“Creative Funding for Creative Media”

First European conference on innovatively financed media 6 and 7 November 2012 in Ghent (Belgium) What can the European media and publishing sector learn from the latest revolution of non-profit quality journalism?

MagFest 2012 in Edinburgh: „The golden age of magazines is here...“

At the world’s first International Magazine Festival in Edinburgh on 26 and 27 August 2012, the future of magazine publishing and the potential of the creative and innovative minds behind the most brilliant magazines were at the focus. Organised by EMMA members PPA (UK) and PPA Scotland and surrounded by an unique magazine exhibition, MagFest 2012 was an inspiring and educational conference with excellent networking opportunities. EMMA has been invited to speak and the EMMA Magazine has been distributed widely at the event.

European Newspaper and Magazine Publishers call for thorough scrutiny of the proposed remedies in Google competition inquiry

Newspaper and magazine publishers have repeatedly expressed their concerns about Google's activities in the online search and advertising markets, including its preferential treatment of its own content over that of third parties. It is essential that the commitments, offered this week by Google to the European Commission, bring an end to the manipulation of search results which threaten to turn the open Internet into a closed Google Shop.

Launch of the EU Health Prize for Journalists & Save the date for the DG SANCO Seminar on 5 December 2012 in Brussels

The 4th edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists is launched. All journalists are invited to submit their articles published in print or online media in any EU Member State between 25 July 2011 and 31 July 2012. Submissions are open until 31 July 2012. The articles must relate to one of the 13 health topics (click here to see the rules), on active and healthy ageing or on smoking cessation.

Publishers welcome the European Commission’s approach on Google

The European Magazine Media Association, EMMA, welcomes the decision of the European Commission to give Google a last chance to offer remedies with respect to concerns that it gives preference to its own content compared to content of third parties, such as publishers.

"In Europe iPad may mean iPay" - interview with EMMA Executive Director

Rights Direct did a follow up interview with EMMA Executive Director Max von Abendroth on the Future Media Lab.. This podcast provides a brief overview of the magazine media landscape in Europe, how e-tablets change the magazine business and why copyright is so important for magazine publishers. Please don't hesitate to discuss elements of this interview with us.

EMMA appoints three Honorary Vice-Presidents – for fair framework conditions for a free press in Europe

The European Magazine Media Association, EMMA, representing 15.000 magazine publishers across Europe, introduces today three Honorary Vice-Presidents, acting and former CEOs of publishing houses from different EU Member States, who are committed to leading a dialogue with European politicians on the appropriate legislative framework for Europe’s press sector.

European Magazine Media Night in Brussels impressed with highest level key note speeches

About 200 participants from the European Institutions, Europe’s magazine media and other stakeholders from across Europe attended the European Magazine Media Night on 28 February in Brussels. European Commissioner Barnier, demonstrating his support for the Berlin Declaration on the Future of the Digital Press, which EMMA launched 1 year ago, highlighted in his keynote speech four key requirements for the press and its digital future.

Future Media Lab. to be kicked off on 29 February

More than 75 media experts from across Europe registered already for the kick-off session of the Future Media Lab. on 29 February 2012 in Brussels. Keynote speakers and panelists include representatives of Facebook, Google, Samsung, paper manufacturer Sappi, Axel Springer, the editor-in-chief of Elsevier magazine (NL), VUB and Rights Direct.