Existential Disruption 2.0: Enemies of the People

Presented at ONA18
September 12, 2018
More from this event →

In the fallout of generational change wrought by the digital revolution, public understanding of journalism’s purpose is shifting. A second existential threat, filling the void left by disappearing local newspapers and broadcast stations, is the growth and popularity of politically charged indie outlets. What does it mean to face this reality? And what should we be doing differently?

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists interested confronting and reversing post-fact propaganda
  • Newsrooms that want to be a part of building an alternate future for the free press
  • Anyone concerned about our future ability to collect, synthesize and distribute information

Speakers

Heather Chaplin
Director, Journalism + Design, The New School
Social Conversation

Related Resources

ONA18

(Re)writing Broadcast Scripts for Web

  • Kristen Reed
  • Erica Proffer
  • Moderated by Samanthi Dissanayake

When publishing to multiple platforms, broadcast producers face serious resource constraints and deadline challenges, too often default to simply throwing roughly edited TV...

ONA18

Machine Learning and You: Boost Audience Engagement, Change Readers’ Habits

  • Dan Ratner

The pervasiveness of news has led to a publication agnosticism that seriously threatens reader loyalty and audience engagement. Machine learning, through augmented content and...

ONA18

Making the Case for Making the Time: Notes From the Journalism Mentorship Collaborative

  • Moderated by Doug Mitchell

The Journalism Mentorship Collaborative, which launched in early 2018, aims to share best practices and fresh ideas for creating more inclusive mentoring opportunities in...