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April 6, 2016

News in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities

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Written by: Politis

The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center in Public and Humanitarian Service, in collaboration with  News-Decoder, Paris, and the ACT English Program, will host a Masterclass in New Media with Nelson Graves, Founder and Director, News-Decoder, on Monday, April 18, at 12 Noon, at The Met Hotel, Thessaloniki.


“News in the Digital Age: Challenges and Opportunities”

The digital revolution has disrupted the news industry, destroying the advantages that a small number of news organizations had exploited for generations to dominate the journalistic landscape. With their demise, the all-purpose newspaper, radio or television has almost disappeared, and the fragmentation of the industry has opened the door to myriad specialist outlets that often operate in silos and pursue narrow political interests. The challenge for the future is two-fold: how to extract a profit from a highly fragmented sector, and how to produce quality journalism when money is tight. The temptation to abandon impartiality is great, but the need for freedom from bias is as strong in the digital age as it was in the analog era.

Places are limited. Address inquiries to dukakis-center@act.edu.


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