Digital Turn in Journalism: Moment of Crisis or Opportunity?
At the turn of the 21st century, digital transformation has affected every industry and domain, opening doors for innovation. Journalism is no exception. Today, journalism has embraceddigital, and news organisations are actively looking for ways to manage this innovation. But several challenges remain.
- In a world where anyone can make and deliver news, which news source to trust?
- News organisations are yet to crack effective online business models since audiences are yet to become attuned to pay for news online.
- News competes with the million other content options people have.
This Wednesday 10th May, Jio Institute brings you an intriguing conversation on how Journalism is dealing with the digital turn and some of the other contemporary issues impacting Journalism today, especially from an Indian perspective. We would be joined by one of the foremost journalists in India – Ms. Palki Sharma Upadhyay, who is the Managing Editor at First Post, part of the Network18 group. This session will be moderated by Dr. Harsh Taneja, Programme mentor, Jio Institute and Associate Professor, College of Media, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
The conversation will focus on the following themes:
- Innovation (or lack of it) in newsrooms
- Fake news & misinformation- decline in quality of news and trust
- Importance of a local voice in bringing international news
- Rise of news influencers
- Evolving business models
This session would bring unique insights on the topic, due to the distinct nature of the conversation, being between a seasoned journalist and a scholar of the media
Who Should Attend?
- People working in/ associated with News organizations
- News enthusiasts
- Journalism students, scholars & faculty
- Policy makers (Information and Broadcasting)