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Power and Story: What is the Future for Journalism?

26 February 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Chatham House, London

Participants

John Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute; Contributing Editor, The Financial Times
Arkady Ostrovsky, Russia and Eastern Europe Editor, The Economist
Reiko Saisho, London Correspondent, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
Marco Varvello, London Bureau Chief, RAI Italian TV
Chair: David Levy, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

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Overview

With the decline of newspapers print journalism and the rise of online platforms to disseminate news, journalism has gone through a huge amount of change over the last two decades.

This has led to more and varied voices being heard with an ever increasing international audience listening, but, with a larger amount of content being created, is it more difficult to verify what is true and what is not? And is the quality of journalism facing new pressures as the traditional trade model is challenged by new media outlets?

This event draws from John Lloyd’s book, The Power and The Story, which sets out the state of modern journalism in a global world. Our panel of journalists present the argument that, in a world where information is readily available to all, quality journalism is more important than ever to marshal facts and further public understanding.

They end by analysing the future of journalism and how it can continue to hold governments and businesses to account while providing interesting, engaging and widely read content.

The event is in association with Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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