The Free Daily Press in Europe 1995-2015 conference aims to promote a debate on the free daily newspaper that has been circulating in cities for the past 20 years.
Here are some questions to answer:
- The free press is based on commercial journalism. However, are the professional routines of the free daily journalists different from their colleagues employed in the traditional paid press?
- Are these journalists and their information sources looked down upon by the rest of the profession?
- Do they still belong to the journalistic profession or are they mere economic agents separate from the rest of the media sphere?
The event will take place on 15 and 16 March 2016 at the University of Lorraine, in Metz. Deadline for abstracts is by 30 November 2015. Further information is available here.