European Journalism Observatory

The European Journalism Observatory (EJO) is a network of 14 non-profit media research institutes in 11 countries. The network aims to disseminate research on journalism and global media issues, and to foster professionalism and press freedom.

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, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Tunisian Republic, United Kingdom, Ukraine and the United States.  The English website of the EJO is a joint venture of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford and of the Institute for Media and Journalism at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano.

All EJO partners operate independently in their language area. Each partner decides what information is relevant for their audiences, which stories should be made available and translated for the English EJO platform, and which articles should be picked up from the English platform and translated for local audiences