non-legislative framework. In 2014 the topic in focus is “social media innovations”.

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The Future Media Lab. gathered approximately 125 media experts, EU policy makers and key stakeholders at its third conference on 23 April 2013 to work on a vision of the future media landscape in 2050 and discuss the political aspects of this outlook. Through a combination of keynote addresses, panel discussions and the Future Media Lab.’s hallmark workshops, organised based on The World Café format participants tackled two primary issues: (a) What will Europe’s media landscape look like in 2050? (b) How will democracy sustain values that media has ensured until now?

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GET INVOLVED

There are many ways of joining the Future Media Lab.‘s network. From participating in events and webinars and following us on social media sites to developing media partnerships or sponsorship opportunities, the Future Media Lab. offers the opportunity for involvement at many levels.


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