The media environment is becoming increasingly digital and mobile and more and more people consume news directly on social media. While the potential to reach a wide audience has never been higher, this fast-paced, algorithm-driven news reality can pose a challenge to financing quality and investigative journalism.
When sensationalist – sometimes fake – news gain most ad revenue and shares, the incentive for producing costly background stories and discussing complex political questions may be small. At the same time, some publishers and producers have waited too long to adapt their business model to the digital era to harness the potential of new technologies and audiences.
Together with you, we want to explore the way forward for the financing of journalism: Which innovative financing tools and models exist to make journalism and its content fit for future? How can we preserve a lively news environment that informs citizens and scrutinizes societal power hubs?
7 September 2017
Registration & Light Lunch: 12:00h – 12:30h
Event: 12.30h – 14.00h
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels
Kindly regsiter here until 6 September 2017: http://tinyurl.com/financingjournalism *
Director European Federation of Journalists
German Association of Journalists (DJV)
Digital Consultant, i.a. for tagesschau.de
Professor of Journalism, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Caroline Margaux Haury
European Affairs Manager
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
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