Every industry in the world is going through turmoil and transformation. The media industry is no different. The entire value chain of media – from content creation to delivery platforms to media consumption – has changed. Social media platforms have made news a commodity. Journalism has had to move up the ladder from news to views. We all know what happened; journalists need to tell us why it happened.
The business of views is far more prone to polarisation than the business of news. The media world is more virulently partisan than ever before; there is no middle ground. How does journalism retain credibility in a world where information is fast and free, where platforms have more power than traditional media, and the dissemination of information – or disinformation – is easier than ever before?
Our speaker, a seasoned leader of media businesses, will address these issues and more. We will discuss if there is still a future for the traditional media business model. In an age of citizen journalism, do we still need professional journalists? If so, how do media businesses and journalists evolve to remain relevant?