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Media Symposium


Boundaries and Borders in Media Growth

We need a  European public, but it has not yet come into existence. Will there ever be one? Or will the media remain entirely national, regional, local? More introspection than outlook? Or, borrowing freely from Habermas: Can European democracy prosper without a European public?

Many opinion leaders from EU countries are working in a vacuum. In Alpbach they will come together to exchange ideas on Europe and the media, including their concerns

from the use of the media as an instrument to today s cost-cutting pressures 

as well as the great opportunities the media will offer in the future.

A forum for European media figures as well as their partners from all over the world.

Media Symposium

show timetable


13:00 - 13:45 Opening Plenary
13:15 - 14:30 Keynotes Plenary
15:00 - 17:00 The Use of Media as an Instrument Plenary


07:30 - 09:00 WS: Print Media on the Therapist s Couch Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 WG 2: Cutting Costs – Maximizing Profits After the Golden Age Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 WG 1: A threat to Freedom Focus on Journalists Breakout
12:00 - 13:30 WS: Print Media on the Therapist s Couch Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 WG: Content Managers Versus Journalist Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 WG 2: New Projects, New Media Companies Breakout
15:00 - 16:30 Outlook or Introspection Plenary


07:30 - 09:30 The European Public Plenary