All-Class Lecture: The New Global Journalism

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014, 6:00pm

(Lecture Hall)

Based on a new report from the Tow Center, a panel discussion on how digital technology and social media have changed the work of journalists covering international events. #CJSACL

Panelists include report co-authors: 

Ahmed Al Omran, Saudi Arabia correspondent at The Wall Street Journal

The New Global Journalism: New Tow Center Report

Throughout the twentieth century the core proposition of foreign correspondence was to bear witness—to go places where the audience couldn’t and report back on what occurred.Three interrelated trends now challenge this tradition. First, citizens living through events can tell the world about them directly via a range of digital technologies. Second, journalists themselves have the ability to report on some events, particularly breaking news, without physically being there.  Finally, the financial pressures that digital technology have brought to legacy news media have forced many [...]

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