More and more often there is a demand for a European public space. And this is clearly related to the current crisis. European politics is dominating national media as it has never happened before. National media and politicians not just get a crash course in European politics but need to deal also with EU member states they always neglected before. European journalism is needed which adds to national parish-pump politics. In an article of the German press agency dpa I recently demanded for a real European public broadcasting co-operation. There is no reason that something which functions exemplary and well in Germany should not work in Europe. The example should not be the centralist 2nd programme ZDF but the federal organised 1st programme ARD.
Full article in German: Euro-Krise bietet Chance für europäische Medienöffentlichkeit, von Miriam Schmidt, dpa