The European Journalism Observatory (EJO) is a network of 17 non-profit media research institutes in 14 countries. The network aims to disseminate research on journalism and global media issues. The EJO promotes dialogue between media researchers and practitioners. It brings the results of media research to the people who deal with and work in the media. It aims to improve the quality of journalism, contribute to a richer understanding of media, and to foster press freedom and media accountability.
EJO is a developing network of collaborating research institutes based in Albania, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Tunisian Republic, United Kingdom, Ukraine and the United States. All of NEWSREEL’s project partners are members of the EJO’s network.
The EJO provides analysis and articles on contemporary journalism and media research on its own websites for journalists, media managers and other communication experts, including students and researchers. The EJO partners aggregate relevant articles about journalism and media research on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter etc). They hold conferences and workshops to facilitate an open, international exchange of ideas among researchers, media practitioners, students and interested public. They engage in comparative, investigative projects: EJO partners conduct joint and transnational journalistic analyses on trends and developments with a particular focus on innovation and “best practices” in journalism.