Sara Hobolt, Professor and Deputy Head of the European Institute, LSE
John Lloyd, enior Research Fellow, Reuters Instituteand co-author of ‘Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions’
Cristina Marconi, Italian freelance journalist and co-author of ‘Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions’
Hans Kundnani, Research Director, ECFR
In recent years, media coverage of the European Union has faced its most serious test. The debt crisis in the eurozone has thrown into sharp relief the shortcomings of a style of reporting too often unable to engage the interest of audiences broader than political, academic and diplomatic elites. What is the impact of a style of reporting geared largely towards the relations between the EU and the home country of the news organisation? How are powerful groups of institutions at the heart of the Union being covered- or not covered? What are the difficulties in reporting a multinational centre of political power in modern and engaging journalism capable of fully holding the EU system to account?
Sara Hobolt is a Professor at the LSE’s European Institute. Her most recent book is ‘Blaming Europe? Responsibility without Accountability in the EU’ (Oxford University Press, 2014, with James Tilley). She was the BBC television election expert in the 2009 and 2014 European elections.
John Lloydis a Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute, and co-author of ‘Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions’.
Cristina Marconi is anItalian freelance journalist, writer and researcher and co-author of ‘Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions’.
Hans Kundnani is the Research Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He previously worked as a full-time journalist and was a Berlin correspondent for the Observer.