13 July 2017 | 17:00 – 18:30
In the era of noise, where anyone with access to the internet or a smartphone can create and disseminate news, what is the role of traditional news media? The prevalence of social media makes news immediate - it is produced faster, at a lower cost and without the protection of unions - unlike the traditional, legacy players of print and broadcast. Old school news tries to adapt in the face of ever falling revenues but if we could wipe the past and reinvent the news what would it look like today? Will the citizen journalist using new technologies become the new norm? What will happen to the public square? How will the media industry adapt to accommodate the unrelenting pace of technological change?