Is Facebook a Threat to a Free Press? Public Journalism and Private Platforms

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
9-10:30 am
Room: 
Plaza Ballroom D
Activity: 
Journalism and Public Media

The digital age has democratized media making and helped journalists reach new audiences. But we don’t control the platforms we rely on to create and distribute the news, debate issues and take action. New digital tools have given us more freedom to communicate and create, but with that freedom have come new threats. As journalism has moved from big institutions to distributed networks, the uncomfortable reality is that governments and businesses can create not just speed bumps on the fabled information highway but outright barricades. This session will explore our post-industrial journalism landscape, and discuss the risks and opportunities it brings with it.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good