Research for CULT Committee - Europe’s media in the digital decade - An action plan to support recovery and transformation in the news media sector

Study 07-05-2021

The Media Action Plan released by the European Commission in December 2020 is the first policy document explicitly setting out a vision and dedicated initiatives for the news media sector. This paper discusses the current situation of the sector and its revenue streams, the important impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the main public and private funding models to support the sector.