Anderson, Peter James and Price, John (2008) An evaluation of the press and communication reforms of the Prodi Commission of 1999-2004, with particular reference to UK Europhile and Eurosceptic journalists' perceptions of their impact. Journal of Communication, 23 (1). pp. 29-46. ISSN 0267-3231
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267323107085837
The Commission's press and communication service plays a central role in the EU's dealings with news organizations. However, following the fall of the Santer Commission, even the service's own press officials admitted the organization was failing and constantly on the defensive against an increasingly hostile media. It was in this context that Santer's successor, former Commission president Romano Prodi, pledged radical reform, making the goal of a `modern and professional' press service a priority. The Prodi Commission concluded that it needed a much more positive and proactive way of working. At a time when the Barroso Commission is proposing its own programme of change in communication policy, this article assesses the inheritance that the Prodi reforms left behind, with particular reference to their impact as seen by journalists from one of the member states in which traditionally it has been most difficult to communicate a positive image of the EU.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||communication; European Commission; press; Prodi reform|
|Subjects:||Mass communications & documentation > Media production|
|Schools:||Faculty of Culture & the Creative Industries > School of Journalism, Media and Performance|
|Deposited By:||Malgosia Bagot|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2012 14:28|
|Last Modified:||25 Jan 2017 16:43|
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