Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Journalists and media figures to make proposals to Kroes on effects of digital revolution

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Vice President Kroes has formed and will today open a new forum of leading media figures to debate what the EU can do to help media fully transition to the digital era without losing its essence.
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Journalists and editors in the group include: Oscar Bronner, Editor-in-chief, Der Standard Prof. Roy Greenslade, (Guardian), Rob de Spa (Wegener Media), alongside James Powell, Executive V-P Thomson Reuters, and Xavier Vidal-Folch, of El Pais. Kroes says group members must leave their corporate positions at the door and bring "out-of-the-box thinking" to the debate forum. Mrs. Kroes said : "The digital revolution is turning media upside down: how can the digital single market and other tools capture the potential of this new dynamic?"

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